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Wednesday, Jul 10th 2013Get ready America! Your latest AMERICAN IDOL® Candice Glover has just announced that her debut album Music Speaks will drop October 8th! Pre-order Candice's first album and download her coronation song, "I Am Beautiful" on iTunes now!Candice has been going nonstop since her IDOL™ win in May. On July 16 Candice is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the MLB All-Star game. After the game the talented songstress will head out on the AMERICAN IDOL® Live! Tour with the rest of the Season 12 finalists!The tour kicks off on July 19 in Kent, Washington. Find out when Candice and the Season 12 finalists are coming to a city near you here.
Tuesday, Jul 9th 2013Now, for the first time in AMERICAN IDOL® history, you can audition with your guitar! So bring out your guitars and show us what you've got!Please note that each audition MUST start with an a capella piece and hopefuls will only be able to use their guitars after the a capella audition at the discretion of the producers. Auditioners are not required to perform with a guitar at any time.First stop for Season 13 Auditions is Salt Lake City on July 11! Are you ready to become the next AMERICAN IDOL®? Check out all the cities we'll be visiting this summer on our search for the next Idol™!If your unable to make it to any of the cities, you can also register online and audition here. Please note that online auditions will not include the use of guitars. Get audition FAQ's, audition release forms and rules by clicking on the links below.AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 13 AUDITION CITIES:
Salt Lake City, UT – July 11
Energy Solutions Arena
301 W South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
San Francisco, CA – July 16
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107
Detroit, MI – July 21
2000 Brush Street #200
Detroit, MI 48226
Atlanta, GA – July 26
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway #100
Duluth, GA 30097
Boston, MA – August 2
1 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035
Austin, TX – August 7
Frank Erwin Center
1701 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701
Omaha, NE – August 11
55 North 10th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Tuesday, Jul 2nd 2013Pollstar's Top Female Country Touring Artist of 2012, six-time GRAMMY® winner Carrie Underwood will bring her sold-out “Blown Away Tour” to DVD with the August 13 release of The Blown Away Tour: LIVE, and in the wake of today's exclusive reveal of the DVD cover on Vine (https://vine.co/v/haY7IrHBrhM), additional details of the DVD content are also being revealed.
Filmed in concert this past March, The Blown Away Tour: LIVE features nearly 100 minutes of performance footage, including a dozen of Carrie's #1 singles, with such favorites as “Before He Cheats,” “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” and the album title track that inspired her tour name, “Blown Away.” The live concert was directed by Christian Lamb and produced by Domenic Potter.
Available now is a complete DVD concert track listing as follows:
“I Told You So”
“Two Black Cadillacs”
“Jesus, Take the Wheel” / “How Great Thou Art”
“Get Out of This Town”
“Nobody Ever Told You”
“One Way Ticket”
“Leave Love Alone”
“Flat on the Floor”
“See You Again”
“Cupid's Got a Shotgun”
“Before He Cheats”
“I Know You Won't”
Alongside the performance footage are exclusive bonus clips, produced and directed by Todd Cassetty, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the tour, including interviews with Carrie and Raj Kapoor, tour director responsible for the large production and effects that defined the remarkable visual elements of “The Blown Away Tour.”
Additional content includes a photo gallery, as well as all four of the music videos from Carrie's Platinum-certified Blown Away album: “Good Girl,” “Blown Away,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” and “See You Again.”
DVD audio for The Blown Away Tour: LIVE will be in Dolby® 5.1 and stereo.
The Blown Away Tour: LIVE is available for pre-order at http://smarturl.it/blownawaylive.
Carrie's remarkable “Blown Away Tour” launched in the spring of 2012 and continued through May 23, 2013, for a total of 112 dates in 110 cities, six countries, and three continents, playing for more than 1,000,000 fans and selling out every concert this year.
By the numbers, the state-of-the-art stage production for the “Blown Away Tour” included 575,424 individual LED lights in 3,000 square feet of video walls and an incredible 23,063 feet of cable to generate the 172 different colors used in the show's lighting. As part of each show, Carrie and her band flew 150 feet above the audience at a speed of .3 feet per second on a secondary stage that weighed 5,890 pounds, while a total of 450 CO2 tanks and 222 Nitrogen tanks were used during the life of the tour to create the “Blown Away” tornado effect at each performance.
