David Cross Announces Tour – North America, You’ve Been Warned
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With wife Amber Tamblyn at the Metrograph 2nd Anniversary Party at Metrograph on in New York City.
Although he’s learned a lot from his last tour, David Cross promises that he won’t apply those lessons to his upcoming 40-plus city road trip. Do you think you’re tough enough to spend an evening with the man who portrayed Tobias Fünke?
Cross has worn many hats, often to hilarious results. While some might know him as the wannabe actor / therapist / analyst on Fox Television’s “Arrested Development,” Cross’ credits include co-creating and co-hosting “Mr. Show” with Bob Odenkirk, and roles on “Just Shoot Me!” “The Drew Cary Show,” “NewsRadio” and “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” Cross also played Ian Hawke in three “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movies.
Dubbed “David Cross: Oh Come On,” the outing marks the first time Cross has taken his comedy on the road since his 2016 “Making America Great Again” tour.
“I am beyond aroused to get back out on the road and bring my very special, artisanal, small-batch-hand-crafted, 100 percent organic jokes and jibberings to a venue near you,” Cross said in a statement. “These jokes are kid tested and mother approved so bring the whole family!”
The tour begins June 1 at the Chicago Theatre in the Windy City. With dates booked through August, destinations include Orpheum Theatres in Phoenix and Los Angeles; Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colo.; Brown Theatre in Louisville; Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.; and Danforth Music Hall in Toronto.
Data submitted to Pollstar for Cross’ 2016 tour includes sold-out gigs such as his evening at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, N.Y., where fans purchased 1,454 tickets, resulting in a total gross of $53,865. However, there were some clinkers during that journey, like the night at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J., where fans only purchased 62 percent of tickets available, giving Cross a $28,918 evening’s gross.
“From truck stop to truck stop, within the hopes of a broken nation buoying me, I will be driving right up to your f***ing door to bring you the A #1 killer shit” Cross wrote on his Facebook page. “I have learned a lot from the last tour I did two years ago and please trust me that none of the valuable lessons I learned will be applied. Hope to see you all soon!”
Tickets go on sale April 27 at 10 a.m. local time. Keep checking Pollstar’s David Cross page for updates.