“One of the world’s top comedians” The Sunday Times, UK
“Howard has ascended his way to the top of the comedy world” The New Zealand Herald, New Zealand
“He’s cheeky, he’s charming, and he may be your new favourite British export in a Brexit world” Time Out, USA
“internationally renowned stand-up comedian” Time Out, China
6th March 2019 – Following extra shows added at the sold out Resorts World Birmingham Arena and Bournemouth International Centre, 52,000 new tickets are released today for Russell Howard’s upcoming Respite world tour. Countries with tickets now available include Northern Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Spain, Finland, the Republic of Ireland (two extra nights added to existing three dates in Dublin), Germany (three cities), Norway (two cities), Denmark (two nights in Copenhagen), Sweden (two cities), Netherlands (two cities), Switzerland (two cities), USA (nine cities including two nights in Los Angeles), Canada (three cities), Australia (five cities including three nights in Sydney and two nights in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane) and New Zealand (three cities).
The news arrives as multiple UK arena dates have sold out, whilst other tour shows in countries including Thailand, South Africa, Malaysia (two cities), China (three cities), India (two cities) and the UAE (two nights in Dubai) will go on sale later this year.
Tickets available at www.russell-howard.co.uk
World dates on-sale now
|4th Sep 2019||Waterfront, Belfast||NEW DATE||27th March 2020||Queen Elisabeth Hall, Antwerp||NEW DATE|
|6th Sep 2019||Vicar Street, Dublin||SOLD OUT||28th March 2020||Samsung Hall, Zurich||NEW DATE|
|7th Sep 2019||Vicar Street, Dublin||SOLD OUT||31st March 2020||Luxor Theater Rotterdam||NEW DATE|
|8th Sep 2019||Vicar Street, Dublin||SOLD OUT||2nd April 2020||MOM Cultural Center, Budapest||NEW DATE|
|9th Sep 2019||Vicar Street, Dublin||EXTRA DATE||3rd April 2020||Gartenbaukino, Vienna||NEW DATE|
|10th Sep 2019||Vicar Street, Dublin||EXTRA DATE||4th April 2020||Helsinki Hall of Culture||NEW DATE|
|18th Sep 2019||Resorts World Birmingham Arena||EXTRA DATE||5th April 2020||Lorentsbergteatern, Gothenburg||NEW DATE|
|19th Sep 2019||Utilita Arena Newcastle||1st May 2020||The Town Hall, New York||NEW DATE|
|20th Sep 2019||Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre||2nd May 2020||The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto||NEW DATE|
|21st Sep 2019||The SSE Hydro, Glasgow||SOLD OUT||5th May 2020||The Club Soda, Montreal||NEW DATE|
|22nd Sep 2019||Resorts World Birmingham Arena||SOLD OUT||6th May 2020||The Sixth & I, Washington DC||NEW DATE|
|23rd Sep 2019||Motorpoint Arena Cardiff||SOLD OUT||7th May 2020||Brighton Music Hall, Boston||NEW DATE|
|24th Sep 2019||Motorpoint Arena Cardiff||SOLD OUT||8th May 2020||Thalia Hall, Chicago||NEW DATE|
|26th Sep 2019||Motorpoint Arena Nottingham||12th May 2020||Comedy Works, Denver||NEW DATE|
|27th Sep 2019||First Direct Arena, Leeds||13th May 2020||Vogue Theatre, Vancouver||NEW DATE|
|28th Sep 2019||Motorpoint Arena Sheffield||14th May 2020||Neptune Theatre, Seattle||NEW DATE|
|29th Sep 2019||Bournemouth International Centre (matinee)||EXTRA DATE||15th May 2020||Alberta Rose Theatre, Portland||NEW DATE|
|29th Sep 2019||Bournemouth International Centre||SOLD OUT||16th May 2020||Cobb’s Comedy Club, San Francisco||NEW DATE|
|30th Sep 2019||Bournemouth International Centre||SOLD OUT||18th May 2020||Dynasty Typewriter, Los Angeles||NEW DATE|
|2nd Oct 2019||Manchester Arena||19th May 2020||Dynasty Typewriter, Los Angeles||NEW DATE|
|3rd Oct 2019||The SSE Arena, Wembley||13th July 2020||Qpac Theatre, Brisbane||NEW DATE|
|4th Oct 2019||The SSE Arena, Wembley||SOLD OUT||14th July 2020||Qpac Theatre, Brisbane||NEW DATE|
|5th Oct 2019||The M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool||SOLD OUT||17th July 2020||The Star Sydney||NEW DATE|
|12th March 2020||Carl-Orff-Saal, Munich||NEW DATE||18th July 2020||The Star Sydney||NEW DATE|
|13th March 2020||Gloria-Theater, Cologne||NEW DATE||20th July 2020||Palais Theatre, Melbourne||NEW DATE|
|14th March 2020||Urania, Berlin||NEW DATE||21st July 2020||Palais Theatre, Melbourne||NEW DATE|
