Delta variant? What Delta variant?

Sebastian Maniscalco’s upcoming arena comedy tour already is setting ticket-selling records. Today he became the first to comedian to pack the brand-new UBS Arena, the future home of the New York Islanders NHL team, located on the border of Queens and Long Island in Belmont Park. His full 360 in the round performance of his “Nobody Does This” tour on Dec. 27, 2021, sold out in 30 minutes today. “Having Sebastian Maniscalco be our first comedy show at UBS Arena and the show selling out as it did is a testament to how excited the market is for the opening of this venue,” said Tim Leiweke, CEO of Oak View Group. “We look forward to welcoming him and his fans to the building in December.” 

Maniscalco announced his updated tour dates earlier this week. Whether they stay on target remains anyone’s best guess, as the COVID pandemic is surging this summer with a new wave of cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Perhaps if they used Italian names instead of Greek names for the variant strains of the disease, then it’d get more attention? Anyhow…here goes everything.

Arena Dates for Nobody Does This Tour
Thursday, Nov. 18       Tampa, FL          Amalie Arena
Friday, Nov. 19           Atlanta, GA                  State Farm Arena
Wednesday, Nov. 24    Philadelphia, PA         Wells Fargo Center
Friday, Nov. 26            Hershey, PA                 Giant Center Arena
Saturday, Nov. 27        Boston, MA                  TD Garden
Thursday, Dec. 2         Pittsburgh, PA             PPG Paints Arena
Friday Dec. 3               Buffalo, NY                 KeyBank Center
Saturday, Dec. 4          Rochester, NY              Blue Cross Arena
Sunday, Dec. 5            Wilkes-Barre, PA         Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Thursday, Dec. 9         Cleveland, OH             Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Friday, Dec. 10            Detroit, MI          Little Caesars Arena
Saturday, Dec. 11         Chicago, IL                  United Center
Sunday, Dec. 26           Newark, NJ                  Prudential Center
Monday, Dec. 27         Elmont, NY                  UBS Arena
Friday, Dec. 31            Albany, NY                  Times Union Center

2022 Arena Dates
Saturday, March 5                 Los Angeles, CA         The Forum
Thursday, March 17              Ottawa, ON                  Canadian Tire Centre
Friday, March 18                  Montreal, QC               Bell Centre
Saturday, March 19               Toronto, ON                 Scotiabank Arena

Previously Announced Dates for Nobody Does This Tour
Thursday, July 29         Hampton Beach, NH    Hampton Beach Ballroom (7pm and 9:30pm)
+Friday, July 30           Atlantic City, NJ.          Borgata (7pm and 10pm)
+Saturday, July 31       Atlantic City, NJ            Borgata (5pm and 8pm)
Sunday, Aug. 1           Hampton Beach, NH    Hampton Beach Ballroom (5pm and 8pm)            
+Friday, August 6        Atlantic City, NJ          Borgata (7pm and 10pm)
+Saturday, August 7    Atlantic City, NJ           Borgata (7pm and 10pm)
Sunday, August 8         Hampton Beach, NH    Hampton Beach Ballroom (5pm and 8pm)
Thursday, Aug. 12       Phoenix, AZ                 Arizona Federal Theatre
Friday, Aug. 13            Phoenix, AZ                 Arizona Federal Theatre
Saturday, Aug. 14        San Diego, CA             The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Sunday, Aug. 15          Vail, CO                       Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater
Wed, Aug. 18               Morrison, CO               Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Thursday, Aug. 19       Reno, NV  Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort (7pm and 9:30pm)
Friday, Aug. 20           Las Vegas, NV            Wynn Las Vegas (7:30pm and 10pm)
Saturday, Aug. 21        Las Vegas, NV            Wynn Las Vegas (7:30pm and 10pm)
Sunday, Aug. 22          Saratoga, CA                The Mountain Winery
+Friday, Aug. 27         Temecula, CA              Pechanga Resort Casino (7pm and 9:30pm)
Saturday, Aug. 28        Santa Barbara, CA       Santa Barbara Bowl
Sunday, Aug. 29           Santa Barbara, CA       Santa Barbara Bowl
Wednesday, Sept. 1      Hollywood, FL     Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Thursday, Sept. 2         Hollywood, FL.    Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Friday, Sept. 3              Hollywood, FL.    Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Friday, Sept. 10           Columbus, OH    Palace Theatre (7pm and 9:30pm)
Saturday, Sept. 11        Cincinnati, OH    Taft Theatre (7pm and 9:30pm)
+Friday, Oct. 1            Uncasville, CT    Mohegan Sun Arena
+Saturday, Oct. 2         Uncasville, CT    Mohegan Sun Arena
Thursday, Nov. 4         Fort Myers, FL   Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall                   
Friday, Nov. 5              Fort Myers, FL   Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (7pm and 9:30pm)              
Saturday, Nov. 6         Fort Myers, FL   Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (7pm and 9:30pm)
Sunday, Nov. 7            Fort Myers, FL   Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (5pm and 8pm)
Saturday, Nov. 13        Indio, CA            Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
+Saturday, Nov. 20      Baltimore, MD    The Lyric (7pm and 9:30pm)
+Sunday, Nov. 21        Baltimore, MD    The Lyric (5pm and 8pm)
+ Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022      Milwaukee, WI   Riverside Theater (7pm and 9:30pm)
+ Friday, Feb. 4, 2022           Milwaukee, WI   Riverside Theater (7pm and 9:30pm)

+Denotes rescheduled shows from 2020

For more information and to purchase tickets visit, sebastianlive.com.