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Letterkenny Live! Adds New Shows & Markets To Highly Acclaimed 2018 National Tour
Toronto, ON (July 9, 2018) – Based on overwhelming demand, new shows and markets have been added to the 2018 “LETTERKENNY LIVE” tour – a 90-minute comedy experience, starring Jared Keeso (Wayne), Nathan Dales (Daryl), K Trevor Wilson (Dan), and Mark Forward (Coach), the stars of the wildly popular award-winning CraveTV original series LETTERKENNY. “LETTERKENNY LIVE, THE ENCORE!” tour, presented by Puppers Premium Lager and CraveTV, and produced by New Metric Media, will feature original sketches performed by the LETTERKENNY favourites, additional sketches and video not seen on the original tour, as well as original stand-up sets from Wilson and Mark Forward. The tour will make stops across Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia before wrapping at Vancouver’s legendary Orpheum Theatre on December 18th.
Presale tickets for the newly added shows will be available as follows:
· AMEX Front Of The Line - Tuesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. ET
· CraveTV subscribers - Wednesday, July 11 at 10 a.m. ET pw: LKLIVE
· Live Nation - Thursday, July 12 at 10 a.m. ET pw: ENCORE
· Facebook - Thursday, July 12 at 10 a.m. ET pw:PREMIUMLAGER
· Radio – Thursday, July 12 at 10 a.m. ET pw: HARDNO
· Venue - Thursday, July 12 at 10 a.m. ET pw: PUPPERS
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 13 at 12 p.m. ET.
LETTERKENNY revolves around the dustups Wayne and his buds get into with their small-town Ontario rivals the Hicks, the Skids and the Hockey Players. Created by Keeso, the first ever original series from Bell Media’s streaming service, CraveTV, immediately garnered national attention and recently took home the awards for “Best Writing in a Comedy Program or Series” and “Best Direction in a Comedy Program or Series” at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. Keeso and co-writer/director Jacob Tierney also took home a 2018 Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award for TV Comedy. On June 29th, an all-new six-pack of episodes launched exclusively on CraveTV, featuring fellow Canadian Jay Baruchel as guest star Hard Right Jay, a Tiki Torch carrying out of towner who stirs things up in Letterkenny.
CraveTV and New Metric Media recently entered into a deal with U.S. streaming platform Hulu, granting the service the exclusive U.S. streaming rights to the first two seasons of LETTERKENNY, in a deal executed by series distributor DHX Media, with seasons 1 and 2 making their U.S. debut on Hulu on Friday, July 13th. Also announced is LITTLEKENNY, a series of original animated, short-form extensions of the award-winning Canadian comedy program, written and created by Keeso and produced by New Metric Media, exclusively for Bell Media’s new short form video app Snackable TV. LITTLEKENNY joins Bell Media’s original entertainment programming for 2018/19 as SnackableTV’s first foray into original content.
Earlier this year, the LETTERKENNY LIVE! tour took over venues across the country, celebrating numerous sold-out shows over its 26-city run, which kicked off in Halifax on February 28th before wrapping in Surrey on April 6th.
LETTERKENNY LIVE, THE ENCORE! Tour Dates:
December 1 – Orillia, ON – Casino Rama
December 3 – Brantford, ON – Sanderson Centre
December 5 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre
December 6 – Mississauga, ON – Living Arts Centre
December 11 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
December 13 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
December 14 – Lethbridge, AB – ENMAX Centre
December 15 – Red Deer, AB – ENMAX Centrium
December 17 – Kelowna, BC – Prospera Place
December 18 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
LETTERKENNY is produced by New Metric Media, in partnership with DHX Media and Playfun Games in association with Bell Media, with the participation of Canadian Media Fund, OMDC Tax Credits and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund and distributed by DHX Media. Jared Keeso is executive producer, co-writer, star, and creator, Jacob Tierney is executive producer, director, and co-writer and Mark Montefiore is executive producer for New Metric Media. Sarah Fowlie is Director, Original Programming, Comedy, Bell Media. Production Executive for Bell Media is Chris Kelley. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media.