VIDEO: Darren Criss Chats Sold-Out Tour on TODAY
Darren Criss, best known for playing Blaine on the musical TV show Glee is preparing to kick off a sold-out 16-city tour called "Listen Up." He talks to TODAY's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb today about his start on Youtube and his experience at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Joked Criss of his sold-out tour, "I was overwhelmed that we were sold out so quickly. I've got to step up my game a little bit!" Watch the appearance in full below!
Criss will give fans a preview into his new album and perform hits from his 2009 self-released EP Human. Special guest, singer-songwriter Theo Katzman, to open on select dates. The LISTEN UP tour will kick-off on May 29 th in his hometown of San Francisco, California and continue through June 30 th concluding in Silver Spring, Maryland.
An exclusive fan pre-sale will take place on Thursday, April 25 th at 10:00am/local time. For more information please visit Facebook.com/DarrenCriss. VIP packages will be available at adventuresinwonderland.com. Tickets Go On sale to the general public onSaturday, April 27 th at 10:00am/local time. Check Ticketmaster and local venue listings for additional details.
Darren Criss has topped the Billboard charts as a performer, solo artist and composer and stars as "Blaine Anderson" on FOX's Emmy and Golden Globe Awardwinning series Glee. Prior to his television career, Criss garnered the attention of millions when he and his University of Michigan friends created "A Very Potter Musical," which became a viral phenomenon. Thereafter, they started StarKid Productions, writing and producing subsequent online hits like Starship, Me and My Dick and A Very Potter Sequel, with Criss providing the music and lyrics for the latter. In 2009, he dropped his self-released album Human, which landed on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. He makes his film debut this summer in Girl Most Likely, opposite Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening and Matt Dillon.