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  updated 01.13.04
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Due to ridiculously high demand, SOME new tickets for Eddie's SEXiE show have been released. Call these Venues NOW to see if you can get hold of tickets for previously sold-out shows.

  • Nottingham Arena Box Office +44 (0)115 8533000
  • Manchester Evening News Arena Box Office +44 (0)870 190 8000
  • Birmingham National Indoor Arena +44 +44 (0)121 909 4133
  • Brighton Brighton Centre +44 (0)870 900 9100
  • Sheffield Hallam FM Arena +44 (0)114 256 5656 9am-9pm
  • Newcastle Newcastle Telewest Arena +44 (0)870 707 8000
  • Glasgow S.E.C.C. +44 (0)870 040 4000
  • Cardiff International Arena +44 (0)2920 224488
  • Bournemouth Int'nl Centre +44 (0)870 111 3000
  • London Wembley Arena +44 (0870) 739 0739

Sexie Tour Smashes Records
Eddie Izzard's autumn tour is breaking box office records at some of Britain's biggest venues.

Just two per cent of seats in his Sexie tour have not been sold, matching similar success in North America.

Although acts including Baddiel and Skinner and Lee Evans have played occasional arena dates, Izzard is the first stand-up to play a full tour of them.

His dates include Manchester Arena, Birmingham NIA, Glasgow's SECC, Cardiff International Arena and Wembley Arena ­ all of which have sold out.

Tour producer Mark Rubinstein told trade newspaper The Stage: "I don't think there is anybody else that can do that.

"He has not done stand-up for four years so we wondered whether they were going to come to see him in large venues. Yes, is the answer. He is a superstar."

The tour kicks off in Eastbourne on November 10, winding up at Wembley at Christmas. (From Chortle.co.uk)

After a sell-out World Tour, the last tickets for Eddie Izzard's special Eastbourne shows (which will be filmed for DVD), are about to go on public release. If you haven't reserved your tickets yet then call the box office NOW. These dates are the 10th, 11th and 12th of November 2003. The Venue for the filmed SEXiE show is... The Congress Theatre Carlisle Road Eastbourne BN21 4BP UK Box Office Tel: +44 (0)1323 412000

I found this in the Seattle Times so Seattle fans might want to check this out (or call the Box Office to confirm): "This is Izzard's first run here since 2000; it's largely sold out, but a small block of tickets will be sold at the box office before each performance."

As registered fans you will get the first chance to buy tickets for these special shows, which are to be held on 10th, 11th and 12th of November at a venue in the South East of England.

Full details will be announced September 1st at 10am (BST) on EDDiEiZZARD.COM, when all relevant booking information will be made available.

IMPORTANT: You will be asked to provide the following special member’s password when ordering these exclusive tickets.


Please Note: these tickets will be issued on a strictly first come, first served basis and we will not accept responsibility if any members do not receive this email due to circumstances beyond our control.

PREORDER SEXIE DVD You can now preorder Sexie through Blackstar in either DVD or VHS format. This is in Region 2/PAL so unless you have a multi-region player this is strictly for European release. Sexie is scheduled to be released on November 24th. No word on a North American release yet.

NEW LA DATE ADDED They added an extra LA date for Monday, September 15 at the Wiltern Theatre. Tickets will go on sale Sunday, August 10 probably through Ticketmaster.

PALMERSTON SHOW CANCELLED British comedian Eddie Izzard could be laughing all the way to the bank, but surely none of his fans are smiling in Palmerston North. His August 11 Manawatu show has been cancelled so he can do an extra performance in Auckland. The internationally acclaimed artist who appears on stage in drag is touring a stand-up show, entitled Sexie, next month. Palmerston North was the only provincial centre he was to perform in. Regent on Broadway manager Charles Forbes said ticket sales for the Izzard show "weren't that good". Because of this, the promoters decided to cancel it in favour of an extra Auckland show. He's disappointed but thinks people here might not be aware of Izzard's international standing. He believed the "quite high" price of $63 per ticket also probably didn't help with sales. "They needed a full house to make the show pay," he says. People who bought Izzard tickets from Ticketek for the Palmerston North show can get refunds from the outlet where they were bought.

SEXIE MERCHANDISE You can now buy the tour poster and a bathrobe just like Eddie wears in various promo shots! Go to the OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE SITE and click on "a taste of the new Sexie merchandise".

WARMUP GIGS Eddie has agreed to perform for two nights at the Norwich Playhouse, St George's Street, on Wednesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 10 at 8pm. There are a limited number of tickets available for the shows at the Norwich Playhouse. They cost £10 per person and can be booked by ringing 01603 598598.

Eddie is playing a warm up gig on Saturday July 5 at Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli, North Wales (tel 01758 704088). The hall only holds 350 people - tickets were still available at the end of last week.

Eddie is also playing at the Landmark Theatre July 2nd in Ilfracombe, Devon, however there are no tickets left. Enquires: 01271 324242 Box Office: 01271 324242 (thanks Julie-Anne)

He will perform at the Wawrick Arts Centre, Coventry, on July 7 and in front of just 300 people at the Colchester Arts Centre on July 8. But to get the £10 tickets, fans will have to queue up outside the Essex venue ready for when booking opens at noon on July 5 - and produce two ticket stubs for other shows at the venue.

