44,000 NEW SEATS BRINGS RESPITE TOUR TOTAL TO 284,000 TICKETS
“Howard is a megastar” ★★★★ The Times
★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ Metro ★★★★ The I
★★★★ Chortle ★★★★The Arts Desk ★★★★★Young Perspective
Monday 25th November – Following a sold-out and critically-acclaimed UK arena leg, Russell Howard announces a 23-date nationwide extension to his third and largest world tour, Respite, bringing his Hammersmith Apollo run up to 5 nights to add to his 6-night homecoming run at the Bristol Hippodrome.
In response to multiple dates selling out internationally, Russell has added shows in America and Canada in Seattle, New York, Boston and Toronto and in Europe in Switzerland and Denmark (4 dates), alongside a new performance at the Dubai Opera.
Tickets will go on-sale tomorrow, 26th November, at 10am and will be available to buy at www.russell-howard.co.uk
|4th September 2019||Belfast Waterfront||SOLD OUT||8th May 2020||Thalia Hall, Chicago|
|6th September 2019||Vicar Street, Dublin||SOLD OUT||12th May 2020||Comedy Works, Denver|
|7th September 2019||Vicar Street, Dublin||SOLD OUT||13th May 2020||Vogue Theatre, Vancouver||SOLD OUT|
|8th September 2019||Vicar Street, Dublin||SOLD OUT||14th May 2020||Neptune Theatre, Seattle||SOLD OUT|
|9th September 2019||Vicar Street, Dublin||SOLD OUT||14th May 2020||Neptune Theatre, Seattle (late)||EXTRA DATE|
|10th September 2019||Vicar Street, Dublin||SOLD OUT||15th May 2020||Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland|
|18th September 2019||Arena Birmingham||SOLD OUT||16th May 2020||Cobb’s Comedy Club, San Francisco|
|19th September 2019||Utilita Arena Newcastle||SOLD OUT||18th May 2020||Dynasty Typewriter, Los Angeles|
|20th September 2019||Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre||SOLD OUT||19th May 2020||Dynasty Typewriter, Los Angeles|
|21st September 2019||The SSE Hydro, Glasgow||SOLD OUT||29th May 2020||Pavilions, Plymouth||EXTRA DATE|
|22nd September 2019||Arena Birmingham||SOLD OUT||30th May 2020||Pavilions, Plymouth||EXTRA DATE|
|23rd September 2019||Motorpoint Arena Cardiff||SOLD OUT||31st May 2020||Pavilions, Plymouth||EXTRA DATE|
|24th September 2019||Motorpoint Arena Cardiff||SOLD OUT||29th June 2020||Bristol Hippodrome|
|26th September 2019||Motorpoint Arena Nottingham||SOLD OUT||30th June 2020||Bristol Hippodrome|
|27th September 2019||First Direct Arena, Leeds||SOLD OUT||1st July 2020||Bristol Hippodrome|
|28th September 2019||Motorpoint Arena Sheffield||SOLD OUT||2nd July 2020||Bristol Hippodrome|
|29th September 2019||Bournemouth International Centre (matinee)||SOLD OUT||3rd July 2020||Bristol Hippodrome||SOLD OUT|
|29th September 2019||Bournemouth International Centre||SOLD OUT||4th July 2020||Bristol Hippodrome||SOLD OUT|
|30th September 2019||Bournemouth International Centre||SOLD OUT||5th June 2020||Royal and Derngate, Northampton||EXTRA DATE|
|2nd October 2019||Manchester Arena||SOLD OUT||6th June 2020||Royal and Derngate, Northampton||EXTRA DATE|
|3rd October 2019||The SSE Arena, Wembley||SOLD OUT||12th June 2020||Dome, Brighton||EXTRA DATE|
|4th October 2019||The SSE Arena, Wembley||SOLD OUT||13th June 2020||Dome, Brighton||EXTRA DATE|
|5th October 2019||The M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool||SOLD OUT||18th June 2020||Everyman, Cheltenham||EXTRA DATE|
|5th March 2020||Aarhus, Denmark||EXTRA DATE||19th June 2020||Everyman, Cheltenham||EXTRA DATE|
|6th March 2020||Aarhus, Denmark||EXTRA DATE||20th June 2020||Everyman, Cheltenham||EXTRA DATE|
|7th March 2020||Odense, Denmark||EXTRA DATE||26th June 2020||Dubai Opera||EXTRA DATE|
|8th March 2020||Odense, Denmark||EXTRA DATE||13th July 2020||Qpac Theatre, Brisbane||SOLD OUT|
|12th March 2020||Carl-Orff-Saal, Munich||14th July 2020||Qpac Theatre, Brisbane|
|13th March 2020||Gloria-Theater, Cologne||17th July 2020||The Star Sydney|
|14th March 2020||Urania, Berlin||18th July 2020||The Star Sydney||SOLD OUT|
|15th March 2020||Folketeateret, Oslo||20th July 2020||Palais Theatre, Melbourne||SOLD OUT|
|16th March 2020||Theater Bremen, Copenhagen||SOLD OUT||21st July 2020||Palais Theatre, Melbourne|
|16th March 2020||Theater Bremen, Copenhagen (late)||SOLD OUT||22nd July 2020||Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide||SOLD OUT|
|18th March 2020||China Teatern, Stockholm||24th July 2020||Riverside Theatre, Perth|
|19th March 2020||Ole Bull Scene, Bergen||SOLD OUT||25th July 2020||Riverside Theatre, Perth|
|21st March 2020||AFAS Live, Amsterdam||27th July 2020||ASB Theatre, Auckland|
|26th March 2020||Uptown, Geneva||SOLD OUT||28th July 2020||The Opera House, Wellington|
|26th March 2020||Uptown, Geneva (late)||EXTRA DATE||30th July 2020||Christchurch Town Hall|
