Ricky Gervais to bring his Armageddon World Tour to Hollywood Bowl and London's Palladium
New arena shows announced across UK, Europe, US & Canada throughout 2023
Tickets Available Starting Wednesday 29th March / General onsale Begins Friday 31st March, at 10am local on LiveNation.com
Gervais set to play one of his biggest ever stand-up gigs at LA’s Hollywood Bowl
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Award-winning comedian, actor, writer, and director Ricky Gervais has today announced further massive arena dates on his Armageddon World Tour.
Produced by Live Nation, tickets for all new dates on Ricky Gervais: Armageddon will go on general sale this Friday 31st March, 10am local time, as Gervais continues to take his brand-new stand-up show to audiences around the globe, throughout this year and into 2024.
The acclaimed British comedian has already visited some of the biggest venues in the UK across the Armageddon tour, and today announces further UK dates in Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester, Cardiff, Nottingham, Liverpool, Birmingham and Bristol. In the autumn, he will return to London for four dates at the prestigious London Palladium (13th – 16th September) and a massive show at London’s OVO Wembley Arena (6th October).
Gervais Announces Further Arena Gigs
With some of the biggest European venues already under his belt in Amsterdam, Prague & Helsinki, Gervais now announces further arena gigs across Europe for 2023, in Vienna, Dublin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Oslo, Lisbon, Stockholm, Berlin and Munich.
Stateside, Gervais was already lined up to play two sell-out shows at NY’s Radio City Music Hall (30th June & 1st July), and a night at LA’s Hollywood Bowl (6th May), which is set to be one of his biggest stand-up gigs yet.
Today, further US & Canada dates have been announced in New York (Beacon Theatre, 1st May), Toronto (Scotiabank Arena, 10th August) and Montreal (Place Bell, 12th August).
“Ricky Gervais is Britain’s biggest comedian. He sells out arenas around the world,” said Ian Coburn, Live Nation.
“When I was invited to play the iconic Hollywood Bowl, I said “What if it rains?” This pretty much sums up how British people think,” said Gervais.
Gervais’s 2021 tour SuperNature was a huge success and subsequently became one of the most watched comedy specials of the year on Netflix, when it aired in May 2022. Netflix have already bought the rights to Armageddon, which will stream as Ricky’s next Netflix special in early 2024.
TICKETS: Tickets will be available starting with a Live Nation presale beginning Wednesday, March 29 at 10am local time. The general on sale will begin Friday, March 31 at 10am local time on livenation.com. Tickets for previously announced dates are available now on livenation.com.
As Gervais has done with his previous tours, a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to charity.
Creator and star of ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras’, Ricky Gervais has won three Golden Globes®, two Primetime Emmys® and seven BAFTAS. ‘The Office’ is the most successful British comedy of all time, shown in more than 90 countries with seven remakes. The NBC version is the most successful US remake of a British show in more than 30 years.
Considered the most influential British comedian since Charlie Chaplin, Gervais is an award-winning stand-up comedian, with six international tours to date. His live stand up show ‘Fame’ became the fastest selling UK stand-up show in history.
Gervais can most recently be seen in his Netflix stand up special “SuperNature,” which premiered in May 2022. He also starred in the dark comedy “After Life,” which he created, directed and executive produced. The series premiered to rave reviews and fan response in 2019, and returned for an equally lauded second season in April 2020. The third and final season premiered in January 2022, also to high acclaim.
Gervais was first asked to host the Golden Globes® awards ceremony in 2010, making him the first host of the Golden Globes® since 1995. The broadcast was seen by an estimated 250 million viewers. Gervais has since hosted the Golden Globes® in 2011, 2012, and 2016 prior to his most recent appearance as host for the 5th time in 2020.
Gervais is also featured in The Guinness Book of World Records for having the most downloaded internet show of all time. He has written, directed, produced and starred in ‘Cemetery Junction’, ‘The Invention of Lying’, and starred in ‘Ghost Town.’ In 2010, Gervais was named in TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and awarded the Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award from the Banff World Television Festival.
Source Live Nation
March 27, 2023 9:00am ET by Live Nation