Matthew Morrison Postpones Most of Solo Tour to Join NKOTBSB Summer Tour

By Andrew Gans
17 May 2011

Matthew Morrison
Matthew Morrison
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Broadway and "Glee" star Matthew Morrison, who had been scheduled to launch a summer concert tour June 18 at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis that would play more than 20 cities through July 23, will instead be a special guest during the upcoming NKOTBSB summer tour.

"This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up," Morrison said in a statement. "I am so appreciative of my fans and I’m planning to give them a great show."

New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys have banded together for their first-ever combined North American Tour. Morrison will join the tour beginning July 6 in Anaheim, CA.

NKOTBSB tour dates featuring Morrison follow:



July 6 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
July 8 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
July 9 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
July 10 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
July 12 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
July 13 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
July 15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
July 16 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 17 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
July 19 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
July 20 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
July 22 Orlando, FL Amway Center
July 23 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
July 24 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
July 26 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
July 27 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
July 29 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
July 30 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
July 31 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
Aug. 4 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
Aug. 5 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Aug. 6 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
Aug. 7 London, ON John Labatt Centre

Morrison's solo New York show, however, at the Beacon Theater will now take place Aug. 1, and tickets to the original show will be honored.

Morrison received a Tony nomination for his work in Light in the Piazza and also appeared on Broadway in South Pacific, Hairspray, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, The Rocky Horror Show and Footloose. On "Glee," he plays high school show-choir director and Spanish teacher Will Schuester. His debut self-titled solo recording was released earlier this month.

For information regarding the postponed dates for Morrison's tour, go to www.matthewmorrison.com. For a complete list of  NKOTBSB tour dates, visit www.nkotbsb.com.