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Charlie Sheen announces tour


Charlie Sheen wasn't bluffing when he said he wanted to tour the country with a live show.

The self-proclaimed "warlock" has already booked two gigs.

"Fastball; My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option Show LIVE Detroit/Chicago on sale Sat," Sheen tweeted Thursday.

With a link to Ticketmaster.com, the actor promised his shows would provide "the REAL story" – of what, he didn't make clear.

According to Ticketmaster, Sheen, 45, will appear at Detroit's Fox Theatre on April 2 and at The Chicago Theatre the next night.

Ticket prices range from $35 each to $69.50, but the site warns the event is "for mature audiences 18+ over."

Sheen's description of the show provides more questions than answers.

"Will there be surprises? Will there be guests? Will there be mayhem? Will you ask questions? Will you laugh? Will you scream? Will you know the truth? WILL THERE BE MORE?!?!" he asked.

"This IS where you will hear the REAL story from the Warlock," Sheen wrote. "Bring it. I dare you to keep up with me."

But that's not all the recently fired star of "Two and a Half Men" has up his sleeve.

He wants to tell his combustible life story, said executives at three publishing houses who asked not to be identified, citing the sensitive nature of the project.

Two of the publishers said Thursday that the book had the working title "Apocalypse Me," a reference to "Apocalypse Now," the Francis Ford Coppola film starring Sheen's father, Martin Sheen.

Charlie Sheen has said he is obsessed by the film, which takes Joseph Conrad's classic novella of madness, "Heart of Darkness," and changes the setting from Africa to Vietnam.

The publishers who spoke to The Associated Press all said they turned down the memoir and expressed amazement anyone would take it, even if a finished work would likely be a best-seller.

They cited Sheen's public rants and chaotic private life, including a history of accusations of domestic violence. And Sheen has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and the executive producer of "Two and a Half Men," and he might be restricted in what he could say about the program.

The industry has been wary of such polarizing books since the fiasco of O.J. Simpson's "If I Did It." The book was promoted in 2006 by the HarperCollins imprint ReganBooks as a fictionalized confession to the murder of Simpson's former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.

The announcement caused such outrage that the book was pulled before publication by publisher's parent company, News Corp. ReganBooks has since been disbanded and its founder, Judith Regan, is no longer in the book business.

Sheen is being represented by agent Peter McGuigan, who is asking for payment of at least seven figures, said the publishers, who added that there was no written proposal. Sheen has boasted that he could get $10 million for a memoir.

McGuigan did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment. He is an agent with Foundry & Media and his company biography states that he is "happiest when representing controversial, out-of-the-ordinary or provocative subjects and authors."

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