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Warner Bros Kicks Off a 'TDKR' Tumbler & Bat-Pod N.A. Road Tour

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May 10, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Tumbler

Now that Avengers is out of the way, Warner Bros can start their epic marketing to conclude Chris Nolan's Batman series in all its glory this July. One of the first big announcements is a Tumbler Tour 2012, not to be confused with Tumblr, where the blog is hosted. "The Tumbler and the Bat-Pod are hitting the road and traveling across North America." Right now they have listed 26 cities (including in Canada) starting with Arkansas on May 12th, ending in Los Angeles on July 7th, which is perfectly timed for a premiere. Not many details are known yet, since it's just kicking off, but a few early photos have hit. But what about "The Bat"?

Up first, here's the current list of tour stops and dates, as announced on the official TumblerTour.com website. They add: "More stops are scheduled to be added so be sure to look for updates." 2012 Tour Cities:

5/12 - Bentonville, AR
5/15 - Tulsa, OK
5/19 - Overland Park, KS
5/21 - Kansas City, MO
5/25 - Chicago, IL
5/27 - Washington, DC
5/28 - Baltimore, MD
5/30 - Philadelphia, PA
6/1 - Buffalo, NY
6/7 - Toronto Canada
6/10 - Montreal Canada
6/12 - Purchase, NY
6/13 - Columbus, OH
6/15 - Lansing, MI
6/16 - Detroit, MI
6/17 - Brooklyn, MI
6/19 - Indianapolis, IN
6/21 - Nashville, TN
6/22 - Knoxville, TN
6/23 - Atlanta, GA
6/25 - Dallas, TX
6/27 - San Antonio, TX
6/29 - El Paso, TX
7/1 - Albuquerque, NM
7/2 - Phoenix, AZ
7/7 - Los Angeles, CA

For more info and to follow for any updates, visit the official Tumbler Tour 2012 website or stay tuned for updates with the hashtag #TumblerTour. Given the first stop is in two days, I'm sure we're going to see more from that first location, including what the setup looks like. This isn't too groundbreaking, considering they showed off full-sized versions of both the Tumbler and Bat-Pod during The Dark Knight (photos here). The website also states: "Tweet your pics to #TumblerTour or email them to wbtumblertour@gmail.com for a chance to be featured in our photo gallery." Sounds like this will be fun! Here's a few photos posted so far:

Tumbler Tour 2012

Tumbler Tour 2012

The Dark Knight Rises is once again directed by Oscar nominated British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight and Inception previously. The script was co-written by Christopher & Jonathan Nolan (The Prestige, The Dark Knight), from a story by Chris Nolan & David S. Goyer (of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight). Warner Bros is bringing The Dark Knight Rises to regular and IMAX theaters everywhere July 20th, 2012 this summer. The Legend Ends...

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  • Razor
    Yay, it's coming to my city (Montreal)!
  • http://twitter.com/dalton_weaver Dalton Weaver
    YES! I can actually go to this. That never happens here.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
       Same here! And no, you don't watch too many movies. :) There is no such thing!
  • http://www.quanahblogs.com/ Quanah
    DAMN IT! NO SEATTLE? Whoops caps lock. Although appropriate.
  • http://twitter.com/jgrew030 J.X. Grewal
    Toronto!!!!!!
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Sleider/1847907840 Brian Sleider
    Do I drive  an hour and a half to see this in Chicago?
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
      That's probably what I'll have to do, so maybe I'll see you there.
  • Chris Amaya
    I just drooled all over my shirt while reading this article. I remember seeing the Tumbler in front of the AMC at Universal CityWalk when Batman Begins was showing back in 2005. Sadly I didn't have a camera or a camera phone back then. This time I will be taking many pics!
  • TumMM
    I want one!!!
  • CreanhouseEffect
    The tumbler? Ohhhh, you wouldn't be interested in that.
  • http://twitter.com/alvetica Al Pavangkanan
    I wonder if there's a July San Diego stop

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