Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Cheech & Chong reunite for first standup tour in 25 years

By Tjames Madison LiveDaily Contributor
Comedy duo Cheech & Chong [ tickets ] have announced plans to reunite for their first live standup tour in more than 25 years.

The pair of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, notorious for their drug-heavy humor in the '70s, will take their "Hey, What's That Smell?" tour to 24 cities this fall and winter, kicking off Sept. 12 in Upper Darby, PA, and running through a Dec. 20 show in Denver. Dates are below.
Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 8 at 4:20 p.m. local time in each market. Additional dates and information on presales will be announcedvia the duo's tour website.

The pair, which released nine comedy albums between 1972 and 1985, along with eight feature films, originally broke up in the '80s amid creative differences. Marin told the Associated Press that the pair has tried to reunite in the past, but always ended up fighting too much with each other.

"It takes about 3 minutes for that to happen. There's this veiled hatred," he said. "We've kind of resolved that.

"We've gotten to the age where we don't feel like fighting anymore because the end is a lot closer than the beginning," he added.

Marin has spent most of his time since the breakup working in Hollywood and making frequent appearances in movies and television, while Chong, who spent eight months in prison in 2003 and 2004 for selling drug paraphernalia through the Internet, has stayed busy with his standup comedy career.

Note: The following tour dates have been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of the publication time of this story. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist websites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]
September 2008
12 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
13 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
19 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
20 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
26 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
27 - Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater

October 2008
24 - Westbury, NY - Capital One Bank Theatre At Westbury
25 - Minneapolis, MN - The Orpheum Theatre
31 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater

November 2008
1 - Dallas, TX - Majestic Theatre
7 - Wallingford, CT - Chevrolet Theatre
8 - Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre
14 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
15 - Austin, TX - Austin Music Hall
21 - Sacramento, CA - Memorial Auditorium
22 - Berkeley, CA - Berkeley Community Theatre
28 - San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall
29 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
30 - San Jose, CA - Center For The Performing Arts

December 2008
6 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
12 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
13 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
19 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Resort Casino
20 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre