RUSSEL BRAND Goes On First World Comedy Tour MESSIAH COMPLEX

On 10 June 2013

RUSSEL BRAND Goes On First World Comedy Tour MESSIAH COMPLEX

Russell Brand’s talk show “Brand X” was plugged off but the comedian and actor will get a live-action show to star and produce based on his life. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” – alike show will begin production after he finishes his comedy tour.

That’s right; Russell Brand announced his first world stand-up tour called “Messiah Complex” where he will take over matters like religion, social figures and comparisons of them.

The title is inspired by the mental disorder which makes you think that you are the messiah and, for what concerns our comedian, his look might get him to think that. 

“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 organizations, 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,“ says Russell Brand. 

The press release tells us more about what he will talk about and why we should enjoy his tour: 

"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."

He will start touring this August and will end on December, 9th. Check the full list of dates 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

SEPTEMBER, 2013

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

OCTOBER, 2013

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

NOVEMBER, 2013

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

DECEMBER, 2013

2 Oslo, NO Folketeateret

3 Copenhagen, DK Falconer Hall

8 Stockholm, SE Cirkus

9 Reykjkavic, IS Harpa Eldborg Hal

 

 

 

 

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