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Rhod Gilbert has extended his 2019 tour

The Welsh comedian is back with a brand new live tour, The Book of John.

After a seven-year break from doing stand-up, earlier this month Rhod Gilbert began his huge tour, The Book of John.

Already set to include two shows at London’s Eventim Apollo and Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, he has now added a string of dates taking him into December 2019. The dates include a residency at Edinburgh’s EICC this August – as part of the city’s Festival Fringe.

“What was I thinking, leaving it so long?” Rhod Gilbert asks. “I am loving being back on the road, after seven years away from live-stand up. It’s a right laugh. We already added some extra dates and with 60 of the 63 shows already sold out, it’s time to stick in some more shows and extend the tour.”

Born in Carmarthen, Wales, Gilbert first got into professional comedy back in 2002 after he participated in the Amused Moose Stand and Deliver course, which he credits his girlfriend for pushing him to do.

Soon after, he began winning several talent competitions and in 2005, he did his first solo show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival called 1984 which was nominated for the Perrier Newcomer award.

He has since completed numerous of tours around the UK as well as appeared multiple times at Edinburgh Fringe.

A regular on TV screens, Rhod has had eight series of his own hit BBC series, Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience, where he has attempted a number of different jobs. He has performed twice for the Royal Family on the Royal Variety Performance and has appeared three times on Live At The Apollo.

Take a look at him performing on the show below:

He has also regularly hosted Have I Got News for You and has made regular guest appearances on panel shows Qi, Would I Lie To You? and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. In 2016, he became the host of The Apprentice: You’re Fired!

His full UK tour schedule, including the newly announced dates (marked with *), looks like this:

1 February 2019 – William Aston Hall, Wrexham
2 February 2019 – William Aston Hall, Wrexham
3 February 2019 – Empire Theatre, Liverpool
27 February 2019 – St George’s Hall, Bradford
28 February 2019 – King George’s Hall, Blackburn
1 March 2019 – Victoria Theatre, Halifax
2 March 2019 – Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington
3 March 2019 – Regent Theatre, Stoke
8 March 2019 – Bonus Arena, Hull
9 March 2019 – Empire, Sunderland
24 March 2019 – The Olympia Theatre, Dublin
27 March 2019 – The Lowry, Salford
28 March 2019 – De Monfort Hall, Leicester
29 March 2019 – Royal Hall, Harrogate
30 March 2019 – City Hall, Newcastle
3 April 2019 – Opera House, Manchester
4 April 2019 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
5 April 2019 – City Hall, Sheffield
6 April 2019 – Barbican, York
7 April 2019 – Town Hall, Middlesborough
11 April 2019 – Eventim Apollo, London
13 April 2019 – Eventim Apollo, London
25 April 2019 – Waterfront, Belfast
27 April 2019 – G Live, Guildford
28 April 2019 – Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
1 May 2019 – Venue Cymru, Llandudno
9 May 2019 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
10 May 2019 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
17 May 2019 – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
18 May 2019 – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
19 May 2019 – Arena, Derby
22 May 2019 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
23 May 2019 – The Anvil, Basingstoke
24 May 2019 – Regent, Ipswich
25 May 2019 – New Theatre, Oxford
28 May 2019 – Princess Theatre, Torquay
29 May 2019 – Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
6 June 2019 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
8 June 2019 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff*
14 June 2019 – Dome, Brighton
15 June 2019 – Pavilion, Bournemouth
16 June 2019 – Guildhall, Portsmouth
19 June 2019 – Grand Theatre, Swansea
20 June 2019 – Grand Theatre, Swansea
22 June 2019 – Music Hall, Aberdeen
23 June 2019 – King’s Theatre, Glasgow
24 June 2019 – The Alhambra, Dunfermline
27 June 2019 – Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol
28 June 2019 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
29 June 2019 – The Hexagon, Reading
30 June 2019 – Royal & Derngate, Northampton
17 July 2019 – White Rock Theatre, Hastings
18 July 2019 – Pavilion, Ryhl*
19 July 2019 – Opera House, Blackpool
20 July 2019 – The Lowry, Salford*
25 July 2019 – Town Hall, Cheltenham
26 July 2019 – The Dome, Doncaster
28 July 2019 – New Victoria Theatre, Woking
14 August 2019 – EICC, Edinburgh*
15 August 2019 – EICC, Edinburgh*
16 August 2019 – EICC, Edinburgh*
17 August 2019 – EICC, Edinburgh*
18 August 2019 – EICC, Edinburgh*
19 August 2019 – EICC, Edinburgh*
21 August 2019 – EICC, Edinburgh*
22 August 2019 – EICC, Edinburgh*
23 August 2019 – EICC, Edinburgh*
24 August 2019 – EICC, Edinburgh*
25 August 2019 – EICC, Edinburgh*
18 September 2019 – Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells*
19 September 2019 – Halls, Dorking*
20 September 2019 – Auditorium, Grimsby*
21 September 2019 – City Hall, Newcastle*
6 October 2019 – Concert Hall, Aberystwyth*
9 October 2019 – Opera House, Buxton*
10 October 2019 – Lyceum, Crewe*
11 October 2019 – City Hall, Sheffield*
12 October 2019 – The Cresset, Peterborough*
15 October 2019 – Corn Exchange, Bedford*
16 October 2019 – Waterside, Aylesbury*
18 October 2019 – Charter Hall, Colchester*
19 October 2019 – Lighthouse, Poole*
20 October 2019 – Guildhall, Portsmouth*
4 November 2019 – Royal & Derngate, Northampton*
6 November 2019 – Sands, Carlisle*
7 November 2019 – Venue Cymru, Llandudno*
8 November 2018 – Barbican, York*
13 November 2019 – City Hall, Salisbury*
14 November 2019 – Fairfield Halls Concert Hall, Croydon*
16 November 2019 – Parr Hall, Warrington*
17 November 2019 – Royal Hall, Harrogate*
29 November 2019 – Hippodrome, Bristol*
30 November 2019 – The Anvil, Basingstoke*
1 December 2019 – Orchard Theatre, Dartford*
3 December 2019 – Town Hall, Cheltenham*
4 December 2019 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham*
5 December 2019 – G Live, Guildford*
12 December 2019 – Pavilions, Plymouth*
13 December 2019 – New Theatre, Oxford*


Tickets for the new dates on Rhod Gilbert’s The Book of John tour will go on general sale at 10:00 on Friday 15 February 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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