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AMERICAN IDOL® XIII Hits the Road in Search of New Talent


In its quest for undiscovered talent, AMERICAN IDOL XIII will embark on the “AMERICAN IDOL Audition Bus Tour” to search the nation for the next superstar. 

Beginning Saturday, the hit competition series will hit the road for a five-town mobile tour offering hopefuls a chance to audition for AMERICAN IDOL XIII. The “AMERICAN IDOL Audition Bus Tour” will stop at the following cities: 

Little Rock, AR- Saturday, Aug. 17
Venue: Clinton Presidential Library
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 7201

Oxford, MS - Monday, Aug. 19
Venue: Oxford Conference Center
102 Ed Perry Blvd
Oxford, MS 38655

Tuscaloosa, AL - Wednesday, Aug. 21
Venue: Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
2710 Jack Warner Parkway Northeast
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Knoxville, TN - Friday, Aug. 23
Krutch Park
504 Market Street Southwest
Knoxville, TN 37902

Winston-Salem, NC - Monday, Aug. 26
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
421 W 27th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Season XIII Bus Tour Rules

Also, IDOL auditions continue in the previously announced cities: Boston, MA, Friday, Aug. 2 at the Gillette Stadium (registration begins today, Thursday, Aug. 1); Austin, TX, Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the Frank Erwin Center (registration begins Tuesday, Aug. 6); and Omaha, NE, Sunday, Aug. 11 at the CenturyLink Center (registration begins Saturday, Aug. 10).

Additionally, hopefuls can audition at  by submitting an audition video online. Entrants should demonstrate their stellar singing ability by performing a song of their choice a cappella. Videos are limited to one submission per person. Please visit for submission rules and terms and conditions

Visit to follow the bus as it makes its way around the country, and also for exclusive videos, interviews and photos, as well as special behind-the-scenes information and all of your IDOL news.

AMERICAN IDOL XIII is produced by 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and FremantleMedia North America. The series is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, CEO, XIX Entertainment. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, FremantleMedia; Trish Kinane and Per Blankens, FremantleMedia North America; and Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager, for CORE Media Group, serve as executive producers.
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