While he may not be a comedian in the traditional sense of stand-up, author and humorist David Sedaris will be taking the stage and bringing the laughs at theaters across the country during a lengthy spring tour.
The best-selling author has announced a 33-date U.S. itinerary for next year, beginning April 6 at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE, and concluding May 9 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA. The tour’s coast-to-coast routing also includes events on April 11 at Symphony Hall in Boston, MA; April 23 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN; and May 5 at Royce Hall Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.
Tickets for select dates of the spring outing are already available, though onsale information is still to-be-announced for many other performances on the calendar. Full details of Sedaris’ event schedule and ticket sales are available on his official profile and event calendar.
Sedaris’ live appearances include readings from his published essay collections, which are often autobiographical in nature, along with other humorous accounts. He is perhaps best known for his popular essay collections, including “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” (2004) and his most recent release “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” (2008).
However, Sedaris is no stranger to turning his written word into a public performance. In the early 1990s, he was discovered at a reading by public radio host Ira Glass. When Glass launched his show “This American Life” in 1995, he was quick to incorporate Sedaris into the series. To date, Sedaris has appeared on more than 40 episodes of the program, which airs nationally on National Public Radio.
In addition to his catalogue of published works and radio appearances, Sedaris has also released audio recordings of his books, as well as a couple live recordings of his events. These recordings have earned the author a total of three Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album and Best Comedy Album.
David Sedaris itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|April 6||Wilmington, DE||Grand Opera House|
|April 7||Ithaca, NY||State Theatre|
|April 8||Torrington, CT||Warner Theatre|
|April 9||Kingston, NY||Ulster Performing Arts Center|
|April 10||Baltimore, MD||Meyerhoff Symphony Hall|
|April 11||Boston, MA||Symphony Hall|
|April 12||Albany, NY||Palace Theatre|
|April 13||Madison, WI||Overture Center for the Arts|
|April 14||Ann Arbor, MI||Michigan Theater|
|April 16||Asheville, NC||Thomas Wolfe Auditorium|
|April 17||Chicago, IL||Auditorium Theatre|
|April 18||Grand Rapids, MI||DeVos Performance Hall|
|April 19||South Bend, IN||Morris Performing Arts Center|
|April 20||Saginaw, MI||Theatre at Dow Event Center|
|April 21||Akron, OH||E.J. Thomas Hall|
|April 22||Germantown, TN||Germantown Performing Arts Centre|
|April 23||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium|
|April 24||Lawrence, KS||Lied Center of Kansas|
|April 25||Tucson, AZ||Tucson Music Hall|
|April 26||Dallas, TX||McFarlin Memorial Auditorium|
|April 27||Austin, TX||The Long Center for the Performing Arts|
|April 28||Houston, TX||Society for the Performing Arts|
|April 29||New Orleans, LA||Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts|
|April 30||Las Vegas, NV||Clark County Library|
|May 1||Scottsdale, AZ||Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts|
|May 2||Santa Cruz, CA||Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium|
|May 3||Santa Barbara, CA||Arlington Theatre|
|May 4||Long Beach, CA||Terrace Theater|
|May 5||Los Angeles, CA||Royce Hall Auditorium|
|May 6||Riverside, CA||Fox Performing Arts Center|
|May 7||Portland, OR||Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall|
|May 8||Spokane, WA||Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox|
|May 9||Seattle, WA||Benaroya Hall|