Russell Brand Has A ‘Messiah Complex’

The British comedian takes to the road beginning this summer on his “Messiah Complex World Tour” covering the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Iceland.

Saying he plans to perform in theatres as well as “prisons, drug rehabs … nationalist organizations, Mosques, foreclosed houses, protest sties, synagogues and in people’s private homes,” Russell Brand has a couple of U.S. dates in June but the tour doesn’t really get rolling until mid-August when he plays two nights in Abu Dhabi. 

So far, dates through Nov. 13 are posted on his website but the word is Brand’s Messiah Complex” will wrap in Iceland Dec. 9.

Brand cut a video to let the world know about his upcoming Messianic adventure.  Unfortunately, the soundtrack is slightly NSFW so be careful if you’re viewing it where you work.  Or turn it up real loud if you want to be noticed.

Here’s what’s locked down so far:

Aug. 15 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, du Forum
Aug. 16 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, du Forum
Aug. 18 – Beirut, Lebanon, BIEL
Aug. 21 – Ottawa, Ontario, National Arts Centre
Aug. 22 – Toronto, Ontario, Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
Aug. 23 – Calgary, Alberta, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Aug. 24 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Aug. 29 – San Francisco, Calif., Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre
Aug. 30 – Seattle, Wash., The Neptune
Sept. 6 – San Diego, Calif., Balboa Theatre
Sept. 7 – Phoenix, Ariz., Orpheum Theatre
Sept. 12 – Washington, D.C., Warner Theatre
Sept. 13 – Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Mur.Mur
Sept. 14 – Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Sept. 20 – Tampa, Fla., Ferguson Hall
Sept. 21 – Orlando, Fla., Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live
Sept. 22 – Coral Springs, Fla., Coral Springs Center For The Arts
Oct. 7 – Birmingham, England, Symphony Hall
Oct. 9 – Manchester, England,  O2 Apollo Manchester
Oct. 11 – Glasgow, Scotland, Clyde Auditorium
Oct. 14 – London, England, O2 Hammersmith Apollo
Oct. 16 – Portsmouth, England, Portsmouth Guildhall
Oct. 17 – Southend-On-Sea, England, Cliffs Pavilion
Oct. 18 – Brighton, England, The Brighton Centre
Oct. 19 – Cardiff, Wales, Millennium Centre
Oct. 21 – Ipswich, England, Ipswich Regent Theatre
Oct. 23 – Plymouth, England, Plymouth Pavilions
Oct. 26 – Bournemouth, England, Bournemouth International Centre
Oct. 31 – Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Newcastle City Hall
Nov. 1 – Nottingham, United Kingdom,  Royal Centre   
Nov. 13 – Belfast, Northern Ireland, Belfast Waterfront
Dec. 9 – Reykjavik, Iceland, TBA

Photo: FX, Ellis O’Brien/AP
On the set of his FX series “Brand X with Russell Brand.”

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