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Manchester Evening News
Dianne Bourne

Peter Kay tickets Manchester: everything you need to know for general sale

The wait is almost over for Peter Kay fans - with his first new tour in 12 years set to get underway right here in Manchester. Tickets for the Manchester AO Arena dates, alongside a raft of shows at venues across the UK, will all go on general sale on Saturday morning at 10am.

It follows a frenzied pre-sale on Thursday when more dates were freshly announced by the Bolton comedy superstar, including seven new dates at Manchester's AO Arena stretching through to 2023. Arena bosses have issued fresh guidance this week to help people prepare themselves for the Peter Kay tour going on general sale on Saturday.

That includes a warning from the arena that NO ticket sales will be bookable via the arena's on-site ticket office in Manchester. All tickets must be purchased online through the tour's main ticket selling agents, the links to which can be found here for Ticketmaster, and here for SeeTickets.

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Arena bosses are also urging fans not to purchase tickets from re-sale sites. They say only tickets purchased through the official ticket sales companies can be guaranteed to be genuine.

And they've encouraged anyone gearing up to click refresh on Saturday morning to make sure they have created a Ticketmaster account already, or updated their login details to ensure it has current payment card details, to ensure the best and smoothest possible chance of securing tickets on what is set to be a frenzied morning on the sites.

They issued a guidance notice on all of their social media accounts on Friday to assist fans preparing for the on-sale.

Here, we've also compiled all the info you need to know on the on-sale dates currently announced and more details on how to get tickets, including how to get VIP packages for the Manchester dates.

What dates will Peter Kay play Manchester AO Arena?

These are all the dates that have so far been announced from Bolton comedy star Peter to play on home turf at the AO Arena in Manchester.

  • December 2, 2022
  • December 3, 2022
  • September 22, 2023
  • September 23, 2023
  • October 19, 2023
  • October 20, 2023
  • November 5, 2023
  • November 6, 2023
  • December 1, 2023

How much are tickets?

Kay promised to keep his tickets affordable amid the cost of living crisis, with tickets starting in price at £35 . This is the same price as his last record-breaking tour back in 2010.

Announcing the tour, he said: "With the cost of living at an all-time high, ticket prices are starting from £35. The same price they were on my previous tour in 2010".

Tickets will be available to buy from 10am on Saturday November 11 via Ticketmaster and See Tickets.

Are VIP tickets available for Manchester AO Arena?

Yes, if fans can afford to splash out a little more on their tickets, you can apply directly to the AO Arena for hospitality packages available at each show. To do this, you need to email

What dates is Peter Kay playing on his full UK tour?

These are all the other dates so far announced on Peter's tour.

  • Saturday, December 17 - Birmingham Utilita Arena
  • Friday, January 6 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
  • Saturday, January 7 - Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
  • Friday, January 20 - Leeds First Direct Arena
  • Friday, February 17 - Sheffield Utilita Arena
  • Thursday, February 23 - Belfast SSE Arena
  • Friday, February 24 - Belfast SSE Arena
  • Thursday, March 9 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
  • Friday, March 10 - Newcastle Utilita Arena
  • Thursday, March 23 - Birmingham Resorts World Arena
  • Thursday, April 6 - Dublin 3Arena
  • Friday, April 7 - Dublin 3Arena
  • Friday, April 21 - Utilita Arena Birmingham
  • Friday, May 5 - Glasgow OVO Hydro
  • Saturday, May 6 - Glasgow OVO Hydro
  • Friday, May 19 - Leeds First Direct Arena
  • Friday, June 2 - Utilita Arena Birmingham
  • Friday, June 16 - Cardiff International Arena
  • Saturday, June 17 - Cardiff International Arena
  • Friday, July 14 - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
  • Saturday, July 15 - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
  • Friday, July 28 - Utilita Arena Birmingham
  • Friday, August 11 - Sheffield Utilita Arena
  • Saturday, August 12 - Sheffield Utilita Arena
  • Tuesday, August 29 - Utilita Arena Birmingham
  • Friday, September 8 - Leeds First Direct Arena

When will Peter Kay play his monthly residency at London's O2 Arena?

Alongside the full UK tour, a monthly residency at London's 02 Arena has also announced. Here are the dates in full.

  • Fri 16 December 2022
  • Sat 21 January 2023

  • Sat 18 February 2023

  • Wed 22 March 2023

  • Sat 22 April 2023

  • Sat 3 June 2023

  • Wed 30 Aug 2023

  • Sat 9 Sept 2023

  • Sat 7 Oct 2023

  • Sat 18 November

Will more Peter Kay dates be announced?

Well, this is the million dollar question. The Manchester Evening News will be running live coverage of the on-sale for Peter Kay throughout Saturday, and any fresh gig announcements will be reported live across the day.

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