Sam Woolf will play Sarasota with 'American Idol' tour

'American Idol Live!,' starring Sam Woolf, comes the Van Wezel July 17

April 16, 2014 

Sam Woolf's "American Idol" experience took him from Bradenton to Los Angeles. Now it's bringing him back home.

This summer, Woolf will perform at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota as part of the annual "American Idol Live!" tour, which includes all the top finishers from this season's competition.

This is the first time the "American Idol Live!" tour will come to Sarasota

The Van Wezel show is set for July 17. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 9.

Tickets are $55-$105. Call 941-953-3368 or go to

Woolf, a senior at Braden River High School, is among the seven remaining finalists on the venerable TV talent show. He's scheduled to perform again tonight. "Idol" airs at 8 p.m. on Fox.

-- Marty Clear

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