The Live As We’ll Ever Be Tour kicks off April 4 at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Ind., and, so far, is scheduled to hit nearly 30 cities across the U.S. and Canada through early June.

Destinations on the itinerary include Paramount Theatre in Austin (April 9-10), Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York City (April 18-20), The Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis (April 26), Grove of Anaheim in California (May 8), WaMu Theater in Seattle (May 15), Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (May 21), the Chicago Theatre in Chicago (May 29) and Massey Hall in Toronto (June 5).

Additional dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for most shows are available at

Discovered by Lorne Michaels, creator of “Saturday Night Live,” The Kids in the Hall – Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson – burst onto the U.S. comedy scene when their half-hour sketch comedy show debuted on HBO in 1989.

The troupe’s distinctly edgy humor broke new ground with their characterizations of secretaries (The Kathies), prostitutes, gays (Buddy Cole), drug users and oddball creations like the half-human Chicken Lady, the vengeful Head Crusher, the Flying Pig, annoying little kid Gavin and the chauvinist Cabbage Head.

For their new tour, The Kids in the Hall promise fans will see plenty of fresh material that reflects who they are now, as well as favorite characters from the series in new situations, sharing the stage with newly-created personas.

To whet your appetite, here’s on of our favorite characters, Gavin, paying a visit to the neighborhood butcher.