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March 23, 2007 16:21 ET

Russell Peters' Homecoming Tour SELLS OUT Across Canada!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2007) - Within minutes, tickets for Russell Peters' Homecoming Tour sold out across Canada. New performances have been added to his tour including a third show in Vancouver on June 23rd at the Orpheum Theatre and a second show in Toronto is in the works. Tickets for the added show in Vancouver go on sale Monday March 26 at 10:00 a.m. PST.

Tickets for the Homecoming Tour sold at a rapid rate; over 1,500 presale tickets for American Express' Front Of The Line sold within the first 15 minutes. The Air Canada Centre sold out of the 13,000 plus seats and there are only single seats left in Edmonton and Vancouver, plus a few seats left in Calgary.

"We never expected the tickets to go so quickly. We added a third show in Vancouver and are working on adding a second show in Toronto to accommodate the overwhelming demand," states manager (and older brother) Clayton Peters. "This is the first time that any comic has sold-out the ACC and the fact that it's a Canadian comic makes this even more of an achievement," adds Peters.

Russell Peters' response to the frantic demand for tickets; "(It's) pretty exciting and kind of humbling that the fans came out like that. I mean, it's just me! I'm that same kid from Brampton that I always was."

Having just completed a successful and frenzied tour of the "Motherland," India, Peters performed in Dubai, for the USO and the troops - including two days aboard the USS Eisenhower in the middle of the Indian Ocean. "The response from the troops was great. They really appreciated us visiting and doing shows for them."

The Homecoming Tour consists of all-new material that Peters has been working on since the release of his eight-time platinum DVD/CD, Outsourced, in August 2006. The tour starts at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton on June 14, and continues at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary on June 15 and June 16; the ACC in Toronto on June 18; and finally the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on June 20, June 21 and now June 23. Tickets for the additional Vancouver show go on sale Monday March 26th at 10:00 a.m. PST. Details for a second Toronto show are pending. Peters performs in Montreal at Place des Arts in July during the Just for Laughs Festival. Tickets go on sale early April.

For more information, visit www.russellpeters.com.

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