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Hot-on-the-heels of their sold-out tour last may, the cast of Fox's smash show "Glee" crosses the Atlantic for an exclusive European engagement at London and Dublin's O2 Arenas and Manchester's M.E.N. Arena 22 June - 3 July 2011.
Special presale To American Express Card members starts 22 November; Tickets go on sale to general Public Friday, November 26 via www.livenation.co.uk
After mounting a live stage concert event that played to sold out crowds and great acclaim in four American cities last year, Twentieth Century Fox Television and "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy are proud to announce the "Glee" cast will travel to Europe to perform on the arena stages of London, Manchester and Dublin this June.
Beginning Wednesday 22 June at Manchester, England's M.E.N. Arena, "Glee" stars Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn), Amber Riley (Mercedes), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina), Mark Salling (Puck), Dianna Agron (Quinn), Naya Rivera (Santana), Heather Morris (Brittany), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike), Chord Overstreet (Sam) and Darren Criss (Blaine) will perform in an all-new singing and dancing celebration of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning show.
The European exclusive engagement of "Glee Live! In Concert!," is a unique concert experience once again conceived by Murphy that will include live performances of some of the show's most memorable musical numbers from seasons one and two including "Empire State of Mind," "Toxic, " "My Life Would Suck Without You," "It's My Life," and of course, the show's anthem, "Don't Stop Believin'," Described by the Los Angeles Times as "triumphant," USA Today called last year's concerts "equal parts musical theater, giddy pop culture phenomenon and Journey-loving rock show."
Said Murphy, "We had such a great time putting together last year's shows and the response from the fans was incredible. People around the world want to see our cast live and in person, so this European tour is our way of thanking them for the unbelievable way they've embraced our little show. And for everyone in America who has asked if we'll be back to a city near them this summer, stay tuned. We'll have some exciting news very soon."
"I loved performing for the fans in my home towns of Los Angeles and New York last year and didn't think there was any way to top that experience", commented Riley. "But performing in the great arenas of London, Manchester and Dublin? It could not be more exciting. We cannot wait." Added Monteith, "We had so much fun on tour last year that we were all itching to do it again. The fact that we're going to Europe to play arenas is mind blowing. This show has been quite a ride."
2011 Glee Live! In Concert! dates:
22 June Manchester, England M.E.N. Arena
25 June London, England O2 Arena
26 June London, England O2 Arena
2 July Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena
3 July Dublin, Ireland O2 Arena
Select tickets will be available to American Express cardholders in an exclusive pre-sale beginning 19 November 2010.
Now in its sophomore season, "Glee" airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. This season's No. 1 entertainment series among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens boasts critical acclaim, a loyal fan base of "GLEEks," one Platinum and two Gold albums, more than 16 million song downloads, the record for the most titles on the Billboard Hot 100 by a non-solo act (beating out The Beatles), an incredible 19 Emmy nominations - earning it the distinction of being the most-nominated series of the year - and four Emmy Awards. To top it off, the genre-defying, award-winning series has been picked up through its third season.
Glee is the global music phenomenon of the year. To date over 16 million Glee tracks have been digitally downloaded and over 5.5 million albums sold worldwide. "Glee: Best of Season One" featuring nineteen of the most popular, chart topping singles from Season One of the Glee Music Songbook; as well as a special six track karaoke disc is out now on Epic Records on CD and download. Glee, the Music: The Christmas Album is also available for pre-order online now and in stores 29 November.
GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk, Brennan and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers. Become a fan of GLEE on Facebook at facebook.com/glee and follow the series on Twitter at twitter.com/gleeonfox.