The cast of Glee will not be touring this summer. The cast, which went out on the road with Glee Live! In Concert gigs all through the past two summers, will instead take a two-and-a-half month hiatus before performing at a one-off benefit concert for the Glee Give A Note charity at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Glee has not yet been renewed for a fourth season, so the decision not to tour may be related to the series’ uncertain future. Ratings for the show have been solid in its third season and songs recorded for the show continue to do well in the iTunes store, so it is very likely that the show will return next year.
Last year’s Glee tour was the 16th most successful concert tour of 2011, grossing over $40 million with shows in the United States, Canada and England. A 3D concert movie was released to theaters featuring footage from the tour, but flopped upon its release.