Susan Boyle In The USA

Ever since Susan Boyle amazed the judges on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009, her marvelous voice has been celebrated throughout the world.  Now comes word of her first U.S. tour beginning in October.

Boyle was probably the last person anyone thought would be a singing sensation.  But when she appeared before judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, the Scottish songbird amazed the world with her rendition of “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Misérables.

Boyle’s first tour of the U.S. begins in early October in San Diego and wraps in Jacksonville, Fla., one month later.  Stops include Phoenix, Atlanta, Kansas City and San Francisco. 

“This is a brilliant moment for me,” Boyle said.  “I am so very proud to be announcing that I will be performing in my very own tour in the USA.  This really is fantastic.  The past five years have been incredible and it just keeps getting better.  I have spoken so often about wanting to tour America and be able to visit different cities for the first time, I’m so excited.  This really will be fantastic and I can’t wait for October.”

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NBC "Today" show, New York City

Here’s the routing:

Oct. 8 – San Diego, Calif., Balboa Theatre
Oct. 9 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Arlington Theatre
Oct. 11 – San Francisco, Calif.,  Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 12 – Sacramento, Calif., Sacramento Community Center Theater
Oct. 14 – San Jose, Calif., Center for the Performing Arts
Oct. 16 – Costa Mesa, Calif., Segerstrom Center For The Arts
Oct. 17 – Phoenix, Ariz., Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 19 – Midland, Texas, Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Oct. 20 – Fort Worth, Texas, Bass Performance Hall
Oct. 21 – San Antonio, Texas, H-E-B Performance Hall
Oct. 23 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
Oct. 24 – Louisville, Ky., Whitney Hall
Oct. 26 – Atlanta, Ga., Symphony Hall – Woodruff Arts Ctr.
Oct. 27 – Greenville, S.C., Peace Center Concert Hall
Oct. 29 – Durham, N.C., DPAC – Durham Performing Arts Center
Oct. 30 – North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Perf. Arts Center
Nov. 1 – Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov. 2 – Melbourne, Fla., King Center For Performing Arts
Nov. 3 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Broward Center For The Perf. Arts
Nov. 5 – Sarasota, Fla., Van Wezel Perf. Arts Hall
Nov. 6 – Jacksonville, Fla., Moran Theater

Presented by AEG Live, tickets for shows in San Antonio, Louisville, Atlanta, Durham, No. Charleston and Sarasota go on sale June 9 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets for the remaining cities go up June 16 except for Greenville, which has yet to lock down an onsale date.  Check out for more information.