Mike Tyson's solo show coming to Cadillac Palace Theatre
Following a 12-performance Broadway run in August, the retired boxer Mike Tyson—variously known as a former heavyweight champion, video-game icon, Evander Holyfield ear biter and connoisseur of face tattoos—was set to announce tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he's taking his Spike Lee–helmed one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, on the road. One of the stops on his ten-week tour will be Chicago's , for three performances, February 15–17.
In the solo stage memoir, which attributes writing credit to his wife, Kiki Tyson, and which he debuted in Las Vegas last April (before Lee's attachment as director), Tyson is said to address a number of controversies in his past, including the three-year prison sentence he served for a rape conviction—a charge he's reported to vehemently deny in the show. Diatribes against the likes of his ex-wife, actress Robin Givens, and boxing promoter Don King are said to share stage time with memories of his Brooklyn childhood and early rise in the ring.