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2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:38 am
by vmh
Arj just posted a bulletin on Myspace. I thought I would share it here.

I know many of you are in Oz, so you'll be pleased to see that I'm mounting a pretty extensive tour of your country, starting in Sept. As well, I have several dates in the States this summer and will be adding a few more here and there..

See dates here: http://www.arjbarker.com

FAQ's:

Why aren't you coming to my city? I'm going as many places as I can. There is only so much time, and it also depends on the the availability of venues. Hopefully I'll be performing near you, but if not, I promise I'll try to get round there in the future!

Which show are you touring? I will be performing my Original Style Bits n' Pieces show, which I performed at Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne earlier this year - with the exception of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, where I'll be doing a show called 'Keeper or Crapper' which is basically a testing ground for new and/or unpolished material!

Will you you be doing a meet n' greet after the show? I plan to! Come by and say hi :)

But what is the smallest baleen whale? Well, that would have to be the Minke whale. They are only about 8.2 - 10.2 meters long.

Hope that clears things up!

Stay well, and look forward to seeing you,

Arj



Jul 21-25 Minneapolis, MN Acme Comedy Club
Jul 31 Liberty State Park, NJ All Points West Festival
Aug 05-08 Amsterdam Toomler
Aug 21 Portland, OR Bagdad Theatre
Sep 12 Seattle, WA The Showbox at the Market
Sep 25-27 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Fringe
Sep 29-Oct 04 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Fringe
Oct 06-10 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Fringe
Oct 13 Albury City, Australia Albury Entertainmnent Centre
Oct 14 Wagga Wagga, Australia Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Oct 15 Canberra, Australia Canberra Theatre Centre
Oct 16 Shoalhaven, Australia Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
Oct 17 Illawarra, Australia Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
Oct 21-24 Sydney, Australia State Theatre
Oct 27 Gosford, Australia Laycock Street Theatre
Oct 28 Port Macquarie, Australia Glasshouse Entertainment Centre
Oct 29 Taree, Australia Manning Entertainment Centre
Oct 30 Coffs Harbor, Australia Coffs Ex-Services Club
Oct 31 Ballina, Australia Ballina RSL Club
Nov 03 Lismore, Australia Starcourt Theatre
Nov 04 Toowoomba, Australia Empire Theatre
Nov 05 Gold Coast, Australia Gold Coast Arts Centre
Nov 06 Caloundra, Australia The Events Centre Theatre
Nov 07 Townsville, Australia Townsville Civic Theatre
Nov 08 Cairns, Australia Cairns Civic Theatre
Nov 10 Rockhampton, Australia Pilbeam Theatre
Nov 11 Gladstone, Australia Gladstone Entertainment Centre
Nov 12 Maryborough, Australia Brolga Riverside Theatre
Nov 13 Bundaberg, Australia Moncrieff Theatre
Nov 14 Newcastle, Australia Civic Theatre Newcastle
Nov 16 Geelong, Australia Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Nov 17 Shepparton, Australia Eastbank Centre
Nov 18 Echuca, Australia Paramount Theatre
Nov 19 Bendigo, Australia The Capitol
Nov 20 Horsham, Australia Wesley Performing Arts Centre
Nov 21 Mount Gambier, Australia Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre
Nov 22 Warrnambool, Australia Warrnambool Entertainment Centre
Nov 23 Warragul, Australia West Gippsland Arts Centre
Nov 24 Sale, Australia Wellington Entertainment Centre
Nov 26-27 Perth, Australia Burswood Theatre
Dec 01-06 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Powerhouse
Dec 08-14 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Powerhouse

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:49 am
by kellysouthpaw
Thanks Vanessa! Again, no where near me :(

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:50 am
by ItsAllRyche
Isn't the stint in MN where they are taping for his new Comedy Central or HBO special?

I hope so!!!!

I so love Arj!! :dance: :yay:

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:15 pm
by mohumbhai mania
I know they taped his new live CD in January at the Pantages in Mpls.

Who knows? Could be! Minneapolis has a really strong comedy scene. Stand Up! Records is out of here as are loads of good comics (LOVE Maria Bamford and the Scrimshaw Brothers).

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:55 pm
by SheWolf
The 7/31 show is definitely near me. Hmmm...... :hrm:

Edit: Oh okay it's some huge thing. Fuggetaboutit

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:11 pm
by ItsAllRyche
Yeah SheWolf you should definitely try to fit it in your schedule.

I am jealous! err, I mean happy for ya! :D

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:21 pm
by SheWolf
The place he's playing is some huge outdoor event. I've already seen him twice in a small comedy club and twice on tour so I think I'll sit this next one out.

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:07 pm
by mohumbhai mania
Arj was feckin' hilarious last night at Acme Comedy Gallery. It was great seeing his act as one long piece rather than little YouTube bits. He was also funny with the crowd.

And Acme is a wonderful venue. It's a little worn around the edges, but the room is great. If you want front row seats, they have a dinner and a show deal that's pretty reasonable, and the seats are choice. It ain't gourmet food, but it's all right, and their drink prices are actually fair for a downtown bar. It's my first time there, but I know I'll be catching Doug Benson (Arj's Marijuana-logues co-writer) there in October.

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:43 pm
by ItsAllRyche
So Happy you got to see the show! :supz: Did you go to late show or early one?

I don't know if they are at all different, just curious. You are so right it is good to see him for a full set and not just in bits like when he opened for FOTC, or youtube.

Fun fun fun.

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:09 pm
by mohumbhai mania
The early one. I picked Friday, because it was the 2nd to last night, so I figured he would be on a roll and the crowd would be lively but not too wasted.

When he comes back, I'm going to see about either going two nights, or sitting through the second one. It was so worth it.

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:04 pm
by ItsAllRyche
Yeah, it is so worth it ! :lol: funny and all around good guy!

He is gonna be back there in January or so to promote that dvd he recorded in Pantages. (Found out from radio podcast on Half-Assed Morning show in MN.)

We are gonna see him when he gets back to States then, cannot swing Seattle or Portland next month so... guess then Arj will be off to Australia for a couple of months :(

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:08 pm
by vmh
I'm glad you had a good time mohumbhai mania! I'm still waiting for Arj to return to LA but that may not happen until next year. How long was he on for? I've seen him open twice for FOTC but I'm wondering if his live act is different from his opening act.

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:10 pm
by mohumbhai mania
vmh wrote:I'm glad you had a good time mohumbhai mania! I'm still waiting for Arj to return to LA but that may not happen until next year. How long was he on for? I've seen him open twice for FOTC but I'm wondering if his live act is different from his opening act.


He did about 45 minutes. I haven't seen him open, but it was a kind of hilariously rambling off the wall stream of consciousness thing. He kind of takes jokes and bends them on themselves and folds them again, if that makes sense.

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:57 pm
by DaMango
Hooray! He's stopping in Seattle before heading to Australia! That's good news for me. 8)

Re: 2009 Tour Dates

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:56 am
by vmh
It looks like more dates have been added in Louisville, Nashville, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Vancouver.

Updated list here:
http://www.arjbarker.com