The reviews are in for Peter Kay’s first show of his latest arena tour, which took place on Friday at Manchester’s AO Arena, and needless to say people thought the Car Share star was “hilarious” and has “still got it”.
Reassuring then, as it is his first tour in 12 years.
The garlic bread enthusiast’s The Tour That Doesn’t Tour Tour… Now On Tour from 2010 entered the Guinness Book of World Records two years later as the most successful stand-up tour of all time, after playing to 1.2 million people.
He was due to tour in 2017, but this was cancelled due to “unforeseen family circumstances”.
News of the tour came last month, when an announcement was broadcast during an episode of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! before going on sale almost a week later.
As is to be expected, demand was high, crashing the mobile app for some and leading to SJM Concerts apologising for “a number of technical issues”.
Kay, meanwhile, was “absolutely blown away” by the response, in a statement which also saw him call I’m A Celeb contestant and Tory MP Matt Hancock a “b***-end”.
And the reaction last night was no different, as he was filmed in tears at a standing ovation from the crowd before the show had properly started – with one individual saying it lasted for “about five minutes”.
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