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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 13: (L-R) American Idol judges Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban onstage during "American Idol" XIV Grand Finale at Dolby Theatre on May 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Where has the time gone? Fifteen years ago, people gathered around the TV for the first ever premiere of American Idol. Who would have known that it would have turned into what it is today.

We thought American Idol was over but not too fast! The nationwide search for the next idol kicks off on Thursday, August 17th. The tour bus is going to go all across the country. During the audition tour they will making pit stops in two cities that we particularly care about. Asheville + Charleston! 

That’s right! If you ever had dreams of auditioning for Idol (for fame or for laughs), you are in luck! During the East Bus Tour, auditions will be held in Charleston, SC on August 25th and then Asheville, NC on August 27th.

To check out the entire list of cities holding auditions, click HERE!

Article Courtesy of ABC