Not many students want to spend their summer with a teacher. But we're pretty sure the coeds will make an exception in Matthew Morrison's case.
"I'm still in Glee mode right now," Morrison said. "We'll be done the beginning of May, and then we'll go right into rehearsals."
The musical trek, which kicks off June 18 in Minneapolis and wraps up July 23 in Los Angeles, will evoke a "'40s and '50s New York feel," and per Morrison, will aim for a "sexy, really moody vibe."
All told, 20 cities will be blessed with Matt's presence, and perhaps that of one of his uber famous collaborators. Both Elton John and Gwyneth Paltrow feature on his solo album, and fans shouldn't be surprised if one or both of them start turning up on the road.
"We're talking about it, it's just gonna be if our schedules match up. Elton's really interested and Gwyneth's interested as well."
As for his opening act? Glee clubs around the country can compete for the chance to appear onstage. Pretty cool.
But before he embarks on his tour, he'll earn his live performance stripes by appearing alongside pop royalty Kesha, Selena Gomez, T-Pain, Jason Derulo and Lupe Fiasco at 2011 Wango Tango in Los Angeles May 14. Seacrest is hosting the event (what doesn't he host?) and Britney Spears is expected to make a guest appearance. Not bad company.
So what's Matthew bringing to the event?
"I'm probably gonna bring my ukulele with me," he told Seacrest. "Probably bring my band with me. Probably bring some singers with me…I don't know, I'm excited to just have a live audience in front of me. I've been doing the TV show so long, it's like, I miss that live performance aspect."
So mark your calendars: presales for all dates starts April 4, while official sales begin April 15. See you on the road, Mr. Schue!