Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live to Launch All New National Tour This Fall

Marking the third and final live tour for the show's creator, Joel Hodgson
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Press release: Original host and the creative vision behind the beloved TV and Netflix comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) for more than three decades, Joel Hodgson announces today that he will headline a North American tour for a third and final time in an all new LIVE production, titled Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour. Produced by Alternaversal LLC, the tour will launch this September in York, PA, and premiere two never-before-screened films: No Retreat, No Surrender and Circus of Horrors.

Following the wildly successful "Watch Out for Snakes! Tour" in 2017 and "30th Anniversary Tour" in 2018, Hodgson will don the red jumpsuit one final time as Joel Robinson to host Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour alongside the world's greatest - and only - movie riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow, and Gypsy. Together, they will tackle two never-before-screened films with the rapid-fire hilarity that has built MST3K's loyal following over more than 30 years.

"This is our third national tour, and it's bigger than the first two combined!," said Hodgson. "I really wanted to do something special since it's my farewell tour with MST3K Live. Also, Tom, Crow, and Gypsy have become such great live performers, I decided to give them the ultimate challenge: a movie riffing robot circus!"

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live gives fans the chance to sit in the same theater with their favorite characters as they riff on new "So-Bad-It's-Good" feature films. The two films, No Retreat, No Surrender and Circus of Horrors, are sold and shown as separate events, but each event includes all of the MST3K signatures: a cheesy B-movie, hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, silly sketches, and Hodgson in the red jumpsuit as host Joel Robinson.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour is written by Joel Hodgson, Elliott Kalan, Jonah Ray, Grant Baciocco, Harold Buchholz, Matt Conant, Rebecca Hanson, Matt McGinnis, Mary Robinson, and Tim Ryder. All have also written for the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" TV show.

Premiering in 1988 on KTMA-TV in Minneapolis, MST3K has earned its place in history as one of the Top 100 TV Shows of all time (Time, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly), receiving multiple Emmy® nominations, and a Peabody Award along the way. Following a record-setting Kickstarter campaign, the series was revived in 2017 with all new episodes now streaming on Netflix.

FEATURED FILMS

No Retreat, No Surrender

A self-conscious teen becomes a martial arts master under the tutelage of Bruce Lee's ghost. Featuring fresh-faced Jean-Claude Van Damme as a brooding hit man and a Bruce Lee lookalike, who looks nothing like Bruce Lee.

Circus of Horrors

Garish 1960s British thriller showcasing colorful circus acts, plastic surgery, and animal attacks by stagehands in fur suits. Warning: Features pop hit "Look for a Star" over and over again.

TOUR ROUTE

The tour will visit the following venues with additional dates to be announced shortly.

9/14/2019 York, PA The Pullo Center
9/19-20/2019 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre
10/1/2019 Kalamazoo, MI   Miller Auditorium
10/3/2019 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall
10/6/2019 Columbus, OH Jo Ann Davidson Theatre
10/11-12/2019 Boston, MA Emerson Colonial Theatre
10/15/2019 Richmond, VA Carpenter Theatre
10/17/2019 Charlotte, NC Knight Theater
10/18-19/2019 Washington, DC National Theatre
10/20/2019 Wilmington, NC The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College
10/25/2019 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theater
10/26/2019 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre New Jersey
10/29/2019 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center
11/2/2019 Milwaukee, WI Miller High Life Theatre
11/3/2019 Davenport, IA River Center Adler Theatre
11/5/2019 Dubuque, IA Five Flags Center
11/9/2019 Detroit, MI The Fox Theatre
11/12/2019 Toledo, OH The Valentine Theater
11/14/2019 Springfield, OH Clark State Performing Arts Center
11/17/2019 Dallas, TX Winspear Opera House
11/18/2019 North Little Rock, AR CHARTS Theater at UA-Pulaski Tech
11/21/2019 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
11/23/2019 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
11/29/2019 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW
12/1/2019 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
12/2/2019 Niceville, FL Mattie Kelly Arts Center at NW Florida State College
12/4/2019 Fort Lauderdale, FL Parker Playhouse
12/7/2019 New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theatre of Performing Arts
1/15/2020 Bremerton, WA Admiral Theatre
1/16/2020 Spokane, WA INB Performing Arts Center
1/17/2020 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
1/18/2020 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre
1/19/2020 Eugene, OR Hult Center for the Performing Arts
1/20/2020 Medford, OR Craterian Theater
1/23/2020 San Jose, CA San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
1/25/2020 San Diego, CA  Balboa Theatre
1/28/2020 El Paso, TX Plaza Theatre
1/29/2020 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Theatre
2/12/2020 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Civic Center
2/13/2020 Durango, CO Community Concert Hall
2/14/2020 Albuquerque, NM Popejoy Hall
2/15/2020 Denver, CO Buell Theatre
2/16/2020 Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center
2/18/2020 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theater
2/19/2020 Columbia, MO Jesse Auditorium
2/20/2020 Oklahoma City, OK Hudiburg Chevrolet Center
2/24/2020 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
2/28-29/2020 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theater
3/1/2020 Madison, WI Capitol Theater
3/4/2020 Reading, PA Santander Performing Arts Center

For the latest tour stops and scheduled films, visit mst3klive.com or follow MST3K on Facebook and Instagram.

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