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Glee announces North American tour dates!

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Glee live in concert hits the road again in May, 2011 and brings the stars of Glee to 16 North American cities. Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Harry Shum, Jr., Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss will perform musical faves from Glee seasons one and two for the US, Canada and then Europe.

"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," said showrunner Ryan Murphy.

Glee hits the road for a 16-city tour

"Joining the cast this year has been like hopping on a fast-moving train," chimes in Chord Overstreet. "I have already had so many incredible experiences, but the chance to perform live on stages across the US, Canada and Europe takes the cake. This is too cool."

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) were already set to hit Europe during summer 2011, starting June 22 in Manchester, England.

The newly announced North American portion of the tour will come before Europe and kicks off on Friday, May 21 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Fans can expect to hear Glee classics like Empire State of Mind, ToxicMy Life Would Suck Without You, It's My Life, and the show's anthem, Don't Stop Believin'.

"Joining the cast of Glee has been an amazing, rewarding and humbling experience," Darren Criss raves. "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!"

Tickets for the majority of the Glee tour go on sale to the general public Saturday, February 19 at 10 a.m., with a special presale for American Express Cardmembers starting February 11. (Tickets for Boston go on sale Friday, February 18 at 10 a.m.; Toronto goes on sale Friday, February 18 at noon and Sacramento Saturday, February 19 at noon.)

2011 Glee Live! In Concert! Dates:

May 21: Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Event Center
May 22: Sacramento, Arco Arena
May 24: San Jose, HP Pavilion
May 27: Anaheim, Honda Center
May 28: Los Angeles, Staples Center
May 29: San Diego, Valley View Casino Center
June 1: Minneapolis, Target Center
June 2: Indianapolis, Conseco Fieldhouse
June 3: Chicago, Allstate Arena
June 6: Boston, TD Garden
June 8: Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
June 11: Toronto, Air Canada Centre
June 13: Detroit, Palace of Auburn Hills
June 14: Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena
June 16: East Rutherford, Izod Center
June 18: Uniondale, Nassau Coliseum

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