Russell Peters launches his Almost Famous World Tour across Canada this fall
SATURDAY, OCT. 4
CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE – OTTAWA
Doors: 7 p.m. Showtime: 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale Monday, June 16, at 10 a.m.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.
Tickets are $39, $59, $79 and $110; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).
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 newAlmost Famous World Tour, which will take him across Canada this fall. The tour will make a stop at Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday, Oct. 4.
Tickets for Russell Peters’ Almost Famous World Tour go on sale Monday, June 16, at 10 a.m. via Capital Tickets. A 20 per cent discount will be available at the Canadian Tire Centre box office for members of the Canadian Forces (military identification will be required; seating is subject to availability and the discount will only apply to tickets originally priced at $59 and $79).
The 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 him to 26 countries for more than 200 performances, with more 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 Peters’ official tour DJs; 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 DVDs, with Red, White and Brown and 2011’s The Green Card Tour LIVE from the O2 Arena. The DVDs went on to sell more than 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 more than 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, 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 No. 1 bestseller in Canada.
For more information on Russell Peters and his Almost Famous World Tour, please visitwww.russellpeters.com.
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