As a rite of passage, millions of teens and college students all over America sit and watch the Cheech and Chong movies with groups of friends. And after a long hiatus (like...a couple of decades, man), the Cheech & Chong: Get It Legal is the follow-up to their hugely successful reunion tour, Cheech & Chong: Light Up America, where they performed together for the first time in over 25 years.
One of the performances from that tour will be released as Cheech and Chong’s: Hey Watch This on 4/20 of next year.
“We had an amazing time last year reconnecting with each other and our fans in a way that felt like it was part of our DNA, we were meant to be together,” said Cheech Marin. “In 2010 we are looking forward to doing more classic material that people haven’t seen for years and years, performing more of our songs and introducing some new bits. We’ve had material brewing separately for the past 25 years,” said Tommy Chong.
The Cheech & Chong: Get It Legal tour is scheduled to make 17 stops across North America including Boulder, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Bellingham, Portland, Santa Barbara, Tampa, Minneapolis, Rockford, Detroit, Louisville, DC, Bakersfield, Phoenix, and Fort Worth with Canadian stops in Regina, and Saskatoon. Additional dates to be announced soon. Chong’s wife and comedy partner, Shelby Chong, will open all dates on the tour as well as DJ-Joey Mojo. Fan club members will have access to presale tickets beginning November 17th at CheechandChongTour.com.
The boys will appear at the Louisville
Palace Theatre on Friday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for this show
go on-sale Friday, November 20 at 4:20 p.m.
And of course, you can't draw an audience just to entertain them. The tour is dubbed “Get It Legal” in order to raise awareness for making pot legal.
From the press release: "By teaming up with a marijuana policy reform group such as MPP, Cheech and Chong are fusing comedy and activism as a means of bringing attention to the harm caused by marijuana prohibition and the urgent need for different, more sensible marijuana laws. 'Want to make a change? Come to a Cheech and Chong show,' says Tommy Chong. 'It’s time to get it legal, before it’s too late.'"