Gone in 60 minutes

Kay shatters box office records

Peter Kay has broken box-office records - selling out an 1,800-seat venue in less than an hour.

Tickets went quicker than those for Robbie Williams and Paul Weller - making it the fastest sell-out at Blackburn's King George's Hall. On average, a seat was sold every two seconds.

Another date has now been added following the huge demand.

Manager Geoff Peake told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: "It has been phenomenal. We knew that demand for tickets would be high but it has even taken us by surprise.

"For a comedian to sell faster than a rock act is even more remarkable, particularly when you consider he is playing other venues in the area as part of a national tour.

"We had an idea that the show would be a sell-out and made a provisional arrangement with the promoter that if this was the case we could have a second date."

The additional date is November 6. For Kay's full tour listing, click here.

Published: 20 May 2002

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