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5 February 26th, 2015 EMPIRE On Tour? Fox Mulling Over Staging Concert Dates!

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The smash hit of the TV season, Empire, may be coming to an arena near you! According to a report from EW.com, Fox is seriously considering using the same model they successfully used with their series Glee, and take the musical stars of the sudsy hip-hop-drama on the road.

Dana Walden, co-chair and co-CEO of Fox Television Group related, “We are thinking about what the future is of the brand. What we learned on Glee and what we tried to do on Glee is be very cognizant that the music business is the tail of this dog—the show is the thing. But we are certainly looking down the line. There’s no reason not to think of having all sorts of ancillary opportunities with this show. We’re certainly thinking about idea of doing a live concert series.”

And speaking of the same model, Empire is already following a very similar pattern to Glee’s music release schedule, debuting iTunes singles each week and releasing a season soundtrack on March 10.  The series airs Wednesdays at 9PMET/8PMCST.

So would you like to see Jamal (Jussie Smollett), Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) …  and Cookie (Taraji B. Henson) on tour? Do you think it’s a great cross-promotional concept? Comment below!

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  1. Mo says:

    I would not go. I like some of the songs. They’re catchy and I might buy a CD of them, but I can’t see me going to a concert.

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  2. Alan says:

    For me the music is the least interesting part of the show.

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  3. Patsy says:

    Not a good idea. Glee quickly started to tank after its concert movie.

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  4. Nk3play2 says:

    I think it’s far too soon……. Let them build that fanbase FIRST! Yes, ratings are great but not everyone buys all the music like I do just because I’m a music fan.

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  5. Lita says:

    I would definitely go I live on empire and these times in between kill me when I have to wait for the show to start up again!! This would be such an amazing experience I would do anything to meet Jussie and bryshere I love them both. I would love to see them.

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