wants his fans to "Listen Up" this summer.
The "Glee" star announced on Tuesday that he'll be embarking on his first tour as a headlining act:
I'm proud to say, I'm going on tour this Summer!!! Full band. New music. Old music. Let's do this. ... say.ly/NbH5F06— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) April 23, 2013
Criss already has experience performing on the concert stage. In 2011, he appeared in the "Glee Live! In Concert!" summer world tour along with his co-stars from the series. The 26-year-old Criss has played openly gay high school student Blaine Anderson on "Glee" since the show's.
In 2012, Criss made hisas J. Pierrepont Finch in a revival of
On his YouTube account Tuesday, Criss revealed that he's also been busy in the studio.
"For those of you who haven't already picked up on the clues, I have been working on a collection of music for a solo album," Criss revealed.
Some of the new songs will be heard for the first time during his upcoming series of concerts.
The "Listen Up" summer tour kicks off May 29 in Criss' hometown of San Francisco and concludes June 30 in Silver Spring, Md.