“American Idol” Season 11 auditions to kick off soon

By Jeff Pfeiffer

The seemingly never-ending American Idol juggernaut is seeking its next round of contestants for Season 11. The nationwide search begins June 28 in St. Louis, at the Scottrade Center (1401 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103). Producers are seeking men and women 15-28 years old (as of June 26, 2011), who are eligible to work in the United States. Wristbands will be distributed from approximately 7am on June 26 until approximately 8am on June 28. Auditioners will not be permitted to camp out. Once auditioners obtain their wristbands, they will be asked to return to Scottrade Center by 5am on June 28.

Other upcoming audition cities will include:

July 2 — Portland, OR (Rose Garden)

July 8 — San Diego, CA (Petco Park)

July 15 — Pittsburgh, PA (Heinz Field)

July 22 — Charleston, SC (North Charleston Coliseum)

July 29 — Denver, CO (INVESCO Field at Mile High)

August 26 — Houston, TX (Reliant Park)

For further information on the St. Louis auditions, as well to keep track of further details regarding the other cities as they are announced, check out americanidol.com.