GLEE to hit road...again!
THE CAST OF FOXâS SMASH SHOW âGLEEâ TO RETURN TO CONCERT STAGES IN THE U.S. AND CANADA THIS MAY FOR BLOCKBUSTER CROSS-COUNTRY TOUR PRIOR TO PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED EUROPEAN ENGAGEMENT!
Special Presale to American Express Cardmembers Starts February 11; Tickets Go on Sale to General Public Saturday, February 19.
On the heels of blockbuster ratings for the post-Super Bowl episode Sunday night, Twentieth Century Fox Television and âGleeâ co-creator Ryan Murphy are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed âGlee Live! In Concert!,â starring 13 members of the television showâs cast, will return to North American concert stages this spring.
Beginning Friday, May 21 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, âGleeâ stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike), Chord Overstreet (Sam) and Darren Criss (Blaine) will perform in an all-new singing and dancing celebration of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show.
The North American engagement of âGlee Live! In Concert!,â is a unique concert experience once again conceived by Murphy that will include live performances of some of the showâs most memorable musical numbers from Seasons One and Two, including âEmpire State of Mind,â âToxic,â âMy Life Would Suck Without You,â âItâs My Life,â and of course, the showâs anthem, âDonât Stop Believinâ.â Described by the Los Angeles Times as âtriumphant,â USA Today called last yearâs concerts âequal parts musical theater, giddy pop culture phenomenon and Journey-loving rock show.â
âThe cast and I were so moved by the love and enthusiasm of our fans at last yearâs concerts that we knew we had to do it again,â said Murphy. âThere is something magical about thousands of âGleeksâ coming together to share a special night with our cast, and this tour is one way we can thank them for their unbelievable support from the beginning.â
âJoining the cast this year has been like hopping on a fast-moving train,â commented Overstreet. âI have already had so many incredible experiences, but the chance to perform live on stages across the U.S., Canada and Europe takes the cake. This is too cool.â
âJoining the cast of âGleeâ has been an amazing, rewarding and humbling experience all at once,â added Criss. âOn top of all of that, Iâm fortunate to play such a strong and interesting character like Blaine that speaks volumes to fans. Now I have the chance to perform for thousands of them this summer, and I couldnât be more excited!â
2011 Glee Live! In Concert! Dates:
May 21 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Event Center
May 22 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
May 24 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
May 27 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
May 28 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
May 29 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center
June 1 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
June 2 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
June 3 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
June 6 Boston, MA TD Garden
June 8 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
June 11 Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre
June 13 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
June 14 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
June 16 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
June 18 Uniondale, NY Nassau Colliseum
Select tickets will be available to American Express cardholders in an exclusive presale beginning Friday, Feb. 11; tickets go on sale to the general public for most cities on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 10:00 a.m. (Tickets for the Boston concert go on sale Friday, Feb. 18 at 10:00 a.m.; Toronto goes on sale Friday, Feb. 18 at noon and Sacramento Saturday, Feb. 19 at noon.) Tickets will be available via www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at any Ticketmaster Outlet. Tickets will be available at the arena box offices as well. âGlee Live! In Concert!â has also teamed with I Love All Access to provide a variety of fan ticket packages for the show, including premium seats, parties and more. For more information, please visit âGleeâ at www.gleetour.com.
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