Really. Sure, the Yo Gabba Gabba! folks went and hit NYC and LA, but now Yo Gabba Gabba Live is hitting the nation's breadbasket, with March shows lined up for Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Toronto (listening to live music is awesome, eh?), Cincinnati, St. Louis, and, yes, Fort Wayne, Indiana, population, just over a quarter million (with an MSA total of almost 400,000). For those of us in Phoenix (5th largest city in America, 4.3 million in the MSA), seeing shows like this go to Fort Wayne and not Phoenix (I know, this isn't a southwest tour, but you get my point) is just another reminder of how messed up the live music market here is. Maybe if they came here, Amare Stoudamire would join them on stage. Assuming he doesn't get traded soon.
Anyway, the NYC and LA shows had some pretty cool live guests (Dinosaur Jr., Snoop Dogg, the Roots), so I'll be curious to see who -- if anyone -- joins the fun in these slightly less major media markets. Tickets go on sale this week -- tour dates after the jump.
-- Minneapolis, MN - Saturday, March 13th - U.S. Bank Theater at Target Center - 3:00 PM
-- Milwaukee, WI - Sunday, March 14th - Riverside Theater - 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
-- Toronto, ON - Tuesday, March 16th & Wednesday, March 17th - Elgin Theatre - 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM
-- Fort Wayne, IN - Friday, March 19th - Embassy Theatre - 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM
-- Cincinnati, OH - Saturday, March 20th - Aronoff Center for the Arts - 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
-- St. Louis, MO - Sunday, March 21st - Fox Theater - 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM