Tickets for Peter Kay’s special ‘one-night’ show in Blackpool sold out ‘in a matter of minutes’ yesterday morning.
Demand for the charity Q&A at the Opera House on Saturday, November 15, was so high, that a second show was announced for Friday, November 14.
The two shows will raise money for Salford Women’s Aid Domestic Violence Refuges.
Kay announed the initial date when he took to The Tower Headlands stage on Friday night to switch on the Illuminations. Tickets for the Saturday went on sale at 9.30am yesterday, and a spokeswoman for the show said they sold out ‘in a matter of minutes’.
The second date was then announced and went on sale at 10am, selling out by 5pm. Fans will be invited to submit questions in advance, as well as voting for their favourite clips of the comedians work, which will be shown and discussed on the night.
It will be also be Peter’s first live stage appearance since record-breaking ‘The Tour That Doesn’t Tour Tour’ in 2010 and 2011.
Peter said: “A friend of mine works for Salford Women’s Refuges, which unfortunately is greatly overlooked as a charity. After hearing the shocking statistics and discussing the invaluable work they do I felt it was crucial to try and raise some much needed funds so they can continue offering vulnerable victims, including children, help when they need it most. If I can put on a special night that helps benefit the charity in some way and have some fun in the process, how could I pass on such a good opportunity?”
Tickets were sold online and via the Winter Gardens’ box office in Church Street, Blackpool.
Winter Gardens managing director Michael Williams said: “We had queues of people waiting to buy tickets first thing and the pre-sale went very well. We had a lot of enquiries and calls as soon as the show went on sale, prompting the second date to be announced almost instantly.”
Kay has previously appeared at the Opera House on several occasions – ‘in conversation with’ DJ Danny Baker in October 2012, and in aid of charity Billie Butterfly Fund in November 2011. He also hosted the 2009 Royal Variety Performance there, while his rise to fame came on the back of his ‘Live At The Top Of The Tower’ show video and DVD release in 2001.
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