Russell Brand announces new tour

Shockwaves NME Awards host hits the road next January

Comedian and former Shockwaves NME Awards host Russell Brand has announced details of a new tour.

Brand, who presented the Shockwaves NME Awards in 2006, will hit the road on January 18, beginning his tour in Reading and ending it in Glasgow on February 14.

The comedian courted controversy when he presented the Shockwaves NME Awards. After making an onstage jibe towards Bob Geldof, the Live Aid and Live8 organiser labelled the host a “cunt”.

Russell Brand will play:

Reading Hexagon Theatre (January 18)

Ipswich Regent Theatre (19)

Birmingham National Indoor Arena (23)

Belfast Waterfront (24 )

Portsmouth Guildhall (27)

Oxford New Theatre (28)

Newcastle City Hall (30)

Liverpool Echo Arena (February 2)

Sheffield City Hall & Memorial Hall (3)

Manchester Apollo (4)

Blackpool Opera House (6)

London Carling Academy Brixton (10)

London Hammersmith Apollo (12)

Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (14)

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