The infamous comedy duo Cheech & Chong will bring laughter to The Pearl Concert Theater on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. and have just added a second show at 10:30 p.m. These two classic comedians will reunite as part of their first tour in 25 years, Light Up America.
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong first hit the LA comedy scene in the early ‘70s and immediately won over audiences with their wacky routines which captured the free spirited attitude of the times. Some of their most well-known routines were “Earache My Eye,” “Basketball Jones” and “Sister Mary Elephant.” The duo released nine albums between 1972 and 1985, earning them four Grammy nominations and a huge cult following. Big Bambu, Cheech & Chong’s sophomore release, became the top selling comedy album of all time in 1972 and held that record for several years. The pair’s third album Los Cochinos earned them a Grammy award for Best Comedy Album in 1973.
The counterculture heroes decided to bring their comedy to the big screen in 1978 with their first of eight films, “Up in Smoke.” The movie was an enormous success, grossing more than $100 million at the box office, making it the top grossing comedy of the year. The duo went on to co-write and star in seven subsequent films including “Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie,” “Nice Dreams” and “Still Smokin.”
Presented by Andrew Hewitt and Live Nation, tickets for Cheech & Chong are $45.00, $60.00 and $75.00, plus any additional service fees. Tickets for the newly added late show go on-sale Friday, September 19 at 4:20 p.m. Please visit any Ticketmaster location, call 702-474-4000, visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com to purchase tickets. The Pearl Box Office is open from noon – 7 p.m. daily. The Pearl is home to Miller Lite Live, presented by Cricket Wireless; for more information on upcoming concerts, please call 702-942-6888.
About The Pearl
The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. Featuring a stage just four feet from the floor and the farthest seating area being a mere 120 feet from the stage, The Pearl offers the utmost in intimate viewing of your favorite acts. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology using only top quality sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to The Studio at The Palms, The Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency and without additional venue set-up. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.