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Charlie Sheen takes a photo of the Chicago marquee for his tour on April 3, 2011. - Provided courtesy of Twitter.com/charliesheen

Charlie Sheen tour rebound? Actor gets standing ovation in Chicago

04/04/2011 by Carollyn Nguyen

Charlie Sheen changed up the format of his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" road show in Chicago on Sunday and got better reviews after bombing his opening night in Detroit.

Before Chicago's show, Sheen tweeted, "hello windy city..!!! Thank you for the HERO's welcome!! I'll bring it...c."

The former "Two and a Half Men" actor used a master of ceremonies who asked him questions on Sunday. Sheen got rid of the long monologue and the videos that were part of the Detroit show that had people shouting "refund!" and heading to the doors on Saturday night, according to the Associated Press.

The crowd was more receptive from the beginning. Sheen took the stage about 20 minutes late and got a standing ovation from fans who booed Detroit.

Sheen said to the audience at the beginning "not to become (expletive) Detroit tonight. Let's show Detroit how it's (expletive) done," the Associated Press reported.

The crowd at the 3,600 theatre stayed for the whole show and cheered him on.

"I LOVE YOU CHICAGO! (the new Rock City!!!) c," Sheen Tweeted Sunday night, with a photo of the crowd.

The actor's one-man show kicked off in Detroit as part of a 20-stop tour across North America. Sheen's first tour dates in Chicago and Detroit sold out in just 18 minutes. The tour wraps up May 3 in Seattle.

Meanwhile, the actor is still embroiled in a legal battle after production on the hit CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men" was halted in February soon after Sheen, 45, unleashed a slew of erratic on-air ramblings against its executives and weeks after he underwent treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. Sheen was axed from the series on March 7. He has since filed a lawsuit, demanding $100 million.

Check out his tour dates below.

April 2, 2011 - Fox Theatre Detroit, Detroit, MI (sold out)
April 3, 2011 - The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL (sold out)
April 5, 2011 - Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland, OH
April 6, 2011 - Palace, Columbus, OH
April 8, 2011 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
April 9, 2011 - Oakdale Theater - Wallingford, CT
April 10, 2011 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
April 12, 2011 - Agganis Arena, Boston, MA
April 14, 2011 - Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
April 16, 2011 - Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City NJ,
April 19, 2011 - DAR Constitution HallWashington, DC
April 21, 2011 - Fox Theatre Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
April 22, 2011 - St Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FL
April 23, 2011 - BankAtlantic Center, Sunrise, FL
April 26, 2011 - Verizon Wireless Theater, Houston, TX
April 27, 2011 - American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
April 28, 2011 - Wells Fargo Theatre, Denver, CO
April 30, 2011 - Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
May 3, 2011 - Comcast Arena, Everett, WA

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