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Nick Offerman’s ‘All Rise’ live show comes to Knoxville November 9

American Humorist, Nick Offerman, announces first tour since 2017
as seen on Parks and Recreation and Fargo

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Nick Offerman; image submitted

Award-winning actor, writer, woodworker and comedian Nick Offerman announced that he will be hitting the road for the first time since 2017, with his brand-new live show, All Rise. The public gatherings will be held at theatres in 37 cities across the country, kicking off July 20 in Thackerville, Oklahoma, with stops in Chicago, San Francisco, Washington D.C., New York City, Cleveland, Tampa, Phoenix and more, before wrapping December 14 in San Diego, California, at the Balboa Theatre.

The show will appear at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Nick Offerman’s most loyal fans can get tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 19, at 10 a.m. local time using password ALLRISE. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. local time on Friday, March 22, at

“My aim in this undertaking is to encourage my fellow Homo Sapiens to aim higher in life than the channels of consumerism would have us imagine,” Offerman said.

“All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst enjoining you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown accustomed. Genuflection optional: in my church, you kneel as you please, or not at all!

“It’s a proper revival suggesting the existence of a higher power in the land than commerce, one that will cause you to pop, lock and rejoice! Come on down and hear the good news that will make you go jingle-jangle in your juice box.”

Offerman is an accomplished entertainer known for Parks and Recreation (2009), The Founder (2016) and Fargo (2014). His role as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, earned him a Television Critics Association Award in the US for Individual Achievement in Comedy. He is also a two-time nominee for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. His first major television role since the end of Parks and Recreation was Karl Weathers in the acclaimed series Fargo, for which he also received a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries.

As a writer, Offerman has published four books (All New York Times Bestsellers): The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (with his legendary bride Megan Mullally) (2018), Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living (2013), Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers (2015), and Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop (2016).

While having earned massive recognition for his work on-screen, Offerman also thrives on stage in front of a live audience. His solo show Full Bush was critically acclaimed when he brought it to Australia three years ago. Don’t miss American Humorist, Nick Offerman, this fall in All Rise! For more information about the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum and upcoming shows, visit

Nick Offerman – All Rise Tour Dates:

July 20​​​ Thackerville, OK​​WinStar World Casino & Resort
September 11​​ Appleton, WI​​Fox Cities PAC
September 12​​ Milwaukee, WI​​Riverside Theater
September 13​​ Madison, WI​​Orpheum Theater
September 15​​ Chicago, IL​​​Chicago Theatre
September 25​​ Lincoln, NE​​​Lied Center
September 26​​ Ames, IA​​​Iowa State Center
September 27​​ Kansas City, MO​​Kansas City Music Hall
September 28​​ Wichita, KS​​​Orpheum Theatre
September 29​​ Oklahoma City, OK​The Criterion
October 10​​ San Francisco, CA​​The Masonic
October 12​​ Paso Robles, CA​​Vina Robles Amphitheatre
October 13​​ Anaheim, CA​​City National Grove of Anaheim
October 24​​ Medford, MA​​Chevalier Theatre
October 25​​ Albany, NY, Palace Theatre
October 26​​ Burlington, VT, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
October 27​​ Concord, NH, Capitol Center for the Arts
November 1​​ Washington, DC, Kennedy Center
November 2​​ Philadelphia, PA, The Met
November 3​​ New York, NY​​Beacon Theatre
November 7​​ St. Louis, MO, Stifel Theatre
November 8 ​​ Louisville, KY, Louisville Palace Theatre
November 9​​ Knoxville, TN , Knoxville Civic Auditorium
November 10​​ Nashville, TN, ​Ryman Auditorium
November 11​ ​ Saratoga, CA​​The Mountain Winery*
November 20​​ Kalamazoo, MI, ​Kalamazoo State Theatre
November 21​​ Detroit, MI, The Fillmore
November 22 ​ Columbus, OH, ​Palace Theatre
November 23​​ Cleveland, OH, KeyBank State Theatre
November 24​​ Rochester, NY, Kodak Center Theater
December 5​​ Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live Orlando
December 6​​ Fort Meyers, FL, ​Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
December 7​​ Tampa, FL, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
December 8​​ Atlanta, GA, Tabernacle
December 12​​ Denver, CO, ​Paramount Theatre
December 13​​ Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
December 14​​ San Diego, CA, Balboa Theatre

*On Sale TBA

Published March 31, 2019

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