Glee tour will make only Canadian stop in Toronto this spring

Glee tour will make only Canadian stop in Toronto this spring

The show that introduced both musical theatre and mash-ups to prime time is embarking on its second concert tour, and this time there’s a Canadian date to satisfy all the local Gleeks (apparently there are quite a few). The enthusiastically titled Glee Live! In Concert! tour kicks off in Las Vegas on May 21, with a June 11 performance in Toronto. It’s the cast’s only Canadian show and will take place at the Air Canada Centre.

Glee had big ratings and even bigger hits this year, which means the tour will feature live performances of favourite songs from both seasons, including the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys summer anthem “Empire State of Mind,” Britney Spears’s “Toxic,” and Journey’s karaoke classic “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

According to Inside TV, the show’s creator Ryan Murphy feels this concert series is an important way for the cast to connect with fans around the world:

The cast and I were so moved by the love and enthusiasm of our fans at last year’s concerts that we knew we had to do it again…. 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.

Cast members confirmed for the tour include Canadian Cory Monteith, Lea Michelle, Amber Riley, Chris Cofler, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Diana Agron, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Harry Shum, Jr., and Chord Overstreet. No word on whether Matthew Morrison will make a few guest appearances on stage, but making up for this is the fact that Darren Criss—a.k.a. the guy who, despite having covered Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” and Destiny’s Child’s “Bills Bills Bills,” still managed to make our knees melt with his good looks—is confirmed for the tour. Tickets go on sale February 18 via Ticketmaster.

• Glee tour hits Toronto June 11 [Toronto Star]