Russell Peters Launches his Almost Famous World Tour
RUSSELL PETERS Launches his ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR across Canada this Fall
Monday, September 22, 2014
ENCANA EVENTS CENTRE – DAWSON CREEK, BC
Doors: 7:00PM Show: 8:00PM
Tickets will be available Monday, June 16 at 10 AM PST at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations at the Encana Events Centre and Tiger Printing & Stationers, Online at www.tigerboxofficeplus.ca or by Phone at 1-877-339-8499
Tickets (incl. GST) $84.50, $64.25 and $44.25 (Plus Fee’s)
DAWSON CREEK – After setting attendance records around the world and completing one of the biggest comedy tours ever with his Notorious World Tour in 2012, comedian RUSSELL PETERS announces the launch of his new ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR across Canada this fall with a stop in Dawson Creek at the Encana Events Centre on September 22, 2014.
Tickets will be available for purchase on Monday, June 16th at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets are priced at $84.50, $64.25 and $44.25, plus applicable fees. Tickets may be purchased online at tigerboxofficeplus.ca, by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations in the Encana Events Centre and at Tiger Printing & Stationers. A Military discount is available at the box office only with appropriate ID. Seats subject to availability.
The first leg of the tour brings Peters to Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre on September 13th and continues with:
Regina, SK – The Brandt Centre on September 14th
Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre on September 16th
Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place on September 18th
Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome on September 19th
Dawson Creek, BC - Encana Events Centre on September 22nd
Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place on September 24th
Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena on September 27th
Victoria, BC - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on September 29th
Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre on October 4th
Kingston, ON – Rogers K-Rock Centre on October 5th
London, ON - Budweiser Gardens on October 7th
Kitchener, ON - Memorial Auditorium on October 8th
Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre on October 9th
“The Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour” features ALL NEW MATERIAL, plus Peters’ lightening fast improv with the audience. “I like to interact with the front rows,” says Peters of his signature back and forth with the audience. “I use the interaction to take me from bit to bit. Some guys go on-stage with a script and don’t deviate from it. That’s not my style. I have my set and know what I want to cover; I just use the audience to move me in certain directions. It’s very collaborative and each show is unique.”
This tour will mark Peters sixth performance at the Air Canada Centre, a feat no other comedian has achieved. The Almost Famous World Tour will also take Peters to New York’s Madison Square Garden as well as Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre in November and December. In February and March 2015, Peters will take the tour to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, with more international dates to be announced later this year. His last tour took Peters to 26 countries and over 200 performances, with over than 300,000 fans attending his shows globally.
Peters can currently be seen as a judge on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, alongside Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans. Peters can also be seen in Jon Favreau’s critically acclaimed movie, Chef.
The Almost Famous World Tour will also feature Russell's Official Tour DJ's; Toronto's DJ Starting from Scratch and New York City's DJ Spinbad, as well as video cameras and screens for an up-close and intimate show in an arena setting.
Starting in 2008, Peters was one of the first stand-up comedians to self-finance, self-produce and distribute his own comedy specials and DVD’s, with Red, White and Brown and 2011’s, The Green Card Tour LIVE from the O2 Arena. The DVD’s went on to sell over 350,000 units across North America. His last special, Notorious was the first original comedy special for Netflix. Notorious was also supported by a four-part documentary series, Russell Peters Vs The World. Peters currently has over seven hours of content on Netflix.
Peters has given away more than a million dollars over the past several years to various charities, from the Brampton Civic Hospital, to Heart House Hospice, Gilda’s Club, the MS Society and a scholarship at his old high-school, The Russell Peters North Peel Scholarship to send a deserving student to college. The scholarship is now in its fifth year.
Listed on the Forbes List as one of the top ten Highest Earning Comics in the U.S. since 2009, Russell Peters has spent the past 25 years building a career to become one of the biggest comics in the world. Thanks to YouTube and a global following, Peters has sold-out arenas from Madison Square Garden to the Sydney Opera House. Peters has also performed for the troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the USS Eisenhower and HMCS Winnipeg, and appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lopez Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and on HBO, CNN, MTV, BBC and Al Jazeera. Peters 2010 memoir, Call Me Russell was a Globe and Mail number one bestseller in Canada.
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