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Peter Kay announces extra dates for his sell-out tour

Emily Brown

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Peter Kay announces extra dates for his sell-out tour

Peter Kay has announced even more dates for his new tour with tickets set to go on sale this weekend.

The comedian shared the exciting news during an appearance on Sara Cox's BBC Radio 2 show tonight (8 December), where he also took part in the show's 'First and Last Gigs' segment.

After revealing that he recently went to a gig in Manchester using nothing but a coronavirus face mask as a disguise, Kay thanked all of the fans who have already bought tickets to his shows and went on to share the news of his new upcoming dates.

Kay has returned to the stage after 12 years. Credit: Chris Bull / Alamy Stock Photo
Kay has returned to the stage after 12 years. Credit: Chris Bull / Alamy Stock Photo

Comedy lovers from across the UK have been hoping to secure tickets to Kay's shows after he announced his comeback last month, with many waiting for hours and finding themselves in queues of hundreds of thousands of people to be in with a chance of being the first to hear Kay's new material.

His announcement tonight comes as the comedian continues his new stadium tour in venues across Britain, performing new material for longtime fans as he returns to the stage following a 12-year absence.

After kicking the tour off in Manchester at the start of December, Kay thanked those who had joined him for his first few shows in a heartfelt post on Twitter in which he also teased his big announcement today.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to the first shows in Manchester," he wrote. "It was incredible to be a part of such a happy experience.

“Everybody deserves a bit of joy. Here’s to a lot more in the shows to come!!

“P.S. big announcement Thursday on Sara Cox Drivetime Show just after 6pm.”

Kay said 'everyone deserves a bit of joy' as he announced his shows. Credit: @peterkay_co_uk/Twitter
Kay said 'everyone deserves a bit of joy' as he announced his shows. Credit: @peterkay_co_uk/Twitter

The news of an announcement naturally sparked a lot of speculation from fans, with many hoping it would be a new TV project or the return of some of his fan-favourite, Pheonix Nights or Car Share.

After announcing the new dates, Kay confirmed that tickets would be going on sale on Sunday, 11 December, at 10am.

The comedian will be hitting venues in Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Belfast, Newcastle, Birmingham, Dublin, Glasgow, Cardiff and Nottingham in shows spanning the next three years.

Kay has also announced a monthly residency at the O2 arena, though he has made a very special request to fans who have managed to secure tickets to his shows.

Addressing the crowd at one of his first gigs in Manchester, Kay said: "Let’s just live in the moment, and not spoil it for other people."

Featured Image Credit: @ryancunningham/Twitter / BBC/@hellogem_/@Official_Shred/Twitter

Topics: Peter Kay

Emily Brown
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