If you weren’t one of the nearly 27 million Gleeks who tuned in to the post-Super Bowl episode of the hit Fox musical comedy “Glee” on Sunday, don’t worry, you’ll get your chance this spring to latch onto the runaway phenomenon.
The show’s cast is taking to the road again for a 16-city North American tour that is slated to kick off on May 21 with a concert at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. The “Glee Live! In Concert!” tour will star 13 members of the TV series’ cast, including 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).
“Glee” gang will be performing in all-new production based on the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning show. “The cast and I were so moved by the love and enthusiasm of our fans at last year’s concerts that we knew we had to do it again,” said series co-creator Ryan Murphy.
“There is something magical about thousands of ’Gleeks’ 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.”
The concerts will feature live performances of some of the most beloved moments from seasons one and two, including: “Empire State of Mind,” “Toxic,” “My Life Would Suck Without You,” “It’s My Life” and the show’s anthem, “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
“Joining the cast this year has been like hopping on a fast-moving train,” Overstreet said in a statement announcing the tour. “I 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.”
2011 Glee Live! In Concert! Dates:
»5/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Event Center
»5/22 – Sacramento, CA @ Arco Arena
»5/24 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
»5/27 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
»5/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
»5/29 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
»6/1 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
»6/2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
»6/3 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
»6/6 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
»6/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
»6/11 – Toronto, Canada @ Air Canada Centre
»6/13 – Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
»6/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
»6/16 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
»6/18 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
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