After a few warm-up shows in recent weeks at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood, Louis C.K. is ready to launch his next prolonged stand-up comedy tour, starting tomorrow night in Baltimore and extending through the end of 2016.

The tour will start with theaters this month, then jumping to arenas in June and July, then across the pond to arenas in Europe and Israel, before coming back to two dates at Madison Square Garden in September. CK’s previous tour ended at MSG and resulted in a Grammy win for one of the shows recorded there. Tickets for his two MSG dates this September (Sept. 8 and Sept. 12, 2016) went on sale today on Ticketmaster. Actually, most of the tour dates are on sale now — all via the comedian’s website at louisck.net.

Louis CK’s one North Carolina stop on this tour — July 15, 2016  at Greensboro Coliseum — notes that it’s a “Benefit – All proceeds go to Equality NC.

Here’s more from CK himself:

Hello donut eaters and those who don’t eat donuts (I think that covers everyone). 

I am very excited to announce the summer and early fall dates of this tour. Please go here to buy tickets

I’m going to be in many cities around the United States of America and cities in other countries such as London, Paris and Prague. Just to be clear, I will be performing standup comedy shows during this tour. It’s all new material (well, I’ve been working on it for about a year, so if you saw me at a club or something since last May or so, you might be seeing some of the same material, though it has changed drastically over the months) but if you’ve seen me on tour, in a major venue, you won’t have seen these particular words.

That’s right. I am not using any words that I have ever said on stage. It was a very difficult challenge. I had to resort to words like “cotton” and “trunk” and even “Salutation”.

Anyway. It’s new jokes and I think I’m better at comedy right now than I’ve been for a while and I’m going to dedicate the year to just doing great live shows. I’m very ready and excited to come to your town and tell this humor with my mouth in the following cities: 

Baltimore, MD (shows added)
Asbury Park, NJ
Mashantucket, CT
Chicago, IL (shows added)
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Reading, PA
Kansas City, MO
Oakland, CA
Inglewood, CA
Houston, TX
Nashville, TN
Greensboro, NC
Forest Hills, NY 
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN 
Omaha, NE
St Louis, MO
Detroit, MI
Springfield, MA
London, ENG 
Dublin, IRE
Paris, France
Amsterdam, NLD 
Prague, Czech Republic
Jerusalem, Israel
Helsinki, FIN 
Copenhagen, DEN 
New York, NY 

If you don’t see your city or one close to you on this list, please note that this tour will continue through (at least) December. More cities will be announced for later fall and winter, probably in July. 

If you don’t want to come see me live… well… okay. Don’t. Totally. It’s fine. 

See you out there. 

Thank you. 

Louis CK

ps. A word about TICKETS….

Tickets for this tour, as always, are available through my website louisck.net

Tickets for every seat at every show (with a few exceptions) are one price. Most tickets are $50 or less. There are no ticket fees for any shows. My agent worked hard to accomplish this by negotiating in every city and finding venues that were willing to help us make the shows affordable. In some cases, the venues and I are splitting the ticket charges between us so you don’t have to pay it. In the end it’s worth it to me because I don’t want coming to see me to be a painful choice for anyone and either way I’m making plenty of money on the tour. I sincerely hope that everyone takes advantage of this by simply buying the affordable tickets and coming to the shows. For those of you who plan to take the opportunity of the simple and cheap ticketing on this tour to make a profit at the expense of my fans, please note that we are working hard to prevent scalping and that if you resell your tickets at an unfair price, you are risking having your tickets invalidated. Also if you purchase tickets to my shows from Stubhub or other scalping sites, that ticket may not be valid.

If you buy tickets to one of my shows and you can’t go, or you somehow get stuck with them, please contact us at Lcktix16@gmail.com and we will try to help you get your money back. If you buy tickets from a reseller and they get cancelled, please contact us here because we probably now have that ticket and are going to throw it back on sale at the original price and you could get it that way. In any case, you can always reach out and we will try to help you.

