Matthew Morrison cancels most of solo tour, to join Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block summer outing
Matthew Morrison has changed plans for his summer tour.
Originally, the “Glee” star was slated to hit the road for a 22-date summer solo trek that would have kicked off June 18 in Minneapolis and wrapped up in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre on July 23.
However, on Tuesday, Morrison announced that he was canceling the majority of those shows in order to support New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys on their joint summer tour as NKOTBSB.
Morrison will join the supergroup beginning July 6 in Anaheim and continue through Aug. 7 in London, Canada.
Ticketmaster has listed the majority of previously announced shows as canceled, except for dates in Detroit, New York City, Atlantic City, N.J., and San Diego.
A rep for Morrison said that there would be more details forthcoming about his solo tour plans and that he did not know whether poor ticket sales had played a role in the cancelations. The singer-actor was the first from the cast of "Glee" to announce a record deal (he is signed to Mercury Records), and he recently released his eponymous debut album.
“This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Morrison said in a statement. “I am so appreciative of my fans and I’m planning to give them a great show.”
Check out Morrison's dates with NKOTBSB:
July 8 -– Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome
July 9 -– Vancouver, Canada, Rogers Arena
July 10 -– Vancouver, Canada, Rogers Arena
July 12 -– Edmonton, Canada, Rexall Place
July 13 -– Calgary, Canada, Scotiabank Saddledome
July 15 -– Minneapolis, Target Center
July 16 -– Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
July 17 –- Tulsa, BOK Center
July 19 -– St. Louis, Scottrade Center
July 20 -– Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center
July 22 –- Orlando, Amway Center
July 23 –- Greensboro, N.C., Greensboro Coliseum
July 24 –- Columbus, Ohio, Schottenstein Center
July 26 -– Indianapolis, Conseco Fieldhouse
July 27 -– Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena
July 29 -– Atlantic City, N.J., Boardwalk Hall
July 30 -– Hershey, Pa., Hersheypark Stadium
July 31 -– Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Coliseum
Aug. 4 -– Ottawa, Scotiabank Place
Aug. 5 -– Montreal, Bell Centre
Aug. 6 -– Hamilton, Canada, Copps Coliseum
Aug. 7 -– London, Canada, John Labatt Centre
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Photo: Musician-actor Matthew Morrison performs at KIIS FM's Wango Tango at Staples Center on May 14. Credit: Kevin Winter /Getty Images