Friday, October 12, 7 p.m.
Adler Theatre, 136 East Third Street, Davenport IA
Making an eagerly awaited stop at the Adler Theatre in support of his most recent album Here Comes the Truth – the inspiration for the performer's 2017 Netflix special – comedian and singer/songwriter Rodney Carrington brings his standup and vocal talents to Davenport on October 12, sharing the country-themed gifts that have made him an internationally touring crowd favorite and platinum-selling recording artist.
Carrington, who will celebrate his 50th birthday on October 19, lived in Longview, Texas until age 22, performing standup at area venues and gaining exposure through radio programs such as The Bob & Tom Show. His first album Hangin' with Rodney, composed of both standup comedy and original songs, was released in 1998 via Mercury Records Nashville and peaked at number 73 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. The singer/comedian's next album, and first for Capitol Nashville, was 2000's Morning Wood, which brought Carrington to Billboard's singles charts for the first time with “More of a Man,” reached number 71 on Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now titled Hot Country Songs), and was followed by the artist's first and thus-far only live album Live: C'mon Laugh You Bastards.
Carrington's next release, 2003's Nut Sack, included a single (“Don't Look Now”) that reached number 60 on Billboard's charts, and 2004's Greatest Hits package – composed of selections from all three of his Capitol Nashville recordings – was unusual in that it boasted stand-up routines on one disc and songs on the other. That same year found Carrington making his acting debut in Rodney, a sitcom based largely on his own life that aired on ABC for two seasons. He followed his TV tenure with roles in the films Beer for My Horses, The Longest Yard, and A Million Ways to Die in the West, and Carrington's subsequent albums have included King of the Mountains, El Niño Loco, Laughter's Good, Here Comes the Truth, and the holiday album Make It Christmas, which peaked at number 56 on Billboard's U.S. Country chart. Carrington is also the author of Rodney Carrington: Coming Clean, and has been cited as one of the 10 highest-grossing touring comedians over the past 10 years.
Rodney Carrington's October 12 performance starts at 7 p.m., admission is $44.75-$179.75, and tickets are available by calling (800)745-3000 or visiting AdlerTheatre.com.