FOX Launches ‘Empire’ Singing Contest. The Winner Will Appear on the Show During Season 2.

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This Thursday, FOX will be launching a nationwide bus tour, with stops in 15 U.S. cities. The custom EMPIRE bus, which comes outfitted with a mobile recording studio, will allow fans in each city to record their own versions of the show’s most popular tracks. They will also be given the opportunity to submit an a cappella version of their recordings to “FOX’s Next Empire Artist” competition.

One lucky fan will be selected to appear on EMPIRE during the show’s upcoming second season.

The contest submission period begins begins 7/16/15 and ends 9/23/15 at 11:59:59 pm ET. Contestants must be legal residents of any of the 50 United States, and must also be at least 18 years of age. Go HERE for official contest rules.

Specific tour stop locations in each city will be announced over the summer. For more information follow EMPIRE on Facebook and Twitter. You can also use the hashtag #FoxEmpireArtist.

Here’s a list of tour stops:

LOS ANGELES Thursday, July 16-Friday, July 17, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO Sunday, July 19-Monday, July 20, 2015

SEATTLE Saturday, July 25-Sunday, July 26, 2015

CHICAGO Saturday, Aug. 1-Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

DETROIT Tuesday, Aug. 4-Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

ST. LOUIS Tuesday, Aug. 11-Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

DALLAS Friday, Aug. 14-Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

NEW ORLEANS Tuesday, Aug. 18-Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

NASHVILLE Friday, Aug. 21-Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

ATLANTA Wednesday, Aug. 26-Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

CHARLOTTE Monday, Aug. 31- Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA Saturday, Sept. 5-Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. Monday, Sept. 7-Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

NEW YORK Saturday, Sept. 12-Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

BOSTON Tuesday, Sept. 15-Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015