Russell Brand MESSIAH COMPLEX World Tour

On Sale Friday, June 14th at 10:00 AM

LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Comedian, actor and author RUSSELL BRAND is embarking on his first ever world stand-up tour, MESSIAH COMPLEX. Keeping in line with Brand’s comedic style, the Live Nation produced tour 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.”

Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, Russell Brand
shot to fame in the US when he was seen as rocker ‘Aldous Snow’ in the Judd Apatow produced comedies “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him to the Greek.” Brand was recently seen as the host of his own late night talk show, “Brand X,” and can soon be seen in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut “Paradise.” Brand’s other film credits include “Rock of Ages,” “Arthur,” “Bedtime Stories” and “The Tempest.” Also an acclaimed author, Brand has written two books, “My Booky Wook: A Memoir of Sex, Drugs and Stand-Up” which was on The New York Times best-seller list for five weeks in a row, and the follow up, “Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal.”  


Date City Venue
Thurs, Aug 29 San Francisco, CA Palace of Fine Arts
Fri, Aug 30 Seattle, WA Neptune
Sat, Aug 31 Portland, OR Newmark
Fri, Sept 6 San Diego, CA Balboa
Sat, Sept 7 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum
Thurs, Sept 12 Washington, DC Warner
Fri, Sept 13 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata
Sat, Sept 14 Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center
Fri, Sept 20 Tampa, FL Ferguson Hall
Sat, Sept 21 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
Sun, Sept 22 Coral Springs, FL Coral Springs PAC

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