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[11/21/11 - 06:05 AM]
"Portlandia" Hits the Road: Coming to a City Near You
"Portlandia: The Tour" begins in Portland on Tuesday, December 27 and continues through Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Brooklyn and New York.

[via press release from IFC]

"PORTLANDIA" HITS THE ROAD: COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein to Kick Off Six City Tour

Stops Include Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York

Tickets Go On Sale Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New York, NY - November 21, 2011 - Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) from IFC's hit original comedy Portlandia are embarking on a unique six city tour bringing the romanticized and dreamy rendering of Portland, OR to life for fans across the country. Portlandia: The Tour will feature Armisen and Brownstein, the co-creators, writers and stars of Portlandia, performing live music, presenting sneak-peek clips from the show's second season and sharing personal anecdotes about the creation and inspiration of Portlandia and its variety of eccentric characters. Portlandia: The Tour begins in Portland, OR Tuesday, December 27, 2011; tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 22, 2011. More for ticket information go to: http://www.ifc.com/portlandia/the-tour

Portlandia: The Tour Dates and Venues:

Tuesday, December 27 Hollywood Theatre Portland, OR

Wednesday, December 28 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA

Friday, December 30 Mezzanine San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, January 17 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, January 18 The Hideout Chicago, IL

Friday, January 20 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, January 21 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY

Portlandia: The Tour is presented by IFC and Broadway Video in support of the second season of Portlandia which premieres on IFC Friday, January 6, 2012 at 10pm ET/PT. Some of Portlandia's most loved and notable characters from season one return for season two including Portland's Reggae bass playing Mayor (Kyle MacLachlan, Desperate Housewives, Twin Peaks); Peter and Nance, an overly eco-conscious couple; and Toni and Candice, the shopkeepers of the feminist bookstore, "Women and Women First."

There will also be an array of new residents inhabiting Portlandia this season including Doug and Claire, a couple whose lives spin out of control when they run out of new episodes of their favorite TV show; Gil and Merrill, a two-piece band in search of a gimmick; and Malcolm and Kris, overprotective parents who hover over their kid.

Guest stars this season include Penny Marshall (Laverne and Shirley), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), Andy Samberg (SNL), Amber Tamblyn (127 Hours, House) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, SNL) as well as musicians Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Steve Jones (guitarist, Sex Pistols), Johnny Marr (guitarist, The Smiths), Joanna Newsom (singer/songwriter), Eddie Vedder (songwriter/ vocalist/ guitarist, Pearl Jam) and Annie Clark (songwriter/guitarist/vocalist, St. Vincent).

For continued updates on the new season and Portlandia the Tour, please check out: Facebook: facebook.com/portlandia Twitter: @ifcportlandia/#portlandia Online: http://ifc.com/portlandia/the-tour/





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