Cheech, Tommy, pianist Natasha Rubin (Cheech's fiance) and Shelby Chong (Tommy's wife) are in New York City this week doing press for the Cheech & Chong: Light Up America tour. You may have heard the great interview Howard Stern did with Cheech, Tommy and Natasha on Monday. Cheech and Natasha announced they are getting married in August.
Howard and the rest of the Stern staff are huge fans. Richard Christy was wearing the Bong shirt we sent him a few months back.
They were also on Opie and Anthony. The interview went well and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. This is in contrast to the interview they did with Tommy in 2006 when he was promoting his first book, The I Chong).
Last night, Cheech and Natasha ate dinner at the Per Se restaurant in Manhattan. It has the same chef as the French Laundry in Napa Valley, and one of only 4 top rated Michelin guide restaurants in New York.
According to Natasha, "they gave us a royal treatment with a 13 course dinner (their usual is 7-9), crowned by a specially created (in honor of Cheech) Rice Dreams dessert, cinnamon-smoke-infused rice sorbet."
The Cheech & Chong tour comes to Westbury, NY this Thursday and Friday. The shows are sold out, but keep checking because there's always the chance seats will be released at the last minute.