Russell Brand refused entry into South Africa

2013-11-15 12:38
Johannesburg - The first show of Russell Brand’s Messiah Complex SA Tour scheduled to take place on 15 November at the Teatro at Montecasino has been cancelled owing to an unexpected delay that caused him to miss his flight. 

According to Brand he was refused entry into South Africa.

Brand tweeted the following on Friday afternoon; “Tonight's J-burg show cancelled. SA authorities REFUSE TO LET ME INTO YOUR COUNTRY. Trying to resolve it. #MessiahComplex”

According to a press release there was a technical problem with his passport and the airline did not allow him to board.

The promoter has made emergency arrangements to get him to Johannesburg – but unfortunately he will be a day late. 

Showtime is working to replace tonight's show with a performance next week. 

This will be advised as soon as possible.  Patrons for tonight's show can either get a full refund from Computicket – or hold on to their tickets until a possible replacement date is announced. 

If this does not happen – Computicket will fully refund on presentation from next week, says local promoter, Tony Feldman of Showtime Management. 

“We apologise to Russell Brand fans for the inconvenience and for this unexpected and disappointing last minute change. This only affects tonight’s show. The remainder of the SA Tour will go ahead as scheduled," Brand's PR company said.

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