Iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong will keep the laughs coming through spring with a fresh round of weekend performances. The Light Up America tour will extend into 2009 with performances from January 15 at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, NM, through April 5 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL.

Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong have more than 30 stand-up performances booked from coast to coast across North America. Highlights include a January 18 gig at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO, a January 31 show at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY, a February 20 routine at Northern Lights Theater in Milwaukee, WI, a March 14 set at Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, TX, and an April 4 show at Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL.

The North American run also includes a four-date stint north of the border. The Canadian engagements start and end at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music in Edmonton, AB, with shows on February 12 and February 15. Other stops are booked for February 13 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, AB, and February 14 at Pantages Playhouse Theatre in Winnipeg, MB.

Cheech & Chong began their partnership in the early 1970s, and released nine albums together through 1985’s “Get Out of My Room.” Eventually splitting in the ’80s due to “creative differences,” Chong and Marin focused on different careers in entertainment. Chong continued with a solo comedy career and Marin focused on films and television.

Most recently, the duo released the 2002 compilation “When There’s Smoke There’s… Cheech & Chong,” featuring hit routines and unreleased material. They reunited on stage in mid-September for the first leg of the Light Up America tour, which wrapped in late December.

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Cheech & Chong itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

January 15 Mescalero, NM Inn of the Mountain Gods
January 16 Omaha, NE Omaha Civic Music Hall
January 17 Kansas City, MO Kansas City Music Hall
January 18 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
January 21 Miami Beach, FL Fillmore @ Jackie Gleason Theater
January 23 Grand Ronde, OR Spirit Mountain Casino
January 24 Spokane, WA INB Performing Arts Center
January 25 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium
January 29 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
January 30 Cleveland, OH PlayhouseSquare
January 31 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
February 5 Elizabeth, IN Horseshoe Southern Indiana
February 6 Bossier City, LA Horseshoe Casino & Hotel / Riverdome
February 7 Tunica, MS Horseshoe Casino
February 12 Edmonton, AB Francis Winspear Centre for Music
February 13 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
February 14 Winnipeg, MB Pantages Playhouse Theatre
February 15 Edmonton, AB Francis Winspear Centre for Music
February 20 Milwaukee, WI Northern Lights Theater
February 21 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
February 22 Green Bay, WI Oneida Bingo & Casino
February 26 Lemoore, CA Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino
February 27 Shelton, WA Little Creek Casino
February 28 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
March 6 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
March 7 Reading, PA Sovereign Performing Arts Center
March 14 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
March 15 McAllen, TX McAllen Convention Center
April 2 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
April 3 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
April 4 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
April 5 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live