Fox announces 'American Idol' ninth season audition dates, locations
By Reality TV World staff, 06/02/2009
Fox has announced that American Idol's ninth-season auditions will kick-off on Sunday, June 14 at Gillette Stadium in the Boston, MA area.
In addition to Boston, auditions will also take place in six other locations: Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Orlando, FL; Denver, CO; Chicago, IL; and Dallas, TX.
American Idol's ninth season will use the same 16 to 28 years old age range that the reality competition has used since its fourth season. (Prior to Idol's fourth season, age 26 had been the maximum age.)
More specifically, all contestants must be between 16 and 28 years old as of June 12, 2009 -- meaning that all applicants must be born on or between July 13, 1980 and June 12, 1993 in order to be eligible to participate.
Besides meeting the competition's age requirements, applicants must also be eligible to work in the United States.
The full details for American Idol's ninth-season audition locations are:
Sunday, June 14 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
Thursday, June 18 Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
Monday, June 22 Chicago, IL United Center
Friday, June 26 Dallas, TX Cowboys Stadium
Tuesday, June 30 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Thursday, July 9 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
Tuesday, July 14 Denver, CO INVESCO Field at Mile High
Additional audition information is available via American Idol's website. Idol's ninth season is scheduled to premiere in January 2010.