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October 26, 2021
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RUSSELL PETERS TO BRING HIS ‘ACT YOUR AGE’ WORLD TOUR TO
BASS CONCERT HALL ON SAT, FEB 12
Tickets On sale this Fri, October 29 at 10am
AUSTIN, TX – Russell Peters returns to the global stage with an all-new world tour. The first phase of The Russell Peters Act Your Age World Tour starts in January 2022 with shows across the US and the UK. After building his new act in clubs across the United States over the past year, Russell is back with his hilarious take on cancel culture,aging, and the current state of the world. “I was supposed to start this tour in 2020, but then, I’m not sure if you guys heard, but something happened...”, says Peters. Additional shows will be added and announced as the tour unfolds across Asia, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, and of course, Canada.
Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, October 29th at 10am at texasperformingarts.org. Texas Inner Circle members can access pre-sale tickets starting Thursday, October 28th at 10am.
ABOUT RUSSELL PETERS
Russell Peters was recently named as one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Comics of All Time. He started doing stand-up at the age of nineteen at open mics in his native Toronto and spent the next fifteen years honing his craft at clubs across Canada and the UK. In 2004, Peters gained critical and global recognition for his CTV Comedy Now! special and soon became the first comedian to sell out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre in 2007. Peters went on to set attendance records at venues from Madison Square Garden to The Sydney Opera House to London’s O2 Arena – where he broke the UK attendance record for the highest number of tickets sold for an individual comedy show. His subsequent tours were captured in his successful specials broadcast on Showtime and Comedy Central: Outsourced in 2006; Red, White and Brown in 2008; and, The Green Card Tour in 2010. In 2013, Peters became the first
comedian to create a Netflix Original Comedy Special. Peters has been awarded Gemini, Peabody, Emmy, and Canadian Screen Awards for his hosting, producing, and acting talents. His last TV series, The Indian Detective set a Canadian viewership record for Bell Media/CTV in 2017 and was released globally on Netflix. Peters just launched his own Podcast, Culturally Cancelled with Russell Peters on iHeart Media / Cloud 10, and is currently developing a TV series based on his childhood in Canada in the 1980s as well as executive producing the TV series Late Bloomer with YouTube sensation Jus Reign. Peters will also be seen later this year in the feature film, Clifford The Big Red Dog for Paramount Pictures. Peters resides in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. When not on tour he spends every day with his nine-year-old daughter, Crystianna, and newborn son, Russell Santiago. He has a blue belt with three
stripes in Jiu-Jitsu and is an ardent DJ and hip-hop junkie who tries to get on the turntables for at least a few minutes every day.
ABOUT TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS
Texas Performing Arts is the performing arts presenting program of The University of Texas at Austin and operates campus venues including Bass Concert Hall and McCullough Theatre. It is the home of the Broadway in Austin series, a curated program of performing arts, and a host of comedy and concert events. In the calendar year 2019 Bass Concert Hall had the highest number of tickets sold of any theater in Austin, was #2 in the State of Texas, and #22 in the world, according to industry publication Pollstar. Following a national search, Tony Award-winning producer Bob Bursey was appointed Executive and Artistic Director in January of 2020.
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