Carrie's two previous headline tours, 2008's “Carnival Ride Tour” and 2010's “Play On Tour,” performed for a combined total of nearly 250 shows with 2.2 million fans in attendance. She wrapped 2008, 2010, and 2012 as the top female country touring artist.
Since releasing her debut album in 2005, Carrie has sold over 15 million albums and placed 17 #1 singles on the charts. Her current album, Blown Away, made history by debuting at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart, making Carrie only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at #1. The now Platinum-selling Blown Away album also debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, making Carrie only the second country artist in history to have three consecutive albums debut at #1. She is a six-time GRAMMY® winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Tuesday, Jul 2nd 2013Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska and the nation's 42nd largest city according to the 2010 census. Omaha and the surrounding metropolitan area have an estimated population of 877, 110, making it the 60th largest metropolitan area in the United States.Omaha was founded in 1854 when speculators from nearby Council Bluffs, Iowa began to populate the area. The city was founded along the Missouri River and earned it's nickname, Gateway to the West, from a ferry crossing. Omaha was really put on the map when it hosted the 1898 World's Fair which was named the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. Omaha once boasted having the world's largest Stockyards and was home to many meatpacking plants. Now the city is home to many Fourtune 500 companies. Some of the coolest things to come out of Omaha? The TV dinner, Raisin Bran, Cake Mix and the Reuben sandwich.Omaha, NERegistration Day - August 10Audition Day - August 11CenturyLink Center455 North 10th StreetOmaha, NE 68102TransportationOmaha the the distinction of being the starting point for the Union Pacific Railroad and by the middle of the 20th century, Omaha was served by almost every major railroad. The Union Pacific Railroad's headquarters have been housed in Omaha since their inception. Amtrak provides rail service for passengers through Omaha and Greyhound lines provides bud services. Like most cities automobiles are now the primary mode of transportation in the city. You can travel around Omaha using I-80, I-480, I-680, I-29 and US Route 75. Maybe you wouldn't think of Omaha as a walking city, but in fact it ranked 21st of the most walkable large US cities. There is always an impressive trail system throughout the city provided alternate means of transportation for pedestrians, bikers and runners.SightseeingWhen you think Omaha you probably don't think arts, but the city is home to the Omaha Community Playhouse, the largest community theater in the United States. The city is also home to the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, the Holland Performing Arts Center, and the Opera Omaha at the Orpheum theater to name a few. You can also check out the prestigious Henry Doorly Zoo which boasts the largest nocturnal exhibit and indoor swamp, the largest indoor rainforest, the largest indoor desert and the largest geodesic dome in the world.
Tuesday, Jul 2nd 2013Austin is the capital city in the state of Texas. Located in central Texas, Austin is the 11th most populous city in the United States and is the second largest state capital in the nation only coming in behind Phoenix.The area was initially settled in the 1830s when pioneers began to settle along the Colorado River. The official slogan of Austin is "The Live Music Capital of the World." The city boasts many different music venues and many musicians in the area. Austin is also home to the PBS series, Austin City Limits, which highlighted great concerts in the Austin area. Austinites have adopted the slogan "Keep Austin Weird."Austin, TXRegistration Day - August 6Audition Day - August 7Frank Erwin Center1701 Red River StreetAustin, TX 78701TransportationThe city of Austin lies between two major north-south freeways. Interstate 35 runs east and the MoPac Expressway runs from northwest to southeast. Flying into the musical city? You'll most likely be flying into the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport located five miles southeast of the city. If you like to use public transportation you can get around the city using the Capital Metro bus and rail system.SightseeingAustin boasts more music venues per capita than any other U.S. city. What else would you expect from The Live Music Capital of the World? Each year you can attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park. Austin also hosts the annual Austin Film Festival and has been the location for a number of motion pictures. Austin is the largest United States city without a major professional sports league, but the city is home to the University of Texas Longhorns. The university has successful football and baseball teams. Looking to just take in Austin? The city has many odd statues and landmarks including a Willie Nelson statue and Mangia Dinosaur.