American Idol champs David Cook announced a U.S. tour on Friday hitting out the colleges starting February 13.

Cook will hit the road after following a performance to open the American Idol Experience at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando on Feb. 12.

The full tour route starts at Florida State University in Tallahassee and end on April 25 at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, including the University of Mississippi and the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, AOL music Web site said.

Before David and his band head out to colleges across the USA, they will be traveling at Kuwait for a two weeks USO tour, beginning January 19, and will also play at Seneca Niagara Casino in New York State and Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cook said the inspiration behind the tour is superstar Irish rock band U2, whom he saw perform at the Super Bowl in 2002. It was just very poignant, Cook said. Not overdone, but definitely powerful.