'Glee' Cast Won't Go On Concert Tour This Summer
After two successful runs in the past, "Glee" won't hit the road this summer.
Despite earlier reports that the Gleeks would kick off another tour this year, a rep tells The Hollywood Reporter that "We currently have no plans of touring the cast this summer." However, there are plans to hold a charity concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles later this year.
Proceeds from the show would benefit the "Glee" Give a Note campaign, which supports music education programs in schools.
Sources tell Billboard.com that early dates have already been talked about, but the show or shows are only in the planning stages. September seems to be the target date for the charity concert.
Although a concert tour had been discussed, the focus now seems to be on the charity gig. "We have been talking about continuing our work on a next phase of 'Glee' Give a Note," said Jane Balek, Give a Note's COO and assistant executive director of the National Associated for Music Education. "But no definite projects were discussed." She added that "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy and Fox are "truly supportive of the mission of NAfME and its Give a Note Foundation."
Last year's tour was later made into a 3-D film, "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie." The film opened last August, and despite the show's TV success, it failed to ignite the box office, profiting only $5.7 million in its opening weekend and landing at #11 that week.
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