The creators of Robot Chicken are going to party like it’s 1980 to support the DVD release Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II, hitting the road for two weeks with a touring roller skating party.
The show’s executive producers, Matthew Senreich and Seth Green, will hit the road starting in late August to travel the country in a bus and bring the celebration to roller rinks in nine cities. The pair will host each celebration, which will include performances by the musical group Gym Class Heroes, appearances by special guests, Robot Chicken-themed games and activities, and special merchandise.
The tour will kick off with a preview party in San Diego during Comic-Con.
‘When Seth first pitched the idea of throwing roller skating parties around the country, I rolled my eyes and laughed at him,’ says Senreich. ‘I said, ‘That’s crazy talk.’ 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 Robot Chicken show. Why not throw roller skating parties across the U.S.?’
The tour itinerary is as follows and subject to change:
‘ July 25, San Diego, Calif.: Skate San Diego’Preview party minus the band but with a guest DJ and extra Comic-Con awesomeness
‘ August 1, Los Angeles, Calif.: Venue TBA
‘ August 2, Las Vegas, Nev.: Rancho Crystal Palace Skating Center
‘ August 4, Denver, Colo.: Skate City Westminster
‘ August 6, Kansas City, Mo.: River Roll Skate Center
‘ August 8, Indianapolis, Ind.: Skateland
‘ August 10, Richmond, Va.: Roller Dome Skating
‘ August 12, Philadelphia, Pa.: Jamz Roller Skating Center
‘ August 14, New York: Venue TBA
The DVD edition of Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II arrives in stores July 21 and will feature 22 minutes of never-before-seen footage not included in the show’s broadcast version, as well as 90 minutes of bonus features and a voucher for early entry into one of the roller skating parties.