Eager to see what Charlie Sheen's "winning" formula is all about in person? Good luck getting a ticket.

The former "Two and a Half Men" star recently announced his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option" comedy tour for cities across the U.S. As a sign of just how popular his esoteric rantings have become, the two opening shows in Detroit and Chicago sold out in less than 18 minutes.

Boom. Winning.

In promoting the show, Sheen said on his site: 

“Dog speed my good soldiers. I gave you my word, this warlock bats 1,000 percent — you know by know my promises are golden. Hashtag fastball. I’m bringing my My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option tour out to you in the battlefield. If you’re winning, I’ll see you there. Trolls need not apply — you all suffer from Sheen-is envy. Buy your ticket, take the ride and the ride will take you. Surge forward Sheen’s cadres. Ignition. Liftoff. Bye.

Seats were priced between $35-$80, with the 45-year-old announcing on his website that $1 from each ticket sold for the Detroit and Chicago shows would be donated to the Red Cross' relief fund for Japanese earthquake victims. Judging by the venue seating, that would put the donation close to $10,000.

More fundraising may be on the way. Sources are saying that the tour will be extended to 20-30 more cities, with some European and Australia stops on the horizon.

Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

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