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Published: Thu, December 14, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Comedian cancels entire tour

Comedian cancels entire tour

In a statement announcing the cancellation of his tour, Peter Kay said: 'Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects.

Peter Kay won't be performing.

"This unfortunately includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance for Life shows and any outstanding work commitments".

He appealed for privacy stating that he had always endeavoured to protect his family from publicity.

The news comes just weeks after Kay tripled his original tour line-up due to popular demand, extending the original 26-gig schedule to more that 80 dates across cities. 'I hope that the media and the public will continue to respect our privacy at this time.

Peter Kay has announced the shock news that he has cancelled his entire United Kingdom tour which was due to start next year.

"Once again I'm very sorry".

The comedian, actor, author, director and producer was due to embark on his first live show in eight years in 2019 with six dates at Dublin's 3Arena and six more at Belfast's SSE Arena.

It would have been his first stand-up tour since 2010's The Tour That Doesn't Tour Tour...

Speaking previously of his return to the stage, he said: "I really miss it". The tour completely sold out, and broke a string of records including over one million tickets sold in arenas across the United Kingdom and Ireland, making it the biggest stand-up comedy tour in the world.

The tickets for his show went on sale last month, and it was priced between £35 and £99.

"As terrifying as it is, when it works there's nothing more fun and exciting".

Kay's statement promised refunds for all arena tour and Dance For Life tickets and advised customers to contact their point of purchase with queries.

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