updated 03/11/2010 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/11/2010 AT 12:00 PM ET
He’s been Tweeting regularly since ending his gig as Tonight Show host. But soon, Conan O’Brien fans will get to hear more than an 140-character message from the redheaded comedian.
On Thursday, O’Brien announced via his Twitter that he’s hitting the road for a 30-date North American tour, beginning April 12 in Eugene, Ore. “Hey Internet: I’m headed to your town on a half-a**ed comedy & music tour,” the former late-night host Tweeted.
What will the shows entail? O’Brien didn’t specify, though a newly launched Web site advertises “a night of music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence.” In a (funny) nod to the fact that his final contract negotiations with NBC prohibit O’Brien from appearing on television until Sept 1., the comedian has dubbed this jaunt the “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour.”
Tickets are already on sale – and apparently selling quickly, too. In a follow-up Tweet, O’Brien writes, “We are now adding a second show in both NYC & Chicago. For that second show, I’ll be doing all Liza Minnelli songs.”
The tour will wrap June 14 in Atlanta, after a stop at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.