Comedy icons Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong will be in Augusta this fall with their “Up in Smoke” tour.
The duo will be accompanied by War, which released its first studio album in 20 years in May, according to a press release.
The show will be at the Bell Auditorium on Sept. 18, and tickets go on sale Friday.
War, a funk band whose popularity piqued in the 1970s, will be playing some of its greatest hits such as “Why Can’t we be Friends” and “Low Rider,” followed by a performance of Cheech and Chong’s well-known comedic skits.
“Seeing War and Cheech and Chong jamming together on the same stage has been described as a genius night of music and comedy,” a press release reads.
Cheech and Chong’s first film, “Up in Smoke,” was the highest grossing comedy in 1978, topping $100 million at the box office, according to a press release. The duo announced their reunion tour in 2009, and have sold out shows all across the country.
War is a multi-platinum-selling band from Los Angeles and performs more than 150 shows a year.
Tickets will be available online on Friday at www.georgialinatix.com, by phone at 877-428-4849 or at the Champion’s box office at the James Brown Arena.
Cheech and Chong to perform in Augusta