Lewis Black: The Rant Is Due 2013 Tour

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 16
“Hallelujah, our long national nightmare is over. Now we face a fiscal cliff. Sounds like an event from the X Games. Here’s hoping both parties start talking to each other and stop talking to us.” – Lewis Black

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Following the long and arduous journey of the presidential election, Grammy Award-winning standup comedian,
Lewis Black
announces “The Rant Is Due,” his 2013 standup tour. Tickets for “The Rant Is Due” go on sale Friday, November 16 at LiveNation.com.

Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and United States . Black is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theatres including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently a sold out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC.

His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience.  He is a passionate performer, more of a pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Black is the rare comic who can make an audience  laugh while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

Black came into national prominence with his appearances on The Daily Show in 1996.  His appearances on The Daily Show led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won the award for “Best Male Standup” at the American Comedy Awards. Black has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award-winning “The Carnegie Hall Performance.” He won his second Grammy Award for the album “Stark Raving Black.”  He has also published three bestselling books, Nothing’s Sacred ( Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008) and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010).

2013 Lewis Black Tour Itinerary
Thurs, Jan. 10 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theatre
Fri, Jan.11 Erie, PA Warner Theatre
Sat, Jan.12 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts
Sun, Jan 13 Reading, PA Sovereign Performing Arts Center
Thurs, Jan 17 Ft. Collins, CO Lincoln Center
Fri, Jan 18 Denver, CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Sat, Jan 19 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center
Fri, Jan 25 Rochester, NY Auditorium Theatre
Thurs, Jan 31 Bellingham, WA Mount Baker Theatre
Fri, Feb 1 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Sat, Feb 2 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Thurs, Feb 7 Fresno, CA William Saroyan Theater
Sat, Feb 9 San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
Thurs, Feb 21 Richmond, VA Carpenter Center
Fri, Feb 22 Philadelphia, PA Academy of Music
Sat, Feb 23 Stamford, CT Stamford Center For The Arts
Sun, Feb 24 Morristown, NJ Community Theatre
Thurs, Feb 28 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
Fri, Mar 1 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
Sat, Mar 2 Dekalb, IL Egyptian Theatre
Sun, Mar 3 Madison, WI Overture Center For The Arts
Thurs, Mar 14 Grand Rapids, MI Devos Hall
Fri, Mar 15 Akron, OH E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
Sat, Mar 16 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
Thurs, Mar 21 Hershey, PA The Hershey Theatre
Fri, Mar 22 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
Sat, Mar 23 Boston, MA Citi Wang Theatre
Sun, Mar 24 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center
Thurs, Apr 18 Tampa, FL Tampa Performing Arts Center
Fri, Apr 19 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater
Sat, Apr 20 Fort Meyers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Hall
Sun, Apr 21 Coral Springs, FL Coral Springs City Center Theatre
Thurs, Apr 25 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre

For more information, visit: lewisblack.com, facebook.com/lewis-black or tweet @TheLewisBlack

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SOURCE Live Nation

LEWIS BLACK, Glenn Schwartz, [email protected], +1-818-224-2990, LIVE NATION, Liz Morentin, [email protected], +1-310-975-6860