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#1 HIT TV SHOW AMERICA’S GOT TALENT TO LAUNCH FIRST EVER NATIONWIDE TOUR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1st IN OAKLAND, CA

 width=LIVE SHOWS TO FEATURE HOST JERRY SPRINGER WITH PERFORMANCES BY SEASON 5 CHAMPION & FAN FAVORITES

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Tickets on Sale Friday, July 23rd at 10am

“America’s Got Talent,” NBC’s hit television talent show from American Idol producers FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television, will launch its first ever nationwide tour this fall, bringing the country’s most dynamic and diverse entertainers to 25 cities beginning October 1st at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland , CA. The announcement was made jointly today by Debra Rathwell, Senior Vice President of AEG Live, Northeast, and Andy Felsher, SVP, Games, Entertainment and Live Events for FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME). Hosted by Jerry Springer, the spectacular live stage version will feature the Season 5 winner, who will be crowned during the show’s season finale on September 15th. This phenomenal event, promoted by AEG Live, will also feature other dynamic finalists and fan favorites from the hit series.

Tickets to America’s Got Talent Live go on sale Friday, July 23rd at 10am and can be purchased via aeglive.com.

“America’s Got Talent has discovered some of the most amazing performers that this country has to offer,” said Debra Rathwell of AEG Live, in making the announcement. “We’re proud to have the opportunity to tour this unique and explosive live stage show.”

“After the huge success of both the television show and the live version of America’s Got Talent in Las Vegas hosted by Jerry Springer, we’re thrilled for another opportunity to bring fans closer to one of their favorite shows, in what is sure to be an amazing tour,” said Andy Felsher, Senior VP Entertainment, Games, and Live Events, FME.

America’s Got Talent returned this summer with the hottest performers from across the country competing in the blockbuster reality show’s fifth season. Bringing the variety show format back to the forefront of American culture each week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful future stars — singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages. While each contestant has the chance to strut and perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges including Howie Mand el, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan, the eventual winner is chosen by the television viewing audience. Since launching in 2006, America’s Got Talent has been sold to over 100 countries, with localized versions of the hit format being produced in 24 countries around the world.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT FALL 2010 TOUR ITINERARY:

DATE CITY VENUE

Fri. 10/1/10 Oakland , CA Paramount Theatre

Sat. 10/2/10 Reno, NV Reno Events Center

Sun. 10/3/10 Fresno, CA William Saroyan Theatre Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center

Wed. 10/6/10 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre

Thu. 10/7/10 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

Fri. 10/8/10 Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Sat. 10/9/10 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre

Wed. 10/13/10 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre

Fri. 10/15/10 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC

Sat. 10/16/10 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium

Sun. 10/17/10 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater

Wed. 10/20/10 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre

Thu. 10/21/10 Saint Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre

Fri. 10/22/10 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall

Sat. 10/23/10 Columbus, OH Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Sun. 10/24/10 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

Wed. 10/27/10 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

Thu. 10/28/10 Richmond, VA Land mark Theater

Fri. 10/29/10 Mashantucket, CT The MGM Grand at Foxwoods

Sat. 10/30/10 Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal – Mark Etess Arena

Wed. 11/3/10 Boston, MA Citi Performing Arts Center-Wang Theatre

Thu. 11/4/10 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall

Fri. 11/5/10 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum

Sat. 11/6/10 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Sun. 11/7/10 Orland o, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

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