LOS ANGELES, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Night talk show host, author and stand-up comedian Chelsea Handler announced that she will celebrate the release of her third book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by headlining a 21 city tour presented by Belvedere Vodka, beginning March 10th in Chicago and culminating with a May 15th appearance at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
As one of the nation's fastest-rising female stand-ups, Chelsea has performed to sold-out audiences at venues and festivals across the country, including, most recently, the prestigious Carnegie Hall. Her comedy mixes fearless honesty, ironic riffs and self-deprecations with an abundance of always fresh material. "I have made a recent living making fun of every person in Hollywood, so I'd like to take this tour as an opportunity to get back to my roots and make fun of myself along with the rest of America and of course, Spain. Godspeed." — Chelsea Handler
Although she regularly appears on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," was profiled on "Nightline," and has been featured on "Today," LIVE with Regis and Kelly" and "Late Night with David Letterman,” Chelsea is best known for her own E! Entertainment show, “Chelsea Lately,” which airs weeknights at 11:00 p.m. Consistently the highest-rated program on E!, "Chelsea Lately" has been picked up through 2012, providing Chelsea with the perfect showcase for what she does best: comment on pop culture and entertainment news while interacting with the public. The daily program offers a tongue-in-cheek look at entertainment news, celebrity truths and rumors that just won't die, and other hot topics of the day. Bringing refreshing new energy to the late night arena, "Chelsea Lately" is an authentic and hilarious commentary on the celebrity culture around us.
A three-time published author, Chelsea’s latest book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (Grand Central Publishing Hardcover; $25.99) hits stores on March 9th. In the new opus, Chelsea mines her family, her sex life, her career, and her distinctively outrageous worldview to bring readers an outrageous no-holds-barred account of life on the ridiculous side. In addition to her concerts, Chelsea is expected to meet her fans at bookstores in cities along the route of her upcoming tour.
Also part of the tour will be Chelsea’s drink of choice, Belvedere Vodka. Presenting her concert tour and book launch, Belvedere will host private after-parties for Chelsea's gigs across the country. Known as having a strong point of view on contemporary culture and pouring at exclusive events, Belvedere Vodka is a vodka with natural edge, the perfect partner for Chelsea and her fans. “We were thrilled to be chosen by Chelsea last year as her preferred & favorite vodka,” says Charles Gibb, President of Millennium, the vodka & rum division of Moet Hennessy, producer of Belvedere. “As a vodka connoisseur, her decision to choose Belvedere
is a true testament to the quality of our vodka, and we are delighted to be supporting her on this exciting tour”.
03/10 – Chicago, IL – Rosemont Theatre
03/11- Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theatre
03/12 – San Fran, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center
03/13- Denver, CO – Wells Fargo Theatre
03/19 – Portland, OR – Keller Aud
03/20 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
03/26 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
03/27 – Washington, DC – DAR
03/28 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
04/02 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
04/03 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Aud
04/09 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
04/10 – Boston, MA – Citi Wang Center
04/16 – Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
04/17 – Philly, PA – Tower Theatre
04/23 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theater
04/24 – Dallas, TX – Nokia
04/30- Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
05/07 – Kansas City, KS – Starlight Theatre
05/08 – San Diego, CA – SD Civic Theater
05/15 – New York, NY – Radio City Music
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers