American Idol auditions for the upcoming ABC revival are being arranged, with many dates and locations announced this week.
The American Idol auditions will begin in August, with bus tours on the West Coast and the East Coast simultaneously. The goal here is to allow as many hopeful singers as possible the opportunity to have their voice be heard, and the best of the best will go on to audition in front of the Idol judges.
This week, ABC announced the following dates for the American Idol auditions bus tour:
West Bus Tour
Portland, Ore. - Aug. 17Oakland, Calif. - Aug. 20Provo, Utah - Aug. 23Denver, Colo. - Aug. 26Omaha, Neb. - Aug. 29Tulsa, Okla. - Sept. 1Shreveport, La. - Sept. 4Muscle Shoals, Ala. - Sept. 7
East Bus Tour
Orlando, Fla. - Aug. 17Miami, Fla. - Aug.19Atlanta, Ga. - Aug. 22Charleston, S.C. - Aug. 25Asheville, N.C. - Aug. 27Louisville, Ky. - Aug. 30Pittsburgh, Penn. - Sept. 3Annapolis, Md. - Sept. 5Boston, Mass. - Sept. 8
Open Audition Cities
Chicago, Ill. - Sept. 11New Orleans, La. - Sept. 14
ABC also notes that dates and locations are subject to change, with more information on where exactly these auditions will take place to come.
You can also send in your American Idol audition right now through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Music.ly while using the hashtag #TheNextIdol. The rules state that you must be at least 15 years old to apply, with 28 being the maximum.
Katy Perry is the only confirmed judge so far for the American Idol revival on ABC. Chris Daughtry, who came in fourth place on Idol's fourth season, was also reported to be a judge in mid-May by Us Weekly but neither he nor ABC has confirmed the report, and there have been no announcements about it.
ABC's version of American Idol will be "bolder" than the original Fox series that aired for 15 seasons, according to Disney/ABC TV Group president Ben Sherwood.
"'American Idol' is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon," added ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey in a statement. "ABC is the right home to reignite the fan base. We are thrilled viewers will once again share in these inspiring stories of people realizing their dreams."
The American Idol revival is set to air in 2018 on ABC, though the network has yet to announce a specific premiere date.
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