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Last time, Team StarKid journeyed to space on their tour, this time they’re more earthbound with the announcement of APOCALYPTOUR, which takes the musical theater troupe from their home-base in Chicago starting May 9, weaving west to California before returning to New York for a final show on June 10, with plenty of stops in between. Read more.

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A little bird just told us to be expecting some BIG news from our buddies Team StarKid this afternoon at 4 PM CST.

We’ll have a story on this later today! Keep an eye out right here and on Billboard.com.

Throwback time…

Remember our Darren Criss cover? We were working on it this time last year!


You know Darren Criss - i.e. Warbler hottie Blaine on “Glee” - but what do you know about Criss’ Team StarKid? Rockstar theater kids, yes, but there’s a cult-like following surrounding them that channels, in some strange way, the boybands of yesteryear, tapped into a hyper-connected youth culture and a tad confusing to the adults in the room. Team StarKid defies easy explanation, the kind of thing you often have to fall head-first into to actually get their appeal. At the base, they’re a performance troupe that specializes in pop-culture reference laden, emotional musicals, who springboarded to fame from a viral video hit with their "A Very Potter Musical" in 2009 (video above) to expand to fully original works and a spiraling fandom that supports the group and individual members’ projects.

More from inside StarKid’s first tour.