Daniel Tosh and COMEDY CENTRAL(R) Announce Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve Kicking Off Thursday, April 5 in Austin, TX at the Bass Concert Hall with Tickets Going on Sale to the Public This Friday, February 3
Pre-Sale Begins On Wednesday, February 1 With Tour Info And Links To Purchase Tickets Available At http://tosh.comedycentral.com, www.danieltosh.com And www.livenation.com
NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 -- On last night's fourth season premiere episode of "Tosh.0," Daniel Tosh announced that he will be going out on tour this spring. Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve will travel nationwide starting on Thursday, April 5 in Austin, TX at the Bass Concert Hall. During the show's hiatus break, the tour will be hitting at least 17 cities with additional shows to be announced (full tour schedule at the end of this release).
Starting today, pre-sale tickets are available at 10:00 a.m. local time to Daniel's fans with tickets going on sale to the public this Friday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m. local time. For Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve info and links to purchase tickets, viewers can log onto http://tosh.comedycentral.com, www.danieltosh.com or www.livenation.com and also follow Tosh on Twitter (currently with 4.5 million followers).
Tosh Tour Twenty Twelve marks the second stand-up tour that COMEDY CENTRAL has produced with the comedian. In 2010, Tosh Tour Twenty Ten was a resounding success with over 75 performances in theatre-size venues, 250,000 tickets sold and $10 million in box office revenue.
The fourth season of "Tosh.0" currently airs on Tuesday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT and consists of 30 episodes to air in three installments throughout 2012 (January-March; May-July; September-November). The series premiered on June 4, 2009 and features the razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. Each episode includes Tosh giving subjects of notorious viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they have become synonymous with their very own "Web Redemption."
A break-out ratings success for COMEDY CENTRAL, "Tosh.0" posted a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 4.3 million total viewers across its third season (up +63% vs. season two). Among adults 18-34 "Tosh.0" was the #1 comedy series in cable for 2011 and the #1 entertainment (non-sports) program on Tuesday nights in all of television among men 18-24. The purest of multiplatform hits, the "Tosh.0" blog grew to a weekly average of nearly 2 million unique visitors by season's end.
COMEDY CENTRAL Live Entertainment(R) was established in 2002 to spread the #1 brand in comedy via comedy festivals, live tours and events. To date, the network's success in the live performance business has resulted in over 46 tours and festivals, more than two million tickets sold and $80+ million dollars in box office sales. Previous tours have featured some of the hottest comedians on the scene such as Dave Attell, Mike Birbiglia, Lewis Black, Drew Carey, Dave Chappelle, Jim Gaffigan, Gabriel Iglesias, Stephen Lynch, Demetri Martin, Carlos Mencia, Brian Regan, and Wanda Sykes.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management. Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show. In 2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
TOSH TOUR TWENTY TWELVE DATES:
Bass Concert Hall
Verizon Wireless Theater
Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Johnny Mercer Theatre
Durham Performing Arts Center
New York City, NY
Radio City Music Hall
South Bend, IN
Morris Performing Arts Center
St. Louis, MO
Peabody Opera House
Kansas City, MO