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 1Oakland, CAParamount Theatre
October 2Reno, NVReno Events Center
October 3Fresno, CAWilliam Saroyan Theatre
October 6Phoenix, AZDodge Theatre
October 7Los Angeles, CANokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
October 8Las Vegas, NVColosseum at Caesars Palace
October 9San Diego, CASan Diego Civic Theatre
October 13Grand Prairie, TXVerizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
October 15Kansas City, MOThe Midland By AMC
October 16Minneapolis, MNNorthrop Auditorium
October 17Milwaukee, WIRiverside Theatre
October 20Rosemont, ILRosemont Theatre
October 21St. Louis, MOFabulous Fox Theatre
October 22Indianapolis, INClowes Memorial Hall
October 23Columbus, OHFranklin County Veterans Memorial
October 24Detroit, MIFox Theatre
October 27New York, NYBeacon Theatre
October 28Richmond, VALandmark Theater
October 29Mashantucket, CTMGM Grand at Foxwoods
October 30Atlantic City, NJMark G. Etess Arena
November 3Boston, MAWang Theatre – Citi Performing Arts Center
November 4Washington, DCDAR Constitution Hall
November 5Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum
November 6Atlanta, GACobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
November 7Orlando, FLBob Carr Performing Arts Centre