'Glee' cast will not be touring this summer

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Looks like the kids from McKinley High will finally get their summer vacation. EW has confirmed that after spending two summers on the road with Glee Live! In Concert!, the cast of Ryan Murphy’s megahit will be taking a two and a half month hiatus. Instead, producers are hoping to stage one-off benefit concert that would likely take place at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl in the fall. The event would serve as a fund-raiser for the show’s arts education charity, Glee Give a Note, with a $10 million benchmark.

To date, Glee has not been picked up for a fourth season, so plans for future tours are still uncertain. But while ratings for the cultural phenomenon have declined in its third season, the earnings from last year’s tour were respectable: It was the 16th most successful concert tour of 2011, grossing more than $40 million in arenas across the U.S., Canada, England, and Ireland.

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