Originally posted Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Puppet master and ventriloquist extraordinaire Jeff Dunham is coming back to what is now State Farm Arena for a fourth time next year on March 28.
This will be Dunham’s first trip back since 2014, when it was still called Philips Arena.
“Atlanta has always treated me well,” he told me in an interview in 2014. “But what’s funny is I get some of my biggest audiences in the Northeast and Northwest. There must be rednecks all over the country!”
Dunham’s latest 56-city tour is dubbed “Passive Aggressive,” started this week and will run into April.
He will bring back many of his classic puppet characters including Peanut, Walter, Jose Jalapeno, Bubba J and Achmed the Dead Terriorist, who is indeed still dead. A couple of new characters will likely pop up as well. The 56-city tour include stops in Canada and the U.S.
Dunham is such a singular entertainer, he has no real peer in terms of popularity in his particular genre. He has nearly 10 million Facebook followers and 1.8 million YouTube subscribers. His last comedy special “Relative Disaster” is on Netflix.
Here’s his tour listing:
10/17 Worcester, MA - DCU Center
10/18 Binghamton, NY - Floyd L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena
10/19 Kingston, ON -Leon’s Center
10/20 St. Catharine’s, ON - Meridian Centre
10/21 Rochester, NY - Blue Cross Arena
11/7 Fairfax, VA - EagleBank Arena
11/8 Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
11/9 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
11/10 Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
11/11 Birmingham, AL - Legacy Arena at the BJCC
12/28 Sioux Falls, SD - Denny Sanford
12/29 Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
12/30 St. Louis, MO - Enterprise Center
12/31 Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
1/9 Toronto, ON - ScotiaBank Arena
1/10 Cleveland, OH - Wolstein Center
1/11 Milwaukee, WI - Fiserv Forum
1/12 Champaign, IL - State Farm Center
1/13 Highland Heights, KY - BB & T Arena
1/23 Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center
1/24 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
1/25 Fargo, ND - Scheels Arena
1/26 Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Event Center
1/27 Billings, MT - Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark
2/9 Wichita, KS - Intrust Bank Arena
2/10 Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena
2/14 Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
2/15 Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
2/16 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
2/27 Oshawa, ON - Tribute Communities Centre
2/28 Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena
3/1 Peterborough, ON - Peterborough Memorial Centre
3/2 Laval, QC - Place Bell
3/3 Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre
3/13 Kitchener, ON - Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
3/14 Syracuse, NY - The Oncenter
3/15 Portland, ME - Cross Insurance Arena
3/16 Bridgeport, CT - Webster Bank Arena
3/17 Trenton, NJ - Cure Insurance Arena
3/27 Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Bay Center
3/28 Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena
3/29 New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center
3/30 Alexandria, LA - Rapides Parish Coliseum
3/31 Houston, TX - NRG Park
4/10 North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Coliseum
4/11 Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Civic Coliseum
4/12 Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
4/13 Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena
4/14 Norfolk, VA - Constant Convocation Center
4/24 Loveland, CO - Budweiser Events Center
4/25 Rio Rancho, NM - Santa Ana Star Center
4/27 Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
4/28 Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
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