'Glee' cast to hit the road in four-city live concert tour in May
Fans who watched every episode religiously, bought the soundtracks, memorized the mash-ups and dreamed of Puck and Finn are in luck -- well sort of -- as the cast is prepping a spring tour.
Fox announced Monday that "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy is bringing the Golden Globe-winning show to concert stages in May. The bad news is the seven-show tour only hits four cities.
The tour kicks off May 18 at Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, and fans can expect all the kids of New Directions to be present.
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) and Dijon Talton (Matt) are all scheduled to appear. Sorry, fans of Mr. Schuster (Matthew Morrison) and the ultimate nemesis Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) are out of luck as they aren't included in the roster.
Some of the songs expected to be on the set list for the concert, conceived by Murphy, is “Don’t Stop Believin' ” “Somebody to Love," “Jump,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “Sweet Caroline,” according to Fox.
“The response of the fans to our little show has been so immediate and so gratifying, we wanted to get out and thank them live and in person,” Murphy said in a statement. “And what show lends itself more to a concert than ‘Glee’? We can’t wait to take this show on the road and the actors couldn’t be more excited to perform live for audiences in these four cities.”
"Glee Live! In Concert!" plays one night only in Phoenix, then plays two nights each in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City, where the tour will wrap up on May 29 at Radio City Music Hall.
Tickets for the Phoenix date go on sale March 12, and the rest of the shows go on sale March 13. Ticket prices range from $89.50 to $39.50.
Gleeks shouldn't worry if they can't make it to one of the four cities. The series returns from hiatus April 13, and the cast will begin production on the second season following the tour.
"Glee Live! In Concert!"
May 18 -- Phoenix, at Dodge Theatre
May 20 -- Los Angeles, at Gibson Amphitheatre
May 21 -- Los Angeles, at Gibson Amphitheatre
May 25 -- Chicago, at Rosemont Theatre
May 26 -- Chicago, at Rosemont Theatre
May 28 -- New York City, at Radio City Music Hall
May 29 -- New York City, at Radio City Music Hall
For more information, visit GleeTour2010.com
-- Gerrick D. Kennedy
Photo: "Glee" cast members. Credit: Fox