Fans can RSVP to attend free event in their city at www.idolrsvp.com
Submit questions for live Q-and-A now via Twitter and Facebook
On Wednesday, Jan. 9 (7 p.m.), 2013, fans in 11 cities across the country will have the exclusive opportunity to see the season 12 premiere episode of "American Idol" for free one week prior to its debut on FOX. Immediately following (8:30 p.m.), "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest and judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will participate in a nationwide, interactive Q-and-A, which will be live streamed onwww.americanidol.com and www.livestream.com.
Originating from Royce Hall at University of California Los Angeles, the debut episode and live Q-and-A will be uplinked via TV satellite from Los Angeles to venues in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Detroit, Boston, Nashville, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Houston. Fans can RSVP by logging on to www.idolrsvp.com and submitting their name and contact information. The unique promotional event will enable thousands to see the season's first episode before it premieres on the network in a special two-night event Wednesday, Jan. 16 (8 p.m.), and Thursday, Jan. 17 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
After the episode preview, Seacrest will moderate the nationwide interactive Q-and-A with judges Carey, Jackson, Minaj and Urban. The event will appear in satellite venues, as well as stream on various websites, including www.americanidol.com and www.livestream.com, beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Additionally, fans may submit questions for the participating talent now via the "American Idol" Facebook page (www.facebook.com/americanidol) and via Twitter (@AmericanIdol). Questions also may be submitted the day of the event via Twitter using #Idol. Fans watching the Q-and-A at the satellite venues also will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel.
The free premiere event will be held as noted below. Fans who would like an opportunity to attend in one of the cities may RSVP now atwww.idolrsvp.com.
Event begins at 7 p.m., with the live Q-and-A starting at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:
NEW YORK AMC Empire 25, 234 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036
PHILADELPHIAAMC Plymouth 12, 494 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
BOSTONAMC Boston Common 19, 175 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02111
WASHINGTON, D.C. AMC Hoffman Center 22, 206 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
ATLANTAAMC Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
DETROITAMC Forum 30, 44681 Mound Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Event begins at 6 p.m., with the live Q-and-A starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m., and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:
CHICAGOAMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60611
DALLASAMC Northpark 15, 8687 N. Central Expressway 3000, Dallas, TX 75225
HOUSTONAMC Studio 30, 2949 Dunvale, Houston, TX 77063
Event begins at 4 p.m., with the live Q-and-A starting at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m., and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:
LOS ANGELES Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
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.
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.