Canadian comedy heroes Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson are touring the US this May. The Kids in the Hall announced today that they're headed to the States after several stops in Toronto in April, and tickets go on sale tomorrow. The US tour kicks off on Friday, May 1st in New York and also makes stops in Durham, Orlando, and Minneapolis, with more dates to be announced soon. For dates and ticket information, head over to the Kids in the Hall tour Ticketmaster page.
Good news for Flight of the Conchords fans: There's a possible tour in the works later this year. Speaking at the Sundance Film Festival, Jemaine Clement revealed the news that he and Bret McKenzie "are planning on touring later on in the year in the States. It isn't very solid yet, but we've been talking about it." Clement didn't give any more details aside from confirming that the tour will be all new material: "I really don't like the studio part of music. I more enjoy playing live and letting others take care of the recording." McKenzie also revealed last year that they landed a four-episode comedy [...]
Not long after getting his first-ever #1 album on the Billboard charts, Weird Al Yankovic has announced a huge five-month international tour called the "Mandatory World Tour." Yankovic will make a handful of stops in the US, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, England, and Ireland from May 12th through October 6th. Check out the full list of tour dates below, then head over to Yankovic's website for ticket information.
Despite running a hit HBO show and landing a staggering $3.7M advance for her book Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham apparently doesn't have enough cash to pay the warm-up acts featured on her book tour. According to The New York Times, around 600 people responded to Dunham's open call for fans with "singular talents" to perform as opening acts at several stops on her Not That Kind of Tour, and by "Not That Kind of Tour" Dunham means not the kind of tour that pays its performers. From NYT:
Last month, the writer, actor and producer Lena Dunham started an ambitious project. Nearly [...]