Life in the Slow Lane

June 26, 2008

Next ‘American Idol’ auditions set

Filed under: Television — pauljlane @ 1:16 pm

This came in today from Fox, which announced that Season Eight auditions for “American Idol” begin July 17.

The closest place for Western New Yorkers to try out is East Rutherford, N.J., not far from the New York City location that John Stevens tried out in before making his run several years ago.

Are you going to try out, or know someone who is? Write to me at lanep@gnnewspaper.com and share the story.

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Auditions for the eighth season of AMERICAN IDOL begin Thursday, July 17, at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA, and will continue in seven other cities. Once again, auditioners will have an extraordinary opportunity to perform before millions of TV viewers and become household names, with one winning the coveted American Idol title and a major recording contract.

Auditions will be held as follows:

San Francisco, CA Thursday, July 17 Cow Palace

Louisville, KY Monday, July 21 Freedom Hall

Phoenix, AZ Friday, July 25 Jobing.com Arena

Salt Lake City, UT Tuesday, July 29 EnergySolutions Arena

San Juan, Puerto Rico Saturday, Aug. 2 Coliseo de Puerto Rico

Kansas City, MO Friday, Aug. 8 Sprint Center

Jacksonville, FL Wednesday, Aug. 13 Veterans Memorial Arena

East Rutherford, NJ  Tuesday, Aug. 19  IZOD Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex

Specific information for the San Francisco auditions is below. More details for the additional audition cities will be announced shortly.

San Francisco AMERICAN IDOL Auditions

WHO:            Men and women 16-28 years old as of July 15, 2008, who are

eligible to work in the U.S. Some restrictions apply – please visit americanidol.com for specific information.

WHERE:            The Cow Palace

2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City, CA 94014

WHEN: Thursday, July 17

HOW:            Wristbands will be distributed from 7:00 AM on Tuesday, July 15 until 8:00 AM on Thursday, July 17. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out; therefore, once they obtain their wristbands, they will be asked to return to the Cow Palace on Thursday, July 17.

Audition information, including forms and requirements, is available online at americanidol.com.

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