Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014
Monster Energy and Idol Roc Entertainment today announced the first edition of the Outbreak Comedy Tour featuring comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. In partnership with Live Nation, the “Monster Energy Outbreak Comedy Tour” kicks off in Dallas on August 22nd at the House of Blues and closes out in Boston on December 16th at the Wilbur Theatre. The excursion also includes stops in San Francisco, Houston and Seattle.
Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci met at the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in Los Angeles in 2007 and formed Garfunkel and Oates, named after the “two famous rock-and-roll second bananas” Art Garfunkel and John Oates, shortly thereafter. The duo, which regularly performs and tours across the country, were named one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch by Variety. In 2012, Garfunkel and Oates appeared on their first comedy special, “The Half-Hour,” on Comedy Central. Their first two full length albums, “Slippery When Moist” and “All Over Your Face,” both hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Lindhome and Micucci’s new comedy television series “Garfunkel and Oates” will premiere on IFC on Thursday, August 7th at 10:00pm.
“We are so excited to be partnering with the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour for their first Comedy Edition,” says Riki & Kate. “We promise there won't be any scary monsters. And hopefully there won't be any outbreaks. Just a lot of energy and a tour. We can't wait!”
Since 2011, the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour has tapped breakthrough talent across multiple music genres, including recent discoveries: Iggy Azaela (Hip Hop 2014), The Chainsmokers (College 2014), Macklemore (Hip Hop 2013), Carnage (EDM 2013), Wale (College 2013), Kendrick Lamar (Hip Hop 2012), and Of Mice and Men (Rock 2011). This year, the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is expanding the brand to include a Comedy Edition. Monster Energy and Idol Roc Entertainment team up once again with Live Nation to provide the stage for one of comedy’s most sought after duos.
“We are thrilled to have Garfunkel and Oates headline our inaugural efforts in comedy! Their unique voice bridges the gap of music and comedy making it a very natural transition for us into new territory,” says tour producer, Steve Glazer (Idol Roc Entertainment). “The essence of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour has always been to provide aspirational fans with the opportunity to discover what’s next. It has been our vision from the start to expand the property beyond music.”
Below please find a complete list of shows. Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday, July 18th at 10 a.m. Live Nation/Live Nation Mobile App and Ticketmaster pre-sale tickets will be available Wednesday, July 16th at 10 a.m. through Thursday, July 17th at 10 p.m. Monster Energy Outbreak Tour tickets are available for purchase at: http://www.outbreaktour.com.
Monster Energy Outbreak Comedy Tour featuring Garfunkel and Oates:
House of Blues
House of Blues
New York, NY
House of Blues
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
The Straz Center
New Orleans, LA
House of Blues
About Outbreak Tour:
Launched in February 2011 as a music and experiential branded tour providing aspirational fans with the opportunity to discover what’s next, the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour pairs emerging artists with fan-friendly ticket prices at premium venues. The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour series was conceived by brand asset management firm Idol Roc Entertainment, having forged alliances with Monster Energy as its partner and Live Nation as its co-producer. The highly successful and rapidly growing brand, now in its fourth year of operation, has completed ten successful runs across multiple music genres and subcultures, having sold over 250,000 tickets while garnering over 1 BILLION media impressions to date. In 2014 the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour currently has 5 different genre tours under its umbrella; Hip Hop, College, EDM, Rock, and this year’s newest addition Comedy. The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour will continue its expansion in 2015 with the addition of a Country music tour as its 6th genre to its annu¬al lineup. The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is viewed as the ultimate tastemaker, recognized for helping pro¬vide a major platform for some of the music industry’s biggest breakthrough artists over the past few years. http://www.outbreaktour.com | http://www.facebook.com/OutbreakTour
About Monster Energy:
Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. http://www.monsterenergy.com | http://www.facebook.com/monsterenergy
For more information on Garfunkel and Oates or the Monster Energy Outbreak Comedy Tour featuring Garfunkel and Oates, please contact Nicki Fioravante Nicki.Fioravante(at)pmkbnc(dot)com or Carly Morgan Carly.Mogran(at)pmkbnc(dot)com.