It's official: Conan O'Brien is set to launch his two-month, 32-city "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television" tour. (Check out the official website here).
O'Brien announced the event on his Twitter feed this morning. Here's the early skinny: The tour will being in Eugene, Ore., on April 12, and make it to L.A. -- specifically, Universal City -- on April 24.
That's right -- Conan's show will take place at the Gibson Ampitheatre, at Universal Citywalk. Yes, NBC Universal's Universal Citywalk. Just a hop from Conan's old "Tonight Show" stage.
What's more, Conan's dates in New York will take place at Radio City Music Hall -- yes, again, just steps from NBC's Rockefeller Plaza headquarters.
As usual, Hollywood makes for strange bedfellows.
The tour will include O'Brien's sidekick, Andy Richter, as well as members of the "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" band (known as the "Max Weinberg 7" during their "Late Night" tenure). Weinberg himself, however, will not be able to tour with the group.
The big event will span at least 20 states and two Canadian provinces, according to organizers. The tour has been rumored for weeks, as a way for O'Brien to circumvent his exit agreement with NBC -- which doesn't allow him to appear on camera until at least September.
"It was either a massive 30-city tour or start helping around the house," O'Brien said.
Tix for the tour, sponsored by American Express, will start at $39.50. "It promises to be a night of music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence," the press release quips.
According to O'Brien's tweets, the response this morning was overwhelming enough that second nights have already been added to the Boston and New York stops. (And another update: San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, and LA have just been given second days as well.)
Here's the full list of dates:
April 12: Eugene, OR Hult Center For the Performing Arts
April 13-14: Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
April 16: Spokane, WA INB Performing Arts Center
April 17: Enoch, AB River Cree Resort & Casino
April 18-19: Seattle, WA Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
April 22-23: San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
April 24-25: Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheater
April 29:San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre
April 30: Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
May 1: Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theatre - Palms Casino
May 4: Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino - Grand Theatre
May 5: San Jose, CA San Jose State University Events Center
May 6: Sacramento, CA Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
May 9: Boulder, CO Mackey Auditorium
May 13: Dallas, TX McFarlin Memorial Auditorium-SMU Campus
May 14: Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
May 15: Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
May 16: Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
May 18: Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
May 19-20: Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
May 22: Toronto, ON Massey Hall
May 30: Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Spa & Resort - Event Center
June 1-2: New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
June 4-5: Boston, MA Wang Theater
June 6: Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
June 7: Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
June 8: Washington, DC Constitution Hall
June 11: Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 14: Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre