The Lonely Island is launching a two-week tour of the East Coast and Midwest this June. So you can start making your summer travel plans to Minneapolis now.
The Emmy-winning trio, who rose to fame on Saturday Night Live, will perform at the prestigious Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee on June 15. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone will then start their first major tour in Washington, D.C. on June 18.
The Lonely Island thrives after Saturday Night Live
The long-time friends from middle school collaborated with Adam McKay to help create the SNL Digital Short series which spawned many SNL classics. No one can forget the comically-censored video for their 2006 collaboration with Justin Timberlake: Dick in a Box. That song won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. Their 2009 T-Pain collaboration I’m on a Boat went double-platinum and earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. The catchy theme song that they co-wrote for The Lego Movie, called Everything is Awesome, was even nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song—which they also performed at the Academy Awards ceremony.
The pop-locking, gold chain-wearing musicians also wrote, directed, and starred in feature films Hot Rod and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. The films were a long way from the short films that the three friends made right after college and posted on the internet using borrowed equipment. While all three eventually worked as writers for SNL, Samberg is probably the most well-recognized because he was also a cast member on the show.
Die-hard fans can register for pre-sale ticket notifications now through Sunday, February 24 at 10:00 p.m. PT. Pre-sale tickets will be available from February 26 – February 28. General sale tickets will be available on March 1 on Ticketmaster’s website. Bonnaroo tickets are already available for sale.
Check out all of their hit songs in the tour announcement video.
The Lonely Island 2019 Tour Dates
June 15 – Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN
June 18 – The Anthem in Washington, D.C.
June 19 – The Met Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA
June 21 – TBA – New York City
June 22 – Kings Theater in Brooklyn, NY
June 24 – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA
June 26 – Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI
June 29 – The Armory in Minneapolis, MN