Russell Brand announces 'Messiah Complex' tour

This March 14, 2013 photo released by FX shows Russell Brand, host of the FX series

This March 14, 2013 photo released by FX shows Russell Brand, host of the FX series "Brand X with Russell Brand." The British comedian announced Thursday, June 6, that he's launching a world comedy tour focusing on Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Jesus Christ. Brand says the show examines �the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability.� The �Messiah Complex� tour is set to begin August 15 in Abu Dhabi and wrap up Dec. 9 in Iceland. (AP Photo/FX, Ellis O'Brien)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Brand has a "Messiah Complex," and he's taking it on the road.

The British comedian announced Thursday that he's launching a world comedy tour focusing on Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Jesus Christ. Brand says the show examines "the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability."

The 38-year-old says he plans to perform in theaters as well as "prisons, drug rehabs ... nationalist organizations, Mosques, foreclosed houses, protest sites, Synagogues and in people's private homes."

The "Messiah Complex" tour is set to begin Aug. 15 in Abu Dhabi and wrap up Dec. 9 in Iceland.

Brand's FX show, "Brand X," concluded last month.

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