Mike Tyson has never fought professionally in Chicago, but the former multiple-time world champion will finally be performing here.
“Iron” Mike is taking his one-man stage show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” to the Cadillac Palace Theatre for three shows Feb. 15-17, the Sun-Times reports.
The three performances run during a 10-week national tour, which starts Feb. 12 in Indianapolis. The show, which originally debuted in Las Vegas and had a run on Broadway, is directed by Spike Lee and written by Tyson’s wife, Kiki.
Tyson admits he enjoys opening up to the audience and feels that a Chicago crowd will connect with him.
“Many of my stories, people here live every day,” Tyson added. “[Former Chicago Mayor] Harold Washington gave me the key to the city. It’s truly a great city with great people. They’ll get my story.”
Tyson, who has had cameos in “The Hangover,” “The Hangover 2” and HBO’s “Entourage,” says he enjoys being on film and TV but the stage is the most rewarding.
“It’s instant gratification,” Tyson said. “With a live audience, they can connect with me more and I know they’re enjoying it.”
Tickets go on sale Dec. 7 and range from $50 to $95. For groups of 15 or more, tickets are available now by calling Broadway in Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
For more information on the “Mike Tyson Cares” foundation, visit MikeTysonCares.org. Tickets for the Dec. 7 event are on sale at the website.