Bill Bailey Announces 2021 UK Arena Tour

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Bill Bailey has announced a new arena tour for December next year.

The comic – who is about to go into Strictly Come Dancing – has unveiled 12 big dates for the new show “En Route To Normal”, including a Boxing Day gig at Wembley Arena in London, along with Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Hull.

As the title suggests, material will include lockdown and how to ‘see a way through the strange unreality of our new world’ – but the comic says he came up with the name ‘before we’d even heard of Covid’.

Bill Bailey will go on tour in December 2021

According the show’s description: ‘Tracing lines through chaotic moments in history, Bill seeks out parallels where human resilience and our ability to endure has got us through times of strife.’

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Bailey says that for him the pandemic led to a greater appreciation of birdsong and how nature has inspired many great composers. Lockdown also prompted him him to create dance remixes of video-calling ringtones.

Bailey’s last tour was Larks In Transit, which toured the UK, Australia, and New Zealand – including a  five-week residency at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre – starting in 2018 and playing to more than 350,000 people.  A final European leg of the Larks In Transit tour was pulled because of the coronavirus.

His new book, Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Happiness, a collection of essays exploring the nature of happiness, will be published next month.

Bill Bailey 2021 Arena Tour Dates:

Bill Bailey 2021 UK Arena Tour
Bill Bailey 2021 UK Arena Tour

Sunday December 12: Plymouth Pavilions
Monday December 13: Plymouth Pavilions
Tuesday December 14: Bournemouth BIC
Wednesday December 15: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Thursday December 16: Bournemouth BIC
Saturday December 18: Leeds First Direct Arena
Sunday December 19: Hull Bonus Arena
Monday December 20: Newcastle Utilita Arena
Tuesday December 21: Birmingham Arena
Wednesday December 22: Manchester AO Arena
Thursday December 23: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Sunday December 26: London SSE Arena Wembley

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Tickets go on sale on Friday, 9 October at 10am. They will be available online at Ticketmaster. Telephone sales are unavailable at present. Accessible tickets can also be purchased online.

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