'Glee's' Darren Criss Sets Summer Concert Tour

Darren Criss Listen Up Tour Photo - H 2013

Darren Criss Listen Up Tour Photo - H 2013

Darren Criss is hitting the road.

The Glee star took to his Twitter feed to announce his first headlining tour, which will visit 16 cities in North America.

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"I'm proud to say, I'm going on tour this Summer!!! Full band. New music. Old music. Let's do this," he wrote of the Listen Up tour.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. April 27, with a special presale starting at 10 a.m. April 25 for Criss' Facebook fans at Facebook.com/DarrenCriss. VIP packages will be available at adventuresinwonderland.com and general tickets available at Ticketmaster.

"I couldn't think of a better way to spend the summer than being on the road and doing live shows,” Criss said in a statement announcing the tour. "I wanted to do something bigger than what I've done before -- more cities and new music. It's a real opportunity for me to connect with all the people who’ve supported me through the years as well as a chance to get new folks excited. It's gonna be a party for everyone!”

Criss will preview songs from his forthcoming album and perform tunes from his 2009 self-released EP Human. Singer-songwriter Theo Katzman will open on select dates. The Listen Up tour will kick off May 29 in Criss' hometown of San Francicso and run through June 30, wrapping in Silver Spring, Md.

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News of Criss' tour comes a year after The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the Glee cast -- which included Criss -- would no longer be touring.

A complete list of dates follows:




May 29

San Francisco

The Fillmore

May 30

Los Angeles

House of Blues

May 31

Anaheim, CA

House of Blues

June 3


House of Blues

June 4


House of Blues

June 6


The Cannery Ballroom

June 7


Deluxe at Old National Centre

June 8


House of Blues

June 10


Varsity Theater

June 12


Phoenix Concert Theatre

June 13

Ann Arbor, MI

Sonic Lunch/ Michigan Theatre *FREE SHOW

June 14


House of Blues

June 27

New York

Roseland Ballroom

June 28


Theatre of Living Arts

June 29


House of Blues

June 30

Silver Spring, MD

The Fillmore


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