(July 1, 2003) A signer for the deaf will be at the Wembley gig on December 22, with Eddie himself having been taught to sign as a child due to his grandmother being deaf. This will be the first time a signer has been used for an arena comedy event and a number of tickets will be held back for deaf people.

(June 15, 2003) Snippet from CelebrityAccess.com: "Eddie Izzard has always treated his fans with the utmost respect and he continues to do so on the 'Sexie' tour," Ian Noble, tour director for national promoter WestBeth Entertainment, told CelebrityAccess. (Noble was working on this project before recently joining Metropolitan Talent and continues with the tour.) "He's opting to play multiple nights in most cities in smaller venues than his demands warrants to ensure intimacy, and his tickets are very reasonably priced at $60-$50-$40 in major markets and $50-$40-$30 in all others. But what is most unique about this tour is that those tickets prices include EVERYTHNG. There are no additional service charges, handling fees, credit card charges, taxes, facility fees or parking fees. Fifty bucks means fifty bucks, period. The customer pays the actual stated ticket price regardless of where they buy their ticket, how they pay or how many they buy. The public is weary of all these additional charges being added on to the ticket price, so Eddie did something about it." "The tour went on sale on May 28 and sold about 25% of the 90,000 tickets available in the first couple of days. After a week we've sold about 50% of the tickets and sales are not slowing down. This was all done with one big email blast, by the way." You can read the rest of the article HERE.

(June 13, 2003) From Izzard.com: "We are thrilled to be able to inform you that we are holding a special allocation of tickets in all the UK venues for REGISTERED USERS only. These tickets (the best seats in the house naturally) will be held for ONE WEEK ONLY before being released for sale to the general public. Eddie's UK tour dates will be announced on Tuesday 17th June 2003 and tickets will be on sale from 10am. We will send you details on how to book these tickets first thing on Tuesday morning. There are no ticket limitations per person so this is obviously on a first come, first serve basis. p.s. buy a copy of the Sunday Times this week.

(June 13, 2003) David Korins, the scenic designer for all of Southern Rep's shows this season -- including "Bat Boy," which plays its final performances this weekend -- has been tapped to design comic actor Eddie Izzard's new one-man show, "Sexie," which will have a national and Australian tour. Korins got the gig after designing an Izzard photo shoot.

One of off-Broadway's most prolific designers, Korins' work this year has included shows at Fordham and Yale universities, two plays by up-and-coming playwright Adam Rapp, "Faster" at the Rattlestick Theatre, for which his work was singled out in reviews, and the acclaimed "Stone Cold Serious" recently at the Chashama Theater, which Korins also produced as co-artistic director of Edge Theatre.

(May 30, 2003) CityTix Problems

Apparently there were lots of problems with the NY sales of Sexie tix through CityTix. Fortunately, the people at CityTix were very helpful in fixing any problems with their website so if you end up with multiple tickets you didn't buy, make sure to CONTACT them ASAP. (thanks Steve)

(May 28, 2003) According to the City Center, HBO will be taping Sexie at one of the NY shows for later broadcast (thanks Heather)

(May 27, 2003) Full North American, Australian and NZ dates are announced. According to Ananova.com, the Sexie tour will include dates in Australia and the US followed by a UK tour which will wrap up with four shows at London's Wembley Arena.

(May 13, 2003) Izzard.com has updated their site and you can be the first to receive tour dates by registering HERE. Dates for each country will be announced separately. Australian and New Zealand dates will be announced first, followed by the US and then UK dates.

Tickets are on sale starting May 28th for an Eddie gig in Cleveland OH on October 17th at the Allen Theatre. Click HERE to order tickets. (thanks Colin & Kelli)

(March 28, 2003) From Playbill.com
Eddie Izzard, who currently stars in the Broadway revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, is set to launch a new international tour from Australia in July. The show, titled Sexie, will play in America Aug. 29-Nov. 8 before going on to the UK. Beginning in Vancouver Aug. 29 after a stint in Australia, the new show will play venues in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, Boston, Washington D.C. and Toronto before finishing up in Philadelphia. "We're planning on a southern swing in January, but that's not definite yet," said WestBeth Entertainment president Arnold Engelman, adding Sexie "will play mostly larger venues — 1500-seat venues — so that everybody can get to see him. In almost every city, there will be two performances and most of the major markets will probably have four or five or six performances."

(January 11, 2003) From DVDTalk.com Interview
"Yes, if anyone wants to know the plans for the upcoming tour for next year, I'm touring from July through December around the world. If they go on EddieIzzard.com they can get on the mailing list and we will mail them exactly when stuff is nailed down. North America and Canada- we'll probably be there for September, October and November; Britain will be in December and Australia will be July going into August. "

(December 3, 2002) "As most of you are aware, Eddie will be starting a World Tour next year, which will include dates in the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK. Warm-up dates are planned for July 2003."

(November 28, 2002) From the Sun interview: "When Joe Egg's run finishes I am going to go on tour again around the world. There is going be a warm up tour in about July in Britain where I will play very small venues and try out new material."

(June 5, 2002) "Eddie’s planned touring schedule will include the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, France, Germany and Iceland, from 2003 onwards."




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