Peter Kay: Fans angry as tickets sold on secondary sites for inflated prices

Screenshots showed tickets being re-sold for up to £495 shortly after going on original sale

Roisin O'Connor
Sunday 19 November 2017 15:15
Tickets to Peter Kay's UK tour were in high demand
Tickets to Peter Kay's UK tour were in high demand

Peter Kay fans are furious after seeing tickets for his anticipated UK tour appear on secondary ticketing sites at inflated prices.

The comedian is preparing to set out on his first stand-up tour in eight years, which will see the 44-year-old will play nine cities across the UK.

Starting April 2018 in Birmingham, the tour will also take in dates in Glasgow, Manchester, London, Leeds, Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, and Liverpool.

“I really miss it,” Kay said in a statement on the tour announcement. “I know how lucky I am to be making television series and have really loved these past few years working on Car Share but I miss doing stand-up.

“As terrifying as it is, when it works there's nothing more fun and exciting. Plus, a lot has happened in the last eight years, with Trump, Twitter and my Nan getting her front bush trimmed at the age of 96. I can't wait to get back up on stage.”

While more dates have already been added due to huge demand, many fans were infuriated as they encountered issues with ticket sites or saw seats being sold for inflated prices.

Screenshots were shared on social media of tickets being sold on StubHub and Viagogo for as much as £495.

The comedian's last tour started in 2010 and quickly became the biggest selling comedy tour of all time, playing to over 1.2 million people.

Since then, Kay has starred in and directed the BAFTA-winning sitcom Car Share, playing a character in ITV’s Cradle to Grave, and cameoed in Inside No. 9.

He recently announced that Car Share will return for two more episodes after the second season ended this year, to be screened on BBC One in 2018.

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