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Glee Live! 2011 – Tour Dates Announced

Posted by Rob on Feb-08-2011 under Cast & Crew, Events, News

Glee Live! 2011Good news, American Gleeks… Prepare for Glee Live! 2011! The Glee cast will be going on another concert tour this summer following the massive success of their tour last summer. While the amount of cities has grown, most of them only have one performance. Why? This year they won’t be in medium-sized venues like last summer, but massive arenas.
Get ready for a live Glee experience like never before.

More good news, if you’re a fan of Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet, they too will be joining in on the fun this summer. The show will feature new songs from Season Two, as well as some of our favorites from Season One. (Dont Stop Believin’, anyone?) Speaking as someone who attended last year, this event is not to be missed. I can only use one word to describe it: epic.

The following dates are currently on the schedule, but times are subject to change:

May 21 | Las Vegas, NV | Mandalay Bay Event Center
May 22 | Sacramento, CA | Arco Arena
May 24 | San Jose, CA | HP Pavilion
May 27 | Anaheim, CA | Honda Center
May 28 | Los Angeles, CA | Staples Center
May 29 | San Diego, CA | Valley View Casino Center
June 1 | Minneapolis, MN | Target Center
June 2 | Indianapolis, IN | Conseco Fieldhouse
June 3 | Chicago, IL | Allstate Arena
June 6 | Boston, MA | TD Garden
June 8 | Philadelphia, PA | Wells Fargo Center
June 11 | Toronto, Canada | Air Canada Centre
June 13 | Detroit, MI | Palace of Auburn Hills
June 14 | Cleveland, OH | Quicken Loans Arena
June 16 | East Rutherford, NJ | Izod Center
June 18 | Uniondale, NY | Nassau Colliseum

Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, February 19th. If you have an American Express card, you can buy your tickets on pre-sale February 11th.
Check out www.GleeTour.com for more information.

Matthew Morrison Concert at The Grove

Posted by Dani on Jan-24-2011 under Events, Matthew Morrison

Matthew MorrisonGleeks in the Los Angeles area can catch Matthew Morrison in his first solo concert this Saturday, January 29th.

Held at The Grove from noon to 3pm, the free concert will feature many new songs from his upcoming album. Since it’s open to the public, feel free to bring your friends along!

If you can’t make it to The Grove to watch in person, the concert will be streamed live at www.facebook.com/OscarMayer.

Glee’s Big Night at the Golden Globes

Posted by Dani on Jan-17-2011 under Cast & Crew, Chris Colfer, Events, Jane Lynch, News, Videos

It was a big night for Glee last night at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, CA as they took home awards for three of their five nominations. Chris Colfer was named Best Supporting Actor in TV and expressed his gratitude in a very memorable acceptance speech by saying, “I think I just dropped my heart between Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore so if anyone sees that, please give it back to me,” and by thanking “all the amazing kids who watch our show and the kids that our show celebrate who are constantly told no by the people in their environments, by bullies at school that they can’t be who they are, or have what they want because of who they are… well, screw that, kids!”

While talking to the media after his win, Chris referred to himself as a “Cinderfella” and explained that he was fully expecting Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family to win. In fact, co-star — and his date!Ashley Fink (who plays Lauren Zizes on Glee) had to push him up out of his seat to go accept his award because he was still in shock.

Jane Lynch secured the title of Best Supporting Actress in TV, joking in her acceptance speech that she was “nothing if not falsely humble,” going on to say she wanted to share the win with the “deranged young man” Ian Brennan, the mastermind writer behind all of Sue Sylvester’s dialogue before thanking her wife Laura and their two children.

For the second year in a row, Glee nabbed the Golden Globe for Best TV Series (Comedy or Musical) and the entire cast made their way to the stage to accept the award:


Glee Cast Performs on X-Factor

Posted by Rob on Dec-05-2010 under Cast & Crew, Events, Media, Videos

The cast of Glee (unfortunately missing Chris Colfer, who had to stay in LA and film scenes with The Warblers) performed their signature song “Don’t Stop Believin’” on tonight’s episode of X-Factor! In a word: epic. Check out the full video of the cast’s performance below:

Does watching that video bring back memories of last summer’s Glee Live! Concert Tour for anyone else? I can’t wait to see them perform live again!

Glee Cast to Perform in the UK for European Concert Tour – Summer 2011!

