The U.S. leg of Idol’s trek kicks off June 22 at 4th & B in San Diego and, so far, includes stops at Valley View Casino in Valley Center, Calif. (June 23), The Fillmore in San Francisco (June 26-27), the Paramount Theatre in Seattle (July 1) and Britt Pavilion in Jacksonville, Ore. (July 2).
Canadian stops include Red Robinson Theatre in Coquitlam, British Columbia (July 4), and Fort Calgary Historic Park in Alberta (July 9).
European venues in Idol’s sights include Castle Clam in Klam, Austria (July 13), as well as Clara Zetkin Park in Leipzig (July 14), Stadtpark Freilichtbubuhne in Hamburg (July 17) and Tollwood at Munich’s Olympiapark (July 20) in Germany.
Additional dates for North America and abroad are expected.
Tickets for a few U.S. shows are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Idolize, due June 24, features all seven of the singer’s Top 10 hits among its 18 tracks, as well as two new songs: “John Wayne” and “New Future Weapon.”
To mark the new collection’s release, Idol, along with long-time guitarist Steve Stevens, drummer Brian Tichy and keyboardist Derek Sherinian, will perform songs from the disc on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” the same day.
The album will be available as a CD, digital download and deluxe CD/DVD package, which features 13 music videos, including two never-released alternate edits.
The singer got something of a surprise when it came time to sit down and pick the tracks for this collection.
“I was knocked out,” Idol said. “For all the ups and downs, there’s some quality there. So I feel like I can walk into my house justified. “The highs were very high – sometimes too high – and the lows were low, but somehow it still holds up.”