Previous: John Reads the First Chapter of Turtles All the Way Down
Next: How to Win Australia



View count:189,412
Last sync:2023-01-28 20:30
Info and tickets for the tour HERE:

In which John announces that he and Hank are going on tour starting October 10th to celebrate the release of Turtles All the Way Down and also to hang out together for a few weeks. WE WILL BE VISITING:

New York City
Washington, D.C.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina (NO HANK - he has a wedding to attend)
Atlanta, Georgia (again NO HANK)
Orlando, Florida (the triumphant return of Hank)
Nashville, Tennessee
Cincinnati, Ohio
Indianapolis, Indiana
St. Louis, Missouri
Chicago, Illinois
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Missoula, Montana
Spokane, Washington
Bellingham, Washington
Portland, Oregon
Two shows in the San Francisco Bay Area
AND LASTLY Los Angeles, California

I hope to meet many of you on tour! Very excited! If you have questions, leave them in comments and I'll try to answer! Sorry for all the exclamation points!

Subscribe to our newsletter!
And join the community at
Help transcribe videos -
John's twitter -
John's tumblr -
Hank's twitter -
Hank's tumblr -

Preorder John's new book, Turtles All the Way Down, out October 10th 2017! You can find links to both the signed and unsigned editions here: and information on how to (probably) get a signed copy here:

Excuse me while I use my dog for white-balancing, good morning Hank it's Thursday.

Special surprise bonus video so Hank for the first time since 2012, we are going on tour to celebrate the release of Turtles All the Way Down and also because we need an excuse to spend a few weeks together.

There will be music and laughter and joy and I'll probably cry because I cry a lot. Qs will be A'd, surprises will be plentiful, and news from Mars and AFC Wimbledon will be shared.

So today I thought I'd answer real questions from real nerdfighters about the tour beginning with "Where are you going?"

OK there are 19 stops and I'm gonna do this all in one take: New York, Washington DC, Charlotte North Carolina, Asheville North Carolina, Altanta Georgia, Orlando Florida where we will be playing Hank's High School Auditorium, Nashville Tennesse, Cincinnati Ohio, my hometown of Indianapolis Indiana, St Louis Missouri, Chicago Illinois, Minneapolis and then on to Hank's hometown of Missoula Montana, from there, to Spokane Washington, and then Bellingham Washington, and then Portland Oregon, and then two shows in the San Fransisco Bay Area, and then down to Los Angeles and I did it! Who says that I'm over-reliant on jump cuts!?

One other thing, sadly there will be no Hank, at the shows in Asheville and Atlanta but there will be special surprise guest Hanks playing the role of Hank and you will hardly know the difference.

So a few of you might remember that in 2012 we did not visit the Midwest and there was much consternation and I said at the time "so Midwest this is me hugging you, saying I'm sorry, we'll be there next time." You will note that just six short years later I am keeping that promise and this time I must say to the people of Texas and the American Southwest and also the people living in the vast of not America, I'm sorry and we will try to visit you soon.

Why no love for [insert location here]? I love [insert location here]! I've always loved [insert location here], [insert personal anecdote about insert location here to prove love for [insert location here]] and then express regret.

Are these shows gonna be spoiler-free? Yes, when it comes to my books but there might be some Star Wars spoilers.

Is it weird if I come alone? No, lots of people will be coming alone, in fact there will be a special letter in the program just for people coming alone. But also you might find that you can make friends over at the Tuataria discord or maybe even at the show.

How much for the tickets? So ticket prices have been set by the bookstores hosting the event so that they don't lose money, so it depends on the city and the venue. But every ticket comes with a signed copy of Turtles All the Way Down and also some other goodies.

Will there be a book signing? Right, so this is the bad news, partly because of the size of the venues, but mostly because of my brain's malfunctioning, there will not be a signing after the show. I'm really sorry about this and it's something that I've struggled with a lot but, I-, yeah it's just something I have to do, so, I'm sorry.

Will you guys be singing together? Yeah I'm also sorry about this the answer is probably yes but only briefly!

Are you bringing turtles? Only metaphorical ones but we're bringing a lot of those, like, an infinite set of them.

There is a link in the doobly-doo below where you can get more info about each event and also tickets, I will try to be in comments answering your questions. I hope to see lots of you on tour it's gonna be an awesome time and Hank I cannot wait to traverse the country with you. I will see you on Friday.