“The X Factor” announces audition dates and venues

Simon Cowell’s American version of his hit British singing competition series The X Factor will begin auditioning on March 27 in Los Angeles, followed by other venues throughout the spring:

March 27: Los Angeles — L.A. Sports Arena

April 7: Miami — Bank United Center

April 14: Newark — Prudential Center

April 20: Seattle — Key Arena

April 27: Chicago — Sears Centre Arena

May 26: Dallas — The Dallas Convention Center

The series is looking for singers and vocal groups of 12 years of age or older as of March 1, 2011, who are legal U.S. citizens or eligible to work in the U.S. and do not currently have a music recording contract.

For further information on the show and the auditions, visit the official website here.