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Eddie Izzard's 'FORCE MAJEURE' World Tour Comes to Washington Pavilion Tonight

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour back to the U.S., kicking off tonight, May 19 in Fargo and visiting 25 cities through July 1 including a June 6 return to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Izzard will be at the Washington Pavilion on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8p.m.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.washingtonpavilion.org, calling the Washington Pavilion Ticket Hotline at (605) 367-6000 or by visiting the Washington Pavilion Box Office at 301 S. Main Avenue.

On Sale Dates:

Tuesday, February 17 10:00a.m. Fan Club and Pavilion Donors

Wednesday, February 18 10:00a.m. Pavilion Members and Subscribers

Friday, February 20 10:00a.m. Public

Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, a full list of U.S. tour dates with links to tickets are available at www.EddieIzzard.com. Follow Eddie here.

Eddie's 2015 U.S. tour follows his 2014 run of U.S. tour dates where he performed 50 shows in 32 cities in 64 days. Force Majeure is the most extensive comedy tour ever; launched in March of 2013, the tour will take Izzard to 25 countries on five continents. From Cardiff to Kathmandu and Moscow to Mumbai, Force Majeure will play throughout Europe, Africa, Russia, the U.K., Canada, the U.S., India, Nepal, The Far East and Australia. Izzard has performed the show in France performing entirely in French, Berlin performing entirely in German and plans to learn and perform the show in Spanish, Russian and Arabic.

One of the most acclaimed comedians of his generation, Izzard's unique, tangential, absurd, and surreal comic narratives are lauded for their creativity and wit, earning him a New York Drama Desk Award and two Emmys for Dress to Kill, two British Comedy Awards for Top Stand-Up Comedian, and an Olivier Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement.

In the U.S., Izzard is the first solo stand-up comedian to perform at the Hollywood Bowl; has sold-out three consecutive nights at Radio City Music Hall and toured arenas throughout the U.S. including a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.

On TV, Izzard will star in the Playstation original series, Powers, premiering on March 10. He guest starred in the series, Hannibal, on NBC, starred in and served as a producer on the critically acclaimed FX Network Show, The Riches, opposite Minnie Driver, guest starred in the final season of Showtime's United States of Tara, and his 2010 documentary, Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story, received an Emmy nomination.

His long list of film and stage credits includes Valkyrie opposite Tom Cruise, Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Thirteen and Ocean's Twelve opposite George Clooney and Brad Pitt, David Mamet's Race and The Cryptogram, the title role in Marlowe's Edward II, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in London and on Broadway which won him a handful of awards, including a Tony nomination for Best Actor.

WESTBETH ENTERTAINMENT is a distinct company that has consistently delivered critically acclaimed, financially successful, groundbreaking productions for over 30 years. WestBeth's ability to meld creative vision with financial and production savvy has created a unique company out of making artist's and audience's dreams come true.

From Billy Connolly to Eddie Izzard, and The Jim Henson Company to Lewis Black, WBE has been the creative catalyst, partner and producer of some of the most innovative productions on the continent in venues including Madison Square Garden, Radio City Musical Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, Toronto's Massey Hall, San Francisco's The Curran Theatre, Chicago's United Center Arena, as well as many music and performing arts centers throughout North America.

With entertainment and audience enjoyment being a key element, our most recent productions include: Eddie Izzard's 32 city Force Majeure American Tour Part 1, Puppet Up! Uncensored at the Marine's Memorial Theatre in San Francisco, Billy Connolly's The Man Live tour of the west coast, Eddie Izzard's Force Majeure in Canada, Dylan Moran's Yeah, Yeah in cities across the US and Canada, the 6 week off-Broadway run of South African comedian Trevor Noah's Born a Crime; Eric Idle's What About Dick at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles; and the national tour, Off-Broadway, Australia tour and 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival runs of Puppet Up! - Uncensored (aka Stuffed & Unstrung) with The Jim Henson Company. Past productions include: John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown on Broadway, the West End, and Colombia, South America; British comedian Simon Amstell's one man show NUMB in New York and other cities around the US; Billy Connolly's tour The Man Live in New York and San Francisco; Eddie Izzard's Dress To Kill, Circle, Sexie, Stripped-a 35 city US tour and tour of Canada, Stripped Too: US Arena tour, Stripped to the Bowl, Stripped to the Shore; Billy Connolly's Too Old To Die Young tour in America and Canada; Lewis Black's Nothing Sacred show at New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as Lewis' Dual Citizenship Tour in Canada and 'In God We Rust' at City Center in New York.

The Washington Pavilion is the region's home for the arts, entertainment and science. Located in a beautifully renovated historic building in downtown Sioux Falls, it is one of only a few facilities in the world to bring together under one roof the performing arts, visual arts and interactive science. The vast array of high quality programming and educational activities available through the Husby Performing Arts Center, Kirby Science Discovery Center, Visual Arts Center and the Community Learning Center ensures that people of all ages and walks of life can rely upon the Washington Pavilion to entertain, inspire, educate and enrich. There is, indeed, something for everyone here. For information about our programs, call (605) 367-7397 or, (toll free) at 1-877-Wash Pav or visit our website at www.washingtonpavilion.org.

Photo Credit: Andy Hollingworth Archive


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