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2015-06-09 09:07

Cape Town - Comedian, actor and author Russell Brand will once again attempt to bring his tour to South Africa this October for three shows only as part of his Trew World Order tour.

In 2013, the first show of Russell Brand’s Messiah Complex SA Tour scheduled to take place on 15 November at the Teatro at Montecasino was cancelled owing to an unexpected delay that caused him to miss his flight.

According to Brand he was refused entry into South Africa. According to a press release there was a technical problem with his passport and the airline did not allow him to board.

This time around he will be doing two shows in Johannesburg at the Teatro at Montecasino on Thursday, 1 October 2015 and on Friday, 2 October 2015. Brand then takes to stage at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town on Saturday, 3 October 2015 for one show only. All shows begin at 20:00.

"We are pleased to announce that Russell Brand will be in South Africa this October for what is going to be an exciting and interesting tour," says local promoter, Tony Feldman of Showtime Management. Bookings for the Trew World Order

SA tour open to the public on Thursday, 11 June 2015 at Computicket.

"Yes, That’s right. We are all individuals," says Brand. "We’ve been told freedom is the freedom to fulfill our petty desires but TREW freedom is freedom FROM our petty desires." After a life of individualism and showing off, Hollywood, ruining broadcasting corporations and elections, Russell Brand has decided the only way to change the world is to be a part of the crowd. Collectively, as a crowd, a horde, a mob we can change the world.

Described by the Telegraph as "the most talented stand-up comedian to emerge in Britain so far this decade" Russell Brand shot to fame when he was seen in the Judd Apatow produced comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Other movies he has starred in include Arthur, Get Him To The Greek and Rock Of Ages. Most recently starred in the documentary film The Emperor’s New Clothes which opened in April in the UK. The British star has become an international comedic success on stage, television and film.

Also an acclaimed author, Brand has written many books including, 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, Russell Brand’s Trickster Tales and most recently Revolution. For television, Brand hosted the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards and his own show Brand X.

Russell produces his own Youtube web series call The Trews. Started in February 2014 and uploaded every weekday the channel has surpassed one million subscribers and in April posted its 300th episode.

Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, Brand rose to fame in the UK in 2003 for his Big Brother spin-off, Big Brother’s Big Mouth. He has toured internationally since 2006 and has released many DVDs.

Tour Itinerary:

Venue:  Teatro at Montecasino
Dates & time:
Thursday, 01 October 2015 at 20:00
Friday, 02 October 2015 at 20:00
Ticket prices:
R 350, R450, R550, R650

Cape Town
Venue:  Grand Arena, GrandWest
Dates & time:
Saturday, 03 October 2015 at 20:00
Ticket prices:
Floor: R600
Rectractables: R475

Ticket sales open on Thursday 11 June via Computicket.

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