by Klaus Kinski

Aqua Teen Live

Adult Swim programs hitting the road for live shows is really nothing new. Tim and Eric did it in 2007 with much success. They did it again in 2008 with even greater success. They also did it in 2009 when I finally had to say 'Mercy' as the venues were just too dang big to make the event enjoyable (or even viewable if you had a crummy seat in the back). For a live action show like T&E to hit the road makes total sense; you just need actors, costumes, some AV, and you're golden. Dethklok, the fictitious band from Adult Swim's animated masterpiece series Metalocalypse, went on tour as well. But that made sense to me as Dethklok is a real band with real musicians and their music works for my ears with or without the cartoon.

But for a primarily non-musical, hardly-ever live-action animated program to hit the road? What the? How is that even possible? How many more times will Klaus use the phrase "hit the road" (once)? Well, flashforward to 2010 when an astute BV commenter noted that that's exactly what's happening when Adult Swim staple Aqua Teen Hunger Force hits the road this spring for a 21-date jaunt that will eventually land at the Nokia Theater on Tuesday, May 11. Billed as Adult Swim Presents Aqua Teen Hunger Force LIVE, the shows will feature live music, script readings, rare clip screenings, previews of upcoming episodes of Squidbillies and Aqua Teen Hunger Force, free shwag, and more. The show is being semi-billed as an Dave and Dana LIVE; Dave being Dave Willis, the show's co-creator, and voice actor Dana Snyder. Tickets have been on sale since Friday April 2nd, so go git em! All dates below...

Aqua Teen Hunger Force - 2010 Tour Dates
Thursday 4/15/10, Dallas, TX, House of Blues, Buy tickets
Friday 4/16/10, Houston, TX, House of Blues, Buy tickets
td>Saturday 4/17/10, Austin, TX, Paramount Theatre, Buy tickets
Sunday 4/18/10, New Orleans, LA, House of Blues, Buy tickets
Thursday 4/22/10, Seattle, WA, Showbox, Buy tickets
Friday 4/23/10, Portland, OR, Aladdin, Buy tickets
Sunday 4/25/10, San Francisco, CA, Regency Ballroom, Buy tickets
Tuesday 4/27/10, Los Angeles, CA, El Rey, Buy tickets
Thursday 4/29/10, Minneapolis, MN, Pantages, Buy tickets
Friday 4/30/10, Madison, WI, Barrymore, Buy tickets
Saturday 5/1/10, Detroit, MI, St. Andrews, Buy tickets
Sunday 5/2/10, Chicago, IL, Park West, Buy tickets
Wednesday 5/5/10, Columbus, OH, LC Pavillion, Buy tickets
Thursday 5/6/10, Buffalo, NY, Town Ballroom, TBD
Friday 5/7/10, Burlington, VT, Higher Ground, Buy tickets
Saturday 5/8/10, Philadelphia, PA, The Trocadero, Buy tickets
Sunday 5/9/10, Boston, MA, Wilbur Theatre, Buy tickets
Tuesday 5/11/10, New York, NY, Nokia Theatre, Buy tickets
Thursday 5/13/10, Falls Church (DC), State Theatre, Buy tickets
Friday 5/14/10, Charlotte, NC, Amos, TBD
Saturday 5/15/10, Atlanta, GA, Center Stage, Buy tickets

(thx Apiary for the dates)