Last weekend, trainwreck Charlie Sheen kicked off his new My Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat is Not an Option tour in Detroit, MI and bombed so badly that he was booed off stage by the members of the audience who did not walk out of the show early. Inexplicably, Sheen was treated to a hero’s welcome in Chicago, IL and Cleveland, OH at the subsequent tour stops this week (apparently, there is no accounting for taste). Last night, Sheen took his show to Radio City Music Hall in NYC, NY and was again met with an unappreciative crowd. Apparently the folks in NYC, like the folks in Detroit, know when they are being had … so after booing him, Sheen quit the show early and bolted for the door.
Charlie Sheen’s stage show in the Big Apple turned sour last night as the tough East Coast crowd gave him a mixed review. The Two and a Half Men star sauntered onto the stage at Radio City Musical Hall wearing a New York Yankees hat and shirt. But even his patriotic clothing did not help him as the tough crowd only gave him a semi-standing ovation when he appeared on the latest leg of his Torpedo Of Truth tour. The crowd were initially supportive of Sheen but bizarrely booed him when he said he had quit drugs. As he was trying to talk during his question and answer session, he was jeered by a large section of the crowd, which he obviously found disconcerting. Security had thrown out a few noisy hecklers early on, but plenty still remained. His stage show was very similar to the previous ones in Detroit and Chicago but tonight’s gig finished about 30 minutes, according to TMZ. It was a shorter than he did in Ohio and ended to a mixture of boos and cheers. He was joined by his goddesses who still seem happy to be riding the Sheen train. At the end of his performance the 45-year-old said sarcastically: ‘I love you New York… you’re the best crowd ever. Well, some of you’. As he left the concert venue, Sheen arrogantly waved a peace sign despite having bombed on stage.
UGH. It sounds like the only people going out to see Charlie Sheen on tour are fans who are expecting an entertaining show (and are met with a mess of a spectacle that they obviously don’t enjoy) and enablers who love fueling Sheen’s insane antics. Whether he bombs or gives the crowd what they want, Sheen is laughing all the way to the bank (because homie has already been WELL PAID no matter what happens on the performance stage). In the end, the joke is on the people who IMHO made the mistake of funding this mess. After it’s all said and done, I find it hard to believe that Sheen will be able to go on a tour like this again … but he does still have some support from his enabling fans so … this might not be the end. OY!