‘Empire’ Singing Contest Promises Season 2 Guest Role for Winner

“Fox’s Next ‘Empire’ Artist” kicks off July 16 in Los Angeles from a traveling music studio


If you’ve got the singing chops and live near a big U.S. city, you could be Lucious Lyon’s next recording artist — or at least land a guest role on “Empire’s” highly anticipated Season 2.

The “Fox’s Next ‘Empire’ Artist” tour will hit the road beginning Thursday, July 16 in Los Angeles. The gold “Empire” bus — decked out with a recording studio — will roll through 15 stops nationwide, where fans can record their own versions of the hip-hop soap opera’s biggest hits.

Additionally, participants will also have the opportunity to record an a capella version to submit in the “Next ‘Empire’ Artist” contest, which the winner of will score an Empire artist guest role on Season 2.

Here are the tour stops and dates:
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, Sep. 1, 2015
Philadelphia: Saturday, Sep. 5-Sunday, Sep. 6, 2015
Washington, D.C.: Monday, Sep. 7-Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2015
New York: Saturday, Sep. 12-Sunday, Sep. 13, 2015
Boston: Tuesday, Sep. 15-Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2015

“Empire” returns for its second season Wednesday, Sep. 23 at 9 p.m. on Fox.