Kay to quit stand-up

'I need a few years off'

Peter Kay has announced another 14 dates in his live tour - and says he\'ll then quit stand-up for a few years.

The Mum Wants A Bungalow tour has been selling out vast venues, and tickets for the new dates in Cardiff, Blackpool, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool are expected to be snapped up quickly.

Kay said: "I never thought the demand would have been so great, but people want to laugh and enjoy themselves, so I\'ve decided to add on these last few nights and then that\'s definitely it for stand up for a few years. Time to start looking for my mum\'s bungalow now."

But he added: "Stand-up is my first love ­ well that\'s if you don\'t count Carol Farrel who cracked two of my ribs doing the Hucklebuck at a church dance."

More than 120,000 tickets have been sold for the tour, and In Manchester alone, Kay has sold-out an unprecedented 15 nights and 27,000 tickets at The Lowry and Apollo venues.

The new dates (below) will go on sale at 10am on Monday March 17.

Peter\'s previous stand-up tour covered the North West in 1999, and produced the video Peter Kay Live At The Top Of The Tower.

Following this tour, Kay starts work on the Phoenix Nights spin-off, Paddy and Max, for Channel 4.

 

The new dates are:

Saturday May 24: Cardiff CIA 029 2022 4488

Tuesday May 27: Blackpool Opera House 01253 292029

Wednesday May 28: Blackpool Opera House 01253 292029

Thursday May 29: Blackpool Opera House 01253 292029

Friday May 30: Blackpool Opera House 01253 292029

Saturday May 31: Blackpool Opera House 01253 292029

Thursday June 5: Birmingham NIA 0870 909 4144

Friday June 6: Birmingham NIA 0870 909 4144

Saturday June 21: Manchester Apollo 0870 401 8000

Sunday June 22: Manchester Apollo 0870 401 8000

Monday June 23: Manchester Apollo 0870 401 8000

Tuesday June 24: Manchester Apollo 0870 401 8000

Friday June 27: Liverpool Pops 08707 460 000

Saturday June 28: Liverpool Pops 08707 460 000

Published: 14 Mar 2003

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