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America's Got Talent Live(TM) Announces Full Tour Line-up Including Season 8 Winner, Kenichi Ebina

September 19, 2013


Additional Leading Acts Such as Collins Key, KriStef Brothers and Taylor Williamson, From Summer's Top-Rated America's Got Talent(R) TV Show, To Be Featured In Nationwide Tour Kicking Off This Month

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SYCO Entertainment and FremantleMedia today announced the full tour line-up for the upcoming America's Got Talent Live(TM) tour which kicks off in York, PA on September 29, 2013. Headlining the tour will be Season 8 winner, Kenichi Ebina, who mesmerized America with his unique dance performances that combine illusions, mime, special effects, sound, light and video.

"I still can't believe I won America's Got Talent," said Ebina. "Being a part of Season 8 at Radio City Music Hall was so much fun, and I can't wait to take my act on the road and perform live for the fans who voted for me from their homes across America."

Additional acts on the tour will include:

-- Collins Key - the seventeen-year-old gifted with an engaging expression of the art of magic -- Jimmy Rose - the U.S. Marine Corps veteran who learned to play guitar and write his own songs while serving in Iraq -- Taylor Williamson - the stand-up comic that kept America laughing with tales of his awkward dating life and ability to charm judge Heidi Klum -- Cami Bradley - the singer, songwriter and pianist that warmed America's heart -- KriStef Brothers - the unique duo that combine comedy and acrobatics into a one-of-a-kind act -- Tone The Chiefrocca - the songwriter and rapper from Inglewood, CA who had all of America singing the one-hit-wonder, "B-Double-O-T-Y"

America's Got Talent(R) was the #1 summer reality series in adults 18-49 and total viewers, marking the eighth straight year the show has ranked as the #1 summer reality series in total viewers. Fans that have been following the remarkable talent discovered this season in the iconic Radio City Music Hall will now have an opportunity to experience their favorite acts up close and personal.

Tickets for the nationwide tour are currently on sale for the following dates and locations:

DATE CITY STATE VENUE ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Sunday, September 29, 2013 York PA The Pullo Center ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Thursday, October 03, 2013 Melbourne FL King Center for the Performing Arts ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Friday, October 04, 2013 Jacksonville FL The Union Centre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Saturday, October 05, 2013 West Palm Beach FL Kravis Center for the Performing Arts ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Monday, October 07, 2013 Raleigh NC Meymandi Concert Hall ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Wednesday, October 09, 2013 Nashville TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Thursday, October 10, 2013 Birmingham AL Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Friday, October 11, 2013 Memphis TN Orpheum Theatre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Sunday, October 13, 2013 Houston TX Bayou Music Center ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Colorado Springs CO Pike's Peak Center ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Denver CO Paramount Theatre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Friday, October 18, 2013 Reno NV Silver Legacy Resort Casino ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Saturday, October 19, 2013 San Francisco CA Nob Hill Masonic Center ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Sunday, October 20, 2013 Fresno CA Saroyan Theatre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Tuesday, October 22, 2013 San Diego CA Civic Theatre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Thursday, October 24, 2013 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Saturday, October 26, 2013 Indio CA Fantasy Springs Resort Casino ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Sunday, October 27, 2013 Mesa AZ Mesa Arts Center - Ikeda Theater ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Kansas City MO Uptown Theater ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Davenport IA Adler Theatre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Friday, November 01, 2013 Prior Lake MN Mystic Lake Casino ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Saturday, November 02, 2013 Merrillville IN Star Plaza Theatre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Sunday, November 03, 2013 Indianapolis IN Murat Theatre @ Old National Centre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Columbus OH Palace Theatre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Cleveland OH State Theatre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Thursday, November 07, 2013 Verona NY Turning Stone Resort Casino ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Friday, November 08, 2013 Lowell MA Lowell Memorial Auditorium ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Saturday, November 09, 2013 Buffalo NY Shea's Performing Arts Center ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Sunday, November 10, 2013 Atlantic City NJ Golden Nugget ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Monday, November 11, 2013 Staten Island NY St. George Theatre ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Bethlehem PA Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Friday, November 15, 2013 North Charleston SC North Charleston Coliseum ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- --------------------------------------- Sunday, November 17, 2013 Westbury NY Theatre at Westbury ---------------------------- ---------------- ----- ---------------------------------------

**Tour dates, venues and talent are subject to change**

Celebrating the phenomenal talent discovered in Season 8, tickets for America's Got Talent Live are currently available for all dates and cities. For more information on how to purchase, please visit the official tour website at For the latest tour news and updates, please also visit or And for the opportunity to win a trip to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to see America's Got Talent Live on October 23, 2013, please visit

Open to acts of any age and any talent, auditions for Season 9 of America's Got Talent begin next month. For information on open call and online auditions for Season 9, please visit The 2013-2014 audition cities include:

-- Miami (Oct. 26-27) - Venue TBD -- Atlanta (Nov. 2-3) - AmericasMart Atlanta -- New York (Nov. 16-17) - Venue TBD -- Denver (Dec. 7-8) - Colorado Convention Center -- Houston (Jan. 18-19) - Reliant Center -- Indianapolis (Jan. 25-26) - Venue TBD -- Los Angeles (Feb. 8-9) - Los Angeles Biltmore

America's Got Talent, owned by Syco Entertainment, is co-produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment.


FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon "American Idol" (FOX), "The X Factor" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "Family Feud" (SYN), "The Price Is Right" (CBS), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "Married to Medicine" (Bravo), "The Pet Collective" (BlipTV), "Perfect Score," (The CW), "The Tomorrow People" (The CW) and "Psychic Tia" (A+E).

The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Ludia, and Original Productions, among others) has one of the most comprehensive global networks with operations in 22 countries, creating over 9,200 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 150 countries. FremantleMedia is part of RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, which is in turn 75% owned by the international media company Bertelsmann.


Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music and is one of the world's leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the world's most successful global TV and music franchises. Syco Entertainment is also the world's most successful producer of international talent with Syco Music being the record label home for such diverse international recording artists as One Direction, Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Little Mix, Labrinth, IL Divo, Jonathan and Charlotte, Tate Stevens, Emblem3, Fifth Harmony, James Arthur, Ella Henderson and the Loveable Rogues. Syco's television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent. The X Factor was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia. Local versions of The X Factor are produced in more than 42 territories and the US version of The X Factor airs in over 205 countries. Got Talent first launched in the US as America's Got Talent and remains the No 1 summer entertainment show. America's Got Talent airs in 193 countries with original versions of the format now produced in 56 territories around the world, making it the world's biggest selling TV format. Britain's Got Talent remains the highest rated entertainment series since it launched. The 2013 series final of BGT, had a peak audience of 17.4 million, the highest peak since the 2009 final. Britain's Got Talent in 2009 discovered the global singing career of Susan Boyle, who has sold 19 million records sold to date. Got Talent has boosted broadcasters' prime time audience shares by more than 300%.

Syco is co-producing a autobiographical 3D film centered upon the lives of global pop sensation One Direction. Morgan Spurlock will direct the film, giving fans a snapshot look into the lives of the band as they embark on the sold out world-wide tour. Additionally, Simon Cowell is Executive Producing with Harvey Weinstein to create a film centered around the remarkable success story of Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts, with James Corden taking the role of Potts.

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For more information: FremantleMedia Kristina Kirk, 818-748-2521 Executive Director, Communications, The Americas or Syco Entertainment Melanie Pritchett, 713-306-1472

Source: FremantleMedia

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