Darren Criss Kicks Off the Listen Up Tour in San Francisco (VIDEO)

Glee star, Darren Criss, kicked off his summer Listen Up tour at the Fillmore in his hometown of San Francisco last night. The set list was a mixture of covers, Glee songs, and originals, 5 of which were brand new songs that MAY go on the singer’s next album, depending on audience reaction.

Check out the new songs right here, all played with a full backing band. Via Billboard Magazine.

Words – Jazzy, sweet and soulful, the song is about being so in love, there are no words to express it.


Any of Those Things – Your new boyfriend can’t do ANY of the things I did for you! A catchy pop song that just begs for audience participation.


Pheromones – Another pop song that’s pretty self explanatory. One Direction could cover this song. Seriously.


Picture Perfect Girl – A little slice of soulful pop. Darren sang to a girl, Susan, whom he pulled on stage. He wound things up with a lovely selfie which he later tweeted to his fans.


Once Upon a Time – Darren sits at the piano for this anthemic ode to a simpler time. “Some of the best moments of my life was before all the crazy sh*t that you might know me from,” said Darren as he introduced the song, “This is a song about longing for the beginning, but being OK with the present…”

And as a bonus. Here’s Darren’s cover of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”


What the Heck. Here’s Teenage Dream

I’ve only heard live acoustic versions of this song. Darren sings the iconic Glee song with a big, full sound.

Check out the Set List!

Circle of Life
Any of Those – New Song
Picture Perfect Girl – New Song
Words – New Song
Not Alone
Human – Solo Guitar
Two of Us – with Chuck Criss
Don’t You – Darren, Tomek and Theo
I Left My Heart in San Francisco – Solo Piano
To Have a Home
Pheromones – New Song
Once Upon a Time


Teenage Dream
Stutter – Circle of Life Reprise

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