Where is Peter Kay touring and where to buy tickets?

Peter Kay has announced he's touring after 12 years, and fans are wondering where he's headed and how to buy tickets.

Peter Kay holding his award at the BAFTAs
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After a 12-year absence from performing live stand-up comedy, Peter Kay has announced he's going back on the road as fans ask where is Peter Kay touring and where to buy tickets?

The funnyman ensured fans everywhere would find out that he's going back on tour by announcing the news during an advert in the launch (opens in new tab) of I'm A Celebrity 2022 (opens in new tab).

In the comedy sketch Peter can be seen carrying a roll of carpet to a bungalow, when a man in a van says, "Look it's Peter Kay" before yelling "Ey, Garlic Bread!"  - an iconic catchphrase used by the comedian.

It catches his attention and Peter replies, "Hey, it's the future lads."

The man asked, "Hey when you back on tour?" and Peter reveals, "Next month."

"Where can I get my tickets?" the man asked. 

"They go on sale on Saturday" he replied. 

And it concluded with the man asking, "Did you get your mum that bungalow?" to which Peter smiles and adds, "Yeah, she wants a new carpet now!"

If that's given you a taste for more, we have all you need to know ahead of the tour...

Where to buy Peter Kay tickets

Peter Kay tickets are available to buy on the official Peter Kay website (opens in new tab), Ticketmaster (opens in new tab), Ticketmaster Ireland (opens in new tab), and Gigs and Tours (opens in new tab) from 10 am on Saturday, 12th November 2022. 

Speaking about his upcoming tour, Peter said: "It's good to get back to what I love doing best, stand-up comedy and if there’s ever a time people need a laugh it’s now. And with the cost of living at an all-time high, ticket prices are starting from £35. The same price they were on my previous tour in 2010."

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Pre-sale tickets for the tour went live on Thursday 10 November, as O2, Virgin Media and Three users were offered access two days early.

However, many hoping to get their hands on tickets were left disappointed as the huge demand left many unable to access the apps and websites offering pre-sale tickets. 

O2 and Virgin said, "Please be patient; this is by far the highest demand we've ever seen for priority tickets in 15 years. The presale lasts for 48h so keep checking." Meanwhile, Three said, "We're seeing a huge demand for Peter Kay tickets and we're aware many of you can't access the Three + app this morning. We're working on it as fast as we can!"

Peter Kay posted an apology on behalf of SJM concert on Twitter (opens in new tab), which read: "SJM Concerts would like to reassure customers that substantial provision has been put in place for the main ticket on-sale this Saturday 12th at 10am. Plenty of tickets will be available throughout the day so please persevere and please buy from official ticket outlets."

In response to the demand, new dates were added in cities including Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.

In 2010, Kay set a world record for the biggest-selling stand-up comedy tour, playing to more than 1.2 million people, it it's looking like he could now break his own record with his new tour.