Posted by Rob on Nov-19-2010 under Events, News

Glee Concert

The Glee cast will be hitting up the UK this summer for a European concert tour, which doesn’t come as too much of a surprise due to the show’s insane popularity across the pond. The exciting news was revealed this morning on BBC’s Fearne Cotton’s Radio 1 show. With performances in Manchester, London, and Dublin, this will be Glee‘s first major European tour, and hopefully it will be as amazing as last summer’s concert tour in the USA. I personally saw the cast perform in NYC, and I was blown away. In a word? Epic. Sources are saying that this European tour will be a whole new production, and unlike the last tour, it will also include the latest addition to the cast, Darren Criss. So get ready, UK Gleeks!

Here’s a list of the dates courtesy of RyanSeacrest.com:

2011 Glee Live! In Concert! dates:

     June 22 | Manchester, England | MEN Arena
     June 25 | London, England | O2 Arena
     June 26 | London, England | O2 Arena
     July 2 | Dublin, Ireland | O2 Arena
     July3 | Dublin, Ireland | O2 Arena

Glee creator Ryan Murphy says, “We had such a great time putting together last year’s shows and the response from the fans was incredible. People around the world want to see our cast live and in person, so this European tour is our way of thanking them for the unbelievable way they’ve embraced our little show.”

To all those (like myself) in the USA thinking what about us?, Murphy says, “And for everyone in America who has asked if we’ll be back to a city near them this summer, stay tuned. We’ll have some exciting news very soon.”

Tickets for the tour will be available to American Express Cardmembers on November 22, before going on sale to the general public on November 26 for £45 to £55. For more information, visit GleeTour.com.

Source: Glee announces UK concert tour for summer 2011 – BBC

Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele to Participate in Rocky Horror Tribute

Posted by Rob on Oct-18-2010 under Cast & Crew, Events, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison

Rocky Horror TributeOn top of all the buzz about Glee’s upcoming Rocky Horror Glee Show episode, Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele will also be participating in a star-studded rock-of-all-ages tribute and Costume Ball, Thursday, October 28th at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute will star Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Billy Idol, Evan Rachel Wood, Mario Lopez, Jason Segel, Ricki Lake, and more in a one-night-only live event! The evening will benefit the Painted Turtle, one of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps.

Since opening in 2004, the Painted Turtle has provided children throughout California who suffer from chronic and life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to rediscover the ordinary joys of being a child through a year-round camp and hospital outreach programs. To date, over 12,864 children and their families have been served by over 5,631 doctors, nurses and program volunteers. No child or family pays to attend camp. For more information about the Painted Turtle please visit www.thepaintedturtle.org.

Rocky Horror Tribute

Tickets are still available by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at www.livenation.com. VIP tickets and packages, including the post party Costume Ball are available from 5B Events at 310.559.9334.

Jane Lynch Co-Hosting Race for the Rescues in LA

Posted by Rob on Oct-13-2010 under Contests, Events, Glee Merchandise, GleeFan.com Exclusives, Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch - Race for the RescuesCalling all animal-loving Gleeks! What would you give to meet Sue Sylvester in the flesh?

Join us in Los Angeles at Race For The Rescues, a 5k/10k run benefitting 10 animal rescues in the area. The event takes place on October 24th, 2010 at the Rose Bowl. Jane Lynch will be co-hosting along with Carrie Ann Inaba and Danielle Fishel. You can join the race by visiting registering for team Gleek! The top individual fundraiser will win a meet and greet with Jane Lynch along with other cool prizes.

Not ready to jet to Los Angeles? Never fear. The Rescue Train is teaming up with GleeFan.com to hold an exclusive online raffle for some Glee-tastic prizes.

Prizes include all sorts of official Glee merch, including Glee Mugs, Glee Baseball Caps, a copy of “The Power of Madonna” signed by Jane Lynch, and more! Plus we will have a super secret Sue Slyvester prize to be announced later this week!

All raffle proceeds go directly to the Race for the Rescues!

How to enter the “Gleek for the Rescues” raffle:

Race for the RescuesStep 1:
CLICK THIS LINK to get to our official team page and enter the amount of money you would like to donate.

$5=Five tickets

$10=Ten tickets

$20=THIRTY tickets

$30=FOURTY-FIVE tickets

$50=SEVENTY-FIVE tickets

$100=TWO HUNDRED tickets!

You can buy as many tickets as you like to enter in the Raffle! The Raffle will close at 11:59 Pacific Time on October 23rd, 2010. Winners will be announced on GleeFan.com.

Step 2:
• Forward your donation confirmation email to us at: gleeksfortherescues(at)gmail.com with the subject line: RftR entry – Your Name/Reference ID.

Step 3:
• Spread the word. Get together a group of friends and head out to the Rose Bowl on October 24th. Or tweet about our raffle. Together, Gleeks can unite to give abandoned animals a family again.

