Fox’s granddaddy of singing competitions, American Idol, is trying a new approach when it premieres after the new year. While the twelfth season of the show isn’t set to premiere until Wednesday January 16, Idol will actually premiere a few days early in select theatres across the country. On January 9th, you can be a part of a special experience watching the Idol premiere, followed by an interactive Q&A with Seacrest and the judges, Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. The live Q&A will also stream at americanidol.com. Between now and January 9th, fans may submit questions via the AMERICAN IDOL Facebook page and via Twitter (@AmericanIdol). Questions also may be submitted the day of the event via Twitter using #Idol. Fans watching the LIVE Q&A at the satellite venues also will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel.
If you’re interested and would like to RSVP for the event, go to www.idolrsvp.com. Please note that seating at Royce Hall and at all satellite venues is free. Fans will receive an email notification if they have successfully rsvp’d for the event. Fans who have successfully rsvp’d will be added to the guest list. Please note that seating at the venues is not guaranteed. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis at each venue, even if you are on the guest list.
Event begins at 7:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 8:30 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:
NEW YORK AMC Empire 25, 234 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
PHILADELPHIA AMC Plymouth 12, 494 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
BOSTON AMC Boston Common 19, 175 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111
WASH., D.C. AMC Hoffman Center 22, 206 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
ATLANTA AMC Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
DETROIT AMC Forum 30, 44681 Mound Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Event begins at 6:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 5:00 PM and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:
CHICAGO AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60611
DALLAS AMC Northpark 15, 8687 N. Central Expressway 3000, Dallas, TX 75225
HOUSTON AMC Studio 30, 2949 Dunvale, Houston, TX 77063
Event begins at 4:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 5:30 PM. Doors open at 3:00 PM and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:
LOS ANGELES Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095