|15th March 2020||Folketeateret, Oslo||NEW DATE||22nd July 2020||Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide||NEW DATE|
|16th March 2020||Theater Bremen, Copenhagen||NEW DATE||24th July 2020||Riverside Theatre, Perth||NEW DATE|
|18th March 2020||China Teatern, Stockholm||NEW DATE||25th July 2020||Riverside Theatre, Perth||NEW DATE|
|19th March 2020||Ole Bull Scene, Bergen||NEW DATE||27th July 2020||ASB Theatre, Auckland||NEW DATE|
|21st March 2020||AFAS Live, Amsterdam||NEW DATE||28th July 2020||The Opera House, Wellington||NEW DATE|
|26th March 2020||Uptown, Geneva||NEW DATE||30th July 2020||Christchurch Town Hall||NEW DATE|
After the global success of Netflix special Recalibrate, Sky One’s hit The Russell Howard Hour which spawned over 109 million views worldwide on social media and 2017 international record-breaking sell-out tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns to the live stage with his third and largest world tour to date, Respite. Russell begins the trip with a nationwide arena tour including two shows at The SSE Arena, Wembley in autumn 2019, during which he will perform ‘in the round’ wherever possible. Russell will then play Europe, North America, Australasia, Asia and Africa, visiting over 24 countries and 51 cities.
Russell’s 2017 tour, Round the World, saw him break the record for the biggest ever stand-up show in China. With 10 consecutive nights at the Royal Albert Hall, his tour also broke the venue’s record previously held by Frank Sinatra and Barry Manilow for 8 shows in a row. The tour led to a global release of Netflix Special entitled Recalibrate.
Russell has a social media following of over 3.4 million Facebook fans around the world with more followers than any other British comedian.
Other things the press said about Russell’s last stand-up tour, Round The World:
★★★★★ Sharon Lougher, Metro, UK
“Hilarious and heartfelt” ★★★★ Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard, UK
“Intimate and raw” ★★★★ Mark Wareham, The Mail On Sunday, UK
“He’s never been more relevant” ★★★★ Rachael Moon, Manchester Evening News, UK
“world domination is looming… he has grown darker, angrier and more satirical on stage. His sets deal with everything from foreign policy to his fear of death, and he rages as much as he teases.” Stephen Armstrong, The Sunday Times, UK
“Last week, I saw Russell Howard’s highly entertaining new show, playing at the Royal Albert Hall, no less. He is now doing a world tour, and why not? He is a global star, with a huge following.” David Stephenson, The Sunday Express, UK
“We’ve certainly never seen the venue’s [Royal Albert Hall] roof raised this high.” Shyvonne Thomas, Digital Spy, UK
For more information please contact: Victoria Wedderburn or Dan Lloyd at Avalon on 0207 598 7222 or VWedderburn@avalon-entertainment.com / DLloyd@avalon-entertainment.com
Avalon is a multi-award winning talent management, live promotion and television production group with offices in the UK and the USA. Avalon and ARG, the talent management arm, has discovered and represents many artists that are household names, both in the UK, the USA, and around the world.
In 2018, Avalon was again named the number one true independent television production company in the UK and has produced numerous ground-breaking television shows including: Emmy and Peabody award winner Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), multi-award winning and Emmy-nominated Catastrophe (Channel 4/Amazon Prime), 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), multi-BAFTA award winning TV Burp (ITV1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2), Fantasy Football League (BBC/ITV) and Workaholics (Comedy Central USA).
Avalon and Topical Television form the television arm of the company and other shows recently in production include: Catastrophe (C4/Amazon Prime), Taskmaster (Dave), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Not Going Out (BBC One), Stand Up Central with Rob Delaney (Comedy Central UK) and Russell Howard & Mum: Road Trip (Comedy Central UK); whilst the catalogue is sold worldwide by Avalon Distribution.
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. For Avalon news visit: www.avalon-entertainment.com or @avalonent.
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