Rhod Gilbert announces new tour | A return to stand-up after six years

Rhod Gilbert announces new tour

A return to stand-up after six years

Rhod Gilbert has announced his first tour in six years.

The comic has announced 52 dates for 2019kicking off in February and including two shows at both London’s Eventim Apollo, and Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.

The show, entitled The Book Of John, is described as ‘raw, personal and brutally honest’ with ‘no more lies, no more nonsense'

Its promotional blurb says: ‘A lot has happened to Rhod in the six years since he last toured.  Almost all of it s**t. And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke...called John.’

Last year, Gilbert spoke of having a health scare after his arm started spasming, and of his dad having a heart attack. He also made a BBC documentary about his 'crippling' shyness.

The panel show regular, who has notched up  eight series of his Work Experience TV show, is also set to appear in the next series of Dave’s Taskmaster.

As we reported earlier this year, Gilbert made his first return to stand-up following his long hiatus with appearances at the Wells and Machynlleth comedy festivals.

He will also be doing a week-long run of work-in-progress gigs at the Gilded Balloon during the Edinburgh Fringe.

Here are his 2019 tour dates, the first tickets for which go on sale on Wednesday. Click here for tickets and any schedule updates.


2 February: Wrexham William Aston Hall 
3 February: Liverpool Empire Theatre 
27 February: Bradford St George’s Hall
28 February: Blackburn King George’s Hall 
1 March: Halifax Victoria Theatre
2 March: Warrington Pyramid & Parr Hall
3 March: Stoke Regent Theatre 
8 March: Hull  Bonus Arena 
9 March: Sunderland Empire 
24 March: Dublin The Olympia Theatre 
27 March: Salford The Lowry
28 March: Leicester De Montfort Hall 
29 March: Harrogate Royal Hall 
30 March: Newcastle City Hall
31 March: Leeds Grand Theatre 
3 April: Manchester Opera House 
4 April: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 
5 April: Sheffield City Hall
6 April: York  Barbican
7 April: Middlesbrough  Town Hall
11 April: London Eventim Apollo
13 April: London Eventim Apollo
25 April: Belfast Waterfront
27 April: Guildford G Live 
28 April: Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre
1 May: Llandudno  Venue Cymru
9 May: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
10 May: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
18 May: Coventry Warwick Arts Centre 
19 May: Derby Arena
22 May: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
23 May: Basingstoke The Anvil
24 May: Ipswich Regent 
25 May: Oxford New Theatre
28 May: Torquay  Princess Theatre
29 May: High Wycombe Swan Theatre 
14 June: Brighton  Dome
15 June: Bournemouth Pavilion 
16 June Portsmouth Guildhall
19 June: Swansea Grand Theatre 
20 June: Swansea Grand Theatre 
22 June: Aberdeen Music Hall 
23 June: Glasgow King’s Theatre 
24 June: Dunfermline The Alhambra 
27 June: Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
28 June: Birmingham Symphony Hall 
29 June: Reading  The Hexagon
30 June: Northampton Royal & Derngate
19 July: Blackpool Opera House 
25 July:  Cheltenham Town Hall 
26 July:  Doncaster The Dome
28 July:  Woking New Victoria Theatre

Published: 16 Jul 2018

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