Rollins brings Capitalism Tour to Jefferson City
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Actor, writer, radio show host, activist and former punk rocker Henry Rollins will bring his nationwide political and sociological commentary and Internet show to the stage in Jefferson City Thursday night.
His 50-state "Capitalism Tour" is part of programming being filmed for Rollins' new website series on TakePart TV. The new Internet channel, which launches fully this week, is a digital home for what the network has termed "clever, eye-opening and optimistic content around big issues that face our planet."
One of YouTube's new 100-channel portfolio, TakePart TV will deliver original programming that consists of news, short-form comedy, animation and nonfiction series featuring such names as Rollins, Dan Savage and Kobe Bryant.
Starting with his first show in Honolulu, Rollins has been hitting the campaign trail with a two-month odyssey to all 50 state capitals, fueled by his own vision of the issues driving the election.
Rollins, who has traveled extensively around the world including USO tours for American troops in the Middle East, relays his experiences during a one-man stage show at each stop on the Capitalism Tour, and is known to visit with audience members who greet him outside his tour bus after the show.
Doors for the show at the Miller Performing Arts Center open Thursday night at 7:30 with the show at 8 o'clock. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. The Miller Center box office won't be handling tickets for this event; instead, they're available online by following an event link posted at www.themillercenter.org or www.thebluenote.com.
(Editor's note: The date of the performance was incorrect in a version of this story that appeared online briefly before it was corrected. Thursday, Oct. 4, is correct.)
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