NBC has announced open casting call dates and locations for America's Got Talent's fifth season.

America's Got Talent fifth-season casting tour will kick-off on October 17 in Chicago, IL and continue in Philadelphia, PA and New York City over the next two weekends.  Additional stops on the tour will be announced soon.

The fifth-season casting tour is being billed by NBC as "bigger and more extensive than ever with the largest audition events in the show's history."

America's Got Talent concluded its fourth season last month when Kevin Skinner, a singer, guitarist and former chicken farmer from Mayfield, KY, won the grand prize of $1 million and a headlining Las Vegas show, which began its 10-week run last week.

America's Got Talent's upcoming fifth-season casting tour dates and locations are:

October 17 and 18
McCormick Place
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

October 25 and 26
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19107

October 31 and November 1
Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001