NEWS: Glee Live! Comes To The UK!

On the heels of their sold-out US 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 MEN arena June 22- July 3

Special Presale to American Express Card members Starts November 22 via www.ticketmaster.co.uk/amex

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, June 22 at Manchester, England’s MEN 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:

June 22            Manchester, England               MEN Arena
June 25            London, England                     O2 Arena
June 26            London, England                     O2 Arena
July 2               Dublin, Ireland                         O2 Arena
July3                Dublin, Ireland                         O2 Arena

Select tickets will be available to American Express cardholders in an exclusive pre-sale beginning 19 November 2010.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am Friday 26 November 2010 priced at £45.00 / £55.00 (subject to booking fee) and will be available via www.livenation.co.uk.

“Glee Live! In Concert!” has also teamed with I Love All Access to provide a variety of fan ticket packages for the show, including premium seats, parties and more. For more information, please visit “Glee” at www.gleetour.com.

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