In addition to this raffle, @GleekShelly has teamed up with @therescuetrain to bring you a special Gleeks for the Rescue Twitter contest! Details will be announced later this week via tweets, so make sure you’re following both accounts if you aren’t already.

Laurie Interviews the Glee Cast at the Season 2 Premiere Party!

Laurie, who you may know as @GleekLaurie, recently got the chance to go to Glee‘s Season 2 Premiere Party and interview some of the cast on the red carpet. It was her first huge event on her own, and despite some technical difficulties, I think she did a really great job representing GleeFan.com! Check out her exclusive video and read what she had to say about her adventure below:

The Glee Season 2 Premiere Party was my first event where I actually got to interview celebrities, so I was definitely a bit nervous. And when I arrived at the Paramount Lot, my fears were acknowledged, because I realized right then and there just how legit the event was. Hot shots like Fox 11 News, E!, and People were scattered around lugging thousand-dollar video cameras, and I was standing in the corner with my dinky tripod. It was quite a sight to see. So, I found my designated spot right in the corner at the end of the carpet, neighboring Australia’s TV Guide and KIIS FM. I originally thought it was the best place in the world because I had enough space to set up my tripod (which later had several technical difficulties), but little did I know that it was THE worst place I could have possibly gotten.

One, people were walking in front of my tripod during my interviews, as you can see in the video with Josh Sussman. Terribly awkward, but it made for one hilarious blooper. Two, it was right next to the parking lot, so every time a car drove by, there was a chance that I would get hit. Several instances the security guard had to literally push me out of the way of the car so everyone didn’t experience a hit-and-run. And three, my spot was at the end of the carpet, so by that time, the publicists had to drag their clients to the screening. However, the nice Australian lady from TV Guide (Glee is really popular in Australia) led some of the cast members to me so I could interview them. She was even friends with Ryan Murphy! But alas, I failed to bring an extra memory card. Right in the middle of my interview with Heather Morris, a random publicist shouts, “HON, IT SAYS YOU’RE OUT OF MEMORY SPACE.” Right. In. Front. Of. Everyone.

The night was no doubt full of embarrassing moments (Hello, random publicist!), but all in all, it was a really fun learning experience. Kevin McHale even said he likes the site, and that he checks up on us regularly. So, if you’re reading this right now: Hi, Kevin!

Shelly’s Summer Glee Events Recap!

Shelly, one of our LA reps, definitely had a busy summer. Make sure that you’re following her on Twitter (@GleekShelly) as she regularly live Tweets from Glee events. Here is her recap of all the Glee events she got to go to over the summer:

This past summer, I was fortunate enough to attend several Glee events in the LA area. Here are some brief recaps and photos/videos from my adventures. Enjoy!

Heather Morris at Art4LifeMay 31st – 4th annual Art4Life benefit show at Club Level 3, Hollywood. Art4Life was founded in 2007 by Gina Starbuck, who created the organization to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society in honor of her father. You can find out more about it here: www.Art4LifeLA.com. This was my second Art4Life event (Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, and Dianna Agron hosted last year’s show), and I’ve always been impressed with not only the amazing performances, but also the amount of talented actors and musicians who donate their time and effort to such a wonderful cause. This year’s hosts were comedian Ryan Hill, actress Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and our very own Heather Morris. The trio did a great job of running the show, which included performances by cast members of Wicked, So You Think You Can Dance, and America’s Best Dance Crew. Check out my pictures below:

Flickr -- Photoset -- 4th Annual Art4Life with Heather Horris

Jane Lynch at OutfestJuly 10thA Conversation with Jane Lynch, hosted by Outfest (the LA Gay and Lesbian Film Festival). For almost two hours, Jane talked to a sold out auditorium about her personal life, her career leading up to Glee, and everything in between. She was, as always, hilarious, charismatic, and engaging. I’ll let the video highlights speak for themselves:

Flickr -- Photoset -- A Conversation with Jane Lynch
at Outfest 2010

Sue Sylvester Wax Figure LaunchAugust 4thSue Sylvester wax figure launch at Madame Tassauds Hollywood. Jane Lynch, Ian Brennan, and Iqbal Theba were present at the unveiling of Glee’s first ever wax figure. The John Burroughs High School Powerhouse (the real-life inspiration for the show, and the group that was featured on the Glee episode of Oprah) opened the event with a few performances of songs from Glee. They were followed by Ian Brennan, who introduced Jane, and finally by Jane herself, who, like all of us in the press and audience, was seeing the figure for the first time. Here’s a video of Ian’s introduction, the unveiling, and Jane’s reaction:

After posing for photos and doing several interviews with the press, Jane was kind enough to come out and sign autographs and take pictures with the hundreds of fans who had come out to Hollywood to see her.

