JULY 6, 2021: Alternaversal, the production company responsible for the critically-acclaimed TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix, today announced its nationwide tour of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) LIVE: Time Bubble Tour, with the first 27 of an expected 80 nationwide dates, taking the tour through spring 2022. The long-running series (34 years old next Thanksgiving!) has also garnered the Peabody Award for Broadcast Excellence and multiple Emmy award nominations.
The “Time Bubble Tour,” supervised by series creator Joel Hodgson, will launch in October of 2021 in York, PA, and feature the beloved returning cast of the 2019 “Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour,” Emily Marsh, Conor McGiffin, Nate Begle, and Yvonne Freese, along with the world’s only movie-riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow, and GPC. The show features the film Making Contact and will include all the tour signatures: hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, and silly sketches. The show will be directed by Tim Ryder, an alumni of the Second City Mainstage cast and writer and performer from the MST3K TV series.
“I’m thrilled to announce that the MST3K live show is back on the road for audiences to enjoy together again, especially after a year that’s been tough on all of us. I’ve learned to never underestimate the power of hanging with friends and watching a cheesy movie while bots yell stuff at the screen,” said series creator, Joel Hodgson.
Making Contact (1985) is the Roland Emmerich directed film that Emily and the Bots will riff, featuring animated toys and an evil ventriloquist dummy in an overcrowded childhood during the eighties.
Tickets to the first wave of tour stops go on sale on Friday, July 9 at 12 Noon Eastern with the exception of the performance in Chicago. Ticket on sale date information for the Chicago performance on December 11 will be announced at a later time. For a complete list of currently available tickets and additional information, visit mst3klive.com.
10/30/2021 York, PA The Pullo Center
11/2/2021 Cleveland, OH Mimi Ohio Theatre
11/4/2021 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
11/6/2021 Rochester, NY Auditorium Theater
11/7/2021 Washington, D.C. Warner Theater
11/10 & 11/11/2021 Boston, MA The Wilbur
11/12/2021 New Haven, CT Shubert Theatre
11/15/2021 Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
11/16/2021 Kalamazoo, MI State Theatre
11/20/2021 Detroit, MI Masonic Theater
11/21/2021 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall
11/23/2021 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman Place Theater
11/24/2021 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theater
11/26 & 11/27/2021 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theatre
11/28/2021 Cedar Rapids, IA Paramount Theatre
12/11/2021 Chicago, IL CIBC Theatre
12/18/2021 Seattle, WA The Moore Theatre
12/20/2021 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre
12/22/2021 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel
12/26/2021 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
1/15/2022 Dallas, TX Winspear Opera House
2/5/2022 New York City, NY Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR THE TOUR
“If the tour is coming anywhere near your town, and you consider yourself
an MST3K fan, you absolutely owe it to yourself to get a ticket.” – Geek.com
“MST3K contains some of the HIPPEST,
deepest SATIRE of the generation.” – Los Angeles Times
“30 years later, that INGENIOUS B-movie spoof
is STILL GOING STRONG.” – The New York Times
Alternaversal is the production company founded by Joel Hodgson to bring back MST3K with a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign in 2015, raising over 6 million dollars! The series currently resides on Netflix with 20 feature-length episodes where it has been frequently included as one of the top trending programs on Netflix. Last May, Hodgson sponsored a second Kickstarter campaign that broke the show’s previous Kickstarter record by raising $6.5 million.