It's back! The American Idol Live tour is kicking off this summer — and Ryan Seacrest announced that the Top 7 contestants will be hitting the road with special guest and past winner Kris Allen. With over 40 cities scheduled, chances are you'll be able to see with favorite contestant live in just a few short weeks.

Kicking off on July 11 and running until Sept. 16, tickets go on sale this Friday. Also joining Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Michael J. Woodward, Gabby Barrett, Catie Turner, and Maddie Poppe for select dates is boy group In Real Life, the winner of ABC's Boy Band. We. Can. Not. Wait.

Viewers were obviously excited about the announcement — and are already counting down the days until the first show. "Yep. I haven’t been to American Idol tour before but I like this group and would love to go but I’m not going to make the long drive to see them," one fan tweeted before another added, "So I'm totally buying tickets to see the @AmericanIdol tour. I literally can't wait."

Viewers were also excited about Kris Allen joining the tour. The Season 8 winner, who beat out Adam Lambert for the title, shared the news with his followers on Instagram. "The talent this year is unbelievable," he said. "They sound amazing. It's going to be awesome." Unfortunately, judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie will not be there.

American Idol Tour Dates

July 11: Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium July 12: Central Point, OR – Jackson Co. Fair July 13: Napa, CA – Uptown Theater July 16: Denver, CO – Paramount Theater July 19: Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie July 20: San Antonio, TX – The Tobin Center for Performing Arts July 21: McAllen, TX – McAllen Performing Arts Center July 23: Tucson, AZ – Fox Tuscon July 24: Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theater July 26: San Diego, CA – Copley Hall July 27: Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery July 29: Las Vegas, NV – Orleans Arena July 30: Modesto, CA – Gallo Center for the Arts July 31: Livermore, CA – Wente Vineyards August 1: San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre August 3: Thousand Oaks, CA – Bank of America Performing Arts Center August 4: Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre August 5: Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center August 8: Tulsa, OK – Club Brady August 9: Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater August 10: St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre August 12: Baltimore, MD – The Lyric August 13: Albany, NY – The Palace Theatre August 14: Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater August 16: Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury August 17: Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center August 18: Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center August 19: Lynn, MA – Lynn Auditorium August 21: Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre August 22: Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre August 23: Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theatre August 24: Sioux Falls, SD – Washington Pavilion August 27: Salem, OR – Oregon State Fair August 28: Monroe, WA – Evergreen State Fair August 30: Billings, MT – Alberta Bair Theater August 31: Kamas, UT – DeJoria Center September 2: Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino September 5: Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre September 6: Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater September 7: Rosemont, IL – Rosemont Theatre September 9: Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium September 10: Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center September 12: York, PA – York Fair September 13: Munhall, PA – Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall September 14: Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie September 15: New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center September 16: Washington, DC – Warner Theater