Allison Iraheta On Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien

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American Idol finalist Allison Iraheta, will appear on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Wednesday, July 15. Iraheta will replace American Idol winner Kris Allen, who recently had a death in his family. Allen announced on his Official Twitter page that Iraheta will be filling in for him. Iraheta has signed a record deal with 19 Recordings and Jive Records. Her debut album is expected in the fall.
Iraheta, now 17 is currently with the rest of the top 10 finalists from season 8 on the Idols Live Tour, which will be at The Staples Center this Thurday, July 16th.

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American Idol Season 8 Tour Kicked Off In Portland

American Idol Season 8 Contestants Photo: Fox

American Idol Season 8 Contestants Photo: Fox

Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and the American Idol Season 8 finalists performed their opening night concert in Portland on Sunday. The first show of the scheduled 50 city tour, highlighted some of the Idols most memorable performances from the show,  including Alison Iraheta’s Barracuda and Danny Gokey’s version of Michael Jackson’s “P.Y.T”, which  became an impromptu tribute to the late singer.  Although the song was chosen before Jackson’s death, Gokey said, “It’s definitely to honor Michael Jackson. All that he’s done for music”.

Media sensation and runner up, Adam Lambert,  performed a true “rock concert” style set, singing a medley of David Bowie songs . Season 8 winner Kris Allen closed out the show in an intimate “club style” set, singing his popular versions of  “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Heartless” before being joined onstage by all of the Idols for the closing numbers.

American Idol is on tour across the country, through September.

Dates are as follows:

July 5 Portland, OR Rose Garden
July 7 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
July 8 Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
July 10 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
July 11 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
July 12 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion at San Jose
July 14 West Valley City, UT The E Center
July 16 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
July 17 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
July 18 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
July 20 Glendale, AZ Arena
July 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
July 24 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
July 25 N. Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
July 26 Memphis, TN FedExForum
July 28 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
July 29 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
July 31 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
August 1 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
August 2 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
August 4 Washington, DC Verizon Center
August 5 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
August 7 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
August 8 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
August 9 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
August 11 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
August 12 Long Island, NY Nassau Coliseum
August 14 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
August 15 Rochester, NY BlueCross Arena
August 16 Hartford, CT XL Center
August 18 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
August 19 Albany, NY Times Union Center
August 20 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
August 22 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
August 23 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
August 25 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
August 26 Auburn Hills, MI Palace at Auburn Hills
August 28 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
August 29 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
August 30 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
September 1 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
September 2 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
September 4 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center
September 5 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
September 6 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
September 8 Reading, PA Sovereign Center
September 9 Wilkes Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
September 10 Bridgeport, CT Arena at Harbor Yard
September 12 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
September 13 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center
September 14 Syracuse, NY WarMemorial at OnCenter
September 15 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena