Comedian Russell Brand To Embark On His First Ever World Tour August, 2013

Comedian Russell Brand To Embark On His First Ever World Tour August, 2013

Comedian, actor and author, Russell Brand announces his first ever world stand-up tour. Keeping in line with Brand's comedic style, the tour, officially named "Messiah Complex," will be a dissection of various social and religious figures and the reality of their lives through comparisons of each other. Messiah Complex is a mental disorder where you think you might be the messiah. Did Jesus have it? What about Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Hitler? All these men have shaped our lives and influenced the way we think. Their images are used to represent ideas that often do not relate to them at all. Would Gandhi be into apple? Would Che Guevara endorse Madonna? Would Jesus be into Christianity? All great people are flawed, all of us, flawed people are capable of greatness and for every identifiable icon there is an anonymous mob of unrecognized bods doing all the admin and heavy lifting. This show looks at the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability. Plus there's sex. Obviously.

Brand states, "I am going to tour The World (our one, Earth) with Messiah Complex, causing bother and excitement and offering opinions that have not been either solicited or thought through.

Of course I'll be in English speaking countries (UK, Ireland, US, Canada) but also Scandinavia, Russia, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine; anywhere that will have me to be honest and that are relaxed about free speech. As well as theaters I will be appearing in prisons, drug rehabs, social network HQs, universities, nationalist organisations, Mosques, foreclosed houses, protest sites, Synagogues and in people's private homes. I dedicate this Messiah Complex tour to the four men that are it's subject, Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Jesus- I know this is what they would have wanted. If this is the end of the world I'm going to go out laughing with an erection."

A full list of tour dates is below.

AUGUST, 2013
15                        Abu Dhabi, UAE            Du Forum
16                        Abu Dhabi, UAE            Du Forum
18                        Beirut, LB                        Biel
21                        Ottawa, ON                    National Arts Theatre                       
22                        Toronto, ON                   Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
23                        Calgary, AB                     Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
24                        Vancouver, BC                Queen Elizabeth Theatre
29                        San Francisco, CA           Palace of Fine Arts
30                        Seattle, WA                      Neptune
31                        Portland, OR                    Newmark Theatre

6                        San Diego, CA                 Balboa Theatre
7                        Phoenix, AZ                     Orpheum Theatre
12                        Washington, DC            Warner Theatre
13                        Atlantic City, NJ             Borgata Hotel & Casino
14                        Bethlehem, PA               Sands Bethlehem Event Center
20                        Tampa, FL                        Ferguson Hall
21                        Orlando, FL                     Hard Rock Live
22                        Coral Springs, FL            Coral Springs Center for the Arts                       

7                        Birmingham, UK              Symphony Hall
9                        Manchester, UK               Apollo
11                        Glasgow, UK                   Clyde Auditorium
14                        Hammersmith, UK        London Hammersmith Apollo
16                        Portsmouth, UK            Guildhall
17                        Southend, UK                Cliffs Pavilion
18                        Brighton, UK                   Centre
19                        Cardiff, UK                      Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
21                        Ipswich, UK                     Regent
23                        Plymouth, UK                 Plymouth Pavilions
25                        Bournemouth, UK         BIC
28                        Bristol, UK                       Colston Hall
31                        Newcastle, UK                City Hall

1                        Nottingham, UK              Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
5                        Berlin, DE                         Admiralspalast
6                        Dusseldorf, DE                Mitzubishi Electric Halle
7                        Frankfurt, DE                  Jahrhunderthalle
9                        Amsterdam, NL              Heineken Music Hall
11                        Dublin, IE                       Olympia Theatre
13                        Belfast, UK                     Belfast Waterfront
16                        Cape Town, ZA              International Convention Centre
17                        Johannesburg, ZA        Teatro

2                        Oslo, NO                           Folketeateret
3                        Copenhagen, DK             Falconer Hall
8                        Stockholm, SE                 Cirkus
9                        Reykjkavic, IS                  Harpa Eldborg Hal

Tickets for all Canadian shows are on sale NOW at Tickets for the UK shows go on sale Saturday, June 8th on or by calling the Credit Card Hotline on 08448758758. Tickets for US shows go on sale Friday, June 14th on Fans should visit for all tour and ticketing information.