So You Think You Can Dance tour announced

There are still eight contestants competing on "So You Think You Can Dance," but the popular Fox TV series' 12th season tour has already been announced.

The 70-city tour will open Oct. 13 at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. It will conclude Dec. 29 at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho, before resuming Jan. 7 in Victoria, British Columbia. The tour will include a Dec. 14 show at San Diego's Jacobs Music Center at Copley Symphony Hall. T

The Season 12 tour lineup includes the show's following Top 10 finalists: Team Street's Megan "Megz" Alfonso, Eddie "Neptune" Eskridge, Virgil Gadson, Jessica "JJ" Rabone and Jana "Jaja" Vankova; and Team Stage's Gaby Diaz, Edson Juarez, Jim Nowakowski, Hailee Payne and Derek Piquette.

Juarez and Rabone were eliminated from the competitive dance series during Monday night's telecast. (The Team Stage dancers are usually better versed in such genres as tap and contemporary dancing, while the Team Street members tend to specialize in hip-hop and krump.)

This season's "So You Think You Can Dance" recently received eight 2015 Prime Time Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and Outstanding Host In A Reality or Reality-Competition Program (for Cat Deeley), Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special, and Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic).

The upcoming tour will feature some of this season's most popular routines from both Team Stage and Team Street, along with original pieces created specifically for the tour.

"I am thrilled with this season's new Stage vs. Street format and the brilliant, fresh talent we have discovered," said Nigel Lythgoe, the show's judge, executive producer and co-creator, in a statement released Tuesday. . These dancers have inspired the choreographers to create remarkable dance numbers each week, truly showcasing individual talent. I am excited for your favorite dancers to bring their inspiration and routines to even more cities on this year's nationwide tour,"

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for the upcoming tour dates in select markets beginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 25. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Tickets for the San Diego show range from $45 to $66 each, plus ticket prices.

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