Charlie Sheen's tour flops in Detroit with boos and walk-outs
Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour got a rough start in Detroit on Saturday as word quickly spread through Twitter that Sheen's show was a flop.
The actor's one man show kicked off in the Detroit as part of a 20-stop tour across North America.
Associated Press reporter Mike Householder, who Tweeted during the event, reported, "Fans yell 'refund' at Sheen show in Detroit." Householder also said, "Sheen promised Snoop, who's thus far nowhere to be seen." The rapper never showed up and instead, Sheen debuted a new music video by the rapper, but by then many of the audience members had left.
The show lasted 70-minutes with a capacity crowd at Detroit's 5,100-seat Fox Theatre, who began to rebel before the show ended, chanting "refund!" and walking out in droves. Tickets to the show cost $45 to $80.
Sheen's publicist Larry Solters declined to comment to the Associated Press after the show. The wire service claims Sheen reappeared after the house lights went up to thank those who remained, however, The Hollywood Reporter refutes the claim and says Sheen never reappeared.
The actor hasn't mentioned the incident on his Twitter page. In fact, his last Tweet features a photo of the packed house with a caption that says, "The most honest city in the world honors the most honest man in the universe."
The tour is set to resume in Chicago on Sunday. According to the wire service, the show started well for the 45-year-old Sheen, with the audience standing and cheering as he and the women he calls his "goddesses" took the stage. The women, a former porn star and an actress who live with him, carried placards with the words "War" and "Lock," a reference to Sheen's recent description of himself as a warlock.
After the actor began to lose the audience, one member booed prompting Sheen to reply, "I've already got your money, dude."
Other events included the actor screening a short film he wrote, directed and produced years ago called "RPG," which starred a much younger Johnny Depp. But that too was a failed attempt at winning over the crowd.
The tour wraps up May 3 in Seattle after stops in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, New York, San Francisco and others.
"I am bringing 'My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option' show out to you in the battlefield," Sheen said in a video announcing the tour. "If you're winning, I'll see you there. Trolls need not apply & Buy your ticket. Take the ride. And the ride will take you."
Meanwhile, the actor is still embroiled in a legal battle with 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
Check out some audience reactions after the show below.