Truth is, Mike Tyson as a Vegas act has been done before

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You’ll been in Vegas a few extra weekend anyway, suffering from March Madness hangover, with no real reason to stay any longer. Why not stop extend the stay and head over at the MGM Grand and catch Mike Tyson’s new one-man show during a break in the NBA schedule?

Because, you’ve remember the final scene from “Hangover 2,” and you know better. Or you caught the YouTube clip of him singing “The Girl from Ipanema” on a Brazilian television show, and, again, you know better.

And you saw how the movie “Raging Bull” ended with Jake LaMotta trying to become a lounge act, and you still know better.

It’s surreally unbecomming for everyone involved. Kind of like the upcoming Beach Boys’ reunion tour.

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SPI Entertainment announced today the “world premiere” of what they’re calling “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth – Live on Stage,” where the former heavyweight champ of the world does an “electric” and “no-holds-barred” rendition of his life. The show runs from April 13-18, with performances nightly at 8 p.m. at the hotel’s Hollywood Theatre.

The press release says Tyson “will thrill audiences with untold stories, peeling back layers of tragedy and public turmoil while unfolding his tale of triumph and survival. In an up-close-and-personal setting featuring images, music and video, Tyson, in an intimate and theatrical setting, will share the stories of his life and experiences as a professional athlete and controversies in and out of the ring.”

Tickets start at $99.99 plus tax and service fees. Special VIP packages are $499.99 and include a meet-and-greet and photo with Tyson. They go on sale Friday at noon.

For more info: www.MGMGrand.com.

Or, just rent the 2008 James Torback documentary, “Tyson” (linked here) on Netflix. It’s far less expensive, and you can shower off easier afterwards.

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