Only Twits get to see Rus­sell live

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RUS­SELL Brand won’t let you at­tend his up­com­ing live show – un­less you have TWIT­TER.

The tubthump­ing co­me­dian ( above) will be dis­cussing his ca­reer and new po­lit­i­cal book Revo­lu­tion with U.S. ra­dio host Ron Ben­ning­ton later this month.

The event takes place in Man­hat­tan, New York, but tick­ets are NOT avail­able for gen­eral sale.

In­stead peo­ple must sign up to Twit­ter, follow a par­tic­u­lar ac­count and re­quest a seat.

Sources say that Brand, 39, is us­ing Twit­ter be­cause he “hates cap­i­tal­ism” and “thinks ev­ery­thing should be free”.

But he now faces a back­lash from fans who don’t want to sign up to a pub­lic so­cial net­work in or­der to get tick­ets.

One web user said: “Is Rus­sell be­ing paid by Twit­ter to get them more sign-ups? Why can’t peo­ple just or­der on the web­site?”

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