Their feud finally having gone up in smoke, Cheech and Chong say they’re eager to get back on the road for their first tour in more than 25 years.
“We had such a legacy, such a history. We couldn’t escape it, even if we tried,” Tommy Chong told reporters at a news conference Wednesday at the Troubadour, the L.A. nightclub where the pair were discovered more than 35 years ago.
They said their “Light Up America” tour will kick off Sept. 12 in Philadelphia.
“It’s going to be very theatrical,” said Cheech Marin.
Marin told AP Radio earlier this month that he and the 70-year-old Chong had recently decided that if ever they were to reunite the time was now because, “You’re not getting any younger and neither am I.”
They figured a comedy tour would be “the most fun” and “the least hassle,” the 62-year-old Marin said.
Marin and Chong, who broke up amid creative differences, have tried to reunite before, but have always fought too much.
“It takes about three minutes for that to happen,” Marin said. “There’s this veiled hatred.” But he added: “We’ve kind of resolved that.”