British comedian Russell Brand says he has canceled Middle Eastern dates on his forthcoming tour after promoters said they couldn’t guarantee his safety.
Brand had planned to take his Messiah Complex tour to Abu Dhabi and Lebanon.
Brand has said the tour focuses on icons including Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Jesus, and examines “the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability.”
But Brand told BBC radio Thursday that the Mideast venues “contacted us to say we can no longer guarantee your safety.”
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