The rumored Conan O’Brien stage tour is no longer a rumor.
O’Brien, whose exit from “The Tonight Show” and NBC bars him from taking another TV job until September, will launch “The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour” in Eugene, Ore., on April 12. He, sidekick Andy Richter and his “Tonight Show” band led by Max Weinberg will hit 30 cities over the course of two months.
O’Brien announced the tour Thursday morning (March 11) on his Twitter feed: “Hey Internet: I’m headed to your town on a half-assed comedy & music tour. Go to http://TeamCoco.com for tix. I repeat: It’s half-assed.”
The tour includes dates at the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal Studios in L.A. — an NBC Universal-owned property that’s just a stone’s throw from O’Brien’s “Tonight Show” soundstage — and Radio City Music Hall in New York, just up the street from NBC headquarters. O’Brien and Co. will also hit Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Austin, Chicago, Toronto and Washington, D.C., during the tour, as well as the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee on June 11.
O’Brien is promising “a night of comedy, music, hugging and the occasional awkward silence.”
Tickets start at $39.50 and are also available through Ticketmaster.
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