Louis C.K. announces comeback tour following sexual misconduct claims

The comedian admitted to misconduct called out by several women in 2017. He's now planning a massive American and European tour.

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Louis C.K. is planning a comeback.

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Comedian Louis C.K. has announced a big US comeback tour, with more than 50 shows in 30 cities, Deadline reported Wednesday. The tour is scheduled to start Aug. 13 at Madison Square Garden's Hulu Theatre in New York City and to wrap up Dec. 11 at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, according to Louis C.K.'s website. European dates are set to follow in 2022. It's the comedian's first major tour since he admitted to sexual misconduct called out by several women in 2017.

The comedian reportedly sent an email to fans in which he acknowledged the threat of COVID-19 but said he plans "to do every show we can do," according to Deadline. "I'm really looking forward to seeing your faces as I tell some rather impolite jokes and stories."

Louis C.K. was one of many people called out for inappropriate behavior as the #MeToo movement gained steam following sexual misconduct allegations against former film producer Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein was ultimately charged with rape and several counts of sexual abuse, and that fueled a movement in which many women finally felt free to speak up about abuses they'd endured.

Louis C.K. largely stepped out of the public eye after the misconduct allegations made against him, and he's made only a few stand-up appearances since, in cities like New York and Dayton, Ohio, Deadline noted. He'd also planned a tour in 2020, but it was canceled because of the pandemic. 

Louis C.K. didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.