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Cheech & Chong No Longer Up in Smoke, Plan First Tour in 25 Years

July 30, 2008 4:16 PM ET

Cinematic stoners Cheech & Chong have settled their feud and are reuniting for their first comedy tour in 25 years, the duo revealed. "We've gotten to the age where we don't feel like fighting anymore because the end is a lot closer than the beginning," the 62-year-old Cheech Marin told AP Radio. The two decided to do a comedy tour because it would be both "the most fun" and "the least hassle." Cheech & Chong's last comedy album Get Out of My Room was released in 1985, which was also the year the duo appeared in their own The Corsican Brothers and Martin Scorsese's After Hours. Cheech & Chong originally planned on reuniting in 2003, but Tommy Chong's bong company was raided and he was sentenced to nine months in prison. Their new "Hey, What's That Smell? Tour is expected to kick off later this year, giving you ample time to roll up several hundred joints.

Conveniently, Peter Travers has just compiled his list of the Best Stoner Movies to coincide with the release of Pineapple Express. Check it out here.

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“Money For Nothing”

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