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Last modified: Friday, January 9, 2009

IU Auditorium to present an evening with Robin Williams on March 26

"Weapons of Self-Destruction" tour is his first in seven years

Jan. 9, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams will continue on his first U.S. stand-up comedy tour since his critically acclaimed 2002 tour with an appearance at the Indiana University Auditorium at 8 p.m. on March 26.

Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Entitled "Weapons of Self-Destruction," the show will highlight Williams' trademark free associations and riffs on social and political absurdities. The concert, being presented by Jam Productions, is meant for mature audiences.

Tickets will go on sale next Friday (Jan. 16) at 10 a.m. Reserved tickets will be priced at $85, $69.50 and $49.50 and will be available at the IU Auditorium box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, call 800-745-3000 or 812-333-9955 (Bloomington) or 317-239-5151 (Indianapolis).

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host another beloved and iconic comedian at the Auditorium this season," said Doug Booher, director of IU Auditorium. "Robin Williams truly is one of the funniest men alive, and we are excited that he will be making a stop in Bloomington."

Williams last toured in 2002 when he returned to the stand-up scene after a 16-year hiatus. The sold-out tour earned the distinction of being one of the highest-grossing comedy tours in history and culminated in a final performance filmed by HBO and broadcast live from New York City. The resulting July 2002 HBO broadcast, "Robin Williams: Live on Broadway," was nominated for five Emmy® awards.

"A lot has happened in the world and in my life since I last did this seven years ago, and there's no better thrill and no better therapy than getting on that high-wire in front of a live audience," Williams said in 2008.

With four Golden Globe® awards, four Grammy® awards and an Oscar® to his credit, Williams has become one of the most successful and beloved figures in entertainment history. In addition to his tour, Williams will soon be seen starring in the Disney comedy Old Dogs opposite John Travolta and will reprise his role as "Teddy Roosevelt" in the sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.