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MrBallen and Ballen Studios announce fifteen city live tour, kicking off in Dallas on Sep 26

MrBallen and Ballen Studios announce fifteen city live tour, kicking off in Dallas on Sep 26

June 24, 2024

MrBallen and Ballen Studios announced today their first-ever live tour, where the top podcast host and storyteller will take the audience on an immersive adventure through some of his most chilling Strange, Dark & Mysterious Tales. The multi-city tour will kick off on September 26, 2024, in Dallas’s Majestic Theatre followed by stops in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., Nashville and more before wrapping up in Atlanta at the Coca-Cola Roxy on October 20.

John Allen, known globally as “MrBallen,” has been captivating audiences for years with his unique brand of storytelling, covering strange and mysterious phenomena ranging from true crime to paranormal, to unexplained disappearances. Deeply researched and seriously compelling, both MrBallen’s YouTube channel and the hit MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories rapidly gained a devoted fanbase for the raconteur himself and for the rarely-before-covered unsettling occurrences and true crimes that have taken place throughout the world.

“This is something I’ve dreamed about, but I never thought it could be a reality,” said Allen. “Telling stories on YouTube and on the podcast each week for millions of fans is something I absolutely love to do. Now, to be able to do that in front of those fans, feel their energy, and have a chance to meet them as well, is something that excites me to no end. I can’t wait to get out there and get going.”

Earlier this year, Ballen Studios also announced the upcoming publication of MrBallen’s first book, MrBallen Presents: Strange, Dark & Mysterious. The graphic novel by MrBallen will contain hand-drawn adaptations of mysterious stories based on true events from his incredibly popular YouTube channel and additional new, exclusive stories. The graphic novel will be available for purchase at all tour stops and anywhere books are sold on October 1st, 2024.


Ballen Studios is a global, multi-platform content company developing and producing projects spanning film, television, publishing, live touring, merchandising, audio, and digital-first platforms. Founded by top podcast host and one of the internet’s biggest storytellers, John Allen—known to fans globally as MrBallen —Ballen Studios was established to propel the art of storytelling to new heights and connect audiences globally through authentic, engaging storytelling across mediums. MrBallen, a former US Navy SEAL turned prolific content creator, had a meteoric rise to fame in 2020, first on TikTok and YouTube, and most recently in audio when he launched the hit MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories, a true crime-focused series that also explores strange and mysterious occurrences and continues to fascinate new and established audiences globally. MrBallen uses his platform to give back and founded the MrBallen Foundation with the mission to honor victims and support families of heinous crimes through education, training, and financial support. Since its establishment in 2022, the MrBallen Foundation has awarded over a million dollars to victims and families in need.