On the heels of blockbuster ratings for the post-Superbowl 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 the television show’s cast, will return to North American concert stages this spring. The 16-city North American tour commences May 21 at Las Vegas, Nevada’s Mandalay Bay Event Center.
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’,” Described by the Los Angeles Times as “triumphant,” USA Today called last year’s concerts "equal parts musical theater, giddy pop culture phenomenon and Journey-loving rock show."
Said Murphy, “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. 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.”
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 pre-sale beginning February 11; tickets go on sale to the general public for most cities on Saturday, February 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.
“Glee Live! In Concert!” 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 “Glee” at www.gleetour.com.
“Glee Live! In Concert!” is presented by Chevrolet, in a continuation of a longstanding partnership with the hit Fox series, that recently included sponsorship of the post Superbowl episode and an elaborate, longer-form Chevrolet spot featuring members of the cast performing the classic song “See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet.”
Now in its sophomore season, “Glee” airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. This season’s No. 1 entertainment series among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens boasts critical acclaim, the Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Comedy Series two years running, a loyal fan base of “GLEEks,” two Platinum and three Gold albums, more than 17 million song downloads, the record for the most titles on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act (beating out The Beatles), an incredible 19 Emmy nominations – earning it the distinction of being the most-nominated series of the year – and four Emmy Awards. To top it off, the genre-defying, award-winning series has been picked up through its third season.
GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at facebook.com/glee and follow the series on Twitter at twitter.com/gleeonfox.