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RUSSELL HOWARD RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW ARENA TOUR - TWICE EXTENDED

It was announced today (Wednesday 19th January) that, due to exceptional public demand, RUSSELL HOWARD will extend his 2011 arena tour, Right Here, Right Now further by performing two extra dates at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

Having already extending his tour by seven additional arena shows in October 2010 at London’s O2, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow and Cardiff, after selling-out at London’s O2 arena and two dates at Cardiff International Arena, RUSSELL will now perform his brand-new solo show to over 150,000 fans over a total of 21 dates. Tickets for Right Here, Right Now at London’s Hammersmith Apollo are available to order now.

Right Here, Right Now follows the sell-out success of RUSSELL’s 2009 10-date arena tour Big Rooms & Belly Laughs, which saw him perform at some of the largest venues in the UK, including Wembley Arena and the Manchester Evening News Arena. RUSSELL has had three other sell-out tours including the if.comedy nominated Wandering (2006/7), Adventures (2007/8) and Dingledodies (2008/9).

Mock The Week regular, RUSSELL is the writer and star of BBC Three’s most successful entertainment show Russell Howard’s Good News, which will return twice in 2011 with Series 4 in the Spring and Series 5 following in the Autumn. Since Russell Howard’s Good News debuted on 22nd October 2009, ratings have grown from 1.7 million a week to 3.9 million a week in Series 3, with a peak of 1.4 million for a single showing. The show has regularly been number one on BBC iPlayer across all BBC channels. A DVD featuring the best bits of the first series of Russell Howard’s Good News was released by 4DVD on 17th November.

RUSSELL has had two bestselling live stand-up DVDs with Russell Howard Live (2008) and Russell Howard Live - Dingledodies (2009), which have sold over 400,000 copies and dominated the top five of the DVD comedy chart during both years of release.

“He is a huge talent”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times

_ “An awesome ability to connect with an audience”
James Kettle, The Guardian

_“Russell Howard is packing them in everywhere… he is a stand-up natural.”
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Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard


A full list of the 21 dates is below.
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For more information, press tickets of images, please contact: Fran Cherry, Hannah Wilkinson or Dan Lloyd. Tel: 020 7598 7222. Email: franc@avalonuk.com, hannahw@avalonuk.com or danl@avalonuk.com


DATE VENUE BOX OFFICE
February
Tuesday 1st CARDIFF International Arena 0292 022 4488
Wednesday 2nd CARDIFF International Arena 0292 022 4488
Thursday 3rd CARDIFF International Arena 0292 022 4488
Friday 4th MANCHESTER Evening News Arena 0844 847 8000
Saturday 5th MANCHESTER Evening News Arena 0844 847 8000
Wednesday 9th NOTTINGHAM Trent FM Arena 0844 412 4624
Thursday 10th NOTTINGHAM Trent FM Arena 0844 412 4624
Friday 11th BIRMINGHAM LG Arena 0844 338 8000
Saturday 12th BIRMINGHAM LG Arena 0844 338 8000
Wednesday 16th LIVERPOOL Echo Arena 0844 800 0400
Thursday 17th SHEFFIELD Arena 0144 256 5656
Saturday 19th LONDON O2 0844 856 0202
Sunday 20th LONDON O2 0844 856 0202
Thursday 24th NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena 0844 493 6666
Friday 25th NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena - 0844 493 6666
March
Tuesday 1st BELFAST Odyssey Arena 0289 073 9074
Friday 4th ABERDEEN AECC 0122 482 4824
Saturday 5th GLASGOW SECC - Hall 4 0844 395 4000
Sunday 6th GLASGOW SECC - Hall 4 0844 395 4000
June
Saturday 18th LONDON Hammersmith Apollo - EXTRA DATE 020 8563 3800
Saturday 19th LONDON Hammersmith Apollo - EXTRA DATE 020 8563 3800