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'American Idol' Announces Live Tour 2018 Featuring Kris Allen - See the Dates!

American Idol is hitting the road!

The long-running reality TV competition announced on Sunday night (May 6) that the Top 7 finalists from the current season of Idol, along with special guest Season 8 winner Kris Allen, will be hitting the road later this year.

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Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard will all be joining Kris on the 40+ city tour, which kicks off in July in Redding, Calif. and wraps up in September in Washington DC.

ABC Boy Band winners In Real Life will also be joining the Top 7 on select dates.

For all ticket information, head to AmericanIdolLive.com.

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Former 'American Idol' Winners Kick Off Auditions for ABC Reboot at Disney World

Ruben Studdard, Jordin Sparks, and Kris Allen cut the ribbon to kick off auditions for ABC’s reboot of American Idol on Thursday (August 17) at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The thee former winners were joined by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse for the celebratory moment.

While the auditions have begun, these are not the auditions in front of the official judging panel. The show has yet to lock in all three judges and only Katy Perry has signed on so far.

American Idol will air next year on ABC!

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Kris Allen's Wife Gives Birth to Second Child - Baby Girl Rose!

Kris Allen and his wife Katy are parents for the second time!

The 30-year-old former American Idol winner and Katy welcomed their newborn daughter Rose Elizabeth into the world on Saturday (June 18) at 4:15pm, according to People.

The baby, who will be called Rosie, weighed in at 7 lbs., 10 oz., and measured 19 inches long.

“It’s A Girl!! Welcome to the world Rosie. Oh man…I am done. She’s already got me figured out I think. Excuse me while I go learn how to braid hair on YouTube for the next 13 years…cuz that’s how long it’s gonna take me. #itsagirl #rosie,” Kris wrote on Instagram along with the first photo of his baby girl.

Kris and Katy are also the parents of a two-year-old son named Oliver.

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Idol's White Guys With Guitars Perform David Bowie Tribute!

Kris Allen hits the stage for a performance during the finale of American Idol on Thursday night (April 7) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

The 30-year-old season eight winner was joined for a David Bowie tribute performance by four other winners – season 14′s Nick Fradiani, season 11′s Phillip Phillips, season 7′s David Cook, and season 9′s Lee DeWyze.

The five guys are all in that “white guy with guitar” category and producer Nigel Lythgoe opened up to THR about the performance.

“I promise you, if they went out on tour, and each did 20 minutes in their own right and 20 minutes together, this is a sell-out tour, they’re so good together. The ‘WGWG’ tour,” he said.

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Kris Allen: 'Waves' Full Song & Lyrics - Listen Now!

Kris Allen has released his brand new song “Waves” and you can listen to it right here!

The track is the first to be released from the 30-year-old American Idol winner’s upcoming fourth studio album Letting You In, which is due out on March 18th!

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“I felt like I needed to sift through my life and try to figure out what really I wanted to say on this album,” Kris told Billboard. “I’m really proud of this record and excited for the fans to hear it! I think they’re really going to love it”

Click inside to read the lyrics to Kris Allen’s brand new song…More Here! »