LOS ANGELES, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — This fall, award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams will embark on his first U.S. stand-up comedy tour since his critically acclaimed 26-date tour in 2002. Entitled "Weapons of Self-Destruction," the show will highlight Williams'
trademark free associations and riffs on social and political absurdities.
The high-energy tour launches September 25th and Williams will remain on the road until the end of 2008. A first round of dates has been confirmed with additional cities to be added. Tickets will go on sale beginning in August.
"It's an election year, which is basically Christmas for stand-up comics,"
said Williams. "And I figured I should get my ass on the road while the Shrub is still in office. A lot has happened in the world and in my life since I last did this six years ago and there's no better thrill and no better therapy than getting on that high-wire in front of a live audience."
Williams last toured in 2002 when he returned to the stand-up scene after a sixteen year hiatus. The sold-out tour earned the distinction of being one of the highest-grossing comedy tours in history and culminated in a final performance filmed by HBO and broadcast live from New York City. The resulting July 2002 HBO broadcast, Robin Williams:
Live on Broadway, was nominated for five Emmy awards.
With four Golden Globe awards, four Grammy awards, and an Oscar to his credit, Williams has become one of the most successful and beloved figures in entertainment history. In addition to his upcoming tour, Williams will soon be seen starring in the Disney comedy Old Dogs opposite John Travolta and will reprise his role as 'Teddy Roosevelt' in the sequel Night at the
Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.
9/25 Minneapolis, MN – Northrup Auditorium
9/26 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
9/27 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
9/28 – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Theatre
10/2 – West Lafayette, IN – Elliot Hall Of Music
10/3 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
10/5 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
10/10 – Cleveland, OH – Playhouse Square Center – Allen Theatre
10/11 – Cincinnatti, OH – Taft Theatre
10/12 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House
10/15 – Greenville, SC – Peace Concert Hall
10/16 – Richmond, VA – Richmond's Landmark Theater
10/23 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Opera House
10/24 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Resort Spa & Casino Event Center
10/25 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Resort Spa & Casino Event Center
10/26 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
10/29 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
10/30 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
10/31 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
11/1 – Wallingford, CT – Chevrolet Theatre
11/19 – Ottawa, Canada – Scotiabank Place
11/20 – Montreal, Canada – Place Des Arts
11/21 – Toronto, Canada – Massey Hall
11/22 – Toronto, Canada – Massey Hall
11/24 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
11/25 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers