Any “Empire” fans with musical chops will have not only the chance to join the Season 2 cast, but also join the jam-packed soundtrack. According to Jussie Smollett, the Season 2 music will feature artists like Ne-Yo, Timbaland and Swiss Beatz.
You could be one of several new guest stars joining “Empire” for Season 2. Recently, both Marisa Tomei and Kelly Rowland have been signed to the hit series. Previously announced guests include Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Common and even Oprah.
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.