'Glee' Star Matthew Morrison Announces Summer Tour

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This time, Sue Sylvester couldn’t stop the music.

Matthew Morrison, who plays the glee club teacher Mr. Schuester on Fox’s Glee, announced a nationwide summer concert tour Friday.

He’ll perform songs from his upcoming solo album, including the recently debuted single “Summer Rain,” as well as favorites from the show.
 
Or maybe the five-week, 22-city tour is just an elaborate cover-up to find a replacement for his New Directions singers.

Regional glee clubs can compete to open for Morrison when he comes to their town, an opportunity co-sponsored by the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. Clubs can submit their entries here.
 
Then again, this could be a chance for Morrison to expand his career options yet again. He teamed with the comedy website Funny or Die to create a series of original videos; some will premiere on the site, and some will be worked into his concerts.
 
Morrison will hit the Beacon Theatre in New York on July 1 and wrap the tour July 23 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on July 23. The full tour schedule follows:

June 18                        Minneapolis                        Orpheum Theatre
June 19                        St. Louis, Mo.                        Fabulous Fox Theatre
June 21                        Rosemont, Ill.                        Rosemont Theatre
June 22                        Columbus, Ohio                        Palace Theatre
June 23                        Detroit                                    Detroit Opera House
June 27                        Philadelphia                        Mann Center for the Performing Arts
June 28                        Newark, N.J.                        New Jersey Performing Arts Center
June 29                        Boston                                    Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre
July 1                        New York                        Beacon Theatre
July 2                        Atlantic City, N.J.            Caesar's - Circus Maximus
July 6                        Washington D.C.            DAR Constitution Hall
July 7                        Greensboro, N.C.            War Memorial Auditorium
July 8                        Duluth, Ga.                        The Arena at Gwinnett Center
July 10                        Tampa, Fla.                        David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
July 11                        Orlando                                    Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
July 13                        Boca Raton, Fla.            Mizner Park Amphitheatre
July 14                        Jacksonville, Fla.            Moran Theater
July 16                        Grand Prairie, Texas            Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
July 17                        Austin                                    Bass Concert Hall
July 19                        Phoenix                        Comerica Theatre
July 20                        San Diego                        Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
July 23                        Los Angeles                        Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

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