LAHAINA, Hawaii, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Get your vacation planned for Maui! Cheech & Chong are coming!
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.
With nine albums released from 1972 through 1985, Cheech and Chong were 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.
From the world famous Troubadour in Los Angeles where they were initially discovered, Cheech & Chong announced their first tour in over 25 years
Crooner Brian Evans, one of the countries most successful big band crooners in the style of Frank Sinatra, will perform hits such as "At Fenway," "Creature," and other songs that have amassed tens of millions of views on YouTube. As the former opening act for stars such as Jay Leno and Joan Rivers, Evans new CD will be supported by several music videos including "Here You Come Again" and "Planet Blue," a video to be directed by William Shatner, who portrayed the home plate umpire in Brian's wildly popular Red Sox video "At Fenway," which has reached almost 12 million views. His music is heard on shows ranging from "So You Think You Can Dance" to "BoJack Horseman" on Netflix. His "At Fenway" video has been added to both The National Baseball Hall of Fame and The Baseball Almanac. He is the first artist ever to film a music video at The Bates Motel, the actual film location of The Alfred Hitchcock thrilled, "Psycho."
Last month, The Maui Celebrity Series presented Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges to a packed house. This will be the 28th concert produced by The Maui Celebrity Series. Past concerts included David Spade, Mos Def, William Shatner, Bob Saget, among others.
The Governor of Hawaii, David Ige, issued Evans a Commendation for bringing The Maui Celebrity Series back to the island last month.
A portion of the show proceeds will benefit Mental Health Kokua and The American Sleep Apnea Association. Follow Brian on Twitter @croon1 for more information about this crooner that is about to take the world by storm.