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Russell Brand takes on the world

Update: If you were unable to catch Russell Brand on tour, check out his new YouTube series, The Trews.

Actor, comedian, and author, Russell Brand has announced his very first world-wide stand-up comedy tour. Katy Perry’s ex will be keeping things in line with his outrageous and quirky comedy style and has named the tour the Messiah Complex. The stand-up act will be a discussion of various “social and religious figures and the reality of their lives through comparison of each other. Messiah Complex is a mental disorder where you think you might be the messiah,” as reported by The Independent.

The show will obviously be controversial and explicit. Brand says he’ll be taking his “tour to Israel, Lebanon and Palestine, performing wherever he is allowed to deliver his show free from censorship.”

Jesus, Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Hitler all shaped our lives and influences the way the world thinks. Did one or all of these men have the Messiah Complex? That’s what Russell Brand is hoping to find out. “I am going to tour the world with Messiah Complex, causing bother and excitement and offering opinions that have not been either solicited or thought through.”

Released Tour Dates:


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

Ticket Information:

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

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