John C. Reilly, the star of the upcoming Judd Apatow-produced comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, will tour the country next month in character as his alter ego Dewey Cox, the mythic rock & roll icon whose music influenced a nation. Reilly will perform live as Dewey Cox with his band, The Hard Walkers, the scorching rock ensemble, for the year’s most anticipated concert series, the “Cox Across America Tour.”
Dewey Cox & The Hard Walkers will hit the road for a select seven city run of rare live performances to support the December 21 opening of the comedy, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.
Cox, the legendary showman and his mind-blowing band will launch their historic concert tour tonight at the world famous Roxy on the Sunset Strip. The band will then continue on to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on Wednesday, December 5 with subsequent shows in Chicago, Austin, Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York’s fabled Knitting Factory (see full itinerary following).
During the “Cox Across America Tour,” Dewey Cox & The Hard Walkers will perform classic tracks from “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story,” the soundtrack album from the film of the same name. The definitive career-spanning collection of Dewey Cox hits, “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” (Columbia Records) will be in stores and online on Tuesday, December 4.
Each of Dewey’s concerts will be preceded by special screenings of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Tickets to the events will be made available through local radio promotions in each of the markets where Dewey and his band are performing. Tickets to these extraordinary Dewey Cox events are being offered to members of the Dewey Cox Fan Club (For information on all the benefits of Dewey’s fan club, click here.)
Dewey Cox & The Hard Walkers — “Cox Across America Tour” — Itinerary
Wednesday, 12/5 – Cleveland, OH – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Thursday, 12/6 – Chicago, IL – The Cubby Bear
Friday, 12/7 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
Saturday, 12/8 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Monday, 12/10 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Thursday, 12/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd
Wednesday, 12/19 – New York, NY – The Knitting Factory
“I have loved Cox from the beginning and I will be at every show worshipping Cox from the foot of the stage.” — John C. Reilly
“Not since Duran Duran toured America in 1984 have people been so excited about a rock tour.” — producer Judd Apatow
“You’re welcome, America.” — Dewey Cox