Charlie Sheen Tour Earns Boos, Walkouts From Detroit Audience
Is Charlie SheenÕs ÒWINNINGÓ streak officially over? Based on reports from the first live show of his ÔViolent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat Is Not an OptionÕ tour, the answer is unanimously yes.
Sheen failed to win over the crowd at DetroitÕs Fox Theater Saturday night, eliciting boos, hecklers and even walkouts, according to live updates from EW.comÕs James Hibberd, who referred to the show as an Òunmitigated disaster.Ó
So what exactly happened on stage? After the opening act (a comedian) was booed off the stage, Hibberd says a mock iPhone commercial played, advertising the appropriately titled ÒMaSheen.Ó What followed were a number of violent film clips, including scenes from ÔTaxi Driver,Õ ‘PlatoonÕ and ÔApocalypse NowÕ (which incidentally stars SheenÕs father, Martin), a makeout session between SheenÕs live-in “goddesses” and a bit in which Sheen removed his ÔTwo and a Half MenÕ-esque sports shirt and had his goddesses burn it backstage (on video).
From there, Sheen took to a podium to address the audience with a speech that included such lines as ÒI am finally here to identify and train the Vatican assassin locked inside each and every one of youÓ and ÒIÕm a giant and leaky bag of mayhem.Ó
A bit later in the show, Hibberd said that Sheen lost the crowd when he started telling stories about crack. ÒI figured Detroit was a good place to tell some crack stories,Ó Sheen quipped, which prompted boos from the audience.
Walkouts began about halfway through the show and continued until the end, according to the report.
For more info on what happened, watch this video report from ABC News.