Following this morning's announcement of a Children in Need charity auction for a one-off-gig in Blackpool, Peter Kay has also announced his long-awaited return to stand-up, in the form of a huge tour in 2018 and 2019.
Tickets for the shows are set to go on-sale at 10am on this Sunday (19 November) through Ticketmaster.
The 'Have Gags, Will Travel' tour will hit the north west in the summer of 2018, with two nights at the Manchester Arena, and then again during spring 2019 at the Echo Arena when the tour will finish.
Along the way, the tour calls at cities like Glasgow, Sheffield, and Leeds, and includes four nights at the O2 Arena in London.
A statement released by the comedian, responsible for TV hits like Phoenix Nights and Car Share, said he will be returning to his "most successful hobby - stand-up".
"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," he said.
Here is the full list of Peter Kay tour dates for 2018/19:
April 21 – Genting Arena, Birmingham
April 22 – Genting Arena, Birmingham
May 14 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
May 15 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
June 4 – Manchester Arena
June 5 – Manchester Arena
June 13 – O2 Arena, London
June 14 – O2 Arena, London
June 15 – O2 Arena, London
June 20 – O2 Arena, London
October 2 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
October 3 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
January 13 – SSE Arena, Belfast
January 14 – SSE Arena, Belfast
January 23 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
January 24 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
February 1 – 3 Arena, Dublin
February 2 – 3 Arena, Dublin
February 11 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
February 12 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
March 4 – FLYDSA Arena, Sheffield
March 5 – FLYDSA Arena, Sheffield
March 18 – Echo Arena, Liverpool
March 19 – Echo Arena, Liverpool