'Idol' finalists prepare for tour

Posted June 24, 2011 10:22 p.m. EDT
Updated June 24, 2011 10:57 p.m. EDT

The top contestants of last season's "American Idol" are about to head out on tour.

Winner and Garner native Scotty McCreery will be joined in the performances by 10 other finalists.

"The tour is gonna be great, I think," McCreery said.

"I can't wait to get out there and tour the country with my fellow comrades and having a good time." 

For Casey Abrams, the tour will be a chance to hang out with the friend he met on the show.

"I'm looking forward to the Top 11 just getting together, jammin', just tellin' ghost stories at night, doin' weird things," he said. "It's going to be fun."

The first tour stop will be July 7 in Utah. The tour rolls through Raleigh on July 27.