It was announced today (Wednesday 9th April) that RUSSELL HOWARD will add a major autumn extension to the UK leg of his sold-out 2014 Wonderbox world tour. This tour has already seen almost 200,000 fans book to see RUSSELL in the UK, including four sold-out nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall (next week), before embarking on sold-out runs in the USA, Australia and New Zealand from May. The new dates will make available a further 85,000 tickets at arenas in cities including: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Liverpool, Cardiff and Sheffield.
Tickets for the December 2014 shows are on pre-sale from today, with information available throughwww.russell-howard.co.uk, and go on general sale from 9.00am Friday 11th April.
Venues played in advance of the December extension dates: Bournemouth International Centre (x3 dates), Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (x3), Manchester Arena, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, Dublin Vicar Street (x3), Belfast Odyssey Arena, Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena, Aberdeen GE Oil & Gas Arena, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, Leeds First Direct Arena, Nottingham Capital FM Arena, Liverpool Echo Arena, Birmingham LG Arena (x2), Brighton Centre (x2), London Wembley Arena, London O2 Arena, London Royal Albert Hall (x4) and Bristol Hippodrome (x4).
DECEMBER EXTENSION DATES:
14-Dec-14 London O2
15-Dec-14 Nottingham Capital FM
16-Dec-14 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
17-Dec-14 Liverpool ACC Liverpool
18-Dec-14 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
19-Dec-14 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
20-Dec-14 Manchester MEN Arena
21-Dec-14 Birmingham The LG
WHAT THE PRESS HAVE SAID ABOUT RUSSELL HOWARD…
“His mind is as sharp as a witch’s nose and gags flow from him with the ease and majesty of the river Nile.”
Tim Arthur, Time Out
“An awesome ability to connect with an audience”
James Kettle, The Guardian
“Russell Howard is packing them in everywhere… he is a stand-up natural.”
Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard
“Energetic, uncynical and, most importantly, very funny”
David Hayles, The Times
For further information, interview requests and press tickets, please contact:
Dan Lloyd at Avalon on 020 7598 7222 or email@example.com
NOTES TO EDITORS
BBC Three’s most successful entertainment series, Russell Howard’s Good News was recently voted the ‘Best Ever BBC Three Show’ by Digital Spy users (taking the top spot ahead of Gavin and Stacey, Little Britain and Being Human), it peaks at over 5 million viewers a week and is frequently one of the most watched shows on BBC iPlayer, regularly trending globally on Twitter during each episode. RUSSELL HOWARD has over 2.5 million fans on Facebook and alongside LEE EVANS, is the joint-third most searched for comedian on Google.
Wonderbox is RUSSELL’s first live stand-up show for three years and follows on from his three-times-extended 2011 tour Right Here, Right Now, which included three sold-out dates at London’s O2.
RUSSELL HOWARD has released three best-selling live DVDs: Right Here, Right Now (2011), Russell Howard Live – Dingledodies (2009) and Russell Howard Live (2008).