Are You FOX’s Next Empire Artist?

EMPIRE: The epic family battle begins when the sexy and powerful new drama EMPIRE debuts, with limited commercial interruption, following AMERICAN IDOL XIV on Wednesday, Jan. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured Clockwise L: Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX
EMPIRE  ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Lavine/FOX

Beginning on July 16th, FOX’s Next Empire Artist Bus Tour will visit 15 cities across the country, offering fans a chance to record their version of Empire’s biggest hits. Fans recording songs will be given an opportunity to record an a cappella version to submit in the FOX’s Next Empire Artist Contest – with the winner nabbing a guest appearance as an Empire artist during the show’s second season.

For details, follow the jump.

FOX TO LAUNCH “EMPIRE” SINGING CONTEST WITH SEASON TWO APPEARANCE AS GRAND PRIZE

“FOX’S NEXT EMPIRE ARTIST” BUS TOUR, TO VISIT 15 CITIES NATIONWIDE, BEGINNING JULY 16

Fans from Across the Country Can Record Their Version of EMPIRE’s Biggest Hits to Enter “FOX’s Next Empire Artist” Contest

EMPIRE is bringing fans the ultimate music experience this summer as it launches the “FOX’s Next Empire Artist” nationwide bus tour, which kicks off Thursday, July 16 in Los Angeles. The gold EMPIRE bus, outfitted with a one-of-a-kind recording studio, will travel to 15 cities across the country, giving fans the opportunity to record their versions of EMPIRE’s biggest hits. In addition, fans recording songs will also have the opportunity to record an a capella version to submit in the “FOX’s Next EMPIRE Artist” contest, in which one lucky winner will appear as an EMPIRE artist during Season Two.

In addition to recording EMPIRE music on the bus, from “No Apologies” to “Drip Drop,” fans will have the chance to be part of a special photo experience, as they stand in for “Lucious Lyon,” and, of course, they will be treated to “Cookie’s” fresh-baked cookies!

The “FOX’s Next Empire Artist” bus will travel to Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; St. Louis, MO; Dallas, TX; New Orleans, LA; Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; New York, NY; and Boston, MA. Specific locations in each city to be announced.

Follow “FOX’S NEXT EMPIRE ARTIST” tour via Facebook at facebook.com/EmpireFOX and Twitter at @EmpireFOX and join the conversation using #FoxEmpireArtist. For additional information and bus tour locations, please visit www.fox.com/empire/next-empire-artist-rules.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Submission Period begins 7/16/15 & ends 9/23/15 at 11:59:59 pm ET. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States/DC who are at least 18 yrs of age & who comply with the Official Rules. See Official Rules at www.fox.com/empire/next-empire-artist-rules for full eligibility requirements, prize description & complete entry details. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Fox Broadcasting Company.

“FOX’S NEXT EMPIRE ARTIST” 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

Having taken TV audiences by storm in its record-setting first season, EMPIRE returns for its second season Wednesday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), as the No. 1 series on broadcast television. A drama about a family dynasty, set within the world of music, glamour, danger and power, EMPIRE shattered ratings records every week in its debut season; spawned hit records “Drip Drop” and “You’re So Beautiful”; and made Cookie Lyon a household name. From Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television, the series was created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken and Francie Calfo. “Like” EMPIRE on Facebook at facebook.com/EmpireFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @EmpireFOX and join the discussion using #empire. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @EmpireFOX.