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‘America’s Got Talent Live’ takes ‘All-Stars Tour’ to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 18

‘America’s Got Talent Live’ takes ‘All-Stars Tour’ to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Oct. 18
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From a press release:

This fall, “America’s Got Talent Live,” featuring some of the most popular performers from the hit NBC variety competition series, will launch its first-ever “All-Stars Tour!” Top acts from 10 years of the No. 1 rated summer reality television series are coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., providing the ultimate variety show experience.

The tour will include some of the show’s most captivating and entertaining talent, including Season 8’s favorite comedian, Taylor Williamson, Season 9’s powerhouse performer Emily West, Season 8’s comedic hand-balancing duo the KriStef Brothers, and the memorable “junk rock” performers, Recycled Percussion, from Season 4, with more acts to be announced soon.

Tickets, which range from $39.50-$59.50, go on sale this Friday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at, the Event Center box office,, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

“’America’s Got Talent’ has been showcasing the country’s best talent for the past decade,” said Jeff Palmer, vice president of live entertainment at FremantleMedia North America.

“Creating a touring stage show that highlights the best acts throughout the history of ‘AGT’ is the perfect way to celebrate our milestone Season 10.”

Comedian Taylor Williamson was the runner-up on the eighth season of “America’s Got Talent.” He started his stand-up career at the age of 17 and has since gone on to perform throughout the world, telling original jokes at shows and festivals, including the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, with appearances on MTV’s “TRL” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” Williamson was the youngest comedian to ever perform on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and was a semi-finalist on the seventh and final season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

Emily West is a musical maverick in the masquerade of pin-up perfection. Musically captivating and innovative, she knows she has been a hard case for the industry to define.

“I’m a Jessica Rabbit/Tom Waits kinda-something. I love hearing beautiful melodies telling me horrible things. I wear my heart on my sleeve,” she explained.

West excelled on the national stage and came in second in the renowned competition – a result she hopes will allow her to play to the breadth of audience she’s always wanted and to take them with her on this exciting journey. Emily’s debut album “All for You” was just released on Aug. 14.

The KriStef Brothers, Kristofer and Stefan, placed among the top 12 finalists on Season 8 of “America’s Got Talent.” They have been performing acrobatics together since childhood, both coming from generations of circus families and performance talents. Taught by various family members, they grew up learning hand to hand, acrobatic skills, ballet training, jazz training, and clowning skills, often in their own backyard. The KriStef Brothers began performing for audiences by the age of 10 and have continued to develop new talents and tricks, adding to their act over the years. The Brothers have performed worldwide, with major appearances including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “The Today Show.”

Since Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, the band has been unstoppable. Their junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash-hit performances on “America’s Got Talent” in 2009. Playing over 4,000 shows and over 400 corporate events in over 15 countries, the group has also done guest appearances on “Carson Daly,” “The Today Show,” “China’s Got Talent,” and the Latin Grammy Awards. After being featured on the cover of “USA Today” and being voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times, the band gained worldwide recognition.

“America’s Got Talent Live: The All-Stars Tour!” is a Faculty production in association with FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. It is produced by FremantleMedia North America and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane, and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.

“America’s Got Talent” airs on NBC on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m.