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Cami Bradley. (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC.)

America’s Got Talent Live has announced the official nationwide tour schedule and line-up of performers from the just concluded Season 8. The tour’s kick-off date is September 29, 2013 in York, Pennsylvania.   Headlining the tour will of course be Season 8 winner, Kenichi Ebina whose dazzling and often mind boggling displays of precision dance and interactive performances kept millions of viewers enthralled this season.

Says Kenichi “I still can’t believe I won America’s Got Talent”. Being a part of Season 8 at Radio City Music Hall was so much fun, and I can’t wait to take my act on the road and perform live for the fans who voted for me from their homes across America.”

Kenichi appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this past Thursday and performed a version of  his routine from the final.  When Jimmy asked the question “What are you going to do with the million dollars?”  Kenichi, who appeared much more at ease than I ever saw him on America’s Got Talent,  responded “I don’t know, I have to ask  my wife, she’s the boss.”  Check it out on YouTube.

Also participating in the national tour are: Taylor Williamson – The young stand-up comedian who worked so hard to win judge Heidi Klum’s approval and was voted into the runner-up spot in the final. His humor generally centered on his disastrous dating history and awkward high school years and disgust with #2 pencils,  with the occasional foray into jokes not suitable for family viewing as Heidi constantly remarked on.

Collins Key – the 17 year old magician whose modern versions of standard magic tricks won him the support and admiration of the judges and voters alike.  Judge Howard Stern supported him early on in the season and believes he’ has a big future in the magic business.

Jimmy Rose – A singer, songwriter and a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, who charmed the country fans with his smooth vocals. His story touched everyone’s heart and he related it to the audience through his original song “Coal Keeps The Lights On”.

Cami Bradley – A singer, songwriter and pianist who entertained us with her unique take on classic songs. Perhaps Cami will treat tour goers with some original compositions.

KriStef Brothers – The balancing/comedy duo who not only amazed us with their athletic ability, but also made us laugh out loud with their easy humor, charm and outrageous gender bending wardrobe.

And last but certainly not least Tone the Chiefrocca – Mel B’s wildcard pick.  The wannabe one hit wonder who had the whole of Radio City Music Hall dancing to his original song B Double O T Y! I wonder if he intends to perform just the one song throughout the tour?

According to the Neilson Ratings system America’s Got Talent ranked #1 with adu1ts 18-49 for the 8th straight year.  I think this year was the best in a long while as far as the caliber of talent we saw. Check the tour dates and locations below to see if you can get to a venue to see this talented group from Season 8 perform live.

September 29, 2013 York, PA – The Pullo Center

October 3, 2013 Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts

October 4, 2013 Jacksonville, FL – The Union Center

October 5, 2013 West Palm Beach, FL – Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

October 7, 2013 Raleigh, NC – Meymandi Concert Hall

October 8, 2913 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre

October 9, 2013 Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center

October 10, 2013 Birmingham, AL – Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center

October 11, 2013 Memhis, TN – Orpheum Theatre

October 13, 2013 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center

October 15, 2013 Colorado Springs, CO – Pike’s Peak Center

October 16, 2013 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

October 18, 2013 Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Resort Casino

October 19, 2013 San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center

October 20, 2013 Fresno, CA – Saroyan Theatre

October 22, 2013 San Diego, CA – Civic Theatre

October 23, 2013 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand

October 24, 2013 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre

October 26, 2013 Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

October 27, 2013 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theatre

October 29, 2013 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre

October 30, 2013 Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre

November 1, 2013 Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino

November 2, 2013 Merrillville, IN – Star Plaza Theatre

November 3, 2013 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Center

November 5, 2013 Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre

November 6, 2013 Cleveland, OH – State Theatre

November 7, 2013 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort Casino

November 8, 2013 Lowell, MA – Lowell Memorial Auditorium

November 9, 2013 Buffalo, NY – Shea’s Performing Arts Center

November 10, 2013 Atlantic City, NJ – Golden Nugget

November 11, 2013 Staten Island, NY – St George Theatre

November 13, 2013 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

November 15, 2013 North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum

November 17, 2013 Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury

These dates are subject to change so be sure to check if you purchase a ticket.  You can find any updates and purchase tickets at agtlivetour.com.  You can also register for a chance to win an all expense paid trip to the Las Vegas show at the MGM Grand.  Based on what we saw this season it should be a great live show. I’m hoping to catch it when it comes back around to the east coast. I hope you get a chance to see it too!



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