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Cheech & Chong to Film Concert Movie During Current Tour

Posted by jhochstat on November 13, 2008




After having Up in Smoke playing on the iPod for a while and seeing the movie come on cable a few times recently it was a nice surprise to see this story this morning.

Via Cheech &

As Tommy Chong mentioned when the tour began, The Weinstein Company will be releasing a DVD of the Cheech & Chong tour. It was originally stated that their Dallas, TX shows were going to be filmed for this project, but it will actually be filmed at their November 28th show at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, CA.

Here’s the official press release:

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ — The Weinstein Company (TWC) have partnered with Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, and their managers Ben Feigin and Josh Klein to produce a concert movie to memorialize the comic duo’s reunion and first tour together in 25 years. The announcement was made today by Barry Gordon, executive vice president of home entertainment at TWC

As part of the arrangement, TWC has worldwide theatrical, home video, digital and television rights. The feature-length program, which will portray a live concert experience of the “Cheech & Chong: Light Up America” tour, is expected to make a major TV premiere, followed by the DVD release. TWC International will handle foreign sales beginning at AFM this week.

“The Cheech and Chong Concert Movie” will be an historic, must-experience event for the many fans that grew up listening to their recordings and watching their movies,” said Barry Gordon, EVP of Home Entertainment at TWC. “For the millions of new fans who have discovered Cheech and Chong over the years as cultural icons, this will be the first time many of them will be able to enjoy the artistry and one-of-kind magic that is Cheech and Chong live on stage. This is the comedy event of the decade.”
“It’s great to get a chance to cap a long career with a show of where we are now,” said Marin.

Chong stated, “I really like Harvey because he picked up my dinner tab.”

Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s phenomenal success began on the stand-up comedy circuit and led to eight hit films and nine comedy albums, which garnered multiple Grammy nominations. The “Cheech & Chong: Light Up America” reunion tour officially kicked off on September 26, 2008 and has been selling out across the country. Many of the dates have needed to add multiple shows each night to meet demand. The tour will continue through 2009, and will bring the duo overseas to multiple continents.

Tour Dates

November 2008
14 – Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theatre
15 – Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall
21 – Sacramento, CA – Memorial Auditorium
22 – Berkeley, CA – Berkeley Community Theatre
28 – San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
29 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
30 – San Jose, CA – Center For The Performing Arts

December 2008
6 – Universal City, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
12 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
13 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
19 – Reno, NV – Silver Legacy Resort Casino
20 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre

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