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Cheech and Chong: Light up America reunion tour


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Los Angeles, CA (July 30, 2008) Successful beyond their wildest dreams, the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong's phenomenal success began on the stand up comedy circuit which led to 9 hit comedy albums and 8 hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than a decade. Today, from the world famous Troubadour where they were initially discovered, Cheech & Chong announced their first tour in over 25 years, an epic cross country U.S. trek with over 22 dates confirmed; additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Cheech & Chong: Light Up AmericaŠ tickets go on sale nationally at 4:20 PM on August 8th and are available at www.livenation.com.

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 Marin is represented by Ben Feigin at Anonymous Content and Tommy Chong is managed by Josh Klein at The Group and represented by Matt Blake at CAA.

Cheech & Chong Live 2008 Tour Dates

September 12 Tower Theatre Philadlephia, 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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