Saturday Night Live
(Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) from IFC’s hit original comedy
are embarking on a unique six city tour bringing the romanticized and dreamy rendering of Portland, OR to life for fans across the country.
Portlandia The Tour
will feature Armisen and Brownstein, the co-creators, writers and stars of
, performing live music, presenting sneak-peek clips from the show’s second season and sharing personal anecdotes about the creation and inspiration of
and its variety of eccentric characters.
Portlandia: The Tour
is presented by IFC and Broadway Video in support of the second season of
which premieres on IFC
Friday, January 6, 2012 at 10pm ET/PT
. Some of
most loved and notable characters from season one return for season two including Portland’s Reggae bass playing Mayor (Kyle MacLachlan,
); Peter and Nance, an overly eco-conscious couple; and Toni and Candice, the shopkeepers of the feminist bookstore, “Women and Women First.”
There will also be an array of new residents inhabiting
including Doug and Claire, a couple whose lives spin out of control when they run out of new episodes of their favorite TV show; Gil and Merrill, a two-piece band in search of a gimmick; and Malcolm and Kris, overprotective parents who hover over their kid.
Guest stars this season include Penny Marshall (
Laverne and Shirley
), Jack McBrayer (
Tim Robbins (
The Shawshank Redemption
), Andy Samberg (
), Amber Tamblyn (
) and Kristen Wiig (
) as well as musicians Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Steve Jones (guitarist, Sex Pistols), Johnny Marr (guitarist, The Smiths), Joanna Newsom (singer/songwriter), Eddie Vedder (songwriter/ vocalist/ guitarist, Pearl Jam) and Annie Clark (songwriter/guitarist/vocalist, St. Vincent).
For continued updates on the new season and
Portlandia the Tour
, please check out: