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‘Internet-breaking’ Peter Kay Live tour cancelled

The follow-up to the comedy superstar's record-breaking tour of 2010–11 has been called off due to a family emergency

By Jon Chapple on 13 Dec 2017

Peter Kay Live poster

image © SJM Concerts

British comedian Peter Kay has cancelled his upcoming Peter Kay Live UK arena tour, his first in eight years, citing “unforeseen family circumstances”.

The highly anticipated tour, promoted by SJM Concerts, was reported to have ‘broken the internet’ when tickets went on sale on 19 November due to phenomenal demand.

In statement released today, Kay says: “Due to unforeseen family circumstances I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects. This unfortunately includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance for Life shows and any outstanding live work commitments.

“My sincerest apologies. This decision has not been taken lightly and I’m sure you’ll understand my family must always come first.

“Due to unforeseen family circumstances I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects”

“I’ve always endeavoured to protect my family’s privacy from the media. I hope that the media and the public will continue to respect our privacy at this time. Once again I’m very sorry.”

SJM says all ticket holders will be refunded at the original point of purchase.

Kay’s 2010–11 tour of the UK and Republic of Ireland, The Tour That Doesn’t Tour Tour…Now On Tour, sold more than one million tickets, making its way into the Guinness Book of Records for the most successful stand-up comedy tour of all time.

 


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