Navy gives Phil Stacey the ok to tour with American Idols Live
Petty Officer Third Class Phil Stacey is so dedicated to Navy life that he was willing to give up going on tour with his fellow American Idol Top 10 finalists this summer if necessary.

But he won’t have to; People magazine reported this week that the Navy had given official permission for Stacey to go on tour with the American Idols Live concert tour.

"It is absolutely true," Navy spokesman Bob Anderson said. "They're working on the logistics right now: what he'll be paid, wear, stuff like that."
"I give the Navy all the props in the world," Stacey said earlier this month after being eliminated from American Idol. "I have loved every moment in the Navy - to do my duty and be a part of what was happening in the war against terror. I don't have any plans of getting out early."

“The Navy is proud of him,” said Anderson. “He's done very well. We want the best for him.”

This month, Phil Stacey will appear on the American Idol finale shows on May 22 and 23, and also play a benefit concert in Wichita, Kansas on May 29 to raise money for tornado relief. Stacey will perform songs he sang on Idol this season.

The American Idols Live tour begins July 6. Tickets go on sale today for all the stops of the tour, which will begin in Florida and stop in over fifty cities in thirty-six states, plus Toronto, Canada. See our earlier article for tour dates in each city, or click the "Tickets" link above to buy tickets for the tour.

Also on tour with Stacey will be Blake Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Melinda Doolittle, Lakisha Jones, Chris Richardson, Sanjaya Malakar,  Haley Scarnato,Gina Glocksen, and Chris Sligh.

Gina Glocksen said of the tour that she “can't wait to get started. It's going to be so great to just let loose and not be judged."

-Mel, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: People, Wichita Eagle, Cincinnati Enquirer
Photo credit: Fox