|27th March 2020||Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerp||August 2020||Edinburgh Festival Fringe|
|28th March 2020||Samsung Hall, Zurich||21st August 2020||Cresset, Peterborough||EXTRA DATE|
|31st March 2020||Luxor Theater Rotterdam||22nd August 2020||Cresset, Peterborough||EXTRA DATE|
|2nd April 2020||MOM Cultural Center, Budapest||23th August 2020||Cresset, Peterborough||EXTRA DATE|
|3rd April 2020||Gartenbaukino, Vienna||28th August 2020||Playhouse, Oxford||EXTRA DATE|
|4th April 2020||Helsinki Hall of Culture||29th August 2020||Playhouse, Oxford||EXTRA DATE|
|5th April 2020||Lorentsbergteatern, Gothenburg||30th August 2020||Playhouse, Oxford||EXTRA DATE|
|10th April 2020||De Montfort, Leicester||EXTRA DATE||4th September 2020||Arts Centre, Aberystwyth||EXTRA DATE|
|11th April 2020||De Montfort, Leicester||EXTRA DATE||5th September 2020||Arts Centre, Aberystwyth||EXTRA DATE|
|1st May 2020||The Town Hall, New York||EXTRA DATE||13th September 2020||Villa Marina, Isle of Man||EXTRA DATE|
|2nd May 2020||The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto||SOLD OUT||18th September 2020||Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, London||EXTRA DATE|
|2nd May 2020 (late)||The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto||EXTRA DATE||19th September 2020||Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, London||EXTRA DATE|
|5th May 2020||The Club Soda, Montreal||20th September 2020||Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, London|
|6th May 2020||The Sixth & I, Washington DC||21st September 2020||Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, London|
|7th May 2020||Brighton Music Hall, Boston||SOLD OUT||23st September 2020||Hammersmith Eventim Apollo, London|
|7th May 2020||Brighton Music Hall, Boston||EXTRA DATE|
Russell is currently on our screens offering his unique and acclaimed perspective on international news and current affairs with the third series of The Russell Howard Hour on Sky One. Every episode is available to watch worldwide on Russell’s YouTube channel, which has over 940,000 subscribers. The show is also broadcast simultaneously in Australia and New Zealand. Series One was the most successful new entertainment series to launch on the channel since 2010 and the show has since received over 300 million views across social media as a result of many segments going viral.
Following the third series of The Russell Howard Hour wrapping in February 2020, Russell will tour Respite in Europe, Canada, America, Australia, New Zealand and the UK, with further dates in Japan, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand to be added, before returning to our screens with the fourth series of The Russell Howard Hour.
Russell’s 2017 sell-out international tour, Round the World, saw him break the record for the biggest English speaking stand-up show in China and play a record-breaking 10 night run at the Royal Albert Hall, overtaking 8 in a row jointly held by Frank Sinatra and Barry Manilow. The tour culminated with the global release of Netflix Special Recalibrate.
Russell has over 6 million followers on social media.
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Russell Howard:
Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York. Avalon and ARG, the talent management arm, has discovered and represents many artists that are household names, both in the USA, the UK and around the world.
Avalon Television produces numerous ground-breaking television shows including: multi-Emmy and Peabody award winner Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO); multi-award winning and Emmy-nominated Catastrophe (Channel 4/Amazon Prime Video); RTS and Rose d’Or winning Not Going Out (the BBC’s longest running sitcom currently on air); BAFTA and RTS-nominated Taskmaster (DAVE/UKTV); Sky’s most successful new entertainment launch since 2010, The Russell Howard Hour (Sky); the recently launched Alternatino with Arturo Castro (Comedy Central USA); two seasons of Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas (HBO); the recently green lit Starstruck, a sitcom from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo (HBO Max/BBC); and the upcoming and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (Freeform). As well as iconic shows including: Fantasy Football League (BBC/ITV); the multi-BAFTA award-winning TV Burp (ITV); and seven seasons of Workaholics (Comedy Central USA).
Live, Avalon produced Newman and Baddiel: Live at Wembley, the UK’s first arena comedy show; Jerry Springer: The Opera, the first West End show to win all four UK ‘Best New Musical’ awards; and has continued to produce live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company.