Is anyone else excited about this?
Heavy metal mock-rockers Spinal Tap have announced a concert tour to mark the 25th anniversary of the original movie.
The 1984 film detailed the career of a fictional spandex-clad rock band, and became a cult classic, riddled with ‘in-jokes’ parodying the excesses of the music industry – the egos, the groupies and the lifestyle.
Now the original cast members Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest are staging another rock cliché: the reunion tour.
Shearer says the reality of going on tour is just as ridiculous as portrayed in the movie.
"Even if you’ve just played guitar in your bedroom, you can kind of get that this is what it’s really like. It’s a little bit stupider than… no, it really isn’t – it’s every bit as stupid as it really is."
April 17 – Vancouver, BC @ Center for the Performing Arts
April 19 – Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
April 20 – Seattle @ Paramount Theatre
April 22 – Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theatre
April 23 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara County Bowl
April 26 – Los Angeles @ The Wiltern
April 27 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Dodge Theatre
April 29 – Denver @ Paramount Theatre
May 1 – Houston, TX @ Jesse H, Jones Hall
May 2 – Dallas @ Nokia Theatre
May 4 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
May 5 – Miami @ The Fillmore
May 6 – Orlando, FL, @ Hard Rock Live
May 8 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theatre
May 9 – Atlanta @ Fox Theatre
May 10 – Nashville @ Ryman Auditorium
May 12 – Baltimore @ Lyric Opera House
May 13 – Washington, D.C. @ Warner Theatre
May 14 – Philadelphia @ Keswick Theatre
May 17 – Columbus, Ohio @ Palace Theatre
May 19 – Cleveland, Ohio @ State Theatre
May 21 – Toronto @ Massey Hall
May 22 – Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
May 23 – Boston @ The Wilbur Theatre
May 24 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Music Box at The Borgata
May 26 – New York @ Beacon Theatre
May 27 – New York @ Beacon Theatre
May 29 – Detroit @ Fox Theatre
May 30 – Chicago @ Chicago Theatre
May 31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
Rolling Stone has a great interview here. I am thinking a Stonehenge encore?