Aziz Ansari expands “Road to Nowhere” tour, playing BAM
Aziz Ansari has been on his “Road to Nowhere” tour for a while now but has avoided official big NYC shows till now. (He did a pop-up back in February.) He’s just announced he’ll play the BAM Howard Gilman Theatre on May 18 with 7 PM and 10:30 PM shows. Tickets are on sale now to BAM members and will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, April 3 at noon.
“Road to Nowhere” is Aziz’s first major tour since being accused of sexual misconduct in January of 2018. VOX recently caught one of his shows in Chicago, where he addressed the accusations in his act:
Ansari didn’t bring up his own story until the very end of the set. But he made it clear right away that he wouldn’t be shying away from the issues at the core of the #MeToo movement. Where some accused men have retreated into anger in the wake of #MeToo, he showed that his perspective is thoughtful, nuanced, and — at least to some degree — self-aware.
As I walked out into the freezing Chicago night after the show was over, it was clear to me that Ansari has a role to play in #MeToo. His discussion of the allegation against him, when it came, left a lot to be desired. But by bringing up his allegation in his set, alongside discussion of the allegations against Kelly and Jackson, Ansari was implicitly rejecting the argument that someone’s behavior on a date doesn’t belong in discussions of #MeToo.
Read more at VOX and all tour dates are listed below.
AZIZ ANSARI – 2019 TOUR DATES
4/17/19 – Memphis, TN | Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
4/18/19 – Atlanta, GA | Fox Theatre
4/19/19 – Atlanta, GA | Fox Theatre
4/20/19 – Hollywood, FL | Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4/24/19 – Buffalo, NY | The Center for the Arts at | University at Buffalo
4/25/19 – Windsor, ON | Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino
4/26/19 – Grand Rapids, MI (7:30PM) | DeVos Hall
4/26/19 – Grand Rapids, MI (10:30PM) | DeVos Hall
4/27/19 – St. Louis, MO (7:30PM) | Stifel Theatre
4/27/19 – St. Louis, MO (10:30PM) | Stifel Theatre
4/28/19 – Kansas City, MO (4:00PM) | Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
4/28/19 – Kansas City, MO (7:30PM) | Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
5/18/19 – Brooklyn, NY (7 & 10:30PM) | Brooklyn Academy of Music
6/29/19 – Lincoln, CA | Thunder Valley Resort Casino