After a highly successful bout on Broadway, Mike Tyson announced today that he will take his acclaimed one-man show, “MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH,” on a national tour. Helmed by renowned director Spike Lee and producer James L. Nederlander, the tour is set to begin in February 2013.
The legendary boxer, “Iron Mike,” will kick off his 10-week tour with a two-night engagement at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis on February 12 –13. The three month tour will visit over 36 cities including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, and Washington D.C. For ticketing information and a full list of cities, please visit: www.facebook.com/MikeTysonOnTour.
“MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH” is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. Directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee, this riveting one-man show goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes and between the lines to deliver a must-see theatrical knockout.
Created by Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment, MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH is presented by James L. Nederlander, directed by Spike Lee, written by Kiki Tyson, executive produced by Mike Tyson, Kiki Tyson, and Adam Steck and originally directed by Randy Johnson.
Check out a story Michael Woods did on a Monday conference call to hype the tour here.
Mike Tyson is a larger-than-life legend both in and out of the ring. Tenacious, talented, and thrilling to watch, Tyson embodies the grit and electrifying excitement of the sport. With nicknames such as “Iron” Mike, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet, it’s no surprise that Tyson’s legacy is the stuff of a legend. Tyson was one of the most feared boxers in the ring-- and one look at his resume proves he is one of boxing’s greats: Aside from having been the undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously. In 2011 Tyson was also inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. Tyson’s enduring mass appeal owes not only to his incomparable athleticism, but to his huge personality and unrivaled showmanship. And his ability to work a crowd extends far beyond the ring- Tyson’s career in entertainment spans blockbuster movies (The Hangover and The Hangover 2), television (the Animal Planet’s “Taking on Tyson”), and his own clothing company (shirts are available on his website). Tyson is also the CEO of his own production company, Tyrannic Productions, and currently has a few film projects in development.
TOUR MARKETS AND DATES:
Anaheim, CA - 3/6/2013 - Grove at Anaheim
Atlanta, GA - 4/20/2013 – Fox Theatre
Biloxi, MS – 4/19/2013 – Hard Rock Casino
Chicago, IL –2/15/2013 to 2/17/2013 – Cadillac Palace Theatre
Cincinnati, OH – 3/24/2013 – US Bank Arena
Clearwater, FL – 4/17/2013 – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Detroit, MI – 4/6/2013 & 4/7/2013 – Fox Theatre
Durham, NC – 4/23/2013 – Durham PAC
Grand Prairie, TX (Dallas) – 2/19/2013 – Verizon Theatre
Houston, TX – 2/20/2013 – Bayou Music Center
Indianapolis, IN –2/12/2012 & 2/13/2013 at Murat Theatre
Kansas City, MO – 4/4/2013 – Midland Theatre
Los Angeles, CA – 3/8/2013 to 3/10/2013 – Pantages Theatre
Louisville, KY – 3/23/2013 – Palace Theatre
Newark, NJ – 3/19/2013 – NJPAC: Prudential Hall
Niagara Falls, ONT – 3/20/2013 to 3/21/2013 – Falls View Casino
Phoenix, AZ - 2/24/2013 - Comerica Theatre
Portland, OR – 3/13/2013 - Arlene Schnitzer Hall
Richmond, VA – 4/24/2013 – Landmark Theatre
San Diego, CA – 3/5/2013 – Civic Theatre
San Francisco, CA – 2/26/2013 to 3/3/2013 – Orpheum
Seattle, WA – 3/14/2013 - Paramount Theatre
Spokane, WA – 3/15/2013 - INB PAC
St. Louis, MO – 4/5/2013 – Peabody Opera House
Washington, D.C. – 4/26/2013 & 4/27/2013 – Warner (DAR Hall 2H)
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