RTD: John Hinckley Jr., the man behind the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, plans to kick-off a solo music tour with shows in New York and Chicago this July.
Hinckley, who lives in the gated community Kingsmill near Williamsburg, is expected to be released from all court-imposed conditions in mid-June. His first action as a free man will be to hit the road performing in what he's calling his Redemption Tour. His first scheduled show for July 8 at a Brooklyn hotel is sold out.
In 2020, a federal judge ruled that Hinckley may showcase his artwork, writings and music publicly under his own name rather than anonymously, as he had in the past.