That’s in America. In Europe and Israel I don’t honestly know what we are charging because the ticketing systems there are very different. It’s taken us a few years to build the relationships we have with the venues and ticket companies here in the states so we could pull this off. Over there we are trusting their system to take care of you.

PPS: Just before I sent this out I learned that tickets are already on sale in Israel and Ireland.  I heard that the site in Israel crashed and nobody can get tickets. Please be patient as we work on this.

Also, FYI, please note that we added new shows in Baltimore and Chicago.

May 17th, 2016
Lyric Theatre
Early show
Baltimore, MD BUY TICKETS
May 17th, 2016
Lyric Theatre
Late show
Baltimore, MD BUY TICKETS
May 18th, 2016
Lyric Theatre
Baltimore, MD BUY TICKETS
May 18th, 2016
Lyric Theatre
Late show
Baltimore, MD BUY TICKETS
May 19th, 2016
Paramount Theatre
Asbury Park, NJ BUY TICKETS
May 20th, 2016
Paramount Theatre
Asbury Park, NJ BUY TICKETS
May 20th, 2016
Paramount Theatre
Late show
Asbury Park, NJ BUY TICKETS
May 25th, 2016
Foxwoods Grand Theatre
Mashantucket, CT BUY TICKETS
May 26th, 2016
Foxwoods Grand Theatre
Mashantucket, CT BUY TICKETS
May 31st, 2016
Chicago Theatre
Chicago BUY TICKETS
Jun 1st, 2016
Chicago Theatre
Chicago BUY TICKETS
Jun 2nd, 2016
Chicago Theatre
Chicago BUY TICKETS
Jun 2nd, 2016
Chicago Theatre
Late show
Chicago BUY TICKETS
Jun 3rd, 2016
Chicago Theatre
Late show
Chicago BUY TICKETS
Jun 8th, 2016
Mohegan Sun Arena
Wilkes-Barre, PA BUY TICKETS
Jun 9th, 2016
Santander Arena
Reading, PA BUY TICKETS
Jul 7th, 2016
Sprint Center
Kansas City, MO BUY TICKETS
Jul 9th, 2016
Oracle Arena
Oakland, CA BUY TICKETS
Jul 10th, 2016
The LA Forum
Inglewood, CA BUY TICKETS
Jul 12th, 2016
NRG Arena
Houston, TX BUY TICKETS
Jul 14th, 2016
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN BUY TICKETS
Jul 15th, 2016
Greensboro Coliseum
Benefit- All proceeds go to “Equality NC”
Greensboro, NC BUY TICKETS
Jul 22nd, 2016
Forest Hills Stadium
Forest Hills, NY BUY TICKETS
Aug 1st, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
Milwaukee, WI BUY TICKETS
Aug 2nd, 2016
Target Center
Minneapolis, MN BUY TICKETS
Aug 3rd, 2016
CenturyLink Center
Omaha, NE BUY TICKETS
Aug 4th, 2016
Scottrade Center
St Louis, MO BUY TICKETS
Aug 5th, 2016
Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, MI BUY TICKETS
Aug 6th, 2016
MassMutual Center
Springfield, MA BUY TICKETS
Aug 12th, 2016
Wembley Arena
London, ENG BUY TICKETS
Aug 15th, 2016
3 Arena
Dublin, IRE BUY TICKETS
Aug 16th, 2016
Ziggo Dome
Amsterdam, NLD BUY TICKETS
Aug 18th, 2016
Jerusalem Payis Arena
Jerusalem, Israel BUY TICKETS
Aug 19th, 2016
Ice Hall
On-sale 5/17 at 9AM GMT
Helsinki, FIN BUY TICKETS
Aug 20th, 2016
Forum Copenhagen
On-sale 5/17 at 9AM GMT
Copenhagen, DEN BUY TICKETS
Aug 21st, 2016
L’Olympia
Paris, France
On Sale TBD
Aug 22nd, 2016
Prague Congress Centre
On Sale 5/18 @ 10AM GMT
Prague, CZE BUY TICKETS
Sep 8th, 2016
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY BUY TICKETS
Sep 12th, 2016
Madison Square Garden
New York, NY BUY TICKETS