Tucker Carlson will appear live in Utah ahead of the 2024 elections

The former Fox News commentator is going on an arena tour of 15 cities this September, including a Salt Lake City stop with Glenn Beck.

(Richard Drew | Associated Press file photo) Tucker Carlson, seen here in 2017 when he was hosting a nightly show on Fox News, is scheduled to appear in Utah on Sept. 7, 2024.

Conservative talk-show host Tucker Carlson is taking his act on the road ahead of the 2024 general election — with a stop at Salt Lake City’s Delta Center.

Carlson, the former Fox News commentator who currently delivers his conservative message on his own web platform, announced Monday that he is appearing live on a 15-city arena tour from Sept. 4 to 28. The Delta Center appearance is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7.

“I can’t wait to take our show on the road in cities across America,” Carlson said in a statement. “We’re going to be talking about real issues with real people. You’d better believe the Establishment will be losing their minds.”

The tour has scheduled “special guests” to appear onstage with Carlson. The “special guest” for the Salt Lake City tour stop will be Glenn Beck, who, like Carlson, is a former commentator on Fox News.

Guests appearing at other tour stops include Donald Trump Jr., Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, comedians Russell Brand and Roseanne Barr, disgraced conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, musician Kid Rock and former GOP presidential candidates Vivek Ramaswamy and Tulsi Gabbard.

Tickets for Carlson’s appearances go on sale Friday, 10 a.m., via SeatGeek, with presale tickets available starting Monday. Prices for tickets were not immediately available Monday on the SeatGeek website.

The conservative advocacy group Moms for America has been given the exclusive market for VIP meet-and-greet tickets, according to a news release.

Carlson was the top-rated host on Fox News up until April 2023, when he abruptly left the network. Officially, the decision to “part ways” was mutual, according to a BBC report at the time — though national news outlets also reported that the decision to cut Carlson loose, the BBC wrote, “came from the top, including Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch and his son Lachlan.”

Carlson’s departure came days after Fox News settled a defamation lawsuit with Dominion Voting Systems, which argued that Fox News’ false claims about its voting machines being rigged against then-president Donald Trump harmed its business. During the legal proceedings, private messages from Carlson — including one in which he said about Trump that “I hate him passionately” — were released, seemingly contradicting Carlson’s on-air support for Trump.

Carlson’s appearance at the Delta Center is not the first time the arena, home to the Utah Jazz and Utah’s new National Hockey League franchise, has hosted a famous conservative figure. In March, psychologist and commentator Jordan Peterson gave a lecture there.