Charlie Sheen’s two gigs in Chicago and Detroit sell out in 18 minutes

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Charlie Sheen has two upcoming shows scheduled in his new “Violent Torpedo of Truth: Defeat is Not an Option” tour, for April 2 and 3 in Detroit and Chicago. (In an earlier story we reported that both gigs would be in Chicago and were scheduled for this past weekend. Apparently the dates have been changed or maybe the Ticketmaster site was incorrect at first.) It doesn’t matter if the dates are different than they were first announced, less than twenty minutes after the tickets went on sale, they were sold out. This is to be expected when a guy gets as much press for being as off the rails as Charlie is. He’s working his crazy meme and has a new website for the tour featuring a comic of Charlie as a superhero in a tiger costume, smoking a cigarette and shooting fire from his hands.

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Charlie’s website also includes the announcement that $1 from each ticket will go to support victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. He has a video up announcing the tour and it includes a genius new line that he hasn’t used yet “You all suffer from Sheenus envy.” He also looks better in the video and sounds more in control than he has in some time. I hope he’s truly getting sober, and that the manic fog he’s been under is starting to clear. With Charlie you never know, though.

Charlie’s ex wives aren’t taking their chances with letting the guy around their kids. Both Brooke Mueller and Denise Richards held birthday parties for Charlie’s children on Saturday, to neither of which Charlie was invited. Brooke’s twin boys with Charlie celebrated their second birthday from 12-2 in a lavish party at Kathy Hilton’s house that was likely filmed for Brooke and the Hilton’s new reality show. Denise’s daughter Sam had her seventh birthday party at a gymnastics studio from 2-4, which was timed not to overlap with the twins’ party. Charlie offered to have the party for Sam at his house, but of course Denise didn’t take him up on his offer.

As for the future of Charlie’s tour, E! reports that Madison Square Garden in New York City is eager to book him. I hope that’s just typical delusional thinking on Charlie’s part, but you never know. The guy was the highest paid star on television and now he’s the star that has had the biggest freak out on television. He gave us a very good taste of the crazy and now we have to pay for more.

Here are the Autotune the News guys, the Gregory Brothers who did the “Bed Intruder” song, doing Charlie. It seems kind of superfluous, like all they needed to do was cut a bunch of his interviews together. I’d rather hear him without the music on top.

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  1. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    Biwinning!

  2. Shay says:

    Jesus, he looks like he is addicted to ‘ice’.

  3. brin says:

    That’s sick and sad. I hope some of the people who bought tickets work in a psych ward and get him in a padded cell (just wishful thinking).

  4. Rita says:

    There was a comedian a few years ago named Andrew Dice Clay whose schtik was smoking cigs and being gross. Flash in the pan stuff and Charlie’s in the pan. Standup comedy is tough and I imagine Charlie on stage stalling for time screaming “Winning” until people finally get up and leave. If Winning means trading a show where he worked 3 days per week and made $2 million for a $500K gig where he busts his butt travelling around sleeping in hotels, he can have it.

  5. lrm says:

    okay the helen woodward animal shelter in san diego had an ad for their new adoptees-a boy and 2 girl dogs…names charlie sheen and his goddesses. i kid you not. and bakersfield, ca was dedicating a day to him or something like that….

    this has gone too far….omg.

  6. ViktoryGin says:

    This is why some celebs are such massive debaucherous megalomaniacs. There are too few consequences for atrocious behavior short of death. This ass is laughing all the way to the bank for being a f*ck up.

  7. someone says:

    I know some people stop and stare at a train wreck..but I wouldn’t pay to see one..but thats just me!

  8. SHump says:

    It’s sad that people are enabling him this way. He needs help.

  9. Quest says:

    People sure like to see carnage live huh.

  10. Bella Mosley says:

    People used to come out in droves to watch public hangings and the lions killing the Christians drew huge crowds. People will be praying to see him doing his final meltdown

  11. kiko says:

    even though he obviously needs help he is hilarious!!as for the song,well thats my new ringtone :lol:

    winning!!

  12. Crash2GO2 says:

    People lined the beaches behind police barriers on the west coast of the united states hoping to see a tsunami. All that happened was one guy was washed out to sea and drowned in a remote area of Washington while trying to take a photo. While standing on a sandbar nonetheless. People are ‘watchers’ and can be extremely stupid when in that mode and Team Sheen knows this and is exploiting it. I’m with Rita – make him work for his money! Stand up is exhausting. He’ll be delivering his lines lying down by the end of the show.

  13. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    @someone.. That was EXACTLY what I was going to say.. weird

    Apparently some people cannot look away, they watch in awe at how someone can destroy themselves so publicly.

  14. Rita says:

    @Crash2go2

    We need to notify Charlie of the next Tsunami tours.

    Stand up is all about timing, pace, and relating to an audience. Charlie will be like a deer in the headlights before 10,000 people jeering him and interupting his delivery. He’ll get pissed and start to insult them. Standing in front of a camera is one thing but if you think performing live in front of an audience is easy, just ask the hosts of the Oscars.

    @JohnnyDepp’sGirl: Morning!!!

  15. hater from siloam springs says:

    Not for nothing, but the high point of this car wreck was his funny or die video. There’s nothing to say after that – he’s just a broken record of deluded self-aggrandizement.

  16. guesty says:

    Wow. Kind of amazing that people want to pay to see this live & in color.

  17. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “Stand up is all about timing, pace, and relating to an audience. Charlie will be like a deer in the headlights before 10,000 people jeering him and interupting his delivery. He’ll get pissed and start to insult them. Standing in front of a camera is one thing but if you think performing live in front of an audience is easy, just ask the hosts of the Oscars.”

    Rita, you make an excellent point here.

    Though I’ve not been able to watch more than a couple of minutes of his rants (seriously, they FREAK me out), people have commented that his eyes appear to be reading off of something; that is, his rants are not spontaneous.

    Most comedians do write and practice their material, of course, but they also have the ability to go off the cuff and face hecklers, etc. Sheen does NOT have that ability, I think, and I also think that he’s going to be heckled quite a bit.

  18. LindaR says:

    He’s not that good. People will be screaming for their money back.

  19. the original bellaluna says:

    Nothing draws a crowd like unapologetically crazy. Sad.

    On the west coast tsunami: in San Diego County (where I live) surfers were in the water before the sun was fully up. That guy taking pix (in OR, I believe) was swept out to sea – presumed dead; as were 4 other lookie-loos, who were recovered.

    Hubs was going to take the baby to the beach that day (we’re moving soon). I heard “tsunami” and said to my hubs “Don’t even think of taking that boy to the beach today, period.”

  20. Bopa says:

    Can anyone explain to me why he’s not being vilified like Chris Brown?

  21. original kate says:

    i think this is an act to sell his standup career, or whatever it is. i think he wanted out of that crap TV show and he didn’t know how else to do it, so he amped up the crazy.

  22. Str8Shooter says:

    Ceases to amaze me just how DUMB people are in this country, in this ECONOMY…that they are willing to shell out their hard-earned bucks to hear some loser bitch and moan about how he is ‘WINNING’ (even though he was fired and is now being laughed AT instead of WITH)

    If I want to see an arrogant, narcisstic CRACKHEAD I’ll just watch Dina Lohan for free on TV.

  23. eee says:

    why would anyone pay money to hear this 1980′s reject piss and moan about his employers?
    -employers that paid him nearly 2 mil an episode and HE COULDNT PROCESS IT?
    LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Magsy says:

    Wow think of all the drugs and pussy he can buy. He’s gonna excess his ass right outta this world.