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Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep European Book Tour Kicks Off This November in Paris

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In collaboration with publishers Albin Michel and Heyne/Random House, Stephen King will be making his first official visit to France and Germany in November, including events for the public in both locations.

For more information, including tour dates and locations and ticket purchasing links please visit HERE.

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Patton Oswalt Tour Posters

Comedian Patton Oswalt will be touring Southern California this June and July. You can check out his schedule HERE or better yet check out the wonderful posters below.

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AEG Live Announces A 20 City Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Concert Tour

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AEG Live is pleased to announce that the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King, with music by John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, has confirmed a tour of 20 American cities throughout the Midwest and Southeast beginning October 10 in Bloomington, IN, and ending November 6 in Grand Rapids, MI.

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This extraordinary collaboration, 13 years in the making, is a haunting tale of fraternal love, lust, jealousy and revenge, which will be performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band.

The album of the musical will be released on June 4 via Hear Music and the Concord Music Group.

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The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County saga began when Mellencamp told King about a cabin on his land in Indiana where two brothers had gotten in a fight over a girl; one brother accidentally killing the other, only to die along with the girl in a car crash a short time later. King came up with an outline for a play in a matter of days. And then off and on, back and forth, they began to develop it into a full-length musical.

The superb blues ‘n’ roots music of Ghost Brothers reflects the wide range of styles and influences needed for a work that jumps back and forth across decades. Rather than use the songs to propel the play’s narrative, as in a conventional musical, Mellencamp chose to make them a way to reveal the emotions and inner workings of the characters.

Set in the tiny town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi, the Ghost Brothers’ story centers on two sets of brothers: the ghosts of Jack and Andy, dead in an apparent murder/suicide, and their nephews, the living Frank and Drake, who seem to be headed toward the same downward spiral as their uncles. Joe, younger brother of Jack and Andy, father of Frank and Drake, has decided it’s time to reveal his own terrible secret at the site of the tragedy, before it’s too late.

Tour dates and locations are as follows:

October
10 – Bloomington, IN – Indiana University Auditorium
11 – Louisville, KY – Whitney Hall
12 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Auditorium
13 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
16 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
17 – Evansville, IN – Aiken Theatre at The Centre
18 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall
19 – Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
22 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
24 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Embassy Theatre
25 – Madison, WI – Overture Hall
26 – Rockford, IL – Coronado Performing Arts Center
27 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
29 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
31 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre

November
1 – Sioux City, IA – Orpheum Theatre
2 – Ames, IA – Stephens Auditorium
3 – Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre
5 – South Bend, IN – Morris Performing Arts Center
6 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall

Please visit aeglive.com for links to all ticket purchases. The password for pre-sales will be posted on aeglive.com and here on stephenking.com at 9:30 AM ET Tuesday morning.

Read the Full Press Release

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A Stephen King Tour of Bangor, Led By An Expert

Stu Tinker has spent nearly 40 years living and breathing Stephen King; first as a fan, then as co-owner with his wife, Penney, of Betts Bookstore in Bangor, and now as the foremost Stephen King tour guide for Bangor — aka Derry — on his own SK Tours.

Tinker, who until 2009 ran Betts Bookstore, where he specialized in all things King, leads tours nearly every day of the week in the warmer months and quite a few in the winter, as well. There are just that many King fans who want to come to Bangor to see for themselves the inspiration for so many iconic scenes in his books and movies — from Bangor International Airport, the setting for the TV movie of “The Langoliers,” to the Bangor Auditorium, known as the Derry Civic Center in the book “Insomnia.”

Read more HERE.

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Meet the Nutmobile

Meet the Nutmobile, a custom creation designed for Planters Mr. Peanut, set to tour the country.

The Nutmobile is based on a 2011 Isuzu NPR diesel truck. In addition to the new, crunchy shell, it’s been filled with 5 percent biodiesel, covered in solar panels and fitted with a wind turbine and a bank of batteries.

Together, the setup ensures that a two-hour drive can charge the onboard batteries enough for a one-hour publicity stop. Even body panels and the interior are recycled: Floorboards were reclaimed from a dismantled barn, while the windows are recycled glass in frames made of recycled steel.

The whole thing is one part George Barris, two parts George Washington Carver, and will join the Oscar-Meyer Wienermobile and the Red Bull Mini in the annals of vehicular marketing.

The new Nutmobile will be on a 16 city national tour from March through the end of summer.

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Bid For A Private Tour Of Pixar Studios

Patton Oswalt, best known to Pixar fans as the voice of Remy, has teamed up with the LA Foodbank for an opportunity no Pixar fan will want to pass up. The highest eBay bidder (here) will win a private tour of the studio’s Emeryville campus.

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SK Tours of Maine: A Tour of Locales Made Famous By Stephen King

SK Tours of Maine is the only tour company that offers private narrated tours of the Stephen King sites in and around the Bangor (Derry) Maine area. Each tour is approximately 3 hours long and highlights about 30 spots that pertain to Stephen King. You will see places the master of horror fiction has lived and worked, places that have inspired his stories, and actual film locations from his movies.

Each tour is hosted by Stuart Tinker who has been featured on A&E Biography, City Confidential, People Magazine and many other national media outlets. With 20 years experience selling Stephen King books and memorabilia, Stu is recognized as one of the leading experts on King Lore and legend.

The informative and fun tour is catered to your needs. SK Tours can take up to 6 passengers in a comfortable air conditioned van, and you will never be sharing space with people you don’t know.

Some key locations that you will visit if you dare are The Barrens, The Standpipe and Birdbath from the novel IT, the cemetery where “Pet Sematary” was actually filmed, 3 places that Stephen King lived including his current residence, and many more!

Each tour is arranged for just you and your party, on your timetable. Stu picks you up at all the hotels in the Greater Bangor area. The price of the tour is $34.95 per person, with a minimum of 2 people. For more information, please go HERE.

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