F red Armisen ( Saturday Night Live ) and Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) from IFC’s hit original comedy Portlandia 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 Portlandia , performing live music, presenting sneak-peek clips from the show’s second season and sharing personal anecdotes about the creation and inspiration of Portlandia and its variety of eccentric characters.
Portlandia: The Tour is presented by IFC and Broadway Video in support of the second season of Portlandia which premieres on IFC Friday, January 6, 2012 at 10pm ET/PT . Some of Portlandia’s most loved and notable characters from season one return for season two including Portland’s Reggae bass playing Mayor (Kyle MacLachlan, Desperate Housewives , Twin Peaks ); 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 Portlandia this season 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 ( 30 Rock), Tim Robbins ( The Shawshank Redemption ), Andy Samberg ( SNL ), Amber Tamblyn ( 127 Hours, House ) and Kristen Wiig ( Bridesmaids, SNL ) 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).
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