June 06, 2023


Matt Rife: Comedian launches First World Tour With Live Nation

Matt Rife is a rising comedy star and TikTok sensation

By Ellen James June 06, 2023
Matt Rife: Comedian launches First World Tour With Live Nation
Matt Rife: Comedian launches First World Tour With Live Nation

Matt Rife is going to make the world laugh.

Matt Rife, a rising actor, comedian, and TikTok sensation, is about to go on his first world tour. Live Nation will organise Rife's ProbleMATTic World Tour, which will touch cities in Europe, Australia, and North America in 2023 and 2024.

The tour, which has more than 100 dates, begins on July 20 in Bend, Oregon at the Hayden Homes Amphitheatre and continues through the rest of this year with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Austin, and other cities before wrapping up on December 31, 2023, with a New Year's Eve performance at Louisville, Kentucky's Louisville Palace.

Prior to starting a second North American leg that will stop in New York, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto, and many other cities, the tour will make a series of Australian dates beginning on Thursday, January 11, at Perth, Western Australia's Perth Concert Hall. 

Before wrapping up the tour on Friday, October 20 at Santeria Toscana 31 in Milan, Rife will travel to Europe in the autumn for performances in Amsterdam, London, Paris, and other cities.

Matt Rife had some help

Rife's admirers Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis assisted him in spreading the news about his world tour through a promotional video. In it, Kutcher plays a genie who grants Rife his wish—a world tour—in a cameo appearance. 

That's after Rife first tells Kutcher his wish would be a date with Kunis, which Kutcher quickly rejects, Kunis makes a (very) brief appearance.

"I couldn’t be more thrilled to live out this life long dream! To tour the world, spreading laughter, with some of my best friends, is something I never thought would be possible. I’m so grateful to get this opportunity, and it’s even more fulfilling knowing that it’s all because of the incredible people who enjoy my comedy," said Rife.

"I’ve been working so hard towards this for 12 years and now I’ve surrounded myself with a team who works just as hard and share the same passion! I still can’t believe it."

"Matt has quickly become one of the fastest-rising comics, creating incredible global demand for tickets," says VP, Live Nation Comedy Touring, Andy Levitt. "We’re looking forward to working alongside him and helping him connect to his audiences around the world."