Flickr -- Photoset -- Sue Sylvester Wax Figure Launch
at Madame Tussauds

Dianna Agron at A Spelling Bee for CheatersAugust 14th826LA’sA Spelling Bee for Cheaters,” Lincoln Middle School, Santa Monica. Dianna Agron and many others were present at this fundraiser for 826LA, an organization dedicated to putting on tutoring and writing programs for children in the LA area. For those of you who are unclear about what exactly the event was, you can read the description and rules here. In addition to being hilariously adorable, Dianna was also the overall top fundraiser. Go Dianna! Here’s a video of her highlights, and some photos I took:

Flickr -- Photoset -- 826LA’s “A Spelling Bee for Cheaters”
Featuring Dianna Agron

Jenna, Kevin & Heather at Macy'sAugust 21stGlee Clothing Line Launch at Macy’s, Beverly Center. Heather Morris, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Kevin McHale were there to sign autographs for every Gleek who showed up and spent at least $50 on Glee merchandise. The new clothes look awesome, and it was fun watching the cast interact with their fans. I can say with confidence that they’re some of the nicest, most genuine people in the business. Towards the end of the event, I got a chance to talk to Jenna, and when I told her that I was from GleeFan.com, she gave Rob a shout out and recognized me as “GleekShelly!” That definitely made my day and was a great end to an amazing summer of Glee. :)

Flickr -- Photoset -- Clothing Line Launch at Macy’s
Featuring Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale & Heather Horris

Thank you Gina, Guido, Amanda, Christina, Lauren, and everyone else involved for inviting me and allowing me to cover these events!

Win VIP Passes to See Jane Lynch Launch Sue Sylvester Figure at Madame Tussauds!

Posted by Rob on Jul-28-2010 under Contests, Events, Jane Lynch

Jane LynchExperienceLA is giving away 2 VIP passes to the unveiling of Jane Lynch‘s Sue Sylvester wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood! You have to act quickly because the contest ends this Friday, July 30th. The event is at Madame Tussauds Hollywood on 6933 Hollywood Blvd, on August 4, 2010 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. If you’re interested, you can enter the contest at ExperienceLA’s promotions page.

Here’s more info on the event from ExperienceLA:

Enter to win a pair of tickets and VIP passes for the star-studded event on August 4th at 11am!
Ever wish you had a minute with Sue Sylvester to tell her exactly how you feel about her outbursts, one-lines and track suits? Now you have the chance! Madame Tussauds Hollywood is GLEEking out over their newest figure, the character we all love to hate, Sue Sylvester!

On August 4, 2010 at 11am, Jane Lynch will be launching her infamous character on the Madame Tussauds Hollywood courtyard! With a performance by the John Burroughs High School Power House Choir (as seen on Oprah) and other surprises, you won’t want to miss out on the GLEE!

When I was in NYC to see the Glee concert, my family went to the Madame Tussauds there, and it was a ton of fun! For more information on how Jane Lynch will be unveiling the figure (and for some fun pictures of her being measured), check out Madame Tussauds Hollywood – “Glee Star Jane Lynch Gets Waxed”.

Glee Guys to Host Teen Choice Awards!

Posted by Tinkers on Jul-27-2010 under Cast & Crew, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Events, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling

In addition to Glee being nominated for a whopping 13 Teen Choice Awards, Cory Montieth, Mark Salling, Chris Colfer, and Kevin McHale have been invited to co-host the award show itself! They’ll be chilling onstage next to Katy Perry, who is also co-hosting the event.

Also on the itinerary are Eclipse stars Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson, Ashley Greene, as well as Zac Efron, Jane Lynch, Leighton Meester, Channing Tatum, Zachary Levi, Ellen DeGeneres, Sandra Bullock, Jim Parsons, Miranda Cosgrove, and Kristin Bell, to name a few. There will be performances from Jason Derulo, Katy Perry, and Travis McCoy. The TCAs will air on Monday, August 9 at 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX.

Don’t forget to for for Glee at TeenChoiceAwards.com!

Jane Lynch Hosts the Do Something Awards on VH1

Posted by Rob on Jul-19-2010 under Events, Jane Lynch, Videos

Tonight, on July 19th, Jane Lynch will be hosting the Do Something Awards live on VH1 at 9/8c pm. Glee was nominated for their work with the Grammy Foundation and Grammy In The Schools. Also, there will be a ton of celebrities, including musical performances, so make sure to tune in! VH1 has some promo videos featuring Jane Lynch, and they’re hilarious. Check them out below!

