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How to get tickets for Peter Kay’s 2023 tour

New dates have just been added due to unprecedented demand

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Faima Bakar
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Peter Kay, the iconic Bolton-born comic, will be performing his first live tour in more than a decade in 2023. The comedian holds the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest-selling comedy tour of all time, so you can bet that getting your hands on some tickets this time round is going to be tricky (but worth it).

When the first batch of tickets went live, O2 and Virgin said the sale was ‘by far the highest demand we’ve ever seen for priority tickets in 15 years’ and the O2 priority ticket website crashed as a result. More dates were added to the tour, but for any disappointed fans who couldn’t tickets for any of those either, we’ve got great news. Kay has just added 11 new dates in 2023-2025, bringing the total number of shows to 121 for the ‘Better Late Than Never’ tour.

These dates span Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, London, Dublin, Belfast, Nottingham and Liverpool, so there’s bound to be one vaguely nearly you.

If you’re planning to catch one of Kay’s live shows as he tours the country in 2023, here’s everything to know about his return and how to get tickets.

When do new Peter Kay tour tickets go on sale?

Peter Kay has just announced 11 new dates for 2023, 2024 and 2025. Tickets for the latest dates go live on Sunday December 11 2022 at 10am.

How can I get tickets?

Tickets are available on Ticketmaster, See Tickets and the Ticket Factory

How much do tickets cost?

Luckily, Peter Kay understands that times are hard as the cost-of-living crisis continues to squeeze our wallets, which is why he’s said he will be keeping the price of tickets the same as his previous tours: they start from £35.

Why did the last tour get cancelled?

This tour is a comeback after the comedian cancelled a 14-month long stand-up tour back in 2017.

In a statement on Twitter at the time, Kay said: ‘Due to unforeseen family circumstances I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects.’

What has he said about the tour?

Kay said: ‘It’s good to get back to what I love doing best, standup 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.’

Kay also said that he couldn’t believe that the original tour announcement had made headline news and that he was ‘overwhelmed’ by the reaction from fans. ‘I should only be on the news if I’m dead, not on tour!’ he said.

Is he doing a special residency in London?

Peter Kay will perform a monthly residency at London’s O2 Arena in Greenwich, starting on December 16 and running until November 18 2023. The venue has a capacity of 20,000. 

Where are the shows on the tour?

Peter Kay’s tour will start on December 2 2022 at the Manchester AO Arena, and his run will end on August 11 2023 at the Utilita Arena Sheffield. There will then be five further dates across 2025. The tour will travel through Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Belfast, Newcastle, Dublin, Cardiff and Glasgow.

Peter Kay’s UK tour dates (including the new ones and the London residency shows) are:

Fri 02 December 2022 – Manchester AO Arena

Sat 03 December 2022 – Manchester AO Arena

Fri 16 December 2022 – London O2 Arena 

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 – London O2 Arena 

Sun 29 January 2023 – Glasgow OVO Hyrdo 

Mon 30 January 2023 – Newcastle Utilita Arena

Fri 17 February 2023 – Sheffield Utilita Arena

Sat 18 February 2023 – London O2 Arena 

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 – London O2 Arena 

Thu 23 March 2023 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena

Thu 06 April 2023 – Dublin 3Arena

Fri 07 April 2023 – Dublin

Fri 21 April 2023 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Sat 22 April 2023 – London O2 Arena 

Fri 05 May 2023 – Glasgow OVO Hydro

Sat 06 May 2023 – Glasgow OVO Hydro

Fri 19 May 2023 – Leeds First Direct Arena

Sat 20 May 2023 – London O2 Arena 

Sat 03 June 2023 – London O2 Arena 

Fri 02 June 2023 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

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 – London O2 Arena 

Fri 11 August 2023 – Sheffield Utilita Arena

Sat 12 August 2023 – Sheffield Utilita Arena

Tue 29 August 2023 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Wed 30 August 2023 – London O2 Arena 

Sat 09 September 2023 – London O2 Arena

Fri 08 September 2023 – Leeds First Direct Arena

Fri 22 September 2023 – Manchester AO Arena

Sat 23 September 2023 – Manchester AO Arena

Fri 06 October 2023 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Sat 07 October 2023 – London O2 Arena

Thu 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

Fri 17 November 2023 – Sheffield Utilita Arena

Sat 18 November 2023 – London O2 Arena

Fri 01 December 2023 – Manchester AO Arena

Sat 02 December 2023  Manchester AO Arena

Fri 15 December 2023  Leeds First Direct Arena

Fri 05 January 2024 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Sat 06 January 2024 – London 02 Arena

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 – London O2 Arena

Sat 24 February 2024 – London O2 Arena

Fri 08 March 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 09 March 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Fri 22 March 2024 – Leeds First Direct Arena

Sat 23 March 2024 – London O2 Arena

Fri 05 April 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 06 April 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Fri 19 April 2024 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Sat 20 April 2024 – London O2 Arena

Fri 03 May 2024 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Sat 04 May 2024 – London O2 Arena

Fri 17 May 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 18 May 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 1 June 2024 – Leeds First Direct Arena

Sun 2 June 2024 – London O2 Arena

Fri 14 June 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 15 June 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Fri 12 July 2024 – Sheffield Utilita Arena

Sat 13 July 2024 – London O2 Arena

Fri 26 July 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 27 July 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Fri 09 August 2024 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Sat 10 August 2024 – London O2 Arena

Fri 23 August 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Fri 24 August 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Fri 06 September 2024 – Sheffield Utilita Arena

Sat 07 September 2024 – London O2 Arena

Fri 20 September 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 21 September 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Mon 07 October 2024 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Tue 08 October 2024 – London O2 Arena

Fri 18 October 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 19 October 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Fri 01 November 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 02 November 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Fri 15 November 2024 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Sat 16 November 2024 – London O2 Arena

Fri 29 November 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 30 November 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Thu 05 December 2024 – London O2 Arena

Fri 06 December 2024 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Fri 20 December 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 21 December 2024 – Manchester O2 Arena

Fri 10 January 2025 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 11 January 2025 – Manchester O2 Arena

Fri 24 January 2025 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Sat 25 January 2025 – London O2 Arena

Sat 08 February 2025 – Manchester O2 Arena

Fri 21 February 2025 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena

Sat 22 February 2025 – London O2 Arena

Thurs 20 March 2025 – London O2 Arena

Sat 05 April 2025 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 17 May 2025 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 07 June 2025 – Birmingham Utilita Arena

Sat 21 June 2025 – Manchester O2 Arena

Fri 25 July 2025 – Manchester O2 Arena

Sat 12 July 2025  Dublin 3 Arena

Sat 9 August 2025 – Belfast SSE Arena

Mon 6 October 2025  Nottingham Motorpoint Arena 

Sat 22 November 2025  Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

You can find out more and get tickets for the tour here

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