LAS VEGAS – August 8, 2017 – The gloves are off! Legendary boxer Mike Tyson will return to the stage at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Following the knockout premiere of UNDISPUTED TRUTH, Tyson’s stage debut, in 2012 and subsequent, sold-out runs on Broadway and again at MGM Grand, the champ will return to the stage for a limited run at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club with Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2. Picking up where UNDISPUTED TRUTH left off, Round 2 will be a captivating and unapologetic look at the ups and downs of Tyson’s tumultuous post-boxing life and career. Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 will debut Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 10 p.m.
Co-created and co-produced by Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment, and Kiki Tyson, who also wrote the show, Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 is a no-holds-barred, one-man show featuring the world’s most illustrious heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. The sports icon returns to the stage with real life untold stories, focusing on the ups and downs of his tumultuous and ultimately triumphant, post-boxing life and career.
“It’s been an amazing ride to perform UNDISPUTED TRUTH and share my journey to audiences around the world,” said Mike Tyson, the former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the world. “It only felt right to bring my story full circle and address the many ups and downs of my post-boxing life and career. It’s been a wild ride and I can’t wait to step back on stage at MGM Grand in my hometown of Las Vegas – the greatest city on earth.”
A follow up to the critically-acclaimed UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Live on Stage, the first show in the extensive history of Las Vegas entertainment to be created and produced in Las Vegas and result in a subsequent Broadway run, Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 was crafted to give the public a compelling, honest, humorous, one-of-a-kind, live autobiography of one of today’s most complex and well-known figures. Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 will once again deliver captivating vignettes from Tyson’s life in an up-close-and-personal setting featuring images and videos.
“It’s an honor and a thrill to once again partner with Mike and Kiki on the continuation of what was truly a special and powerful production,” said Adam Steck, Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 co-creator & co-producer and Founder & CEO of SPI Entertainment. “Mike is a living legend of the ring and stage, with a journey as captivating and tumultuous as anybody in the world. Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 will have Vegas audiences laughing, crying and, once again, rooting for the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet.’”
Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Round 2 will be performed Thursday through Sunday from Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, November 19, with select dark dates. All shows begin at 10 p.m. Tickets start at $54.95 plus tax and service fees and can be purchased at any MGM Grand box office, by phone at (702) 531-3826 or (866) 740-7711 and online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com. Special VIP Knock Out Packages are available for $249.99 plus tax and service fees and include a VIP ticket, a souvenir photo with Tyson, which would be taken during the post-show meet and greet, and a one-of-a-kind souvenir VIP lanyard. For more information and a current schedule, visit www.mgmgrand.com. Tickets on sale Tuesday, August 8 at 7 a.m.
ABOUT MIKE TYSON
Mike Tyson is a larger-than-life legend both in and out of the ring. Tenacious, talented, and thrilling to watch, Tyson embodies the grit and electrifying excitement of the sport. With nicknames such as “Iron” Mike, Kid Dynamite, and The Baddest Man on the Planet, it’s no surprise that Tyson’s legacy is the stuff of a legend. Tyson was one of the most feared boxers in the ring– and one look at his resume proves he is one of boxing’s greats: Aside from having been the undisputed heavyweight champion, Tyson holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles. He was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously. In 2011 Tyson was also inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. Tyson’s enduring mass appeal owes not only to his incomparable athleticism, but to his huge personality and unrivaled showmanship. And his ability to work a crowd extends far beyond the ring- Tyson’s career in entertainment spans blockbuster movies (The Hangover and The Hangover 2) and television (Fox Sports 1’S “Being Mike Tyson” and the Adult Swim animated series “Mike Tyson Mysteries." Over the past four years, Tyson has been touring nationally and internationally with his critically acclaimed one-man show, “Mike Tyson: UNDISPUTED TRUTH,” which also aired as a premium cable special. After a successful run at the MGM Grand’s Hollywood Theater in Las Vegas, the show debuted on Broadway under famed director Spike Lee in 2012. Last September, Tyson returned to the MGM Grand for more performances. His memoir "Undisputed Truth" was an instant NYT best seller in the fall of 2013. In the Spring of 2017 he launched his Tyson Emoji app along with his YouTube channel with Shots and has many more projects in the works. This summer Tyson released his second book, Iron Ambition, is currently starring on FOX’s Superhuman and has just launched his podcast “Bite the Mic” with Hot 97 personality, Peter Rosenberg.
ABOUT SPI ENTERTAINMENT
SPI Entertainment, helmed by award-winning Producer Adam Steck, is a leading Theatrical Production Company with six buzzed-about resident shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and several shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class celebrities, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. SPI Entertainment is behind dozens of sold-out and critically acclaimed shows such as Sex Tips for a Straight Woman from a Gay Man at The Paris Hotel, Human Nature: Jukebox at The Venetian, Boyz II Men at The Mirage, The Australian Bee Gees Show at The Excalibur, Divas – Starring Frank Marino at The LINQ, and more. One of SPI's biggest hits include Australia's Thunder from Down Under at The Excalibur, one of the longest running productions in the history of Las Vegas and highest-grossing male revue in the world, with over 1,000 shows a year throughout the United States and beyond.
ABOUT MGM GRAND
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience. The hotel features the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; master illusionist David Copperfield; a flagship Topgolf location; and world-class entertainment at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. MGM Grand offers signature restaurants by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Masaharu Morimoto’s Morimoto Las Vegas, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five-Star restaurant, Joël Robuchon. The resort recently remodeled all of the rooms and suites in its main tower and launched the industry’s first-ever STAY WELL Collection. MGM Grand is home to many of today’s hottest DJs including Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki who share residencies between Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub and WET REPUBLIC, The Strip’s hottest day life destination. The hotel also features a state-of-the-art, non-smoking Five Green Key conference center, the Grand Spa, Cristophe Salon and an inviting six-acre pool complex. Upscale accommodations include SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand, an exclusive boutique luxury hotel within the hotel and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the main resort. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mgmgrand.com, call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.