The cast of “Glee” is going back on tour in the spring — and there’s a far greater chance they’ll be coming to a city near you.
Last year’s tour only hit four cities, but the 2011 edition will travel to 16 cities in the United States and Canada, beginning May 21 in Las Vegas. The show will feature 13 members of the cast: Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss.
The cast will perform a series of tunes from the show’s first two seasons, including Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” and Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You.”
“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,” “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy says. “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.”
American Express cardholders can get in on a presale event starting Friday (Feb. 11); otherwise tickets for most cities go on sale on Saturday, Feb. 19 (the Boston and Toronto shows go on sale Friday, Feb. 18). The dates are below; more information is at GleeTour.com.
May 21: Mandalay Bay Event Center, Las Vegas
May 22: Arco Arena, Sacramento, Calif.
May 24: HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif.
May 27: Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.
May 28: Staples Center, Los Angeles
May 29: Valley View Casino Center, San Diego
June 1: Target Center, Minneapolis
June 2: Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
June 3: Allstate Arena, Chicago
June 6: TD Garden, Boston
June 8: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
June 11: Air Canada Centre, Toronto
June 13: Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit
June 14: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
June 16: Izod Center, East Rutherford, N.J.
June 18: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y.