Click here to see the rest of Jane Lynch’s promos…

Glee Attendees at Comic-Con 2010

Posted by Tinkers on Jun-24-2010 under Cast & Crew, Events

Glee will once again be attending the San Diego Comic-Con! Since last year’s panel, Glee has exploded into an international phenomenon, winning at the Golden Globes, SAG awards, and People’s Choice Awards, just to name a few. The fanbase has exploded, twitter accounts gaining thousands of followers, and the actors have become household names. Some people questioned why Glee first came to the five-day long convention, but their return to Comic-Con was all but imminent. This year, the panel will feature actors that were absent from last year’s.

So, there’s good news and bad news. The good: Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Heather Morris, and Naya Rivera will be attending the panel and answering fan questions, alongside Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy. The bad: Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Dianna Agron and Cory Monteith will be MIA. Jane Lynch will be absent as well; apparently she had a scheduling conflict.

Now, before you take drastic measures: “Last year, we brought down Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, and Dianna Agron. Because we have such a large cast and we can’t bring everyone every year, this year we decided to bring down some of the cast who didn’t get to go last summer,” A Fox spokesperson tells Entertainment Weekly.

Makes sense, right? To quote Sue Sylvester: “We’re giving everyone a chance to be a star! Find your voice, stomp that yard, all that crap!”


Rob’s Report: Breakfast with Glee at Z100 – An Elvis Duran Show & iheartradio Event

NYC On Friday, May 28, 2010, my day started by stepping off of a Greyhound bus and into New York City for the first time in my life. After only an hour or so to go check out the hotel we would be checking into later that day, it was time to head off to the P.C. Richard & Son Theater in Tribeca. As a sort of last minute surprise, I was able to bring my friend Emily Zhang with me, so that’s who you’ll see me with in the pictures. She was going to stay back and do something else, but I was able to get her an entry thanks to the awesome people at iheartradio. We took the subway from 50th to Canal St., and stood in the line that was forming outside of the building. I texted my contact at iheartradio, saying that I was there, and she came out to get me! We got to bypass most of the line and we came inside to get a sneak peek of the theater before everyone else was allowed in. It was set up to look like a classroom, but they chalkboards had hilarious caricature drawings of all the cast members. I remember that when Amber saw the one of her, she commented on how big her head was. Hehe…

iheartradio Glee Interview

Click the image above to see a photogallery of images of the event from iheartradio...

Right before it started, we got to save our seats in the theater. We sat in the second row (I believe that the 1st row was reserved for employees) and we got wristbands so that we could leave and come back in easily. We dropped our stuff off in our seets, and then got some breakfast. Everything was provided by Dunkin’ Donuts, so the donuts and coffee was great. Then we went back to our seats and ate while the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show people came in. This was awesome for me because I listen to them almost every morning on a local station, Q94, but I had no idea what they actually looked like! Greg T., who Elvis Duran usually refers to as frat boy or round head, went around asking for peoples’ questions to ask the cast during the interview. Finally, the Glee cast came in.

Glee Cast at Elvis Duran

The cast members who were present were Cory Monteith (“Finn Hudson”), Kevin McHale (“Artie Abrams”), Jenna Ushkowitz (“Tina Cohen-Chang”), Naya Rivera (“Santana Lopez”), Amber Riley (“Mercedes Jones”) and Mark Salling (“Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman”). After some introduction, they began answering questions. Some of the questions were from the audience (approximately 100 people), in which case Greg T. would go to the person who had a question and let them ask it into the mic. Other times, they would take callers with questions, which Elvis was able to do on stage using his iPad. One of the funniest times was when a caller was trying to ask the cast about their ages in relationship of the ages of their characters, but their cellphone signal was so bad that only every other syllable was audible. Obviously, the Glee cast had no idea what they were trying to say. Enjoy this captioned image of Jenna, Cory & Amber’s confused faces:


Click here to read the rest of my (long) report, complete with video highlights of the interview…

Glee Streaming Live from Elvis Duran

Posted by Rob on May-27-2010 under Cast & Crew, Events, Interviews, Videos

Elvis DuranThe Elvis Duran and the Morning Show is having an exclusive breakfast with members of the Glee cast tomorrow, Friday May 28, 2010 at 8:30am!

The event will be streamed on Z100.com, and they are taking questions for the cast in advance. You can ask a question by going to: http://www.z100.com/pages/chat/glee