Cheech and Chong’s “O Cannabis Tour” Coming to Penticton!
Iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have been entertaining fans for more than four decades and are ready to celebrate recent updates to Canadian legislation with their new O Cannabis Tour which will hit 14 markets across the country this fall.
With nine albums released from 1972 through 1985, Cheech and Chong were nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album with their third album, Los Cochinos, released in 1973. Big Bambu, their second album, was the biggest selling comedy record of all time in 1972 and remained so for many years. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to film in 1978 with their first movie, “Up In Smoke,” the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topping $100 million at the box office. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature films together, all directed by Chong.
Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Cheech is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector, and humanitarian, a man who has enough talent, humor, and intelligence to do just about anything. He is truly a multi-generational star, having starred in films like Born In East L.A. and Tin Cup, and on televisions shows like Nash Bridges and Jane The Virgin.
Tommy Chong began his entertainment career as a musician in a Canadian-based rhythm and blues band. Eventually, he landed a gig with the “Vancouvers” and co-wrote the band’s 1960s hit, “Does Your Mama Know About Me.” Chong then turned towards the life of an actor and appeared in several films including National Lampoon’s Senior Trip. Chong has also starred, most notably, on “That 70’s Show,” and guest starred on “Dharma & Greg” and “The George Lopez Show.”
Cheech & Chong – O Cannabis Tour Dates
Sunday, September 22 – Toronto, ON – Roy Thomson Hall
Monday, September 23 – Montreal, QC- Théâtre Maisonneuve
Wednesday, September 25 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall
Thursday, September 26 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
Saturday, September 28 – London, ON – Start.ca Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens
Sunday, September 29 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Tuesday, October 1 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
Wednesday, October 2 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
Thursday, October 3 – Saskatoon, SK, TCU Place
Friday, October 4 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sunday, October 6 – Victoria, BC – Royal Theatre
Monday, October 7 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Wednesday, October 9 – Penticton, BC – South Okanagan Events Centre
Thursday, October 10 – Abbotsford, BC – Abbotsford Centre
Tickets for the O Cannabis Tour are $55.00, $69.50, $85.00 and $125.00* and will go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10:00AM PST. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office, over the phone at 1-877-763-2849 or online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com.