SOLD OUT DEER TICK with Chris Crofton

First Avenue Presents

SOLD OUT DEER TICK with Chris Crofton

Fri, October 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cedar Cultural Center

Minneapolis, MN

$22.50 General Admission

Sold Out

This event is all ages

This is a standing show with an open floor.

Tickets are ​sold out. 


Deer Tick
Deer Tick
Deer Tick is going on tour this fall

The name of the tour is Twice is Nice.

The tour is to support the new records
Deer Tick Vol. 1 & Vol. 2.

At each show, they will play two sets; an “acoustic” set
And an electric set. There will be an intermission and
A comedian will open the shows.

Deer Tick will play music from all their albums.

Buy tickets to see Deer Tick on tour.
Chris Crofton
Chris Crofton
Chris Crofton started performing comedy after he graduated from college in 1991. He moved to New York City from Connecticut and appeared at open mics around the city: Stand Up NY, The West End, Rose's Turn, New York Comedy Club, The Village Gate, and Gladys's Comedy Room at Hamburger Harry's. Crofton was also writing songs at this time. Following the release of his critically acclaimed first album, The Alcohol Stuntman, on Stylus Records, he moved to Nashville to pursue music.

From 2001 up to the present, he has performed and recorded with Chris Crofton The Alcohol Stuntband. Known as much for Crofton's between-song comments as the music, The Alcohol Stuntband has played with The Black Keys, Rocket From the Tombs, Richard Lloyd, Lucero, Danko Jones, The Paybacks and many, many, more. From 2005 to 2009 Crofton hosted the now-legendary "Best of Bread" radio show on Nashville's WRVU, a weekly program in which he and his brother Greg mixed topical and absurd commentary with 70s soft-rock classics. Crofton is also an award-winning actor who has appeared in numerous independent films.

In 2006, a local comedian asked Crofton to try standup again for fun. After performing for 10 years with The Alcohol Stuntband, Crofton had developed a remarkable ease onstage, and his topical palette had expanded dramatically. These qualities combined with Crofton's unique perspective to create a comedy monster. His style mixes the social commentary of Richard Pryor and Bill Hicks, the absurdity of Steve Martin, and the pacing and stage presence of Lenny Bruce. In 2007, Crofton was invited to open for Neil Hamburger in Nashville. Hamburger was impressed with his set and arranged for him to open a show for Bob Odenkirk and Louis CK at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. In 2009, after seeing his standup, Harmony Korine cast Crofton in his film Trash Humpers and brought him to select cities to perform comedy prior to screenings. Later in 2009, after WRVU's lamented demise, Crofton adapted the Best of Bread broadcast into the popular weekly podcast "The Chris Crofton Show."

In May 2012, Chicken Ranch Records released Crofton's debut comedy album, "Pearls Before Swine: Live at The Springwater, which, according to Nashville Scene editor Jim Ridley, captures [Crofton's] nervy, abrasive act on crackling vinyl before an audience that s by turns incensed, indifferent and doubled over in hysterics."
Venue Information:
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454


Ticket options and info

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not always available at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus & The Cedar.

Check the top of this page under the “Buy Tickets” button for up-to-date ticket information.

  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket + $1 restoration fee) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or