Later this year and for the first time during its five seasons, “America’s Got Talent” will follow in the footsteps of similar reality TV...

Later this year and for the first time during its five seasons, “America’s Got Talent” will follow in the footsteps of similar reality TV talent competitions and launch a tour of the United States.

The 25-city tour will run from coast to coast over a one-month period. The live tour opens October 1 at Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA, and concludes November 7 at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Orlando, FL.

Along the way, the “Talent” crew will perform on October 7 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA; October 20 at Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, IL; October 27 at Beacon Theatre in New York, NY; and November 3 at the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA.

Public ticket sales for talent began July 23, just a day after the tour was announced. Ticket prices vary only slightly from market to market, ranging from a low around $40 up to a high of nearly$100, according to event listings on Ticketmaster.com.

The America’s Got Talent Live tour will feature performances by the current season’s winner, who will be revealed during the season finale on September 15. In addition to a spot on the tour, the winner will also receive the usual prize of $1 million and a headline show in Las Vegas, NV.

Other finalists from the season and a group of viewer favorites will also be along for the ride, with Jerry Springer hosting the whole thing. The tour is being promoted by AEG Live and co-produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s entertainment company, SYCO Television.

Andy Felsher, a senior vice president with FreemantleMedia, said in a prepared statement, “After the huge success of both the television show and the live version of America’s Got Talent in Las Vegas hosted by Jerry Springer, we’re thrilled for another opportunity to bring fans closer to one of their favorite shows, in what is sure to be an amazing tour.”

America’s Got Talent Live itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 1 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
October 2 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
October 3 Fresno, CA William Saroyan Theatre
October 6 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
October 7 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
October 8 Las Vegas, NV Colosseum at Caesars Palace
October 9 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
October 13 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
October 15 Kansas City, MO The Midland By AMC
October 16 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium
October 17 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theatre
October 20 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre
October 21 St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre
October 22 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall
October 23 Columbus, OH Franklin County Veterans Memorial
October 24 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
October 27 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
October 28 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
October 29 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand at Foxwoods
October 30 Atlantic City, NJ Mark G. Etess Arena
November 3 Boston, MA Wang Theatre – Citi Performing Arts Center
November 4 Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
November 5 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
November 6 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
November 7 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre