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Tyler Perry is hanging up his wig and taking a break from the stage for a while.

In a few months, the only way you’re going to be able to catch Madea is in a movie.

Tyler told fans on Facebook this week that he’s leaving his plays behind for now so that he can focus on other endeavors. It’s not the first time he’s stepped away from his stage; the media mogul reminded supporters that he stopped doing Madea plays for a little while back in 2005.

With a laundry list of movies and TV shows on the slate, he feels that now is that time to step away from the bright lights of the theater.

“As much as I love to be out on stage and doing a live Madea show, the time has come again for me to take a long break from the stage,” Tyler said in a statement. “I have some major projects that I’m working on that will require a lot of my time and effort.”

Not to worry!  Tyler’s not making an abrupt exit; he fully intends to finish out this leg of his run for Madea Gets A Job. The last stretch of the tour begins September 25 in Columbus, Georgia, at the Columbus Civic Center.  From there, Tyler will be hitting New Orleans (September 27), Seattle (October 25),  Las Vegas (October 26), Miami (November 9-10)  and New York (November 16-17) before the tour wraps up  on November 18 in Milawaukee.

Tickets start at $25, which was important to Tyler because it makes tickets more affordable for fans. Naturally, he wants as many people as possible to come out for Madea Gets A Job, which he promises will be an epic show.

“If you have never seen me live, you have never seen me at all. I’m telling you, ask anyone who has and they will tell you,” he said. “This show will have you rocking and rolling and laughing and crying and singing all the way back home. You’ll see!”

Take a look at the full list of tour dates below:

Columbus, Georgia

September 20

Columbus Civic Center

Albany, Georgia

September 21

Albany Civic Center

Greensboro, North Carolina

September 22

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

Macon, Georgia

September 23

Macon Civic CentroPlex

New Orleans, Louisiana

September 27

New Orleans Arena

Mobile, Alabama

September 28 – 29

Mobile Civic Center

Little Rock, Arkansas

September 30th

Verizon Arena

Greenville, South Carolina

October 11

BI-LO Center

Columbia, South Carolina

October 12 – 13

Colonial Life Arena

Fayetteville, North Carolina

October 14

Crown Center

Raleigh, North Carolina

October 20

PNC Arena

Augusta, Georgia

October 21

James Brown Arena

Seattle, Washington

October 25

Key Arena

Las Vegas, Nevada

October 26

Planet Hollywood

Oakland, California

October 27 – 28

Oakland Coliseum

Charlotte, North Carolina

November 1

Time Warner Arena

Jacksonville, Florida

November 3

Veteran’s Memorial Arena

Savannah, Georgia

November 4

Savannah Civic Center

Orlando, Florida

November 8

Amway Arena

Miami, Florida

November 9 – 10

American Airlines Arena

Tampa, Florida

November 11


Cleveland, Ohio

November 15

Wolstein Arena

New York, New New York

November 16 – 17

Madison Square Garden

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 18

US Cellular Arena


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