Australian Comic Celeste Barber to Hit U.S. and Canada on Backup Dancer Tour

Celeste Barber is headed to North America. The multihyphenate, who has been nicknamed the “Australian Queen of Comedy,” announced this morning that she’ll be hitting the road in May with the Backup Dancer Tour across the United States and Canada.

Produced by Live Nation, the 20-plus city tour kicks off with a performance at the Netflix Is a Joke Comedy Festival at L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre on May 2. She’ll continue with dates through June and stops in New York, Boston, Seattle, Atlanta, Toronto, Las Vegas, Austin, Texas, and more. The tour will wrap in Chicago at Athenaeum Center on June 21. “Coming in hot America,” Barber teased today on Instagram, where she has north of 10 million followers.

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The outing reps Barber’s third international tour and second U.S. tour. Her previous run, Celeste Barber: Fine, Thanks, produced a special filmed at the Sydney Opera House that was released on Netflix last year. She also had a one-woman show, Celeste Barber Challenge Accepted!, which premiered in Sydney in June 2017. Her New York show at the Gramercy was recorded for her first Showtime special before continuing with a sell-out debut season in the U.K. and Europe.

Tickets for Backup Dancer roll out first with an artist presale on Feb. 28, and general public on Mar. 1 at The list of dates is below.

May 2: Los Angeles at Orpheum Theatre as part of Netflix Is a Joke Comedy Festival

May 4: Phoenix at Orpheum Theatre

May 8: Washington, DC at Warner Theatre

May 9: Boston at Boch Center Shubert Theatre

May 11: New York at Beacon Theatre

May 12: Philadelphia at Miller Theatre

May 14: Seattle at Moore Theatre

May 15: Vancouver at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

May 16: San Francisco at the Masonic

May 17: Portland at Newmark Theatre

May 29: Atlanta at Tabernacle

May 30: Nashville at James K Polk Theatre @ TPAC

May 31: Indianapolis at Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre

Jun 1: Grand Rapids at GLC Live at 20 Monroe

Jun 2: Toronto at Meridian Hall

Jun 5: Montreal at L’Olympia de Montréal

Jun 7: Las Vegas at the Summit Showroom

Jun 8: Las Vegas at The Summit Showroom

Jun 9: Denver at Paramount Theatre

Jun 10: Dallas at Majestic Theatre

Jun 13: Austin at Paramount Theatre

Jun 14: Houston at 713 Music Hall

Jun 16: San Diego at Balboa Theatre

Jun 20: Minneapolis at State Theatre

Jun 21: Chicago at Athenaeum Center

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