After many rumors and a loose-lipped concert promoter Conan O’Brien - via Twitter – officially announced that he will be going on tour in 32 cities, for what’s being called The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour. The show is being touted as “a night of music, comedy, hugging, and the occasional awkward silence.”
Kicking things off in Eugene, OR on April 12th, O’Brien will be traversing the country for two months until June 14th, when the tour will wrap up in Atlanta, GA. While not many details have been released about what audiences can expect to see, rumors have been spreading that longtime sidekick – and short-lived announcer – Andy Richter will be joining the tour, as well as some - if not all - of the The Max Weinberg 7 (a.k.a. the briefly named "Max Weinberg and The Tonight Show Band").
From O’Brien’s official announcement, we know one thing to be true: whatever it is, it’ll be half-assed:
Hey Internet: I'm headed to your town on a half-assed comedy & music tour. Go to http://TeamCoco.com for tix. I repeat: It's half-assed.
With tickets already on sale ranging $39.50 to $79.50, you can bet that they’re going to be sold out fast. In fact, while writing this post, two more dates for NYC and Chicago have already been added and Conan has promises something extra special for those attending the second shows:
We are now adding a second show in both NYC & Chicago. For that second show, I'll be doing all Liza Minnelli songs.
Interestingly enough, one city that seems to be missing is Lansing, Michigan, which is where Sarah Killen – the only person Conan follows on Twitter – resides. In fact, with no dates at all in Michigan, it looks like I’ll be missing out on what looks to be an amazing show – even if it is half-assed and full of hugging.
With tour dates announced, will you be going to see Conan O’Brien live? Excited? What would you like to see (beside the occasional awkward silence)? Do you already have tickets?