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Conan bringing ‘Cone Zone’ to Dallas

Posted 1:06pm on Monday, Mar. 31, 2014

As you probably know by now, Conan O’Brien will tape the March 31-April 3 editions of his TBS late-night show Conan at Dallas’ Majestic Theatre during the week running up the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Arlington. Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, The Big Bang Theory’s Simon Helberg and Charles Barkley have been announced as guests, and there will be a “few surprise appearances.” (Since the original guest announcement, Lyle Lovett has been added as musical guest on April 3.)

TBS has been airing several promos featuring O’Brien riding to Dallas -- on a mechanical bull. Yeah, you could say “stereotype,” but this one does have opera music in it:

Speaking of mechnical bulls, there’ll be one in the “Cone Zone,” a “mobile experience for fans” that Conan is bringing along with it. The “Cone Zone,” which will stick around through April 6, is described as a “ Conan-style Airstream trailer packed with things to see and do.” Those include not just the mechanical bull (which you can ride if you want), but a gallery of Texas-themed Conan fan art and a green-screen opportunity to “sit” on the Conan set.

It’s possible that O’Brien may drip in to the Cone Zone during the week. The "Cone Zone" will also include a lounge area with AT&T charging stations, Coke Zero sampling, music from The Latin House Kings, "Clueless Gamer" video-game kiosks and more.

The Cone Zone may be a mobile experience, but its mobility apears to be limited to Dallas. It will be at Dallas' Main Street Garden from 2 to 8 p.m. March 31 -- April 3 before traveling to the Conan Coke Zero Music Series from 8 p.m. to midnight April 3 at House of Blues, followed April 4-6 by the NCAA March Madness Music Festival featuring Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, the Killers, fun., Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and others at Reunion Park.

Conan airs at 10 p.m. weeknights on TBS.

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