ANNOUNCES LIMITED RUN OF SHOWS
THE COMEDIAN’S FIRST TOUR IN 15 YEARS WILL VISIT
SAN DIEGO, SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE
COMING TO SAN FRANCISCO’s DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL
ON AUGUST 15, 16, 17
Ticketmaster Verified Fan Pre-Sale Begins June 19th
Click Here to Register for Access to Tickets
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (JUNE 14, 2018) — Beloved comedian, television icon, and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres announces her return to the stand-up comedy stage as she embarks on an exclusive, limited run of shows this August, presented by Live Nation. DeGeneres’ first tour in 15 years will visit 3 cities over 8 nights, making stops in San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle. Don’t miss your chance to see this comedic legend live.
In an effort to ensure tickets get into the hands of fans rather than bots, Pre-Sale tickets for the run of shows will be sold through Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Registration for Verified Fan will be available here beginning today, Thursday, June 14 at 10am PST through Sunday, June 17 at 10pm PST. Pre-Sale Tickets for registered fans invited to shop will be available June 19 through June 21, while supplies last. Any remaining tickets will be made available for purchase by the general public beginning Friday, June 22 at 10am PSTat LiveNation.com
AN EVENING WITH ELLEN DEGENERES DATES
August 10 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
August 11 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
August 12 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
August 15 – San Francisco, CA – Davies Symphony Hall
August 16 – San Francisco, CA – Davies Symphony Hall
August 17 – San Francisco, CA – Davies Symphony Hall
August 22 – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall
August 23 – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall
About Ellen DeGeneres
As a beloved television icon and entertainment pioneer, Ellen DeGeneres’ distinctive comedic voice has resonated with audiences from her first stand-up comedy appearance through her work today on television, in film, and in the literary world.
Ellen DeGeneres has made a home for herself in daytime with her hit syndicated talk show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which will return for its 16th season in September. The show has earned a total of 59 Daytime Emmy® Awards, including 10 for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment crowning it the record holder in this category. In addition, DeGeneres has won 12 Teen Choice Awards and she is a 20-time People’s Choice Awards winner making her the most decorated individual in the 43-year history of the franchise.
In November 2016, President Obama awarded DeGeneres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. She was also presented with the 15th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in October 2012.
DeGeneres received critical acclaim for hosting the highly rated Academy Awards® in both 2007 and in 2014. She also received Primetime Emmy nominations for her HBO stand-up specials, “The Beginning” and “Here and Now.” Earlier this year, DeGeneres announced she will be returning to her stand-up comedy roots after a 15-year hiatus with a highly anticipated Netflix comedy special.
DeGeneres, an accomplished best-selling author, released her first home design book, “HOME,” in Fall 2015. Additionally, DeGeneres has had three best-selling books: “Seriously…I’m Kidding,” which includes a compilation of comedic observations, quotes, and stories from her life, “The Funny Thing Is…,” and “My Point…And I Do Have One.”
In June 2015, DeGeneres launched ED Ellen DeGeneres, a lifestyle brand inspired by her iconic style, values, and personality which began with women’s apparel and expanded to an array of product categories. In March 2016, ED teamed up with leading fashion footwear distributor Camuto Group to create a collection of shoes and handbags. In addition, ED launched a line of bedding exclusively for Bed, Bath & Beyond in April 2016. In February 2017, ED launched an exclusive pet collection in partnership with PetSmart, and a collection of furniture, rugs, and tabletop in collaboration with Thomasville, Loloi, and Royal Doulton, respectively, in March 2017. DeGeneres launched her ED baby lifestyle collection in August 2017, available exclusively at buybuy BABY, and she will be expanding her home collection with the addition of outdoor furniture and lighting collections in Fall 2018.The ED brand is available on the brand’s flagship e-commerce site, EDbyEllen.com.
DeGeneres’ production company, A Very Good Production (AVGP), is producing a wide range of television including NBC’s fan-favorite game show “Ellen’s Game of Games,” NBC’s hit series “Little Big Shots,” “ABC’s comedy “Splitting Up Together,” and many more. AVGP is also producing the film adaptation of “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.”
DeGeneres has been successful in her feature film work scoring unprecedented popular and critical response to her character, Dory, in the blockbuster animated feature “Finding Nemo.” The highly anticipated sequel, “Finding Dory,” set the record for the highest-grossing animated film debut at the domestic box office and surpassed the billion-dollar global box office mark.
DeGeneres’ career began as an emcee at a local comedy club in her hometown of New Orleans. Her acting career in television included roles in several successful sitcoms before being offered a part on “These Friends of Mine” by ABC. Following the first season, the show was renamed “Ellen.” Running from 1994 to 1998, the show garnered record ratings with DeGeneres receiving Primetime Emmy nominations each season in the Best Actress category.
In 1997, DeGeneres was the recipient of the coveted Peabody Award and earned a Primetime Emmy Award for writing the critically acclaimed “Puppy Episode” where her
character came out as a gay woman to a record 46 million viewers.
Both on and off screen, DeGeneres’ humanitarian efforts take center stage. Earlier this year, DeGeneres established The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund, which supports global conservation efforts for critically endangered species. The first initiative of the fund is to build The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. The campus will permanently secure the future of wild gorillas in Rwanda by building on successful field conservation efforts, while empowering the people living near the gorillas to thrive in relationship to their own ecosystem. This project gives Ellen the opportunity to carry on the legacy of her hero, visionary scientist Dian Fossey, joining her as a protector and champion of the critically endangered mountain gorilla. DeGeneres has also brought awareness to the anti-bullying issue by creating a PSA titled, “Be Kind.” Overall, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has raised over $50 million for various causes.