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Ryan Seacrest heading to Minneapolis for 'American Idol' auditions June 18

Posted by: Neal Justin under Music, Television Updated: June 11, 2014 - 11:19 AM



Ryan Seacrest/AP photo

The hardest working person in Los Angeles is taking a break to come to Minneapolis.

But Ryan Seacrest won't be on vacation. He's making the trip as part of the "American Idol" auditions on June 18, roughly six months before the series returns to the air. It's the show's first visit back here since 2006 when more than 10,000 hopefuls showed up.

The judges--Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr., Keith Urban--won't be joining him on this outing, but will come to Minneapolis for the Judges' Round at a time that has yet to be determined.

The nitty gritty:

WHO: Men and women 15-28 years old as of June 18 who are eligible to work in the U.S.

WHERE: Mariucci Arena, 1901 4th St. SE, Minneapolis

HOW: Wristbands will be distributed starting at 7 a.m. June 18. Contestants will not be allowed to camp out or line up before 6 a.m.


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