Rhod Gilbert announces 2019 tour

Wednesday 18th July 2018, 10:00am

  • Rhod Gilbert is returning to stand-up after a six year break
  • He will tour The Book Of John between February and July 2019
  • You can buy tickets now from Ticketmaster
Rhod Gilbert.

Rhod Gilbert is returning to stand-up after a six-year break. He will tour the UK in 2019 with new show The Book Of John.

His promoters confirm: "Following a six-year break from stand-up the multi-award-winning comedian is back with a brand new live show. The Welsh wonder is set to embark upon a full UK tour in 2019, kicking off in February and taking in two shows at London's Eventim Apollo, and two shows at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena."

In the last year, the comedian suffered "a mini stroke", and his dad had a heart attack. The promotional description for the tour explains: "A lot has happened to Rhod in the six years since he last toured. Almost all of it s**t. And just when he thought he'd hit rock bottom, he met a bloke... called John.

"This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. The Book of John is raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense. This is Rhod, but different, the same, but not. Come along and see for yourself."

In between touring, Gilbert has hosted a number of TV shows, including eight series of Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience. He is the current host of The Apprentice: You're Fired and appears regularly on TV panel shows. He will also be a contestant on the next series of Taskmaster, due to be shown in September.

Gilbert is now in the process of performing a series of work-in-progress gigs to get the tour ready. He will perform six shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in August under the title Work In Very Very Early Progress.

The Book Of John will start in Wrexham in February 2019 and conclude in Woking in July. In total, he'll perform 51 shows. There is a full list of dates below. Tickets can bought now from Ticketmaster

2019 tour dates

Wrexham (William Aston Hall): 2nd February
Liverpool (Empire Theatre): 3rd February
Bradford (St George's Hall): 27th February
Blackburn (King George's Hall): 28th February
Halifax (Victoria Theatre): 1st March
Warrington (Pyramid & Parr Hall): 2nd March
Stoke (Regent Theatre): 3rd March
Hull (Bonus Arena): 8th March
Sunderland (Empire): 9th March
Dublin (The Olympia Theatre): 24th March
Salford (The Lowry): 27th March
Leicester (De Montfort Hall): 28th March
Harrogate (Royal Hall): 29th March
Newcastle (City Hall): 30th March
Leeds (Grand Theatre): 31st March
Manchester (Opera House): 3rd April
Nottingham (Royal Concert Hall): 4th April
Sheffield (City Hall): 5th April
York (Barbican): 6th April
Middlesbrough (Town Hall): 7th April
London (Eventim Apollo): 11th and 13th April
Belfast (Waterfront): 25th April
Guildford (G Live): 27th April
Tunbridge Wells (Assembly Hall Theatre): 28th April
Llandudno (Venue Cymru): 1st May
Cardiff (Motorpoint Arena) 9th and 10th May
Coventry (Warwick Arts Centre): 18th May
Derby (Arena): 19th May
Southend (Cliffs Pavilion): 22th May
Basingstoke (The Anvil): 23th May
Ipswich (Regent): 24th May
Oxford (New Theatre): 25th May
Torquay (Princess Theatre): 28th May
High Wycombe (Swan Theatre): 29th May
Brighton (Dome): 14th June
Bournemouth (Pavilion): 15th June
Portsmouth (Guildhall): 16th June
Swansea (Grand Theatre): 19th and 20th June
Aberdeen (Music Hall): 22nd June
Glasgow (King's Theatre): 23rd June
Dunfermline (The Alhambra): 24th June
Bristol (Hippodrome Theatre): 27th June
Birmingham (Symphony Hall): 28th June
Reading (The Hexagon): 29th June
Northampton (Royal & Derngate): 30th June
Blackpool (Opera House): 19th July
Cheltenham (Town Hall): 25th July
Doncaster (The Dome): 26th July
Woking (New Victoria Theatre): 28th July

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