For some reason, Adult Swim and Robot Chicken co-creator Seth Green have decided to celebrate the release of Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II on DVD with a nine-city roller-skating tour. Seems natural.
Green and co-creator Matt Senreich are strapping on the skates and living aboard a tour bus for two weeks to bring “Robot Chicken-style fun to the masses.” The duo will host the festivities as they travel to roller rinks across the country. In addition to the skating, there are performances by Gym Class Heroes, appearances from Robot Chicken writers, producers and celebrity guest stars, Robot Chicken-themed activities and games, and Adult Swim merchandise.
“Our show is so much fun,” says Green, “we want to invite everyone to have fun with us. Grab your friends, your ‘couples skate’ partner and some kneepads. We’re coming to your town! Or at least a major market somewhere near your town.”
“When Seth first pitched the idea of throwing roller-skating parties around the country,” adds Senreich, “I rolled my eyes and laughed at him. Now that we’re actually going to do it, I’m in awe of its absurdity and can’t wait to attend. It fits with the randomness of our show. Why not throw roller-skating parties across the U.S.?”
Hey, Seth, my town’s not on the tour list, nor are any of the nearest major markets! Oh, well, maybe the rest of you will have better luck:
July 25 — San Diego. Skate San Diego. This is a pre-tour preview party minus the band. But San Diegans are promised a guest DJ and “extra Comic-Con awesomeness”
Aug. 1 — Los Angeles. Venue TBA
Aug. 2 — Las Vegas. Rancho Crystal Palace Skating Center
Aug. 4 — Denver. Skate City Westminster
Aug. 6 — Kansas City, Mo. River Roll Skate Center
Aug. 8 — Indianapolis. Skateland
Aug. 10 — Richmond, Va. Roller Dome Skating
Aug. 12 — Philadelphia. Jamz Roller Skating Center
Aug. 14 — New York City. Venue TBA
Dates and times are subject to change. Even though these are Adult Swim events, all ages are welcome. Admission is free, and doors open at 8pm. Patrons with early-entry vouchers can get in an hour earlier. These vouchers are located, of course, inside the Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II DVD packages, on sale July 21. For more info, try here.