Conan O'Brien to hit the stage in giant comedy tour
Former 'Tonight Show' host announces theater tour, hitting 30 U.S. cities
Irish American talk-TV star Conan O'Brien, who got a big fat check (about $32.5 million) to give up his "Tonight Show" slot, will team up with his colleague Andy Richter and the show's band to bring a lot of laughs to America.
O'Brien promises the show, titled, "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour," will include "a night of music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence."
The show beings on April 12 in Oregon and concludes in Atlanta on June 14. The tour is scheduled to visit 20 states, and also Canada. The colorful Irishman will appear in New York at Radio City Music hall on June 1 and 2.
O'Brien joked: "It was either a massive 30-city tour or start helping out around the house." His settlement with NBC prohibited him from appearing on television until after Sept. 1.
O'Brien has already been inundated with requests for more shows and has already agreed to add additional shows in New York, Chicago and Boston.
The comedian, who recently joked that he only just discovered Twitter since being unemployed" announced the tour on his Twitter page Thursday morning. Ticket prices will start at $39.50.
Here is a full list of the tour stops:
- April 12: Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Ore.
- April 13: Orpheum Theater in Vancouver, British Columbia
- April 16: INB Performing Arts Center in Spokane, Wash.
- April 17: River Cree Resort and Casino in Enoch, Alberta
- April 18: Seattle Center, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, in Seattle
- April 22: Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco
- April 24: Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, Calif.
- April 29: San Diego Civic Theater in San Diego
- April 30: Dodge Theater in Phoenix
- May 1: Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms in Las Vegas
- May 4: Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nev.
- May 5: San Jose State University Events Center in San Jose, Calif.
- May 6: Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento
- May 9: Mackey Auditorium in Boulder, Colo.
- May 10: Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver
- May 13: McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
- May 14: Austin Music Hall in Austin, Tex.
- May 15: Brady Theater in Tulsa, Okla.
- May 16: Midland Theater in Kansas City, Mo.
- May 18: Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis
- May 19 & 20: Chicago Theater in Chicago
- May 22: Massey Hall in Toronto
- May 30: Borgata Spa and Resort Event Center in Atlantic City
- June 1 & 2: Radio City Music Hall in New York
- June 4 & 5: Wang Theater in Boston
- June 6: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
- June 7: Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pa.
- June 8: Constitution Hall in Washington
- June 11: Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn.
- June 14: Fox Theater in Atlanta
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