Darren Criss Announces Listen Up, First Ever Headlining North American Tour

Tour Will Visit 16 Cities Including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto

Exclusive Fan Pre-Sale on April 25 at 10:00am at Facebook.com/DarrenCriss; General Tickets on Sale April 27 at 10:00am

Apr 23, 2013, 12:18 ET from Sunshine Sachs

LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Listen up!  Musician and actor Darren Criss announces his first ever 16-city North American summer tour. Criss will give fans a preview into his forthcoming 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 29th in his hometown of San Francisco, California and continue through June 30th concluding in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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An exclusive fan pre-sale will take place on Thursday, April 25th 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 on Saturday, April 27th 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 Award‐winning 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.

LISTEN UP Tour Dates




May 29

San Francisco, CA

The Fillmore

May 30

Los Angeles, CA

House of Blues

May 31

Anaheim, CA

House of Blues

June 3

Dallas, TX

House of Blues

June 4

Houston, TX

House of Blues

June 6

Nashville, TN

The Cannery Ballroom

June 7

Indianapolis, IN

Deluxe at Old National Centre

June 8

Chicago, IL

House of Blues

June 10

Minneapolis, MN

Varsity Theater

June 12

Toronto, ON

Phoenix Concert Theatre

June 13

Ann Arbor, MI

Sonic Lunch/ Michigan Theatre *FREE SHOW

June 14

Cleveland, OH

House of Blues

June 27

New York, NY

Roseland Ballroom

June 28

Philadelphia, PA

Theatre of Living Arts

June 29

Boston, MA

House of Blues

June 30

Silver Spring, MD

The Fillmore

All dates are subject to change.

For more on Darren Criss, please visit: Darren Criss. Join the conversation at #DarrenCrissListenUp and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@DarrenCriss).

SOURCE Sunshine Sachs