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Mystery Science Theater 3000 to tour with original host Joel Hodgson

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Jun 27, 2018

Fans that can’t get enough of Mystery Science Theater 3000 won’t have to wait for its Netflix reboot, The Return, to come back for its second season. Thanks to a notable anniversary the MST3K team will be going on a U.S. tour to celebrate - with its original host and creator in tow.

According to the official site, the bad-movie-bashing show will feature current host Jonah Ray and the wise-cracking Bots alongside MST3K classic mainstay Joel Hodgson (replete in his red jumpsuit for the first time in a quarter century) on its 30th anniversary tour. The imprisoner quippers are on parole for this 29-city, 42-show tour starting on October 9th.

You can check out the teaser for the tour below:

It’s like a superhero trailer, except the only monsters the heroes have to defeat are some of the worst movies ever made. Hodgson says, “The craziest and most exciting thing for me is that I am putting on my old jumpsuit and will be riffing live, shoulder to shoulder with Jonah, Crow, and Tom Servo for two incredibly strange feature films.”

That’s right, two. The live shows will feature two different awful B-movies that fans will need to buy separate tickets for: The Brain, a piece of Canadian sci-fi nonsense, and Deathstalker, a sword and sandal film featuring, well, something terrible. Both sound enticing enough to merit a place on the prestigious anniversary tour.

Check out the tour dates below:

10/9—Portland, ME—State Theatre (The Brain, 7:30 p.m.)

10/10—Boston, MA—Shubert Theatre (The Brain, 7:30 p.m.)

10/11—Boston, MA—Shubert Theatre (Deathstalker, 7:30 p.m.)

10/12—Washington, DC—Lisner Auditorium (The Brain, 7:00 p.m.)

10/12—Washington, DC—Lisner Auditorium (Deathstalker, 10:00 p.m.)

10/13—New Haven, CT—College Street Music Hall (The Brain, 7:00 p.m.)

10/14—New York, NY—Playstation Theater (The Brain, 3:00 p.m.)

10/14—New York, NY—Playstation Theater (Deathstalker, 7:00 p.m.)

10/16—Norfolk, VA—Harrison Opera House (The Brain, 7:30 p.m.)

10/17—Durham, NC—Durham PAC (Deathstalker, 7:30 p.m.)

10/19—Ft. Lauderdale, FL—Parker Playhouse (The Brain, 7:00 p.m.)

10/20—Orlando, FL—Hard Rock Café (The Brain, 4:00 p.m.)

10/20—Orlando, FL—Hard Rock Café (Deathstalker, 8:00 p.m.)

10/21—Atlanta, GA—Atlanta Symphony Hall (The Brain, 3:00 p.m.)

10/21—Atlanta, GA—Atlanta Symphony Hall (Deathstalker, 7:00 p.m.)

10/24—Cincinnati, OH—Taft Theatre (The Brain, 7:30 p.m.)

10/25—Cleveland, OH—Agora Theater (Deathstalker, 7:30 p.m.)

10/26—Glenside, PA—Keswick Theatre (The Brain, 7:00 p.m.)

10/26—Glenside, PA—Keswick Theatre (Deathstalker, 10:00 p.m.)

10/27—Wilkes Barre, PA—F.M. Kirby Center (The Brain, 5:00 p.m.)

10/28—Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Music Theatre (The Brain, 3:00 p.m.)

10/28—Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Music Theatre (Deathstalker, 7:00 p.m.)

10/30—St. Louis, MO—Peabody Opera House (The Brain, 7:30 p.m.)

10/31—Nashville, TN—War Memorial (The Brain, 7:30 p.m.)

11/2—Dallas, TX—Majestic Theatre (The Brain, 7:00 p.m.)

11/2—Dallas, TX—Majestic Theatre (Deathstalker, 10:00 p.m.)

11/3—Houston, TX—Cullen Performance Hall (The Brain, 7:00 p.m.)

11/4—Austin, TX—Paramount (The Brain, 3:00 p.m.)

11/4—Austin, TX—Paramount (Deathstalker, 7:00 p.m.)

11/6—Los Angeles, CA—The Novo (The Brain, 7:00 p.m.)

11/7—San Francisco, CA—Warfield Theatre (The Brain, 8:00 p.m.)

11/8—San Jose, CA—National Civic (Deathstalker, 7:30 p.m.)

11/9—Portland, OR—Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (The Brain, 7:00 p.m.)

11/9—Portland, OR—Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Deathstalker, 10:00 p.m.)

11/11—Seattle, WA—The Moore Theatre (The Brain, 3:00 p.m.)

11/11—Seattle, WA—The Moore Theatre (Deathstalker, 7:00 p.m.)

11/13—Boulder, CO—Macky Auditorium (The Brain, 7:30 p.m.)

11/15—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater (The Brain, 7:30 p.m.)

11/16—Chicago, IL—Athenaeum (The Brain, 7:00 p.m.)

11/16—Chicago, IL—Athenaeum (Deathstalker, 10:00 p.m.)

11/17—Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre (The Brain, 7:00 p.m.)

11/17—Minneapolis, MN—State Theatre (Deathstalker, 10:00 p.m.)

(via The A.V. Club)