The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! - Watch Out for Snakes! Tour was the first live touring show based on Mystery Science Theater 3000. It kicked off on July 6, 2017 in Boston.
At every stop, the film Eegah (previously riffed in episode 506) was riffed, with all-new sketches and riffs. The infamous line "Watch out for snakes." from which the tour takes its name comes from Eegah.
At many of the stops, a second film, Argoman the Fantastic Superman was riffed. This is a film that had never been riffed before on MST3K or by any of the spin-off projects.
On June 4, 2018, it was announced that the Watch Out for Snakes Tour would be followed by the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live - 30th Anniversary Tour.
History of MST3K Live
The first live MST3K show of any kind was Mystery Science Theatre Live!!, a stand-up comedy review with Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu and Josh Weinstein all performing. The original pilot was shown and props from the show were on display.
On July 10, 1992, Mystery Science Theater Alive! was presented, riffing the film World Without End. This was a full-blown live production of the show with the cast appearing in-character. It was done as an experiment to test the waters for a live tour.
Tied into the 1994 ConventioCon ExpoFest-A-Rama, there was a new production of Mystery Science Theater Alive! featuring the film This Island Earth, later riffed in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie.
|7/6/17||Boston, MA||Shubert Theatre||Eegah|
|7/7/17||Philadelphia, PA||Keswick Theatre||Eegah|
|7/7/17||Philadelphia, PA||Keswick Theatre||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|7/8/17||New York, NY||Playstation Theater||Eegah|
|7/8/17||New York, NY||Playstation Theater||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|7/9/17||Washington, DC||Lincoln Theatre||Eegah|
|7/9/17||Washington, DC||Lincoln Theatre||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|7/12/17||Columbus, OH||Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Auditorium||Eegah|
|7/13/17||St. Louis, MO||Touhill Performing Arts Center||Eegah|
|7/14/17||Royal Oak, MI||Royal Oak Music Theatre||Eegah|
|7/14/17||Royal Oak, MI||Royal Oak Music Theatre||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|7/15/17||Milwaukee, WI||Pabst Theatre||Eegah|
|7/15/17||Milwaukee, WI||Pabst Theatre||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|7/16/17||Chicago, IL||The Vic Theatre||Eegah|
|7/16/17||Chicago, IL||The Vic Theatre||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|7/18/17||Denver, CO||Paramount Theatre||Eegah|
|7/20/17||Phoenix, AZ||Orpheum Theatre||Eegah|
|7/21/17||San Diego, CA||The Balboa Theater||Eegah|
|7/22/17||San Diego, CA||The Balboa Theater||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|7/23/17||Los Angeles, CA||The Theatre at Ace Hotel||Eegah|
|7/23/17||Los Angeles, CA||The Theatre at Ace Hotel||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|7/26/17||San Francisco, CA||The Warfield||Eegah|
|7/27/17||San Francisco, CA||The Warfield||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|7/28/17||Portland, OR||Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall||Eegah|
|7/29/17||Seattle, WA||Moore Theatre||Eegah|
|7/29/17||Seattle, WA||Moore Theatre||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|7/30/17||Vancouver, BC||The Orpheum||Eegah||Canceled|
|8/1/17||Salt Lake City, UT||Kingsbury Hall||Eegah||Canceled|
|8/3/17||Kansas City, MO||Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland||Eegah|
|8/4/17||Minneapolis, MN||State Theatre||Eegah|
|8/4/17||Minneapolis, MN||State Theatre||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|8/6/17||Green Bay, WI||Weidner Center Center for the Performing Arts||Eegah|
|8/8/17||Cleveland, OH||PlayhouseSquare - Ohio Theatre||Eegah|
|8/9/17||Baltimore, MD||The Modell Lyric||Eegah|
|8/10/17||Richmond, VA||Dominion Arts Center||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|8/11/17||Nashville, TN||James K Polk Theater||Eegah|
|8/11/17||Nashville, TN||James K Polk Theater||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
|8/12/17||Atlanta, GA||Atlanta Symphony Hall||Eegah|
|8/12/17||Atlanta, GA||Atlanta Symphony Hall||Argoman the Fantastic Superman|
Multiple items of merchandise were released, exclusive to the tour, including the first MST3K script book, Eegah: From Stage to Page.