UPDATE: “Due to overwhelming demand,” a third show at the Chicago Theatre was added Friday afternoon. Click here for details.
A second Chicago show has been added for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s highly-anticipated comedy tour “due to overwhelming demand” when presale tickets became available Wednesday.
In a message to fans just minutes after presale opened at 10 a.m., Ticketmaster reported “ticket availability is now extremely limited, and some ticket options will be unavailable.”
But the message alerted fans to the “good news” that another show has been added for the Chicago Theatre. That show will take place on May 21.
To allow more fans the option to purchase tickets, however, the ticketing site was only allowing purchases for one show at a time.
Poehler and Fey, who rose to fame together on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” before embarking on successful sitcom careers, will bring their “Restless Leg Tour” to Chicago and just three other U.S. cities later this spring, according to a press release.
The tour will be a celebration of “thirty years of friendship with an evening of jokes, iconic stories and conversational entertainment.”
The original Chicago tour date is set to take place on May 20 at the Chicago Theatre.
Those who didn’t get tickets during the presale will be able to try to purchase them on Friday when the general on-sale begins at 10 a.m. Friday on Ticketmaster’s website.
The duo will also stop in Washington, D.C., Boston and Atlantic City on the “Restless Leg Tour,” a press release said.
Limited numbers of VIP tickets and other special offers will also be available, officials said.
Fey and Poehler have collaborated on a wide variety of projects over the years, most notably “Saturday Night Live” and the films “Baby Mama” and “Sisters.”
Fey was the driving force behind the film “Mean Girls” and created the sitcom “30 Rock,” with the show earning 16 Emmy victories during its seven-season run.
Fey graduated from the University of Virgina and then moved to Chicago, where she was a member of The Second City for several years.
Poehler is best-known for her work as Leslie Knope on “Parks and Recreation.” She has also collaborated with Nick Offerman on the NBC show “Making It” and with Maya Rudolph on the spinoff show “Baking it,” as well as appearing in films like “Inside Out,” among others.
Poehler is also an alum of The Second City, and also performed in shows with the Upright Citizens Brigade while living in Chicago.