Katy Perry reveals #AmericanIdol reboot audition dates


Katy Perry attends 102.7 KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 13, 2017 in Carson, Calif.

Budding music superstars rejoice: The rebooted American Idol audition train is getting ready to leave the station and new judge Katy Perry just called «All Aboard!»

Near the end of her 96-hour Witness World Wide live stream stunt, the pop star popped into the Idol Twitter feed on Monday morning (June 12) to announced the dates for live auditions, which will take place in Chicago on Sept. 11 and New Orleans on Sept. 14.

«I am so excited to be a part of the search for the next American Idol,» Perry says in the clip. «Auditions are open, so what are you waiting for? I want to hear from you.»

In addition to the two big city auditions, the Idol bus will hit the road starting Aug. 17, with both East Coast and West Coast editions making stops in Portland, Oakland, Omaha, Orlando, Miami, Pittsburgh, Boston and 10 other cities.

West Bus Tour
Portland, OR – August 17
Oakland, CA – August 20
Provo, UT – August 23
Denver, CO – August 26
Omaha, NE – August 29
Tulsa, OK – September 1
Shreveport, LA – September 4
Muscle Shoals, AL – September 7

East Bus Tour
Orlando, FL – August 17
Miami, FL – August 19
Atlanta, GA – August 22
Charleston, SC – August 25
Asheville, NC – August 27
Louisville, KY – August 30
Pittsburgh, PA – September 3
Annapolis, MD – September 5
Boston, MA – September 8

Open Audition Cities
Chicago, IL – September 11
New Orleans, LA – September 14
(Locations and dates subject to change.)

You can also submit an audition tape online here.

American Idol will return to the air in 2018 on the ABC network, with additional judges and a host to be announced in the future.