Listen Up! Darren Criss announces US Tour

After teases on Darren Criss’ (Glee) Twitter and Facebook pages last week, speculation has been rife as to what this “Big Announcement” could be. Well, finally the cat is out of the bag.

Darren Criss - Listen Up

From Criss’ website:

Listen Up! Darren is officially working on a full length solo album, and he wants to give you the first opportunity to hear the new songs! He will be going on tour this summer with a full band and is inviting you to get tickets to the party early! He’ll be visiting 16 cities to preview these new songs and performing some of your favorites from HUMAN EP, STARKID shows, and GLEE.
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5/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The House of Blues
5/31 Anaheim, CA @ The House of Blues
6/3 Dallas, TX @ The House of Blues
6/4 Houston, TX @ The House of Blues
6/6 Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Ballroom
6/7 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
6/8 Chicago, IL @ The House of Blues
6/10 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
6/12 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
6/13 Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theatre / Sonic Lunch
6/14 Cleveland, OH @ The House of Blues
6/27 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
6/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
6/29 Boston, MA @ The House of Blues
6/30 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

No word on when the album will come out, but we can obviously expect plenty of YouTube videos of the new songs once Criss’ hits the stage. Let’s hope it’s not too long before we get proper recordings. As who can truly appreciate the work when there are people screaming over the top of them.

ETA: Criss will be joined on tour by long time friend, Theo Katzman. Check out his music, and definitely make sure you get to the show early enough to see him perform.