Comedy Visionaries and Pop Culture Icons Announce Cheech & Chong: Light Up America …


The Live Nation produced tour will kick off on September 12th at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia. Other highlights include Los Angeles, Washington DC, Detroit, Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Austin, Seattle, Boston, San Diego and Denver to name a few. Chong’s wife and comedy partner, Shelby Chong, will open all dates on the tour.

With nine albums released from 1972 through 1985, the duo was nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album with their third album, Los Cochinos, released in 1973. Big Bambu, their second album, was the biggest selling comedy record of all time in 1972 and remained so for many years. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to film in 1978 with their first movie, “Up In Smoke,” the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topping $100 million at the box office. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature films together, all directed by Chong. The comedy duo was initially discovered at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.

                       Cheech & Chong Live 2008 Tour Dates

  September 12         Tower Theatre               Philadelphia, PA
  September 13         Warner Theatre              Washington, DC
  September 19         Murat Center                Indianapolis, IN
  September 20         Fillmore State              Detroit, MI
  September 26         Tabernacle                  Atlanta, GA
  September 27         Fillmore Jackie Gleason     Miami, FL
  October 24           Westbury Theatre            Westbury, NY
  October 25           Orpheum Theatre             Minneapolis, MN
  October 31           Verizon Wireless            Houston, TX
  November 1           Majestic Theatre            Dallas, TX
  November 7           Chevrolet Theatre           Wallingford, CT
  November 8           Rosemont Theatre            Rosemont, IL
  November 14          Dodge Theatre               Phoenix, AZ
  November 15          Austin Music Hall           Austin, TX
  November 21          Memorial Auditorium         Sacramento, CA
  November 22          Berkeley Community Theatre  Berkley, CA
  November 28          Copley Symphony Hall        San Diego, CA
  November 29          Paramount Theatre           Seattle, WA
  November 30          San Jose PAC                San Jose, CA
  December 6           Gibson Amphitheater         Los Angeles, CA
  December 12          Orpheum Theatre             Boston, MA
  December 13          Borgata Music Box           Atlantic City, NJ
  December 19          Silver Legacy Casino        Reno, NV
  December 20          Paramount Theatre           Denver, CO


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