Dancing with the Stars: Tour dates, Billy Ray hits the road, and some Steve Sanders nostalgia
Billy Ray Cyrus has left us.  Please hold back your tears.

This was long in the making on Dancing with the Stars and, really, a good thing.  Billy had been cheating elimination for a few weeks and it was his time to go.  The man was even relieved to be eliminated, a sentiment I can totally understand for someone who isn't a very good dancer.  This has actually been one of the weirder developments this season: celebrities actively wanting to go home.  We saw this first with Clyde Drexler, who made it quite clear that he wanted his dance floor induced suffering to end.  Again, it was hard to blame him.

At this point, I am rooting hard for Steve Sanders (sometimes known as Ian Ziering).  Why?  I was recently flipping channels aimlessly and came across an old episode of Beverly Hills 90210 on SoapNet and was completely transfixed by Ziering's utter preposterousness.  The episode featured Ziering's Steve Sanders honing his stand-uup comedy routine, eventually auditioning in front Kelly Kapowski (sometimes known as Tiffani Amber-Thiessen) for a nightclub gig.  The best part: a “bad” comic auditions before him, and he's received by a disgusted look from Kapowski and everyone else at the nightclub.  Ziering comes on next and his routine is almost as bad, but it is supposedly “good” so Kapowski laughs hilariously, as do all the workers who are going about their jobs (moving crates and whatnot) around the club.  His routine involves karate-chopping his grandma. 

So, that's why I'm rooting for Ziering: nostalgia for the pure ridiculousness of Steve Sanders.  Moving on...

The Dancing with the Stars Traveling Road Show will embark for the second time this summer.  We had a post on this earlier, but I thought I'd give you all the dates and stops for the tour.  Here they are:

Wednesday, June 20
Frank Erwin Center
Austin, TX

Friday, June 22
American Airlines Center
Dallas, TX

Saturday, June 23
River Center
Baton Rouge, LA

Monday, June 25
Amway Arena
Orlando, FL

Tuesday, June 26
American Airlines Arena
Miami, FL

Thursday, June 28
Colonial Center
Columbia, SC

Friday, June 29
NC Bobcats Arena
Charlotte, NC

Saturday, June 30
RBC Center
Raleigh, NC

Monday, July 2
Giant Center
Hershey, PA

Tuesday, July 3
Arena at Harbor Yard
Bridgeport, CT

Thursday, July 5
Wachovia Arena
Wilkes Barre, PA

Friday, July 6
Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ

Saturday, July 7
Mohegan Sun
Uncasville, CT

Sunday, July 8
Mohegan Sun
Uncasville, CT

Tuesday, July 10
Scotiabank Place
Ottawa, Ontario

Wednesday, July 11
Copps Arena
Hamilton, Ontario

Friday, July 13
HSBC Arena
Buffalo, NY

Saturday, July 14
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, MI

Sunday, July 15
Peoria Civic Center
Peoria, IL

Monday, July 16
Resch Center
Green Bay, WI

Wednesday, July 18
MTS Center
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Friday, July 20
Credit Union Centre
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saturday, July 21
Rexall Place
Edmonton, Alberta

Sunday, July 22
Penngrowth Saddledome
Calgary, Alberta

Tuesday, July 24
GM Place
Vancouver, British Columbia

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer

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