Russell Brand’s show in Wolverhampton later this month (September) has been postponed.
Brand performed to a sell-out crowd in London on Saturday (16 September), despite details of a number of serious sexual allegations against him, including rape, sexual assaults and abuse, being published in The Times just hours earlier.
Brand, who denied all the allegations in a video he uploaded to his social media platforms before the article was published, took to the stage at Wembley Park theatre as part of his ‘Bipolarisation’ tour, which began last month. He arrived on stage an hour later than scheduled, according to the BBC, and told the 2,000 strong crowd that “there are obviously some things that I absolutely cannot talk about”.
He then continued with his show, which was happening at the same time as a Channel 4 Dispatches programme was being aired about the allegations, and received a standing ovation at the end.
Brand was due to play three more dates as part of the tour, incluidng at The Halls in Wolverhampton on Thursday, September 28, the Theatre Royal, Windsor on Tuesday 19 September and at The Pavillions, Plymouth on Friday, 22 September. All these dates have now been postponed following the allegations against him.
A statement from the comedian’s tour promoter, read: “We are postponing these few remaining addiction charity fundraiser shows, we don’t like doing it – but we know you’ll understand.”