Peter Kay's website crashes again as tour tickets go on general sale
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Peter Kay's website has crashed again as tour tickets went on general sale today 12 November.
Following weeks of ongoing rumours and speculation, the 49-year-old comedian recently announced his first live stand up tour in 12 years.
And it's safe to say that fans are excited - so much so that his website crashed immediately after the tickets went on general sale at 10am, LADbible can confirm.
Aside from a few special charity Dance For Life performances this year, the Bolton-born comedian has mostly kept out of the limelight since cancelling his 2018 live arena tour due to 'unforeseen family circumstances'.
But that hasn't stopped the fans from hoping to see the Phoenix Nights creator return to the stage - and now their prayers have been answered.
During an ad break for the premiere of this year's I'm a Celebrity on 6 November, Kay took to social media to write: "Peter Kay announces his first new live stand-up tour in 12 years!
He also posted a hilarious clip of him moving a rug while discussing the upcoming tour before revealing a list of the UK cities he'll be travelling to in 2023.
These include Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Belfast, Newcastle, Birmingham, Dublin, Glasgow, Cardiff and Nottingham.
Considering he's one of the UK's most beloved comedians, it's his first tour in well over a decade and his site just crashed, it's safe to say you're going to have to be quick if you want to get your hands on a ticket.
"These will fly out quicker than Glastonbury tickets," wrote one on Twitter, while another said, "Your websites crashed already [laughing emoji] welcome back."
A third added: "Best news ever! Welcome back!"
The news arrives after it was revealed that Kay had been performing 'top secret' stand up shows last month, which only further fuelled rumours that the comedy legend was about to embark on a comeback tour.
Of course, now we know this to be the case.
The 49-year-old actor recently appeared at a theatre in Salford at the start of October to perform some 'new material' for a select audience.
One audience member named Paula, who was lucky enough to catch the exclusive performance live, shared some details from the show on Twitter, admitting that it was so hush-hush that she 'thought it was a scam at first'.
She wrote: "Omg just been to a secret gig with Peter Kay at The Lowry. Best night of my life ever, that guy is a legend. Phones in locked pounces, secret ticket collection, the lot. Still buzzing."