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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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