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Mike Tyson taking one-man show on the road

By Daniel S Levine,

Mike Tyson will be taking his one-man show, Undisputed Truth, on the road, following the limited engagements in Las Vegas and on Broadway.

Undisputed Truth was directed by filmmaker Spike Lee and produced by James L. Nederlander. The 10-week tour will start in February 2013 and will visit 36 cities, notes Playbill. The play was written by his wife, Kiki.

Fans of the former boxer in Indianapolis will get to see him first, since the tour starts at Murat Theatre for a two-night engagement from Feb. 12-13.

“After a successful run at the MGM in Las Vegas and on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre with Spike Lee, I’m excited to take [the show] on tour and share it with my fans across the country,” Tyson said in a statement Wednesday. “Undisputed Truth is my story - I'm giving my all. I’m proud to take the show nationwide, and it’s a privilege to continue working with The Nederlander Organization.”

After Indianapolis, the tour will head to Chicago, where Tyson never fought professionally, reports The Chicago Sun-Times. He will perform from Feb. 15-17 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Tyson told the paper that he thinks that his Chicago audience will connect to the stories he has to tell in his show.

“Many of my stories, people here live every day,” he said. “[Former Chicago Mayor] Harold Washington gave me the key to the city. It’s truly a great city with great people. They’ll get my story.”

Other cities on the tour include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Houston.

According to Reuters, Tyson first announced the tour on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

 
 

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