Where is Peter Kay touring? Peter Kay tour dates

  • Fri 02 December 2022 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 03 December 2022 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 16 December 2022 - O2 Arena London
  • Sat 17 December 2022 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Fri 06 January 2023 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
  • Sat 07 January 2023 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
  • Fri 20 January 2023 - Leeds First Direct Arena
  • Sat 21 January 2023 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 17 February 2023 - Sheffield Utilita Arena
  • Sat 18 February 2023 - O2 Arena London
  • Thu 23 February 2023 - Belfast SSE Arena
  • Fri 24 February 2023 - Belfast SSE Arena
  • Thu 09 March 2023 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
  • Fri 10 March 2023 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
  • Wed 22 March 2023 - O2 Arena London
  • Thu 23 March 2023 - Birmingham Resorts World Arena
  • Thu 06 April 2023 - Dublin 3Arena
  • Fri 07 April 2023 - Dublin 3Arena
  • Fri 21st April 2023 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Sat 22nd April 2023 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 05 May 2023 - Glasgow OVO Hydro
  • Sat 06 May 2023 - Glasgow OVO Hydro
  • Fri 19 May 2023 - Leeds First Direct Arena
  • Sat 20th May 2023 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 2nd June 2023 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Sat 3rd June 2023 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 16 June 2023 - Cardiff International Arena
  • Sat 17 June 2023 - Cardiff International Arena
  • Fri 14 July 2023 - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
  • Sat 15 July 2023 - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
  • Fri 28 July 2023 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Sat 29 July 2023 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 11 August 2023 - Sheffield Utilita Arena
  • Sat 12 August 2023 - Sheffield Utilita Arena
  • Tues 29 August 2023 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Wed 30 August 2023 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 08 September 2023 - Leeds First Direct Arena
  • Sat 9 September 2023 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 22 September 2023 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 23 September 2023 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 07 October 2023 - O2 Arena London
  • Thur 19 October 2023 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 20 October 2023 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sun 05 November 2023 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Mon 06 November 2023 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 18 November 2023 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 01 December 2023 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 16 December 2023 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 05 January 2024 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Sat 06 January 2024 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 26 January 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 27 January 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 09 February 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 10 February 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 23 February 2024 - Sheffield Utilita Arena
  • Sat 24 February 2024 - 02 Arena London
  • Fri 08 March 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 09 March 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 22 March 2024 - Leeds First Direct Arena
  • Sat 23 March 2024 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 05 April 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 06 April 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 19 April 2024 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Sat 20 April 2024 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 03 May 2024 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Sat 04 May 2024 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 17 May 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 18 May 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 01 June 2024 - Leeds First Direct Arena
  • Sun 02 June 2024 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 14 June 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 15 June 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 12 July 2024 - Sheffield Utilita Arena
  • Sat 13 July 2024 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 26 July 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 27 July 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 09 August 2024 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Sat 10 August 2024 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 23 August 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 24 August 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 06 September 2024 - Sheffield Utilita Arena
  • Sat 07 September 2024 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 20 September 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 21 September 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Mon 07 October 2024 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Tues 08 October 2024 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 18 October 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 19 October 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 01 November 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 02 November 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 15 November 2024 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Sat 16 November 2024 - O2 Arena London
  • Friday 29 November 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 30 November 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Thu 05 December 2024 - O2 Arena London
  • Fri 06 December 2024 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Fri 20 December 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 21 December 2024 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 10 January 2025 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 11 January 2025 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 24 January 2025 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Sat 25 January 2025 - O2 Arena London
  • Sat 08 February 2025 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 21 February 2025 - Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
  • Sat 22 February 2025 - O2 Arena London
  • Sat 05 April 2025 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 17 May 2025 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Sat 07 June 2025 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Sat 21 June 2025 - Manchester AO Arena
  • Fri 25 July 2025 - Manchester AO Arena

Peter Kay O2 residency

Comedian Peter Kay has revealed he will perform a monthly residency at London's O2 arena, starting on 16 December until 22 February 2025. It means he will become the first comedian to be given his own residency at the venue it Greenwich.

  • Fri 16 December, 2022
  • Sat 21 January, 2023
  • Sat 18 February, 2023
  • Wed 13 March, 2023
  • Sat 22 April, 2023
  • Sat 20 May, 2023
  • Sat 03 June, 2023
  • Sat 29 July, 2023
  • Wed 30 August, 2023
  • Sat 09 September, 2023
  • Sat 07 October, 2023
  • Sat 18 November, 2023 
  • Sat 16 December 2023  
  • Sat 06 January 2024 
  • Sat 24 February 2024 
  • Sat 23 March 2024
  • Sat 20 April 2024 
  • Sat 04 May 2024 
  • Sun 02 June 2024 
  • Sat 13 July 2024 
  • Sat 10 August 2024 
  • Sat 07 September 2024
  • Tues 08 October 2024 
  • Sat 16 November 2024
  • Thu 05 December 2024
  • Sat 25 January 2025 
  • Sat 22 February 2025
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Why did Peter Kay cancel his last tour?

Peter Kay cancelled his last tour in 2017 due to "unforseen family circumstances", which led him to be largely absent from the spotlight ever since. 

He was due to perform at a planned 14-month, 100-show stand-up tour, but he announced the sad news that it was cancelled on his website, where he apologised to fans who had bought tickets, insisting it "wasn't a decision he had taken lightly."

At the time, the full statement read: "Due to unforeseen family circumstances I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects. This unfortunately includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance For Life shows and any outstanding live work commitments.

"My sincerest apologies. This decision has not been taken lightly and I’m sure you’ll understand my family must always come first. I’ve always endeavoured to protect my family’s privacy from the media. I hope that the media and the public will continue to respect our privacy at this time. Once again I’m very sorry."

He briefly returned to the stage during his Dance for Life tour that came to the Manchester Central Convention Complex, but this has to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and was later rescheduled in 2022.

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Where does Peter Kay live?

Peter Kay still lives in his hometown of Farnworth, in Lancashire with his wife Susan Gargan, who he married back in 2001. The couple have three children together - teenage son Charlie, and two younger children who have been shielded from the public eye.

Peter and his wife are directors of Goodnight Vienna Productions, which co-produces his comedy shows.

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