Cheech & Chong: Get It Legal is the follow-up to their hugely successful reunion tour, Cheech & Chong: Light Up America, where they performed together for the first time in over 25 years. The pop culture duo performed for more than 100 audiences and quickly became one of the most sought after shows of 2008-2009. Additionally, their performance in San Antonio, Texas was filmed by the Weinstein Company and will be released as Cheech and Chong’s: Hey Watch This on 4/20 of next year.
“We had an amazing time last year reconnecting with each other and our fans in a way that felt like it was part of our DNA, we were meant to be together,” said Cheech Marin. “In 2010 we are looking forward to doing more classic material that people haven’t seen for years and years, performing more of our songs and introducing some new bits. We’ve had material brewing separately for the past 25 years,” said Tommy Chong.
The Cheech & Chong: Get It Legal tour is scheduled to make 17 stops across North America including Boulder, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Bellingham, Portland, Santa Barbara, Tampa, Minneapolis, Rockford, Detroit, Louisville, DC, Bakersfield, Phoenix, and Fort Worth with Canadian stops in Regina, and Saskatoon. Additional dates to be announced soon. Chong’s wife and comedy partner, Shelby Chong, will open all dates on the tour as well as DJ-Joey Mojo. Fan club members will have access to presale tickets beginning November 17th at CheechandChongTour.com.
Successful beyond their wildest dreams, Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Together, they represent a lifestyle and are the originators of the “stoner film” as a genre. Their phenomenal success included nine hit comedy albums and eight hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than a decade.
Because of the recent attention surrounding the laws in respect to marijuana, Cheech and Chong decided to name their upcoming tour “Get It Legal” in order to raise awareness for this important topic. By teaming up with a marijuana policy reform group such as MPP, Cheech and Chong are fusing comedy and activism as a means of bringing attention to the harm caused by marijuana prohibition and the urgent need for different, more sensible marijuana laws. “Want to make a change? Come to a Cheech and Chong show,” says Tommy Chong. “It’s time to get it legal, before it’s too late.”
Complete ticket, tour and on sale information is available at CheechandChongTour.com and LiveNation.com.
About the Marijuana Policy Project
With more than 29,000 members and 100,000 e-mail subscribers nationwide, the Marijuana Policy Project is the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the United States. MPP believes the best way to minimize the harm associated with marijuana is to regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. Additional information about MPP can be found at http://www.mpp.org/.
About Live Nation
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CHEECH & CHONG: GET IT LEGAL 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES Jan-16 Boulder, CO Macky Auditorium Concert Hall Jan-22 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre Jan-23 Baltimore, MD Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Jan-30 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place Jan-31 Regina, SK Conexus Arts Centre Feb-11 Bellingham, WA Mount Baker Theatre Feb-12 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Mar-5 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre Mar-12 Tampa, FL Tampa Performing Arts Center Mar-26 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre Mar-27 Rockford, IL Coronado Performing Arts Center Apr-03 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater Apr-09 Louisville, KY Palace Theatre Apr-10 Washington, DC Warner Theatre Apr-23 Bakersfield, CA Fox Theatre Apr-24 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre Apr-30 Ft. Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall
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SOURCE: Live Nation
CONTACT: Stacey Pokluda of Integrated PR, +1-323-446-8669, ext. 1,
[email protected], for Cheech & Chong; or Mike Meno of Marijuana Policy
Project, +1-202-462-5747, ext. 2030, [email protected]; or Liz Morentin of Live
Nation, +1-310-975-6860, [email protected]