The Mr. Schuester of 'Glee' will begin the tour on June 18, and will perform at the KIIS-FM music festival on May 14.
Matthew Morrison has mapped out a massive tour to promote his upcoming debut album. The "Glee" star is going to start the traveling show on June 18 at Orpheum Theatre in Matneapolis, MN, and will continue it at least until July 23 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Matthew will perform not only songs from the new album but also many of the "Glee" fan favorites. His opening act will be a local school glee club which will be chosen via an audition held in conjunction with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Entries can be submitted on his official website.
Original contents for the tour, some of which will be incorporated into the live show, are going to be made by the Will Schuester depicter in partnership with Funny Or Die. The video is set to premiere exclusively on the Will Ferrell comedy website sometime this year.
Before going on a tour, Matthew will rock Wango Tango music festival on May 14. He joins previously-announced musical guests Ke$ha, Selena Gomez, Far East Movement, Jason Derulo, Lupe Fiasco, T-Pain, New Boyz, Cobra Starship, Cody Simpson, and Pitbull (with special performance from Jennifer Lopez).
Prior to his engagement at the 102.7 KIIS-FM annual festivity which will take place at the Staples Center in Downtown L.A., Matthew will perform "Summer Rain" live on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on April 6, and sing it on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on April 11.
Co-written by Matthew with Claude Kelly and Norwegian duo known as Espionage, "Summer Rain" is the first single from his upcoming debut album. The self-titled CD is set for May 10 U.S. release and will feature duet with Elton John and Gwyneth Paltrow. Most recently, a cover art for the effort was unveiled on his Facebook.
- Jun 18: Matneapolis, MN at Orpheum Theatre
- Jun 19: St. Louis, MO at Fabulous Fox Theatre
- Jun 21: Rosemont, IL at Rosemont Theatre
- Jun 22: Colombus, OH at Palace Theatre
- Jun 23: Detroit, MI at Detroit Opera House
- Jun 27: Philadelphia, PA at Mann Center for the Performatg Arts
- Jun 28: Newark, NJ at New Jersey Performatg Arts Center
- Jun 29: Boston, MA at Citi Performatg Arts Center Wang Theatre
- Jul 01: New York, NY at Beacon Theatre
- Jul 02: Atlantic City at Caesar's at Circus Maximus
- Jul 06: Washatgton D.C. at DAR Constitution Hall
- Jul 07: Greensboro, NC at War Memorial Auditorium
- Jul 08: Duluth, GA at The Arena at Gwatnett Center
- Jul 10: Tampa, FL at David A. Straz Center for the Performatg Arts
- Jul 11: Orlando, FL at Bob Carr Performatg Arts Center
- Jul 13: Boca Raton, FL at Mizner Park AmphiTheatre
- Jul 14: Jacksonville, FL at Moran Theater
- Jul 16: Grand Prairie, TX at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
- Jul 17: Austat, TX at Bass Concert Hall
- Jul 19: Phoenix AZ, at Comerica Theatre
- Jul 20: San Diego, CA at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
- Jul 23: Los Angeles, CA at Nokia Theatre LA Live