The Up In Smoke tour featuring CHEECH & CHONG and WAR, is burning it up all over the country and plays The Arena at Gwinnett Center on Saturday, JUNE 13 at 8PM.

A Night of Music and Comedy You’ll Never Forget, this tour promises to be the "smokiest" night of the year, featuring all of your favorite WAR hits and all of CHEECH & CHONG's outrageous and hilarious comedy.  The Up In Smoke tour is a complete integration of WAR's timeless catalogue, and CHEECH & CHONG's no authority brand of comedy and music.  The party begins with WAR performing hit after hit such as “Why Can’t We Be Friends,”  “Low Rider” and “Cisco Kid,” with the show progressing into a combination of Cheech and Chong’s most infamous songs (backed up by WAR) such as “Earache My Eye,” "Basketball Jones” and “Mexican Americans” and some of their most iconic comedic skits such as “Dave’s Not Here” “Santa Clause and His Magic Dust” and “Sister Mary Elephant.”  Seeing WAR and CHEECH & CHONG jamming together on the same stage, has been described as a genius night of music and comedy.

CHEECH & CHONG's first film, “Up In Smoke," was the highest grossing comedy of 1978 and topped $100 million at the box office.  In 2009, the duo made history when comedy partners Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong announced their first reunion tour in more than 25 years, selling out shows from coast to coast.  Multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for more than four decades to millions across the globe.  Their hits include “The World Is A Ghetto,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends,”  “The Cisco Kid,” “Low Rider,” and many more. WAR performs more than 150 shows a year and the phenomenal group and has been honored twice by its hometown of Los Angeles for making positive contributions to the betterment of the community with its powerful music.   

Tickets range from $38.00 to $78.00 and go on sale to the public beginning Friday, January 23 at 10AM at, The Arena at Gwinnett Center Box Office or by calling (770) 626-2464. 

All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Fees may apply.  

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About Gwinnett Center

Just minutes outside of Atlanta, Gwinnett Center’s 80-acre lakefront campus can accommodate a variety of events from concerts, performances, meetings, trade shows, conventions, banquets, and celebrations.  The multipurpose campus includes an amazing 13,000 seat arena, a 702-seat Performing Arts Center, 23 versatile meeting rooms, a 50,000 square foot exhibit hall, and a 21,600 square foot grand ballroom.  Gwinnett Center is beautifully landscaped and architecturally stunning facility with an award-winning outdoor private garden, soaring atriums and modern angles which provide a beautiful backdrop for any event. The campus, operated by the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau, distinguishes itself by hosting a diverse range of events, including the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, Lady Gaga, Catalyst Convention, George Strait, Beyoncé, Enrique Iglesias, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Menopause the Musical, Justin Timberlake, Dave Matthews Band, Vicente Fernandez, Carrie Underwood, Eric Clapton, FLW Forrest Wood Cup, Michael Bublé, MUSE, and many more. For a full list of events, please visit


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Gwinnett Center, Marketing and PR Manager

Phone: 770-813-7552

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