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Sept. 21, 2012
After selling more than 50,000 tickets for his Canadian tour in June, comedian Russell Peters has announced new fall dates, which will bring Peters to Mile One Centre in St. John’s, N.L., on Sept. 18, Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place on Sept. 21, Kingston’s K-Rock Centre on Sept. 22, Sudbury Arena on Sept. 25, the John Labatt Centre in London, Ont., on Sept. 27, Regina’s Brandt Centre on Sept. 29, Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre on Sept. 30, Kelowna’s Prospero Place on Oct. 2, Victoria’s Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on Oct. 5 and Casino Rama on Oct. 18 and 19.
Peters’ Notorious World Tour has been setting sales and attendance records around the world since the launch of the tour in Muscat in March. The tour has become the highest-attended comedy show in the history of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia – with 3,000 to 10,000 fans attending each show. In Dubai, Peters’ show was the fastest selling concert in the history of the Emirate, surpassing Madonna.
The Notorious World Tour features new material from the Brampton raised comic. ’I’ve been working on the new act [for over a year] and building and developing new material in clubs across the United States,” says Peters. The new material has been met with rave reviews from his rabid fans around the world. ’It’s been great being back on-stage and back on the road again,” he said.
The tour will 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 that will capture his signature audience improv in an arena setting.
Peters will also be the first stand-up comedian to play Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center in November and he’ll also play the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles in December. The Notorious World Tour continues into 2013, when it will travel to the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria, with additional dates to be added in Asia.
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 200,000 units across North America. Both specials were broadcast on Showtime Networks and Comedy Central in the U.S. as well as Netflix globally. He is currently working on developing original content for Netflix.
Peters has given away more than $1 million 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 former high school (The Russell Peters North Peel Scholarship) to send a deserving student to college. The scholarship is now in its third year.
Listed on the Forbes List as one of the top 10 highest-earning comics in the U.S. in 2009 and 2010, Peters has spent the past 23 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. He has also performed for the troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the USS Eisenhower and HMCS Winnipeg. Peters has 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. His 2010 memoir, Call Me Russell, was a Globe and Mail No. 1 bestseller in Canada and was just released in the U.S. Peters was recently seen in Source Code and the Punjab-Canadian ice hockey film Breakaway, which was the highest-grossing English language film in Canada in 2011. He can also be seen in Girl in Progress with Eva Mendes.
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