Russel Brand came to Iceland in good company. With him was his mother, Barbara Elizabeth Nichols, and his girlfriend, Jemima Kahn, who is a writer and the editor of Vanity Fair in Europe.
Russel Brand will perform tonight, in Harpa Conference Hall and Music Centre, downtown Reykjavik. He will also perform there tomorrow at eight o'clock.
The Messiah Complex is described as follows:
Keeping in line with Brand’s comedic style, the tour, officially named “Messiah Complex,” will be a dissection of various social and religious figures and the reality of their lives through comparisons of each other. Messiah Complex is a mental disorder where you think you might be the messiah. Did Jesus have it? What about Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Hitler? All these men have shaped our lives and influenced the way we think. Their images are used to represent ideas that often do not relate to them at all. Would Gandhi be into apple? Would Che Guevara endorse Madonna? Would Jesus be into Christianity? All great people are flawed, all of us, flawed people are capable of greatness and for every identifiable icon there is an anonymous mob of unrecognized bods doing all the admin and heavy lifting. This show looks at the importance of heroes in this age of atheistic disposability. Plus there's sex. Obviously.