As expected, Darren Criss announced his “Listen Up” live tour dates this morning and confirmed his debut solo album is in the works!

The “Listen Up” tour will be hitting 16 cities across the United States where Criss will unveil new songs from his forthcoming solo album. Tickets go on sale this week.

Darren Criss 2013 Live Tour Dates

5/29 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The House of Blues
5/31 Anaheim, CA @ The House of Blues
6/3 Dallas, TX @ The House of Blues
6/4 Houston, TX @ The House of Blues
6/6 Nashville, TN @ The Cannery Ballroom
6/7 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
6/8 Chicago, IL @ The House of Blues
6/10 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
6/12 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
6/13 Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theatre / Sonic Lunch
6/14 Cleveland, OH @ The House of Blues
6/27 New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
6/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
6/29 Boston, MA @ The House of Blues
6/30 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

Tickets go on sale at the following times:
Facebook Pre-Sale: Thursday 4/25/13 @ 10:00AM local
VIP Packages on Sale: Saturday 4/27/13 @ 10:00AM EST
General Tickets on Sale: Saturday 4/27/13 @ 10:00AM local

Unfortunately no other details about his solo album were unveiled, so it looks like our first look at the songs will come at the “Listen Up” tour’s debut show in San Francisco on May 29.

Criss released this video to talk about today’s new album and tour announcement:

The venues on this tour compare in size to the ones played by Team StarKid on both their “Space” and “Apocalyptour.” Judging by the success the musical theater group had on their own breakout tours, it seems as though Darren’s shows will be appropriate for the spaces chosen.

In the past, Darren has generally performed completely solo with an acoustic guitar and keyboard, so this will be a new experience for him and fans.

Will you be able to attend one of Darren Criss’ live tour dates this summer?

Additional reporting by Natalie Fisher.

Edited by Brandi Delhagen