AMERICAN IDOL: The IDOL ACROSS AMERICA mobile, a biodiesel-fueled mobile experience tour traveling to 16 citites acrosss the US, arrives on the FOX Lot on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Fans will experience house historic memorabilia from the hit series including David Cook's guitar.  AMERICAN IDOL kicks off witha two-night premiere Wednesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Cr: Kristian Dowling/FOX

The “Idol Across America Mobile Experience” will launched a four-week, 16-city nationwide tour in Los Angeles today. Check out photos of the exhibit after the jump.

Above? David Cook’s guitar!

See the full schedule right HERE.

Photos after the JUMP…

 
  • _nyanyanie

    wait!? he didn’t give it up right?

    i mean, it is his precious guitar from dad, significant with adam, and idol.

  • BootStar

    Never mind!

  • Joyed

    _nyanyanie, a fan on twitter asked the same thing and Cook replied “yeah, I’ll get it back. they’re just borrowing. :)”

    The bus is such a bizarre publicity thing to me, but fun. For me, I thought Nigel was an image on the bus like the judges and it took me a little to realize he was in person!

    I studied the plaques cause I want to know which ones they have – looks like one from Carrie and a bunch of compilations from multiple seasons. I didn’t realize some of those were certified. Anyone have numbers?

  • ladymadonna

    Idol compilation albums certified by the RIAA (all Gold):

    AMERICAN IDOL: GREATEST MOMENTS – GOLD CERTIFICATION (11/26/2002)

    AMERICAN IDOLS: ALL TIME CLASSIC LOVE SONGS – GOLD CERTIFICATION (05/30/2003)

    AMERICAN IDOLS: THE GREAT HOLIDAY CLASSICS- GOLD CERTIFICATION (12/12/2003)

    AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 3: GREATEST SOUL CLASSICS – GOLD CERTIFICATION (08/04/2004)

    AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 4: THE SHOWSTOPPERS – GOLD CERTIFICATION (07/26/2005)

  • Joyed

    ^ Thanks, ladymadonna! :) (That was just like being on the bus to see it myself…)

  • _nyanyanie

    oh thanks!! just saw twitter now. that was like my first reaction (worry).

    i think like him, for us fans.. that is a precious guitar

  • Incipit

    that was like my first reaction (worry).
    i think like him, for us fans.. that is a precious guitar

    Understandable, _nyanyanie. David tweeted Shirley Halperin that he misses it already.

    This nostalgia is almost the flip side of the AI Welcome Home FOX commercials, isn’t it – this is more focused on the winning part.

  • Duke

    im gunna try and make it to the boston one! my new city:)

    i wish they had kristy lee cook’s 12-gauge and fantasia’s missing heel from her finale moment….now that i think of it…clay’s red grease jacket……..taylor’s purple PTFMWB jacket…and everything that adam ever wore probably deserves a spot…ok my list just turned into a wardrobe.

  • sunchick

    And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows…

    :D

  • sma11ie

    This bus tour thing is so bizarre… but awww, the AC guitar! I can’t believe he let them borrow it! I just awwed again at David’s tweet to Shirley about missing it already!

  • Dlynne

    Ahhhhh, the memories that guitar brings back. Sigh.

  • wordnerdarchie

    Remembering back to the twitpic that Dave posted of this guitar … I think that was when he got it ready to go to Idol. Better to be on the bus, than under it, lol! ;)

  • Incipit

    Better to be on the bus, than under it, lol!

    Wordnerdarchie – I think so – but with Idol, one can’t always tell. After driving the bus over the guitar players for months – they stop the vehicle and bring an iconic guitar aboard that represents the winner in the first season instruments were allowed?

    There are funny comments out and about – TPTB have been pithing and moaning about limiting instruments because the audiences have been voting for the guitar players the producers put through in the first place – yes, try making sense of that one – and now they put the Les Paul guitar on the Idol Bus with the other exhibits from the Idol seasons and drive it around the country for people to see.

    Because, presumably, it will be a draw – the audience likes that winner, who played a guitar, and was their last platinum album winner…so this is good – but don’t vote for any more of them to win, even if we cast them in the top 10, because that would be bad. How much winking is going on here, anyway? Mixed messages, or what? Whack.

    IMO. Of Course.