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Rhod Gilbert extends tour into 2020

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

Due to overwhelming demand, Rhod Gilbert has added more shows to his current UK tour.

The comedian has added 25 new dates to the tour, which will see him take to the stage throughout February, March and April 2020.

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

“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 most of the shows already sold out, it’s time to stick in some more shows and extend the tour into 2020.”

Head to the bottom of this page to see the full list of newly added dates.


How to get Rod Gilbert tickets early

Fans can get tickets to the newly announced 2020 tour dates 48 hours early in our presale.

The presale begins at 10:oo on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

Head here for presale tickets


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 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 show, 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!

Here’s his full UK tour schedule, including the newly announced 2020 dates:

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

Newly announced 2020 dates:

2 February 2020 – Empire, Liverpool
15 February 2020 – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
16 February 2020 – Brighton Dome
22 February 2020 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
23 February 2020 – Engine Shed, Lincoln
24 February 2020 – Arena, St Albans
29 February 2020 – Lakes Leisure Centre, Kendal
1 March 2020 – The Lowry, Salford
4 March 2020 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
5 March 2020 – Town Hall, Leeds
6 March 2020 – Victoria Theatre, Halifax
8 March 2020 – Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
12 March 2020 – Olympia, Dublin
13 March 2020 – Opera House, Cork
28 March 2020 – G Live, Guildford
29 March 2020 – Marlowe, Canterbury
30 March 2020 – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
2 April 2020 – Grove Theatre, Dunstable
3 April 2020 – Villa Marina, Isle Of Man
4 April 2020 – Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa
6 April 2020 – Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
19 April 2020 – Pavilion, Weymouth
20 April 2020 – Octagon, Yeovil
21 April 2020 – Hexagon, Reading
22 April 2020 – Pavilion, Bournemouth


Following the presale, tickets for the new 2020 dates on Rhod Gilbert’s The Book of John tour will go on general sale at 10:00 on Friday 28 June 2019.  Limited tickets for the 2019 dates are on sale now. Grab them all through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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