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Tina Campbell

Peter Kay adds even more tour dates after fans complain of missing out amid huge online queues

Demand for Peter Kay tour tickets is so high that the comedian was forced to add even more dates just moments after a new spate of shows went on sale.

The Mancunian funny man, 49, launched his big comeback earlier this month after cancelling his last tour in December 2017, citing “unforeseen family circumstances”.

Since then he has largely stayed out of the limelight, but that’s all set to change with dates now pencilled in all the way up to 2025.

On Thursday, Kay announced new dates taking place in Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Glasgow.

They sold out within an hour of going on sale on Sunday, much to the dismay of fans who had complained of lengthy queues, with one tweeting: “60,000 ahead of me. Good luck.”

Ticketmaster responded by announcing that additional dates were being added due to the high demand.

A message on their Twitter account read: “Wow – lots of you looking for Peter Kay tickets this morning. We’ve just announced new dates in Birmingham (5 Dec 2025), Leeds (7 March 2025), Manchester (21 March 2025) and Sheffield (2 May 2025).”

Hopefully those eager to see him on stage will have a better chance this time around with many taking to social media to vent their frustration over the situation.

“Sat in the queue for ages, started off at over 51,000, get to front no tickets in Glasgow for any date! Try Newcastle and now 14,999 in the Q! Advised to try resale, something not right here!” wrote one on Twitter.

“Join the queue at 5 to 10 was on hold for 57 minutes. Only to be told no availability. Absolutely gutted,” lamented another.

While a third fumed: “What a joke, waited 40 mins in queue to find they had sold out. There were 8,800 in queue for one show at at venue that holds almost double that! Ticket purchases should be limited to give everyone a fair chance! People buying 10 at a time to no doubt re-sale on a huge profit! (sic).”

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