Auditions for Beyonce's All-Female Touring Band Moved From Weehawken, New Jersey to Sony Music Studios in New York City

Auditions on Monday, June 12, from Noon to 9pm


Due to an overwhelming early response, the Weehawken, New Jersey auditions for Beyonce's all-female band originally booked for Weehawken, New Jersey have been moved to the Sony Music Studios in New York City (see new location under "New York/New Jersey Area" below).

  Who:   Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records superstar

  What:  Open auditions for an all-female band for Beyonce's upcoming tour

  Where: Sony Music Studios, 447 W. 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

  When:  Monday, June 12, 2006, Noon to 9 P.M.

The original date and time for the auditions -- Monday, June 12, 2006; noon to 9pm -- remain the same.

The information previously released for all auditions, other than the Weehawken, New Jersey location, remains unchanged.

The musicians selected from the auditions will become Beyonce's touring ensemble in support of her second solo album, "B'Day," slated for September release.

Auditions will be held before Beyonce's creative team and the superstar will make the final selections.

Musicians should be at least 18 years and older and prepared to play Beyonce's hit song, "Work It Out," as performed on the "Beyonce: Live At Wembley" DVD.

Positions to be filled include drums, keys, bass, guitar, horns (alto, tenor, sax, trumpet) and percussion.

In addition to having a "look," musicians auditioning for Beyonce's touring ensemble must be able to play by ear (reading music is optional).

  Musicians auditioning must be able to play one minute (minimum) solo.
  Musicians must bring a headshot and resume to the audition.

Finalists chosen at local auditions must be available to fly to New York to perform a final audition for Beyonce and her creative team the week of June 12 and must be available to begin working on the road by June 20.

  New York/New Jersey Area:

  Sony Music Studios
  447 W. 53rd Street
  NY, NY 10019
  contact: Mike Negri

  Fan club:

SOURCE: Music World Music/Sony Urban Music/Columbia Records

CONTACT: Yvette Noel-Schure, Sony Urban Music Media, New York,

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