Fans from Across the Country Can Record Their Version of EMPIRE’s Biggest Hits to Enter “FOX’s Next Empire Artist” Contest

EMPIRE is bringing fans the ultimate music experience this summer as it launches the “FOX’s Next Empire Artist” nationwide bus tour, which kicks off Thursday, July 16 in Los Angeles. The gold EMPIRE bus, outfitted with a one-of-a-kind recording studio, will travel to 15 cities across the country, giving fans the opportunity to record their versions of EMPIRE’s biggest hits. In addition, fans recording songs will also have the opportunity to record an a capella version to submit in the “FOX’s Next EMPIRE Artist” contest, in which one lucky winner will appear as an EMPIRE artist during Season Two. 

In addition to recording EMPIRE music on the bus, from “No Apologies” to “Drip Drop,” fans will have the chance to be part of a special photo experience, as they stand in for “Lucious Lyon,” and, of course, they will be treated to “Cookie’s” fresh-baked cookies!

The “FOX’s Next Empire Artist” bus will travel to Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; St. Louis, MO; Dallas, TX; New Orleans, LA; Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; New York, NY; and Boston, MA. Specific locations in each city to be announced.

Follow “FOX’S NEXT EMPIRE ARTIST” tour via Facebook at facebook.com/EmpireFOX and Twitter at @EmpireFOX and join the conversation using #FoxEmpireArtist. For additional information and bus tour locations, please visit www.fox.com/empire/next-empire-artist-rules.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Submission Period begins 7/16/15 & ends 9/23/15 at 11:59:59 pm ET. Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States/DC who are at least 18 yrs of age & who comply with the Official Rules. See Official Rules at www.fox.com/empire/next-empire-artist-rules for full eligibility requirements, prize description & complete entry details. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Fox Broadcasting Company. 





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, Sept. 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA                                Saturday, Sept. 5-Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 

WASHINGTON, D.C.                        Monday, Sept. 7-Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015


NEW YORK                                       Saturday, Sept. 12-Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

BOSTON                                            Tuesday, Sept. 15-Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015







Having taken TV audiences by storm in its record-setting first season, EMPIRE returns for its second season Wednesday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), as the No. 1 series on broadcast television. A drama about a family dynasty, set within the world of music, glamour, danger and power, EMPIRE shattered ratings records every week in its debut season; spawned hit records “Drip Drop” and “You’re So Beautiful”; and made Cookie Lyon a household name. From Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television, the series was created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken and Francie Calfo. “Like” EMPIRE on Facebook at facebook.com/EmpireFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @EmpireFOX and join the discussion using #empire. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @EmpireFOX.

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