Radiolab Announces 21 City Tour / Discusses tour TODAY at 3pm on Reddit

Public Radio Sensation RADIOLAB Announces 21-City Tour


APOCALYPTICAL kicks off Thursday, October 3rd in Columbus, OH with stops in New York City, Portland, Atlanta and Toronto

Host Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich talk to fans live today at 3pm ET

on Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything”



(New York, NY – June 19, 2013)RADIOLAB, WNYC’s genre-busting, Peabody Award-winning nationally-distributed radio show and top podcast about wonder, discovery and big ideas, today announced tour dates for its largest live show tour ever.


The 21-city “APOCALYTICAL” tour will take RADIOLAB, hailed by This American Life host Ira Glass as public radio’s most innovative show, to all four corners of the country and to Canada for the first time, as well as back to cities including Los Angeles and San Francisco where they have previously played to sold out audiences.


The topic: cataclysmic destruction, life amid the ashes, and surprising, spectacular survival.


**Tickets go on sale today at


Hosts ROBERT KRULWICH and JAD ABUMRAD will discuss the tour today at 3pm ET on Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” at


APOCALYPTICAL will combine inventive storytelling, riveting science, and live music to explore the topic of endings, both blazingly fast and agonizingly slow. KRULWICH and ABUMRAD will romp through hundreds of millions of years of history to arrive at “The End,” again and again, to find how new life and fresh possibility emerge every time.


The centerpiece of the stage show is a detailed reconstruction of the afternoon in which the entire global population of dinosaurs were destroyed. Based on forensic ballistic testing and careful examination of the global fossil record, science is now able to paint a startlingly bombastic and detailed picture of those fateful events. APOCALYPTICAL will wrestle with how this event influenced the course of the 200 million years of evolution to become inexorably linked with human civilization's rise to dominance.


Joined on stage by Brooklyn guitarist and composer NOVELLER, the evening will be a thought- provoking and laughter-inducing dance on the grave of our inevitable demise.


REDDIT’s “Ask Me Anything” –  Wednesday, June 19 at 3pm at 










Thursday, October 3 -- Columbus, OH / Palace Theater

Friday, October 4 -- Cleveland, OH / State Theater

Saturday, October 5 -- Toronto, ON / Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Monday, October 7 -- Ann Arbor, MI / Michigan Theater

Tuesday, October 8 -- Detroit, MI / Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Friday, October 11 -- Milwaukee, WI / Riverside Theater

Saturday, October 12 -- Chicago, IL / Chicago Theater

Monday, October 21 -- Nashville, TN / Andrew Jackson Hall

Tuesday, October 22 -- Atlanta, GA / Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center

Thursday, October 24 – New York City, New York / Beacon Theatre 

Saturday, October 26 – Boston, MA / Wang Theatre

Monday, October 28, Hartford, CT / Bushnell Center - Mortensen Hall

Friday, November 1 – Denver, CO / Paramount Theater

Monday, November 4 – Dallas, TX / Verizon Theatre @ Grand Prairie

Tuesday, November 5 -- Austin, TX / Bass Concert Hall

Wednesday, November 6 -- Houston, TX / Jones Hall

Tuesday, November 12 – Oakland, CA / Paramount Theater

Wednesday, November 13 -- Cupertino, CA / Flint Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday, November 14 -- Los Angeles, CA / Saban Theatre

Friday, November 15 – Los Angeles, CA / Saban Theatre

Tuesday, November 19 -- Portland, OR / Keller Auditorium

Thursday, November 21 -- Seattle, WA / Paramount Theater

Friday, November 22 – Seattle, WA / Paramount Theater



Jad Abumrad is an award-winning producer and composer who has been called “a new young master of the radio craft,” and was recently named a 2011 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow.  The son of a scientist and a doctor, Jad Abumrad did most of his growing up in Tennessee, before studying creative writing and music composition at Oberlin College in Ohio.  Following graduation, Abumrad wrote music for films, and reported and produced documentaries for a variety of local and national public radio programs, including On the Media, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and WNYC’s “24 Hours at the Edge of Ground Zero.” 


Robert Krulwich is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and NPR Science Correspondent who has been hailed as “the most inventive network reporter in television” by TV Guide.  His specialty is explaining complex subjects – science, technology, economics – in a style that is clear, compelling, and entertaining. He has explored the structure of DNA with a banana, explained arbitrage by wearing Groucho glasses, and illustrated the Texaco-Pennzoil battle with Barbie and Ken dolls. A Special Correspondent for ABC News, Krulwich appears regularly on Nightline and other news programs, including ABC News Tonight and Good Morning America.


Noveller is the solo electric guitar project of Brooklyn-based composer and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. Handling the guitar as her muse, Lipstate summons a sonic palette so rich as to challenge the listener to conceive of how it’s housed in a single instrument manipulated by a solitary performer. Her one-woman guitar soundscapes have captured the attention of NPR, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, and The Wall Street Journal. She has written original music in collaboration with composer Nathan Larson for several feature film scores. In 2012, The D.C. based ensemble, Low End String Quartet, premiered her commissioned piece for quartet, “Into the Midnight Sun,” at the Reston Community Center in Reston, VA. Noveller has toured the U.S. and internationally, at times supporting acts such as Xiu Xiu, the Jesus Lizard, U.S. Girls, Aidan Baker, and Emeralds. Lipstate has collaborated with several renowned musicians, including live improvised duo performances with Carla Bozulich (Evangelista, The Geraldine Fibbers), David Wm. Sims (the Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid), and Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth). She has previously performed as a member of Cold Cave, Parts & Labor, and One Umbrella. Lipstate has also participated in Rhys Chatham’s Guitar Army, Ben Frost’s “Music for 6 Guitars” Ensemble, and Glenn Branca’s 100 guitar ensemble.


RADIOLAB is the innovative, Peabody Award-winning public radio sensation about wonder, discovery and big ideas. Co-hosted by veteran science reporter Robert Krulwich and McArthur “Genius” Jad Abumrad, the show tackles topics as diverse as why people see different colors in the same place, what machines can reveal about humanity, and why people get stressed out on a supermarket line.  Radiolab can be heard on more than 435 public radio stations across the country and has an avid national and international podcast audience.   A Radiolab app is available for download on both Android and iPhone platforms. Downloads, web exclusives, a blog, and more are available at Radiolab is produced by WNYC, the most listened-to public radio station in the country.