Steve Martin, Martin Short Break Civic Center Theater Ticket Record Steve Martin, Martin Short Break Civic Center Theater Ticket Record
Comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short, who are currently on tour together, broke the ticket sales record this weekend at the Peoria Civic Center... Steve Martin, Martin Short Break Civic Center Theater Ticket Record

Comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short, who are currently on tour together, broke the ticket sales record this weekend at the Peoria Civic Center in Illinois.

The duo’s performance on Saturday became the highest-grossing show at the venue in the theater’s history, according to a press release. While no attendance figure was listed, the sale beats the previous record held by John Mellencamp for his show in February, which broke his previous record from 2015.

Martin took to Twitter to note that the feat was “achieved by overcharging.”

The Carver Arena, located within the Civic Center, had a record-breaking year already; rocker Bob Seger set the arena’s overall record by grossing $1 million in January, followed by Blake Shelton performing the highest-grossing country show in February, PJ Star reports.

Martin and Short are currently on their Now You See Them, Now You Don’t Tour, which is set to hit Wichita, Kansas on May 8. From there, they’ll hit cities like Milwaukee, Kansas City, San Antonio, and Sioux Falls before stopping in Iowa again on June 9 for a show at the Adler Theatre in Davenport. Additionally, Live Nation just announced that the comedy legends will head to Las Vegas this fall for a show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on October 6.

Visit Ticket Club to find tickets to see the pair at a show this year

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