NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Comedian Aziz Ansari, the creator and star of The Master of None, revealed that he’s planning to step back into the limelight for a North American tour.
The new tour, which will feature Ansari’s stand-up comedy, is called “Road to Nowhere” and kicks off on February 6th with a two-night stand at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford Mass.
Ansari teased the tour in a post to his Twitter account: “New tour dates for 2019. On sale this week. Click here for cities. See ya on the road ding dongs.”
The tour is the first for Ansari since he was accused of sexual misconduct earlier this year by an unidentified woman using the pseudonym Grace who accused Ansari of pressuring her into sex following a date.
Unlike many of the cases that have come to public light in recent months, Ansari’s accusations sparked a controversy, with Grace’s supports stating this Ansari’s behavior was misogynistic and that he lacked affirmative assent in the alleged incident.
Others defended Ansari, saying his actions did not constitute sexual misconduct and that they trivialized claims of sexual abuse. Canadian journalist Ashleigh Banfield, who supported Ansari, characterized the accusations against Ansari as “appalling” and described the encounter as akin to a “bad date.”
Ansari stated that “by all indications was completely consensual,” and said he was “surprised and concerned” by the allegations ‘Grace’ leveled against him.
“I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said. I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue,” he wrote in response to the allegations.
The full list of announced tour dates
2/6/19 – Medford, MA – Chevalier Theatre
2/7/19 – Medford, MA – Chevalier Theatre
2/9/19 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Resort Casino
2/14/19 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
2/15/19 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – JFLNW
2/16/19 – Denver, CO – The Buell Theatre at Denver Center – for the Performing Arts
2/21/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre
2/24/19 – San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
3/5/19 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater
3/8/19 – Minneapolis, MN – Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium
3/9/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall
3/10/19 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
3/12/19 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium
3/14/19 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre
3/16/19 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
3/19/19 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
3/20/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall
3/21/19 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
3/22/19 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Casino
3/23/19 – Las Vegas, NV – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
4/17/19 – Memphis, TN – Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
4/18/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
4/20/19 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4/24/19 – Buffalo, NY – The Center for the Arts at University at Buffalo
4/25/19 – Windsor, ON – Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino
4/26/19 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Hall
4/27/19 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre
4/28/19 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland