STAGE TUBE: Darren Criss Talks Summer Tour, New Album, and More!

Earlier today, Darren Criss announced his first ever 16-city North American summer tour. He announced it to the world through all forms of communication, including YouTube! In his video announcement, he reveals details of his tour and forthcoming solo album.

Click below to watch the video!

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 VIP packages will be available at 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.

"I couldn't think of a better way to spend the summer than being on the road and doing live shows," said Criss. "I wanted to do something bigger than what I've done before more cities and new music. It's a real opportunity for me to connect with all the people who've supported me through the years, as well as a chance to get new folks excited. It's gonna be a party for everyone!"

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.

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STAGE TUBE: Darren Criss Talks Summer Tour, New Album, and More!