Former Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien has announced he’ll be heading out for a 30-city nationwide tour in April. O’Brien will be joined by sidekick Andy Richter and members of the former Tonight Show band for the tour, which launches April 12 in Eugene, Oregon.
Conan O’Brien promises his new “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour” will gift audiences with a “night of music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence.” The tour is scheduled to hit 20 states and two Canadian provinces. Ticket prices will start at $39.50.
O’Brien has not yet announced any future television plans since he quit the Tonight Show in January. As part of his $32.5 million settlement deal with NBC on leaving the Tonight Show, O’Brien agreed he would not launch any new television projects until at least September.
O’Brien announced the details of his new comedy tour to his Twitter fans on Thursday morning. “It was either a massive 30ocity tour or start helping around the house,” O’Brien quipped.
We think it will be good for him to get back on the road and do some live shows.Â Â Plus, the tour will probably provide plenty of new fodder for him to joke about when he does make that much anticipated return to TV at some point.
Conan O’Brien “Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour” Dates:
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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 & 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 & Casino in Reno, Nev.
May 5: San Jose State University Events Center in San Jose, Calif.
May 6: Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, Calif.
May 9: Mackey Auditorium in Boulder, Colo.
May 10: Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver
May 13: McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, SMU, Dallas
May 14: Austin Music Hall in Austin, Tex.
May 15: Brady Theater in Tulsa, Okla.
May 16: Midland Theater in Kansas City
May 18: Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis
May 19: Chicago Theater in Chicago
May 22: Massey Hall in Toronto
May 30: Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center in Atlantic City, N.J.
June 1: Radio City Music Hall in New York
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