Sheen Tour To Expand?

One of the most in-demand shows of the still-young year isn’t U2, Neil Young or Prince. Instead, it’s the upcoming tour by an unemployed sitcom actor.

Apparently it took one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history coupled with threats of multiple nuclear reactor meltdowns to push Charlie Sheen from the headlines. The actor has dominated news cycles for the past few weeks with every word uttered by the former star of “Two And A Half Men” getting the “major news” treatment by broadcast network news departments as well as the 24-hour cable newsers.

Called the “My Violent Torpedo Of Truth / Defeat Is Not An Option” tour, Sheen announced two dates via Twitter on Friday – April 2 at Detroit’s Fox Theatre and April 3 in Chicago at the Chicago Theatre. Tickets for both shows went on sale within 24 hours of Sheen’s announcement and immediately sold out.

Top ticket prices for both shows were just under $70. However, folks hoping to make a quick buck on Stubhub have priced ducats as high as $4,999. Of course, listing tickets at outrageous prices isn’t quite the same as actually selling them at those prices.

Meanwhile, E! Online is reporting that Sheen is about to announce as many as 20 to 30 cities for his tour.

In other Sheen news, the actor established his own website – – where he states that he’ll be donating $1 for every ticket sold on the tour to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Relief Fund. Click here for more info.