Russell Brand announces new 'Exposed' tour
Shamanic chameleon comic Russell Brand has announced a nine date UK tour.
Like Bill Hicks with a copy of The Motorcycle Diaries and an axe to grind, Brand’s ‘Exposed’ tour will tackle light, frothy subjects such as ‘politics, sex, fatherhood and death’. He’s never short of something to say which is why this new tour might prove to be one of his most interesting, and controversial to date.
The tour is a far-cry from Brand's mammoth 2013/14 ‘Messiah Complex’ shows, where he took on enormous venues including Bristol’s Colston Hall, Liverpool’s Echo Arena and the Hammersmith Apollo. The ‘Exposed’ tour will visit more intimate venues such as Nottingham Playhouse and the Theatre Royal in Bath.
But don’t take this downsizing as a sign Brand has mellowed - his weekly ‘Trews’ vlogs show a man still in possession of acerbic wit, righteous indignation, and a massive thesaurus. The tour has an added extra dimension with Brand set to become a parent. It will doubtless be interesting to hear his ruminations on his future role.
Brand has gone from a no-holds-barred black humourist to something of a political animal, and although his political opinions are always interesting (despite being one of the most prolix men in Britain), he is still capable of brilliant improvisation and fantastic stream-of-consciousness rants. One hopes he goes easy on the politics and state-of-the-nations, and returns with his unique brand (pun intended) of surrealism and black humour. Brand has said in the past that he hopes to ‘devote his life to elevating [his] own consciousness and the consciousness of other people through telling them jokes’. Elevate your consciousness and go watch Russell Brand on tour.
Exposed Tour Dates below.
Sun 6th - NOTTINGHAM, Playhouse
Mon 7th - CRAWLEY, The Hawth Theatre
Wed 9th - DUNSTABLE, The Grove
Mon 14th -TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Assembly Hall
Tue 15th - BASINGSTOKE, Anvil
Sun 20th - BATH, Theatre Royal Bath
Thu 1st - READING, Hexagon
Tue 6th - BRIGHTON, Theatre Royal
Mon 12th - FOLKESTONE, Theatre
Photo: Dean Chalkley.