'Glee' cast hits the road for four-city tour

Glee-cast-320.jpg "Glee" is about to spread the joy -- live on stage.

Stars from the FOX series will hit the road for a four-city concert tour in May. It kicks off Wednesday, May 18 at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix and will feature cast regulars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr. and Dijon Talton -- pretty much the entire New Directions crew.

"Glee Live! In Concert!" will will include live performances of some of the show's most popular musical numbers, including "Don't Stop Believin," fan favorites "Somebody To Love" and "Jump" and hits "Don't Rain on My Parade" and "Sweet Caroline."

"The response of the fans to our little show has been so immediate and so gratifying, we wanted to get out and thank them live and in person," says co-creator Ryan Murphy, who conceived the concert experience. "And what show lends itself more to a concert than 'Glee'? We can't wait to take this show on the road and the actors couldn't be more excited to perform live for audiences in these four cities."

"This has been such an extraordinary year for 'Glee' and I can't think of a better way to finish up the first season than performing live on stage with the cast," Michele says. Adds Monteith, "This show has changed my life in so many ways. If you had told me a year ago that I'd be performing classic rock songs in concert theaters around the country, I would never have believed you. We are psyched!"

After the Phoenix stop, the "Glee Live!" tour will head to the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on May 20 and 21 and Chicago's Rosemont Theatre on May 25 and 26 before wrapping up at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 28 and 29.

Tickets for the Phoenix show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 12. New York tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 13; the L.A. and Chicago dates will open at 10 a.m. on the 13th. For more information on the upcoming concert series, visit gleetour2010.com.

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