BEYONCE will hold open auditions across America next week (starting June 12th) to recruit an all-girl backing band for her upcoming tour. The former DESTINY’S CHILD star is looking for female musicians with “a look”, to play drums, keyboards, bass, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, horns and percussion. Beyonce’s creative team will hand-pick candidates, who will be required to play parts from her track WORK IT OUT, for a final audition in New York City with B herself. The chosen musicians will then hit the road with Beyonce on June 20th. The locations for the open auditions follow: New York/New Jersey Area: SST 1806 Park Ave Weehawken, NJ. 07086 201-864-5666 www.sstrentals.com Southeast/Atlanta Area: Crossover Entertainment Studios 1310 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd Atlanta, GA. 30318 404-352-3716 www.crossover-studios.com Southern California/Los Angeles Area: Center Staging 3407 Winona Ave. Burbank, CA. 91504 818-559-4333 www.centerstaging.com www.rehearsals.com Midwest/Chicago Area: Pressure Point Recording Studios 2239 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL. 60616 312-842-8099 www.pprecs.com West/Houston Area: VT2 Studios 2401 West Bellfort Houston, TX 77054 p 713.877.1877 www.vt2.com ……………………………………….. In other news BEYONCE has topped a hip new poll of the Hottest Stars Under 25 in US rock magazine Spin. She beat basketball star LEBRON JAMES, KELLY CLARKSON and KIRSTEN DUNST to claim the top spot. The top 10 also features KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, CHRISTINA MILIAN, MISCHA BARTON and ARCTIC MONKEYS frontman ALEX TURNER.