Charlie Sheen’s Tour Opener Bombs

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No Way! You mean he's really not funny and brilliant????

Charlie Sheen aimed his torpedo at Detroit over the weekend – and bombed. He was booed off stage during his first show in his eagerly-awaited tour. A 4,700-strong packed house at the Fox Theatre welcomed Sheen as he kicked off his “My Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat is Not an Option” tour. The crowd started out on Sheen’s side, giving him a roaring standing ovation when he took the stage. His “goddesses,” Natalie Kenly and Rachel Oberlin, boosted the applause by kissing each other as Sheen won more fans by changing into a Detroit Tigers baseball jersey. But it went downhill after that. Sheen launched into a rant, standing in front of a logo for the “Warlock States of Sheen.” Sheen then launched into a Q&A section, but deflected most of the questions as lame. The crowd turned hostile, jeering and asking for their money back. As the boos increased he walked offstage saying he was going for a musical break, but never returned. Hundreds of people walked out of the premiere. The show, scheduled to appear in 20 cities, headed to Chicago last night. People lined up outside the historic 3,600-seat Chicago Theatre before the show said they had low expectations after what they heard about Sheen’s performance Saturday night. However, Sheen received a standing ovation in Chicago. The crowd cheered when the curtain opened and revealed a smoking Sheen. Some in the crowd chanted “Detroit sucks.” According to TMZ, the Chicago show was different than Detroit’s. Instead of Charlie on stage by himself, he had an interviewer asking him questions.