It’s official: Darren Criss (Blaine) is embarking on his first ever solo tour! Rumors have been flying that the Glee heartthrob was about to make some sort of big musical announcement. On April 23, Darren confirmed what we’ve all been hoping for.

“I’m happy to officially announce that I’m going on my very first solo tour throughout North America,” the Glee star said in a YouTube video. “It’s Canada, the United States. Sixteen dates, all over the place. Hopefully we’re coming by, to a city near you. We’re gonna be playing some new songs, old songs, and we’re just really going to be having a great time.” 

The tour, which kicks off on May 29 in San Francisco, will hit destinations in Southern California, Texas, Tennessee, Canada, the Midwest, and the East Coast before ending in Maryland on June 30.

“For those of you who haven’t already picked up on the clues, I have been working on a collection of music for a solo album,” Darren continues. “It’s been hard to get everything together because of how busy I am with Glee and with StarKid. But I still have these songs, and I really want to share them with people before we put them out into the world.”

He’s calling it the “Listen Up...” Summer 2013 tour... and we haven’t been more excited about anything in a long time. We’re “Not Alone” in that sentiment, now are we?

Source: Darren Criss on WhoSay, YouTube