via press release:
HOT FROM FOX…
“AMERICAN IDOL” SEASON 10 AUDITIONS BEGIN
WITH AN ASTOUNDING 26,000 HOPEFULS IN NASHVILLE AND MILWAUKEE
Auditions Continue Monday, July 26 in New Orleans
AMERICAN IDOL, the No. 1 show on television, kicked off the auditions for its milestone 10th season with a bang as over 26,000 hopefuls came out for their shot at the coveted IDOL crown!
The first stop on the IDOL audition tour was Nashville on July 17, where an incredible 16,000 people swarmed Broadway, home of the world-famous Music City Honky Tonks. Days later, in Milwaukee, more than 10,000 showed up at the Bradley Center on July 21. Next stop will be the Crescent City, as the search for the next singing superstar heads to New Orleans on Monday, July 26.
“The numbers of people turning up to the AMERICAN IDOL auditions in Nashville and Milwaukee have been incredible,” said Simon Fuller, creator of AMERICAN IDOL. “These attendance figures are significantly up on the last few years, and there is clearly renewed excitement and interest in the show, which is great to see.”
The remaining AMERICAN IDOL auditions will be held as follows:
Cities Dates Venues
New Orleans, LA Monday, July 26 New Orleans Arena
1501 Girod St.
New Orleans, LA 70113
East Rutherford, NJ Tuesday, Aug. 3 IZOD Center
50 Route 120
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Austin, TX Wednesday, Aug. 11 Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78701
San Francisco, CA Thursday, Aug. 19 AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107
Audition information, including forms and requirements, will be available online at americanidol.com. Visit americanidol.com for exclusive videos, interviews and photos from auditions, as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news.
AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; and Ken Warwick, executive producer, FremantleMedia North America.