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