Idol Tour cancels Minnesota stop

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Jun 4, 2013 at 6:45 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) The ``American Idol'' tour won't be coming to Minneapolis this summer.

This year's ``Idol'' winner, R&B vocalist Candice Glover, and the rest of the show's Season 12 finalists canceled 10 of 40 dates on their summer tour, including a July 2 concert at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Slow ticket sales are to blame after a continuing decline in ratings for the Fox TV show.

Last summer's tour drew only about 6,000 fans to Target Center. That's less than half the size of the crowds the concert pulled during its early years when Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Clay Aiken emerged as marquee performers.

Concerts also were canceled in Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Tulsa and Oakland. 

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