Comedian Conan O'Brien, the ex-host of America's Tonight show, who was recently embroiled in a controversial juggling of time slots on NBC television with Jay Leno, announced on his Twitter account that he will headline a two-month, 30-city North American tour.
In keeping with his signature cheeky style, the tour is titled "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television," referring to a clause in his exit contract that prevents him from appearing on TV until September.
O'Brien will perform with sidekick Andy Richter and the former Tonight Show Band with Max Weinberg, who has also been a drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E. Street Band.
The poster for the tour was originally created by Los Angeles artist Mike Mitchell as a way to show support of O'Brien during NBC's attempt to change the performer's time slot. With the statement, "I'm with Conan," the image became a viral sensation online among pro-Conan groups. The producer contacted the artist to acquire it for the tour.
Due to high-demand, extra shows have been added to the comedy concerts in New York's Radio City Music Hall, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, BC, and Los Angeles. He will also perform at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee on June 11.
The tour kicks off April 12 in Eugene, Oregon and includes dates across the US and Canada ending in Atlanta, Georgia on June 14. It promises "a night of music, comedy, hugging, and the occasional awkward silence."
Tickets are $39.50 and available through his website: http://teamcoco.com