British comedian, Michael McIntyre has announced a World Tour for 2018 and 2019, visiting countries such as New Zealand, Canada and Ireland.

The comic began performing in a range of hush-hush venues throughout the south east of England, where small audiences have had the privilege of witnessing his new material in its infancy, where he tested gags and tweaked his delivery.

He then announced a range of pre-tour gigs, where he performed the new material in all its glory, again to smaller audiences with a view to adding final tweaks and mastering his delivery before going global.

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Posting the news on Twitter on Tuesday, the official account announced: “Michael is back with a brand new show – his Big World Tour! Sign up now for pre-sale access to tickets.”

Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour will see the stand-up perform to arenas across the UK and Ireland in 2018 as well as revisiting Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa and Norway and heading to America, Canada, Switzerland, Iceland, Sweden, Malta and the Netherlands for the first time. It has also been revealed he will also tour Australia and New Zealand in 2019.

Between March and November 2018 he will play the arena venues in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth and Sheffield.

Michael McIntyre
Michael McIntyre

Tickets for the new tour are expected to sell out quickly when they go on sale on this week. McIntyre is one of the UK’s biggest selling artists, having sold over 1.5 million tickets to his live shows to date. His sales statistics include a record-breaking 28 performances at London’s 16,000 capacity 02 Arena.

Meanwhile, around the world, Michael has previously sold out arenas in New Zealand, Australia and Dubai and he holds the record for the biggest selling comedy shows in South Africa and Norway.

In terms of DVD sales, McIntyre has sold over 3.5 million to date, with that set to increase on mass when his latest tour makes its way onto disc.

Tickets for Michael’s UK and Ireland tour dates go on general sale from 10am on Friday 5th May, with pre-sale tickets available from 10am on Wednesday 3rd May from reputable ticket resellers.

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2017/2018 World Tour Dates

Mon 27th November 2017: Hong Kong Star Hall

Wed 29th November 2017: Singapore Star Theatre

Fri 19th January 2018: Cape Town Grand Arena

Sat 20th January: Johannesburg Ticketpro Dome

Thurs 1st February: New York The Beacon Theatre

Sat 3rd February: Toronto – Venue TBC

UK Tour Dates

Fri 2nd March 2018: Plymouth Pavilions

Sat 3rd March: Plymouth Pavilions

Fri 9th March: Plymouth Pavilions

Sat 10th March: Plymouth Pavilions

Fri 16th March: Bournemouth International Centre

Sat 17th March: Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 18th March: Bournemouth International Centre

Fri 23rd March: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Sat 24th March: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Fri 13th April: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Sat 14th April: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Sun 15th April: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Fri 20th April: Manchester Arena

Sat 21st April: Manchester Arena

Sat 28th April: Liverpool Echo Arena

Sat 5th May: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Fri 11th May: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena

Sat 12th May: Birmingham Barclaycard Arena

Sat 19th May: Leeds First Direct Arena

Fri 25th May: Brighton Centre

Sat 26th May: Brighton Centre

Sun 27th May: Brighton Centre

Sat 2nd June: Belfast SSE Arena

Fri 8th June: Dublin 3 Arena

Fri 9th June: Dublin 3 Arena

Tues 12th June: Aberdeen AECC

Weds 13th June: Aberdeen AECC

Fri 15th June: Glasgow SSE Hydro

Sat 16th June: Glasgow SSE Hydro

Sat 23rd June: Sheffield Arena

Fri 5th October: London The O2

Sat 6th October: London The O2

Fri 12th October: London The O2

Sat 13th October: London The O2

Fri 9th November: London The SSE Arena Wembley

Sat 10th November: London The SSE Arena Wembley

Tickets for the UK dates are available via Ticketmaster

2019 World Tour Dates

Sat 9th February 2019: Oslo Spektrum Arena

Weds 20th March: Perth Arena

Fri 22nd March: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena

Sat 23rd March: Sydney Quodos Bank Arena

Mon 25th March: Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Weds 27th March: Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Sat 30th March: Auckland Vector Arena

Sun 31st March: Wellington CSB Arena

Tues 2nd April: Christchurch Horncastle Arena