"Glee Live! In Concert!" Returns This Spring
Wed, 09 Feb 2011 13:54:12
On the heels of blockbuster ratings for the post-Super Bowl episode Sunday night, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed Glee Live! In Concert!, starring 13 members of the television show's cast, will return to North American concert stages this Spring. What a way to shake off this bitter, annoying winter weather than by looking forward to another Glee tour.
Beginning Friday, May 21st, which is my birthday, at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, "Glee" 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 Glee Live! In Concert! is a unique concert experience once again conceived by Murphy that will include live performances of some of the show's most memorable musical numbers from Seasons One and Two, including "Empire State of Mind," "Toxic," "My Life Would Suck Without You," "It's My Life," and of course, the show's anthem, "Don't Stop Believin'."
"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 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."
"Joining the cast this year has been like hopping on a fast-moving train," commented Overstreet. "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."
"Joining the cast of Glee has been an amazing, rewarding and humbling experience all at once," added Criss. "On top of all of that, I'm 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 couldn't be more excited!"
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
Are you going to "Gleek" out this Spring?