NEW YORK (AP) — After renewing his comedy career with appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and at the Emmy Awards, Tracy Morgan will embark on a nationwide stand-up tour this winter.
The “Tracy Morgan: Picking up the Pieces” tour is set to begin Feb. 5 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, it was announced Tuesday.
Morgan was in a coma for two weeks following a June 2014 accident, when a truck on the New Jersey Turnpike crashed into the back of a van he was riding in. Comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed in the crash.
Morgan made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards last month, with a more substantive turn as guest host on Oct. 17 of NBC’S “Saturday Night Live,” the show where he was once a cast member. In one sketch, he was joined by his fellow cast members of “30 Rock,” Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski and Jack McBrayer.
“People are wondering, ‘Can he speak? Does he have 100 percent mental capacity?'” he said in his opening monologue. “The truth is, I never did. I might even be a few points higher.”
Morgan was unavailable for comment about his concert tour, although in a news release he described it as getting back on a bike after falling down — “you don’t forget where the pedals are.”
His bookings, from February until the end of May, include some cold-weather gigs: Vermont and Ontario in February. But he does have two dates in Hawaii in early April.
He will perform three shows in New Jersey, including at a theater in New Brunswick, about 20 miles north of where the accident happened.
Here’s a listing of the tour;
Feb 5 Hammond, IN The Venue at Horseshoe Casino (Available 10/30)
Feb 6 Windsor, ON The Colosseum at Caesar’s Windsor (Available 10/30)
Feb 12 Atlantic City, NJ Harrah’s Atlantic City (Available 10/30)
Feb 13 Cherokee, NC Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center (Available 10/30)
Feb 19 Rutland, VT Paramount Theatre (Available 10/23)
Feb 20 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre (Available 10/23)
Feb 26 Niagara Falls, NY Seneca Events Center in the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel (Available 10/23)
Feb 27 Orillia, ON Casino Rama Entertainment Centre (Available 10/30)
March 4 Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino Resort (Available 12/29)
March 5 Baraboo, WI Ho-Chunk Casino
March 8 Verona, NY Turning Stone Resort Casino (Available 10/23)
March 11 Wilmington, DE Playhouse on Rodney Square (Available 10/23)
March 12 Huntington, NY The Paramount (Available 10/23)
March 13 Lakeville, PA Cove Haven Entertainment Resorts (Available 10/20)
March 19 Mashantucket, CT Grand Theater at Foxwoods (Available 10/23)
March 25 Norman, OK Riverwind Casino (Available 10/30)
March 26 Thackerville, OK Winstar World Casino & Resort (Available 10/23)
April 1 New York, NY Hot 97 April Fools Comedy Show – Theater at Madison Square Garden
April 2 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center (Available 10/23)
April 8 Kahului, HI Maui Arts & Cultural Center – Castle Theater (Available 10/30)
April 9 Honolulu, HI Blaisdell Concert Hall (Available 10/30)
April 15 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
April 16 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre (Available 10/23)
April 22 Washington, DC John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Available 10/30)
April 23 Reading, PA Santander Performing Arts Center (Available 10/23)
April 29 Robinsonville, MS Horseshoe Tunica – Bluesville (Available 10/30)
April 30 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre (Available 10/30)
May 6 Las Vegas, NV Mirage Hotel & Casino
May 7 Las Vegas, NV Mirage Hotel & Casino
May 13 Vancouver, BC Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
May 14 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort & Casino (Available 10/30)
May 20 Bossier City, LA Horseshoe Bossier City (Available 10/30)
May 21 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena (Available 10/23)
May 28 Westhampton Beach, NY Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center