UPDATE: The live tour is confirmed, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Showbiz 411. Dates are still being confirmed, but O’Brien’s first date is likely to be in mid-April somewhere on the West Coast.
Dates in Los Angeles and New York are also likely — although a Phoenix show might not happen now after Friday’s Ticketmaster snafu.
Andy Richter is likely to join O’Brien on the road. It’s not certain yet whether Max Weinberg or other members of O’Brien’s “Late Night”/”Tonight Show” band will join them.
Original post is below.
Conan O’Brien’s stage show may be getting close to reality — so close, in fact, that tickets were briefly available Friday.
That’s according to TMZ, which notes that Ticketmaster had a listing for Conan O’Brien performing live at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix on April 30. (Incidentally, that’s also the venue for the first stop on “Glee’s” four-city tour in May.)
The listing has since come down, but the theater does tell the site that the event is in the works. What’s missing at the moment is any actual acknowledgment from O’Brien’s camp that he is, in fact, hitting the road.
Word that the ousted “Tonight Show” host would be going on tour surfaced a couple weeks ago. It would be a way both to get around the clause of his exit deal with NBC that keeps him off television until September and to keep his comedy skills in use in front of an actual audience, not just his half-million-and-counting Twitter followers.
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