If you've been trolling the streets of Scottsdale in the hopes of bumping into hometown American Idol also-ran Scott MacIntyre, at the very least now you know where to find him July 20. MacIntyre, along with the other eight runners-up and whoever the Idol winner ends up being (cough--Adam Labert--cough), will swing by Glendale's Jobing.com Arena as a stop on their 50-city tour. Whip out your coveted Kris Allen coin purse, kiddies--tickets, which go on sale Saturday, start at $40.50.
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