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DEADWOOD, S.D. (03/04/19) – They are hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture and no-hold-barred. They are Cheech and Chong and they will be bringing their live show with both music and comedy back to the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center on Saturday, November 22nd at 8pm.
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong emerged from a cloud of pot smoke, simultaneously championing and lampooning the stoner community that became the team's most ardent supporters; although derided by critics and dismissed by the general populace, the team's stature as counterculture heroes was unquestioned, and for both aging hippies and dazed-and-confused teens, their comedy defined an era.
Cheech (real name Richard) met Tommy Chong while living in Vancouver British Columbia. The duo moved to Los Angeles and created comedy gold. Six of their comedy albums went gold, four were nominated for Grammys and Los Cochinos won the 1973 Grammy for Best Comedy Recording. The critically acclaimed duo made a fluid transition to films, starring in eight features together.
During a split, both performers proved to be massively successful on their own. Cheech has appeared in over 20 films, including his scene-stealing role in Tin Cup. He was also a sitcom regular before joining Don Johnson on the highly successful CBS drama Nash Bridges. He later had a recurring role on the hit NBC show, Lost and recent guest stints on Rob and Jane the Virgin.
Chong proved successful on the small screen as well, most notably, as “Leo” on Fox’s That 70’s Show, as well as guest roles on Dharma & Greg and The George Lopez Show. He also lit up the dance floor as a contestant on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
“We had so much fun with these two the last time they were here, we just had to bring them back,” said Susan Kightlinger, General Manager for Deadwood Mountain Grand. “We know it’s going to be an amazing show.”
Tickets for Cheech and Chong go on sale for Deadwood Mountain Grand Rewards Center members at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5th and to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8th. They are available at the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office -- The Company Store -- or at ticketmaster.com. Both hotel reservations and ticket arrangements may be made by calling 877-907-GRAND. For more information, visit www.deadwoodmountaingrand.com or call 605.559.0386.
Beware of third party ticket brokers. The only official ticket outlets are Ticketmaster and the Deadwood Mountain Grand Box Office.
To open your free Grand Rewards Center membership and enjoy the benefits of purchasing advance tickets ahead of the general public, bring a photo ID to the Grand Rewards Center counter, located in the Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino.
Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel, a Holiday Inn Resort, in the newly restored 1906 Homestake Mining Co. ore processing plant that overlooks Historic Deadwood, has a 98-room luxury hotel, 210 state-of-the-art casino games, high stakes gaming action, a 2,500-seat entertainment-and-event center, two restaurants and a multi-level parking garage.