Russell Peters to make Dubai laugh twice this January!

Published December 13th, 2015 - 09:18 GMT
Brace yourselves, Russell Peters to play Dubai in January! (Vancitybuzz)
Brace yourselves, Russell Peters to play Dubai in January! (Vancitybuzz)

Global comedy rock-star Russell Peters announces his return to Dubai with his new 'Almost Famous World Tour' on January 19th and 20th at the Dubai World Trade Center for two shows. His Notorious World Tour in 2012 set attendance records around the world and was touted to be one of the biggest comedy tours ever.

"The Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour" (#RussellPetersDXB), brought to you by du Live! and produced by FLASH Entertainment and Live Nation Middle East, features all new material, plus Peters' lightning fast improv with the audience.

"I like to interact with the front rows," says Peters of his signature back and forth with the audience. "I use the interaction to take me from bit to bit. Some guys go on-stage with a script and don't deviate from it. That's not my style. I have my set and know what I want to cover; I just use the audience to move me in certain directions. It's very collaborative and each show is unique."

Peters returns to the UAE, where his previous shows in 2012 and 2013 rib-tickled sold out audiences. He was also the first South Asian to sell-out Harlem's Apollo Theatre, and was the first comedian to sell-out Brooklyn's Barclays Arena in 2012 - that show becoming the largest comedy show in Brooklyn history.

"As a promoter it's always exciting to feed the appetite of our local audience. Russell Peters has a huge following in the Middle East and to bring him back to the region where he has previously enjoyed sold out shows is great for us and his fans. This time round he has new material and a brand new show so it's exciting to be able to share this. We are also looking forward to be promoting this show in partnership with FLASH Entertainment and confident that this will be the first of many new shows we bring together in Dubai." says James Craven - Managing Director Live Nation Middle East

"In 2012 comedian Russel Peters took to the stage for two incredible shows at the du Forum with the first show a complete sell out and Russel's first open air performance in the UAE followed with high acclaim a year later at the du Arena. Working alongside Live Nation, we are bringing him back in 2016 when he'll bring smiles to many faces in Dubai. His shows will be a great way to usher in a year of laughter, entertainment and memorable moments," said John Lickrish, CEO, FLASH Entertainment. 

The 'Almost Famous World Tour' has already sold over 150,000 tickets in Canada, where Peters will become the first comedian to sell-out Toronto's Air Canada Centre for a sixth time.

In 2015, Peters took the 'Almost Famous World Tour' to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the UK, Europe and Asia, with more international dates to be announced in 2016. His last tour took Peters to 26 countries and over 200 performances, with over than 300,000 fans attending his shows globally.

The 'Almost Famous World Tour' will also feature Russell's Official Tour DJ; New York City's DJ Spinbad, as well as video cameras and screens for an up-close and intimate show setting.

Russell Peters' 'Almost Famous World Tour' (#RussellPetersDXB) ticketswill be on salefromTuesday, December 15th , 2015 at 12 pm and 800 TM UAE (86 823).

The FLASH and du pre-sale begins on Monday, December 14th, 2015 at 12pm until Tuesday, December 15th at 11 am and fans can benefit from a 20 per cent discount on General Admission tickets through Y1 Access.

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