Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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

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 America ... tickets go on sale nationally at 4:20 PM on August 8th and are available at

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 Upper Darby, 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


rfh928 said...

Hey guys...I really hope that you will also be coming to Canada following your US dates??? I saw you here in Toronto in 1974, and many of us have been waiting for a LONGGGGGGGGG time for your return! Please come!!!


echoes__ said...

Damn!!! COME TO BRASIL! why only USA? WHy? WHY?????????

Ruff said...


Big BC Budz said...

PULEEEZZZEE come to Canada!! It's always 4:20 here :)....cough...cough...cough......aahhhhh.....

TrailerParkRuss said...

Mr Cheech Mr Chong, Thank you for letting us have a chance to see you guys live again. I will go to every show I can get to cuz it will be a big adventure and I am a big fan of both of you guys! Many of your fans are waiting in anticipation right now...and I am sure I speak for all of us when I say, Thank you very much you are two of the funniest people on this earth. It has been our pleasure to laugh our stoned asses off! PEACE see you when I see you!

Hey thanks for keeping us informed you guys fucking ROCK!!!!!
Donkey Smell !! Trailer PArk Russ

frito said...

hi guys!

hope you can make it to the midwest, like omaha!

we'll drive to kansas city if we have to!

no stems no seeds
that you dont need;
Acapulco Gold is..
bad ass weed!

jatfly said...

I can undertand Tommy's not wanting to come back to Pittsburgh BUT YOU HAVE TO!!!! PLEASE....I have been listen to you guys album since I was 9 years or so.

ME said...

I'm Sorry I don't understand why Tommy wouldn't want to come to Pittsburgh, but I know you have alot of younger generation fans as well as older and I would love to finally be able to see a show.

Please COME TO PITTSBURGH!!!!!!!!!!

Jim said...

Your timing could not be more perfect... coming to DC just as they announce House Resolution 5843, titled the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008. You should invite Barney Frank as a special guest for all he is going to further the cause.

o_nit said...

hey braddahs, you HAVE to com to maui. home of the infamous maui wowie... and willie nelson. dudes, c'mon, maui needs you!

ratpunk said...

Hey guys any chance of a upstate NY?
would love to see ya:)

Mike said...

Hey, you guys should make your way to Ohio or Wheeling, WV. Because, I live near West Virginia... I'd love to see Cheech and Chong live.

ken said...

Do they know the way to San Jose?
They do!

Wonder what the tix will cost?

Melissa said...

Martha & Melissa from the old Nashville Exit/In days here!

When are you coming BACK to Nashville? Your old buddies miss you!

LP45CDwoman said...

Ah, yes. . .I remember seeing you. I believe, at Ebbets Field in Denver, Colorado, many moons ago when we were all very, very young. I hope that the tour is tremendously successful, and that you will come to the Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Richmond area. If not, I'll come to you. I assume that this is just the first leg of this tour, and that, after a rest, Richard and Tommy continue on as long as they wish.

I do have a personal hope: that, in addition to classic sketches and new material, that both of you will take time during the shows to share stories from your most interesting lives. It'll be a chance for younger fans who only know your Pedro and Man characters, recordings and movies to get to know the men behind the humor.

I'm looking forward to seeing you. Good luck!

Kate Turney
Virginia Beach

Caldan said...

3 spots in Texas? And not one just north in Oklahoma? comeon guys you have alot of fans here to. 1 night in Norman Oklahoma is all we ask.

Bobby said...

I made the mistake of not going to see Ray Charles and he passed So you all be sure to beg borrow or Steal to gfet tickets to this show. Dont forget your old albums ans shit to get your autographs.

Hi Rae? Did you tell your dad about my movie idea? The one you said sounded like a great idea. I wont write unless your dad and Uncle Cheech likes it. Its not worth the trouble because only these two Cheech and Chong can do the movie. I bet I can get it produced. I know a few people now and I bet I can put the movie together. I bet I can sell somone to put up the MONEY We can put Pee Wee in it I like him too!

Norman Oaklahoma Isnt that where Nadia Comenich and Bart Conners have their home and gymnastics?

Dave said...

Please come to Oregon its "GREENER here were your biggest fans

911austim said...

Hey dudes i cant believe yall are still alive!! Im deaf but i do love your movies so much please make sure u get interpeter for me in front row of yall so i can understand what yall are saying! Im deaf but real hot foxy stoner!! ILl see yall in austin!! smoooches and let me know where i can get tickets to front row its expensive but can ya help me out? great thanks Gigi

Griff said...

Are you Leslie Horwinkle? I plead insanity your honor!

Robert Hinz said...

Hey! I'm glad to see that somebody listened, and C & C are indeed coming to Toronto - amongst other Canadian cities - to the same venue (Massey Hall) where I saw them 34 very long years ago! Well done guys...thanks for thinking about your rabid Canadian fans! Now I just need to ensure that I snag a pair of good tix when they go on sale...wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Devilkain1 said...

To tell you the truth...I was very pleased to hear that Tommy Chong will be doing a stand up comedy show in my hometown of Sydney, Nova Scotia on August 27, 2008...And with the announcement of him and Cheech Marin doing a reunion tour, Im pretty sure he'll be there as well for the show....And I knew this for a few weeks Im kinda surprised that was not advertised as a Canadian show prior to the reunion tour...