Eddie Izzard‘s new American stand-up tour, Force Majeure, kicked off last night in Washington, D.C., with the first of three nights at the Warner Theatre. His tour continues through May and June up to July 2, 2014, for now — with dates in 20 states (32 cities, 51 shows).
He already has taken his tour global over the past year, crossing five continents and including runs in which he has delivered the show in French, German or English, depending upon the primary language of his audience.
Here, it’ll be dressed-down for us. Literally. You want to know more?
Well, wouldn’t you know, he appeared this week on the Nerdist podcast with Chris Hardwick!
Last week, Izzard talked kale and Coldplay with Craig Ferguson.
That’s all well and good and nice, but what if you cannot see him live in a city near you — then what?
The Force Majeure BitTorrent Bundle features six Eddie Izzard videos, including two unreleased clips from the Force Majeure tour. You’ll also get memes, gifs, photos, plus running routes and a tour poster in case you want to catch Eddie live.
Wait. A BitTorrent? You mean Izzard is giving stuff away to the Internet pirates? Oxymoron, that? Izzard says, “If you say you’re going to play the world, you should really play the world. Comedy works across national frontiers. Releasing Force Majeure as a BitTorrent Bundle allows me to bring the tour to the world beyond the stage.”
Here is a free clip from his previous arena tour, in which he discusses our inability to deal with iTunes updates and the ever-evolving nature of technology and information. Roll it!
Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure Tour Dates
30 Apr Washington, DC (Warner Theatre)
01 May Washington, DC
02 May Washington, DC
03 May Philadelphia, PA (Forrest Theatre)
04 May Philadelphia, PA
05 May Philadelphia, PA
07 May Newark, NJ (NJPAC)
08 May Boston, MA (Wang Theatre)
09 May Boston, MA
10 May Boston, MA
12 May Albany, NY (Palace Theatre)
13 May New York, NY (Beacon Theatre)
14 May New York, NY
15 May New York, NY
17 May New York, NY
18 May New York, NY
20 May Baltimore, MD (Hippodrome)
21 May Raleigh-Durham, NC (Durham PAC)
22 May Charlotte, NC (Belk Theatre)
23 May Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre)
24 May Nashville, TN (Ryman)
25 May Memphis, TN (Orpheum Theatre)
27 May Louisville, KY (Brown Theatre)
28 May Cincinnati, OH (Proctor and Gamble Hall)
29 May Columbus, OH (Palace Theatre)
30 May Cleveland, OH (Palace Theatre)
31 May Pittsburgh, PA (Byham)
01 Jun Pittsburgh, PA
03 Jun Detroit, MI (Opera House)
04 Jun Indianapolis, IN (Murat Theatre)
07 Jun Chicago, IL (Chicago Theatre)
08 Jun Chicago, IL
09 Jun Chicago, IL
10 Jun Milwaukee, WI (Pabst Theatre)
11 Jun Milwaukee, WI
13 Jun Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre)
14 Jun Minneapolis, MN
16 Jun Des Moines, IA (Civic Center)
17 Jun Omaha, NE (Orpheum Theater)
19 Jun St. Louis, MO (Fox Theatre)
20 Jun Kansas City, MO (Midland Theatre)
21 Jun Oklahoma City, OK (Rose City PAC)
22 Jun Tulsa, OK (Brady Theater)
24 Jun Dallas, TX (Majestic Theatre)
25 Jun Dallas, TX
26 Jun Dallas, TX
27 Jun Austin, TX (Long Center)
28 Jun Austin, TX
30 Jun Houston, TX (Hobby Sarofim Theatre)
01 Jul Houston, TX
02 Jul San Antonio, TX (Majestic Theatre)