After setting attendance records around the world and completing one of the biggest comedy tours ever with his Notorious World Tour in 2012, global comedy star Russell Peters, Studio City and Live Nation Lushington proudly announce Russell Peters’ first ever visit to Macau with his new ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR on February 26 at the acclaimed Hollywood-inspired, cinematically-themed entertainment and leisure destination, Studio City.
The show will be the first comedic performance at the Studio City Event Centre (“SCEC”), which has already seen the likes of Asia’s king of dance, Aaron Kwok, a series of top Taiwan artistes, Cantonese crooner, Andy Hui, and will have hosted the Queen of Pop, Madonna, in the concert of the year just the week before Peters makes his grand appearance.
“The Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour” features all new material, plus Peters’ lightning fast improv. “I like to interact with the audience,” says Peters of his signature back and forth with his fans. “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.”
“After touring around the globe, I’m excited to be performing at The Studio City Event Centre. It looks like a perfect setting for my style – to get up close and personal with the audience – and with its top-notch theater-quality acoustics and skillfully designed space that providing an unmatched atmosphere of intimacy with the audience, I think it will be one of the highlights of my tour. I am definitely looking to treat some of my current fans to some great comedy and establish a connection with a whole new set of supporters when I make my first visit to Macau.” Peters says.
Not only is Studio City Event Centre designed to allow people to feel they are part of the show, but the Centre also provides a series of VIP suites and Club Lounges, unprecedented in this part of the world, which allow groups of friends, families or corporates to enjoy the show in a more private setting.
This tour will bring Peters to Macau for the first time ever and is expected to draw adoring fans from around the region who have longed to see his fiery brand of cultural comedy live. Peters is 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. 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. His last tour took Peters to 26 countries and over 200 performances, with over than 300,000 fans attending his shows globally.
SCEC is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose entertainment complex, with a state-of-the-art infrastructure designed to host exciting world-class live concerts, theatrical and top sports events, in addition to award shows and other special gatherings. It represents just one facet of a host of world-class entertainment offerings to be found at Hollywood-inspired Studio City, which is primed to establish itself as Asia’s Entertainment Capital and take Macau’s entertainment destination proposition to unprecedented new levels.
“The audience left the venue with smiles on their faces and tears in their eyes, as Peters managed to nail them with his witty observatory comedic style and jokes about ethnic and cultural stereotypes.” - The Nation
“Peters is constantly thinking up new material. He says his newest bits for the Almost Famous tour are less about lampooning cultural differences and more about "the culture of being Russell." - LA Times
“...an exceptional comedian. He’s obviously a natural performer…” The Guardian