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'Glee' Exclusive: Details on the elaborate new tour!

We’re less than a month away from the start of the new Glee concert tour, set to begin May 15 in Phoenix, AZ, but EW.com has uncovered some exclusive details for you Gleeks who just can’t wait. “We’re gonna do between 15 and 18 numbers,” explains Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who’s also producing and directing the concert. “We made a decision to do our biggest hits because that’s what fans want to see. It’s a concert tour but it also has a story in it.” Staying true to the series, the plot will focus on the kids of New Directions and their rivalry with glee club all-stars, Vocal Adrenaline.

Production on the series’ first season wraps Monday and then the cast will go into heavy rehearsals for the tour, which Murphy promises will be visually spectacular thanks to a set designed by Lady Gaga’s set designer. Says Murphy, “It’s a huge stage. We’ve got multimedia. It’s really big. Fox believes in it so much that they’ve hired the best people. It’s not about going out and selling out a lot of dates and making a lot of money. In fact, we won’t make any money with this first tour because we’ve put so much money into the set design. It’s really just a great thank you to our fans.”

Will you be checking out the Glee tour, Music Mix-ers? What Glee songs do you want to see performed live?

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