The O2 announces tenth date for Michael Mcintyre's UK arena tour
The O2, the world's most popular music and entertainment venue, today announced that Michael McIntyre is set to repeat in 2012 what pop superstar Rihanna did in 2011 - an incredible ten night residency at The O2 arena in London. A tenth date on Wednesday 3 October 2012 has been added.
With six months still to go and a phenomenal 470,000+ tickets already sold thus far, Michael McIntyre's 68 date 2012 UK Arena tour is on course to become the UK's biggest comedy arena tour of all time... and it's getting bigger still!
A remarkable tenth date at London's famous The O2 arena has just been added to satisfy an overwhelming public demand. Tickets for the new date at The O2 - Wednesday 3 October - go on general sale from Friday 2 March at 9am and are available via www.theo2.co.uk or by calling 0844 856 0202. For full tour details, please visit www.offthekerb.co.uk.
Michael McIntyre's spot on observational comedy and trademark ability to turn everyday situations into master-classes of human exasperation have struck chords with millions of fans, resolutely cementing him as one of the UK's most loved and treasured comedy performers today.
Michael has previously released two best-selling DVDs; 2008's Live and Laughing, which currently holds the top spot as the biggest selling UK debut stand-up DVD and Hello Wembley, which in 2009 became the fastest selling UK stand-up DVD of all time. Live and Laughing and Hello Wembley have sold a staggering combined total of 2,500,000 + copies to date.
The past two years have been particularly exceptional for Michael. Most recent highlights include a 2012 National TV Award for Best Entertainment Programme for his BBC1 series Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, plus his 2011 Christmas Day BBC1 Comedy Roadshow special was watched by 8.6 million viewers, making it one of the highest rated TV shows over the festive season.
Other highlights include; writing his first autobiography - the number one best-selling Life & Laughing, hosting the 2010 Royal Variety Performance in front of HRH Prince Charles, joining the judging panel alongside Amanda Holden and David Hasslehoff on one of the biggest show's on TV - Britain's Got Talent (ITV1), a 54 date sell out arena tour in 2009 where Michael played to over 500,000 people (including six nights at Wembley Arena, plus four at the O2 Arena), a 2010 British Comedy Award for Best Male TV Comic, a 2009 British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-up Performer, plus two nominations for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Comedy Entertainment Programme for Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow. To add to that impressive list, Michael also had two hugely successful critically acclaimed series of Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow on BBC ONE (2009 and 2010), that regularly achieved audiences of five million and also notched up numerous award nominations including a BAFTA, National TV Award, RTS and Broadcast awards.
A DVD of the 2012 arena tour will also be released by Universal Pictures (UK) in November 2012.