Lee Evans has announced a mammoth 51-date arena tour of the UK and Ireland. Titled Monsters, his new stand-up show will launch in August 2014 and run until November.
The new show follows the success of previous arena tours by the 'sweaty, bendy comedian': Wired And Wonderful (2002), XL (2005), Big (2008) and the record-breaking Roadrunner (2011). It has been calculated that, across these four tours, Evans performed to more than 1,605,000 people.
Despite the shows still being over a year away at the time of writing, demand for Lee Evans's Monsters tickets is expected to be high when they go on sale next week. Roadrunner in 2011 broke records with first day sales of 227,424 tickets, and - in total - by the end of the tour more than 600,000 people had watched Evans across 16 arena venues. The show went on to become a best-selling DVD and Blu-ray release, and the first stand-up show to be available in 3D.
Evans's agency, Off The Kerb says: "Lee's manic energy, uncanny observations, hilarious delivery and side-splitting material have made his live performances a must-see for comedy fans worldwide."
Tickets for Monsters are on sale now at Ticketmaster.co.uk
Here is a summary of the dates for Lee Evans: Monsters:
Bournemouth International Centre: 20th - 24th August 2014.
Brighton Centre: 27th - 31st August 2014.
Nottingham Capital FM Arena: 4th - 7th September 2014.
Sheffield Motorpoint Arena: 12th - 13th September 2014.
Birmingham NIA: 18th - 21st September 2014.
London's O2 Arena: 26th September - 4th October 2014 (27th is DVD recording date).
Manchester Arena: 9th - 12th October 2014.
Glasgow, The Hydro: 16th - 18th October 2014.
Leeds First Direct Arena: 24th - 25th October 2014.
Aberdeen AECC: 27th - 28th October 2014.
Liverpool Echo Arena: 31st October - 1st November 2014.
Newcastle Metro Arena: 6th - 8th November 2014.
Dublin O2: 12th November 2014.
Belfast Odyssey Arena: 14th November 2014.
London Wembley Arena: 19th - 22nd November 2014.
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena: 26th - 30th November 2014.
Further dates may be added for certain venues at a later date if shows sell out.
Lee Evans is also currently preparing to return to the theatre stage. In September 2013 he will star alongside Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes in Clive Exton's new play Barking In Essex at The Wyndham's Theatre in London.