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Charlie Sheen's 'Torpedo of Truth' tour sells out; TLC preps doc on troubled star

March 14, 2011 | 12:19 pm

SheenIt's a little early in the week to already feel like a loser. But if you're a Charlie Sheen fan -- or just a train wreck-addicted voyeur -- that may be the case if you weren't quick on the draw this weekend for tickets to his two live shows coming up in Detroit and Chicago.

They sold out in under 20 minutes.

Sheen's tour, dubbed "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option," will fill Detroit's 4,800-seat Fox Theater on April 2. Tickets ranged from $35 to $80, with the vitriolic former "Two and a Half Men" star announcing on his newly launched website that he'll donate $1 from each sale to relief efforts in Japan.

(The New York Daily News disputed the sellout-in-minutes report by saying there was a straggler -- a single ticket in the mezzanine -- that wasn't snapped up until Sunday, but Show Tracker thinks that's a bit of hair splitting).

The Chicago Theatre -- capacity 3,600 -- will also be filled on April 3 for a show that Ticketmaster has listed in its "comedy" category, though there are scant details so far about what the performance will entail.

Given these numbers, there's a chance that more dates could be added. And given opportunistic human nature, there's already an EBay posting for four tickets to the Detroit show for $399.99 to see Sheen "do whatever he may do," according to the seller. The seller of a ticket on Craigslist for the Chicago show for $149 claims his schedule won't allow him to attend. He's prepared to make the best of the situation, though, noting helpfully, "prices will without a doubt skyrocket within the next few days." So snap it up now, winners!

In other Sheen news: His website was formerly "at the mercy of a decaying troll" but is now in the hands of "its Warlock owner," he says. Whew! Glad to hear that.

And even though the 45-year-old actor isn't on a series himself right now -- "Two and a Half Men," from which he's been fired, is in repeats -- there's been no shortage of his rants on TV, mostly interview, talk and news shows. TLC will add to the fray with an hour-long documentary called "Charlie Sheen: On the Brink." It will feature recaps of his chain-smoking on-screen and online diatribes of late, and words from Mackenzie Phillips about stardom, addiction and recovery. It airs March 20.

As for all the attention lavished on Sheen recently, we at Show Tracker continue to be part of the problem. We never engaged the Sheen blocker on our Internet browser (dubbed Tinted Sheen) and didn't recognize the "Unfollow Charlie Sheen on Twitter Day" on Friday.

Have you shut Sheen out of your life yet, readers?

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-- T.L. Stanley

Photo: Charlie Sheen. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images.

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