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Lewis Black: The Rant Is Due 2013 Tour

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 16

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the long and arduous journey of the presidential election, Grammy Award-winning standup comedian, Lewis Black announces "The Rant Is Due," his 2013 standup tour. Tickets for "The Rant Is Due" go on sale Friday, November 16 at LiveNation.com.

Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and United States. Black is one of a few performers to sell out multiple renowned theatres including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, the Main Stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas and most recently a sold out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC.

His live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience.  He is a passionate performer, more of a pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Black is the rare comic who can make an audience  laugh while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.

Black came into national prominence with his appearances on The Daily Show in 1996.  His appearances on The Daily Show led to comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix. In 2001, he won the award for "Best Male Standup" at the American Comedy Awards. Black has released eight comedy albums, including the 2007 Grammy Award-winning "The Carnegie Hall Performance." He won his second Grammy Award for the album "Stark Raving Black."  He has also published three bestselling books, Nothing's Sacred (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008) and I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas (Riverhead Books, 2010).

2013 Lewis Black Tour Itinerary

DATE              

CITY                            

VENUE

Thurs, Jan. 10   

Toledo, OH                   

Stranahan Theatre

Fri, Jan.11   

Erie, PA                       

Warner Theatre

Sat, Jan.12   

Pittsburgh, PA              

Heinz Hall For The Performing Arts

Sun, Jan 13   

Reading, PA                 

Sovereign  Performing Arts Center

Thurs, Jan 17  

Ft. Collins, CO             

Lincoln Center

Fri, Jan 18       

Denver, CO                 

Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Sat, Jan 19       

Colorado Springs, CO 

Pikes Peak Center

Fri, Jan 25 

Rochester, NY           

Auditorium Theatre

Thurs, Jan 31

Bellingham, WA        

Mount Baker Theatre

Fri, Feb 1      

Seattle, WA             

Paramount Theatre

Sat, Feb 2      

Portland, OR           

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Thurs, Feb 7    

Fresno, CA            

William Saroyan Theater

Sat, Feb 9        

San Francisco, CA

Nob Hill Masonic Center

Thurs, Feb 21   

Richmond, VA      

Carpenter Center

Fri, Feb 22    

Philadelphia, PA  

Academy of Music

Sat, Feb 23    

Stamford, CT      

Stamford Center For The Arts

Sun, Feb 24    

Morristown, NJ   

Community Theatre

Thurs, Feb 28   

Columbus, OH             

Palace Theatre

Fri, Mar 1      

Peoria, IL                    

Peoria Civic Center

Sat, Mar 2      

Dekalb, IL                  

Egyptian Theatre

Sun, Mar 3      

Madison, WI              

Overture Center For The Arts

Thurs, Mar 14   

Grand Rapids, MI      

Devos Hall

Fri, Mar 15       

Akron, OH               

E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

Sat, Mar 16  

Baltimore, MD        

Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

Thurs, Mar 21

Hershey, PA         

The Hershey Theatre

Fri, Mar 22     

Albany, NY          

Palace Theatre

Sat, Mar 23     

Boston, MA        

Citi Wang Theatre

Sun, Mar 24     

Providence, RI    

Providence Performing Arts Center

Thurs, Apr 18    

Tampa, FL        

Tampa Performing Arts Center

Fri, Apr 19        

Jacksonville, FL

Florida Theater

Sat, Apr 20       

Fort Meyers, FL           

Barbara B. Mann Performing Hall

Sun, Apr 21      

Coral Springs, FL        

Coral Springs City Center Theatre

Thurs, Apr 25    

New Brunswick, NJ    

State Theatre

For more information, visit: lewisblack.com, facebook.com/lewis-black or tweet @TheLewisBlack

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world's top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world's top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

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