Summer is coming up and that means three things: sun, surf, and Paul McDonald's rose-printed suits. That's right, our Top 11 finalists are hitting the road for the American Idol Summer Tour! We can't wait to be reunited with our faves and see James Durbin's flaming piano in person. Because we love our American Idol fans so much, we're giving away a pair of tickets to each stop on the tour, which kicks off on July 6, 2011, in West Valley City, Utah. That's right, you and a friend could be watching the Top 11 perform in your hometown!
Entering our giveaway is super easy: Just send us an email naming which Top 11 finalist you're most excited to see and why. All entries must be sent by May 20, 2011. So get typing and start scheming up a plan to get backstage! (Warning: Wetpaint will not bail you out of jail for getting too "hands-y" with Stefano Langone.)
Need to know the concert locales and dates? Here you go:
July 6 - West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center
July 8 - Everett, WA @ Comcast Arena
July 9 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
July 11 - Sacramento, CA @ Power Balance Pavilion
July 12 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
July 13 - San Jose, CA @HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live
July 16 - Ontario, CA @ Citizens Business Bank Arena
July 17 - Phoeniz, AZ @ US Airways Center
July 19 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Cox Convention Center Arena
July 20 - Grand Prairie, TX @Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 21 - Houston, TX @ Reliant Arena
July 22 - New Orleans, LA @ UNO Lakefront Arena
July 24 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
July 26 - Duleth, GA @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center
July 27 - Raleigh, NC @ RBC Center
July 28 - Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
July 30 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
July 31 - St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
August 2 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
August 3 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
August 4 - Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
August 6 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
August 7 - Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
August 9 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
August 10 - Pittsburgh, PA @CONSOL Energy Center
August 11 - Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
August 13 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Boardwalk Hall
August 14 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
August 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
August 19 - Washington, DC @Verizon Center
August 20 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
August 21 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
August 23 - Long Island, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
August 25 - Bridgeport, CT @ Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
August 27 - Providence, RI @ Dunkin' Donuts Center
August 28 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
August 30 - Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
August 31 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
September 1 - Worcester, MA@ DCU Center
September 6 - Syracuse, NY @ The Oncenter War Memorial Arena
September 7 - Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center
September 9 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
September 10 - Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena
If you'd rather just buy tickets, they can be purchased here.
Here's how to enter for your chance to win:
To be eligible for the giveaway, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 20, 2011, at 11:59:59 PM PT telling us which Top 11 finalist you're most excited to see in concert and why! In the subject line of the email, please specify which concert you’d like tickets for. We will pick 44 winners at random and notify them via email during the week of May 23, 2011. Send us your entries now!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR RECEIVE A PRIZE IN OR INCREASE CHANCE OF RECEIVING A PRIZE IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.
Void where prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted by law. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. This Sweepstakes begins at 11:00:01 a.m., Pacific Time (“PT”), on Monday, May 9, 2011, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on Friday, May 20, 2011.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
This Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, U.S. Military personnel (and their families) with APO/FPO addresses, Alaska and Hawaii, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (void in Puerto Rico and in any other U.S. territories and possessions). Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's full and unconditional acceptance of each provision in these Rules.
HOW DO I ENTER?
Send an email to email@example.com telling us telling us which Top 11 finalist you're most excited to see in concert and why. A maximum of one (1) Sweepstakes entry for each individual is permitted for each weekly online entry opportunity. An entrant who exceeds this entry limitation will have each of the multiple entries submitted invalidated for prize drawing/consideration hereunder, and such conduct may result in the disqualification of the entrant from any and all participation in this Sweepstakes (as determined by Sponsor in the exercise of its sole discretion). All Internet access and usage charges are the sole responsibility of the entrant. If for any reason the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause(s) which corrupts or affects the administration, fairness, integrity, safety or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Wetpaint reserves the right, exercisable at any time in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes. All eligible online entries received by Sponsor before the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes becomes inoperable will be included in the random drawing described in the first paragraph under the “Prize Drawing” section below. Wetpaint is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Wetpaint on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including (without limitation) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer-related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the person who submits any on-line entry hereunder, an eligible electronic Sweepstakes entry will be considered made by the authorized account owner of the email address submitted at the time of entry. Entries generated by robots or scripts or other automated devices are considered to be a direct violation of the Rules and the policies of this Sweepstakes and will result in the immediate and automatic disqualification from this Sweepstakes of any and all associated entries.
Forty four (44) PRIZES SCHEDULED TO BE AWARDED
The prizes scheduled to be awarded in this Sweepstakes (pursuant to the random drawing procedure described in the immediately succeeding paragraph) are:
Prize (44 awarded):
A pair of tickets to the American Idol Live 2011 Tour
The Prizes (or any other prize awarded hereunder) cannot be assigned, transferred, exchanged or redeemed for cash; provided, however, that Wetpaint specifically reserves the right (exercisable at any time and for any reason, in Wetpaint's sole discretion) to substitute a different item(s) in place of the Prizes, such substitute item(s) to be of substantially equivalent or greater value than the approximate retail value of the Prizes.
DRAWING FOR PRIZES
During the Promotional Period, eligible Sweepstakes entries received online at the Website will create the Sweepstakes entry pool. On approximately Tuesday, May 24, 2011, or on some other date (as determined by Wetpaint) following the conclusion of the Promotional Period, twenty (20) potential recipients of the Prizes will be selected by means of a random drawing conducted by Wetpaint (or its designee) from among all eligible entries contained in the Sweepstakes entry pool. All decisions of Wetpaint regarding the Prize drawing and any and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final, binding and non-appealable. The odds of any Sweepstakes participant receiving a Prize (or any other prize awarded hereunder) will be determined by the total number of eligible Sweepstakes entries received. Such odds are equal regardless of the method of entry into the Sweepstakes.