Conan O’Brien is hoping to make up for the fact that his late-night talk show is canceling musical performances by heading out on a comedy tour of his own this fall. The popular talk-show host and comedic personality will embark on an 18-date tour across North America starting on Nov. 2 in Washington, DC and running for about a month and a half before coming to an end on Dec. 15 in San Francisco. According to Consequence of Sound, the upcoming run of performances will be Conan’s first stand-up comedy tour since his 30-date Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television trek back in the spring of 2010.
The tour is branded as, “Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips,” and will visit most major U.S. and Canadian cities including Atlantic City, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Denver and Vancouver, just to name a few. He’ll also be bringing along a handful of fellow comedians and “Conan” writers including Deon Cole, Ron Funches, James Veitch, Flula Borg, Laurie Kilmartin and Moses Storm. A full schedule of shows can be seen below, and fans can also visit Conan’s tour page to see which comedians will be sharing the bill him at specific shows.
“There are a lot of exciting changes coming up for me in 2019 and I wanted to kick it off this fall with an 18-city live tour,” Conan said in a statement about returning to touring this fall. “The idea that I hit the road for seven weeks was pitched by my wife, with the full backing of my children.”
O’Brien began his career writing for hit television programs like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons” before getting his own show with “Late Night with Conan O'Brien” starting in 1993. Following a brief stint as Jay Leno’s follow-up host to “The Tonight Show” in 2009, Conan and fellow funnyman Andy Richter landed on TBS for “Conan” in 2010, which has been extended to run through 2022. More recently, however, Conan announced that the show will be removing musical performances from his new show format, which will be cut down from one hour to 30 minutes due to the comedian wanting to focus more on touring and online ventures.
Conan O’Brien Tour Dates:
Nov. 2 – Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
Nov. 3 – Atlantic City, NJ - The Music Box
Nov. 4 – Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
Nov. 6 – Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre
Nov. 7 – Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
Nov. 8 – New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Nov. 15 – Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
Nov. 16 – Houston, TX - Revention Center
Nov. 17 – Austin, TX - ACL Moody Theatre
Nov. 18 – Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium
Nov. 28 – Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
Nov. 29 – Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 30 – Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
Dec. 9 – Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Dec. 11 – Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Dec. 12 – Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Dec. 14 – Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Dec. 15 – San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
I'm hitting the road for an 18-city tour and bringing my funniest friends with me. Tickets go on sale Friday @ 10am. For more info visit https://t.co/JERw0JAX9l #ConanAndFriends pic.twitter.com/PLUxlchUnR— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) September 26, 2018