Peter Kay UK tour cancelled including 7 shows in Newcastle, instructions issued on ticket refunds

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Peter Kay has announced he is cancelling his Live Arena Tour and other work commitments due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’.

The comedian yesterday revealed that his entire work schedule, including his tour, due to run from next April until June 2019, and all other work commitments will be cancelled for the foreseeable future.

That means all 100 dates of his first arena tour for eight years - including the seven at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, between February 11 and March 1 - have been scrapped.

Kay's statement said: "Due to unforeseen family circumstances, I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects. This unfortunately includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance For Life shows and any outstanding live work commitments.

"My sincerest apologies. This decision has not been taken lightly and I'm sure you'll understand my family must always come first.

"I've always endeavoured to protect my family's privacy from the media. I hope that the media and the public will continue to respect our privacy at this time.

"Once again, I'm very sorry."

A further message on the Metro Radio Arena website added: "Customers for Peter Kay’s Live Arena Tour and Dance for Life shows will be refunded from their original point of purchase and any specific ticket queries should be directed to them.

"Eventim customers will receive a refund for their ticket(s) – including the face value of the ticket and the booking fee – even if tickets have already been dispatched. There is no need to return your tickets to Eventim. Please allow 7-10 working days for your refund to be credited to your account."

The news comes just weeks after Kay added extra performance dates to his tour, following huge public demand. Shortly after tickets for the initial 26 gigs went on sale in November, he tripled the line-up of events to more than 80, including a total of 16 shows in his home town of Manchester.

Announcing his return to the stage, he said: "I really miss it. 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. I can't wait to get back up on stage."

Over the last years, Kay has delighted fans with his hit Bafta-winning TV series, Car Share. After writing and starring in two series, he announced earlier this year that he would not be creating a third. But he later consoled dismayed fans by promising two further episodes, including an official finale.

Announcing the news during the 2017 BBC One Children In Need appeal show, he also pledged his support to the charity by auctioning tickets to a one-off intimate gig in Blackpool next summer. He is to married Susan Gargan and has a son, Charlie Michael Kay, 13.

FULL LIST OF ARENA TOUR DATES:

Saturday, April 21: Birmingham Genting Arena

Sunday, April 22: Birmingham Genting Arena

Monday, April 23: Birmingham Genting Arena

Friday, April 27: Birmingham Genting Arena

Saturday, April 28: Birmingham Genting Arena

Tuesday, May 1: Birmingham Genting Arena

Wednesday, May 2: Birmingham Genting Arena

Saturday, May 5: Birmingham Genting Arena

Sunday, May 6: Birmingham Genting Arena

Monday, May 7: Birmingham Genting Arena

Monday, May 14: Glasgow The SSE Hydro

Tuesday, May 15: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Friday, May 18: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Saturday, May 19: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Sunday, May 20: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Wednesday, May 23: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Thursday, May 24: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Friday, May 25: Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Monday, June 4: Manchester Arena

Tuesday, June 5: Manchester Arena

Wednesday, June 6: Manchester Arena

Saturday, June 9: Manchester Arena

Sunday, June 10: Manchester Arena

Wednesday, June 13: Manchester Arena

Thursday, June 14: Manchester Arena

Friday, June 15: Manchester Arena

Tuesday, June 19: Manchester Arena

Wednesday, June 20: Manchester Arena

Saturday, June 23: Manchester Arena

Sunday, June 24: Manchester Arena

Monday, June 25: Manchester Arena

Thursday, June 28: Manchester Arena

Friday, June 29: Manchester Arena

Saturday, June 30: Manchester Arena

Thursday, September 13: London, The O2

Friday, September 14: London, The O2

Saturday, September 15: London, The O2

Thursday, September 20: London, The O2

Friday, September 21: London, The O2

Saturday, September 22: London, The O2

Thursday, September 27: London, The O2

Friday, September 28: London, The O2

Saturday, September 29: London, The O2

Tuesday, October 2: Leeds First Direct Arena

Wednesday, October 3: Leeds First Direct Arena

Saturday, October 6: Leeds First Direct Arena

Sunday, October 7: Leeds First Direct Arena

Monday, October 8: Leeds First Direct Arena

Thursday, October 11: Leeds First Direct Arena

Friday, October 12: Leeds First Direct Arena

Saturday, October 13: Leeds First Direct Arena

Sunday, January 13: Belfast SSE Arena

Monday, January 14: Belfast SSE Arena

Tuesday, January 15: Belfast SSE Arena

Friday, January 18: Belfast SSE Arena

Saturday, January 19: Belfast SSE Arena

Sunday, January 20: Belfast SSE Arena

Wednesday, January 23: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Thursday, January 24: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Friday, January 25: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Monday, January 28: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Tuesday, January 29: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Friday, February 1: Dublin 3 Arena

Saturday, February 2: Dublin 3 Arena

Sunday, February 3: Dublin 3 Arena

Wednesday, February 6: Dublin 3 Arena

Thursday, February 7: Dublin 3 Arena

Friday, February 8: Dublin 3 Arena

Monday, February 11: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Tuesday, February 12: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Friday, February 15: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Saturday, February 16: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Wednesday, February 27: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Thursday, February 28: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Friday, March 1: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Monday, March 4: Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Tuesday, March 5: Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Friday, March 8: Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Saturday, March 9: Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Wednesday, March 13: Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Thursday, March 14: Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Friday, March 15: Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Monday, March 18: Liverpool Echo Arena

Tuesday, March 19: Liverpool Echo Arena

Friday, March 22: Liverpool Echo Arena

Saturday, March 23: Liverpool Echo Arena

Wednesday, March 27: Liverpool Echo Arena

Thursday, March 28: Liverpool Echo Arena

Friday, March 29: Liverpool Echo Arena

Saturday, May 4: Manchester Arena

Sunday, May 5: Manchester Arena

Monday, May 6: Manchester Arena

Thursday, May 9: Manchester Arena

Friday, May 10: Manchester Arena

Friday, May 11: Manchester Arena

Thursday, May 16: Leeds First Direct Arena

Friday, May 17: Leeds First Direct Arena

Saturday, May 18: Leeds First Direct Arena

Friday, May 24: Birmingham Genting Arena

Saturday, May 25: Birmingham Genting Arena

Friday, May 31: Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Thursday, June 6: London, The O2

Friday, June 7: London, The O2

Saturday, June 8: London, The O2

Thursday, June 13: London, The O2

Friday, June 14: London, The O2

Saturday, June 15: London, The O2

Friday, June 21: London, The O2

Saturday, June 22: London, The O2