Season 6 Auditions Begin August 8

Too soon to start thinking about next season?  Heh.  Auditions begin August 8 in Los Angeles CA to be followed by stops in San Antonio TX, East Rutherford, NJ. (near New York City), Birmingham AL, Memphis TN and Minneapolis MN with the last stop in Seattle WA on Sept. 19.

“Three of those cities get their first visits from the Idol crowd: Memphis (which was dropped at the last minute last summer because of Hurricane Katrina), Minneapolis and Birmingham, the prolific hometown of previous winners Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks and runner-up Bo Bice.

‘Because that’s where so many of our Idols have come from, that’s a must, ‘ says executive producer Nigel Lythgoe. ‘If they paid us a visit, we must pay them.’

All of the auditions will shift indoors, to protect against the rain that soaked tryouts in Chicago, Boston and San Francisco last year and the stifling 105-degree heat that plagued Austin.”

Otherwise, the song remains the same: Auditions are open to most anyone ages 16 to 28 as of Aug. 6 who’s eligible to work in the USA.”

Here’s the schedule:

Los Angeles: The Forum Aug. 8
San Antonio: Alamodome Aug. 11
East Rutherford, N.J.: Continental Airlines Arena Aug. 14
Birmingham, Ala.: Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex Aug. 21
Memphis: FedEx Forum Sept. 3
Minneapolis: Target Center Sept. 8
Seattle: Key Arena  Sept. 19