Russell Howard has added a second date at Arena Birmingham on 18 September to meet the demand for his upcoming Respite world tour.

After the global success of Netflix special Recalibrate, Sky One’s hit The Russell Howard Hour which spawned over 109 million views worldwide on social media and 2017 international record-breaking sell-out tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns to the live stage with his third and largest world tour to date, Respite. Russell begins the trip with a nationwide arena tour including two shows at The SSE Arena, Wembley in autumn 2019, during which he will perform ‘in the round’ wherever possible. Breaking the record for the biggest ever stand-up show in China on his last tour, he returns to play Shanghai and Beijing in 2020. Outside of Asia, Russell will perform in Africa, North America, Europe and Australasia, visiting over 24 countries and 51 cities including: Mumbai, Dehli, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpa, Singapore, Copenhagen, Berlin, Helsinki, Amsterdam, New York, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.

In addition to Russell breaking a record in China on his 2017 sell-out international tour, Round the World, he played 10 consecutive sold out nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, breaking the venue’s record previously held by Frank Sinatra and Barry Manilow for 8 shows in a row. The tour led to a global release of Netflix Special entitled Recalibrate.

Russell is currently offering his unique and acclaimed perspective on international news and current affairs with the second series of The Russell Howard Hour on Sky One. Every episode is available to watch worldwide on Russell’s YouTube channel which has over 645,000 subscribers and is broadcast simultaneously in Australia and New Zealand. Series one was the most successful new entertainment series to launch on the channel since 2010 and had over 109 million global views across social media. A further series three and four has been commissioned, and the third fourteen part-series (14x60)’ will go in to production in autumn 2019.

Russell has a social media following of over 3.4 million Facebook fans around the world, with more followers than any other British comedian.

Russell Howard plays Resorts World Arena on 18 and 22 September.

Tickets go on sale for the 18 September date at 12.30pm today, Friday 15 February here