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Russell Howard adds 2020 dates to UK tour

The comedy star and presenter will take his Respite show on the road.

Russell Howard has announced further UK tour dates, bringing his latest show Respite on the road.

The tour follows the record breaking success of Round The World in 2017, and marks the comedian and presenter’s biggest global stand-up tour to date.

The tour will now include announced dates in 2020, taking to Bristol’s Hippodrome from 29 June – 4 July 2019, and at London’s Eventim Apollo on 20, 21 and 23 September 2020.

Russell Howard launches his Respite tour on 19 September 2019 in Newcastle, for a run of dates that include a headline appearance at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on 4 October 2019.

Howard currently hosts the acclaimed Sky One hit The Russell Howard Hour, having built a reputation presenting the likes of Russell Howard’s Good News on the BBC between 2009 and 2015.

He has also been snapped up for a Netflix special, releasing Recalibrate at the end of 2017.


Russell Howard began his career with radio work for the BBC, before making regular TV appearances on the likes of Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

He has since secured a number of ongoing series, from his BBC and Sky One residencies to the likes of Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central and Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip for Comedy Central.

Howard has seen significant praise for both his stand-up and presenting work, with The Sunday Times declaring that “world domination is looming”.

Here are those UK dates:

19 September 2019 – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
20 September 2019 – TECA, Aberdeen
21 September 2019 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
22 September 2019 – Genting Arena ,Birmingham
23 September 2019 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
26 September 2019 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
27 September 2019 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
28 September 2019 – FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
29 September 2019 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
2 October 2019 – Manchester Arena, Manchester
3 October 2019 – SSE Arena Wembley, London
5 October 2019 – Echo Arena, Liverpool

29 June 2020 – Hippodrome, Bristol
30 June 2020 – Hippodrome, Bristol
1 July 2020 – Hippodrome, Bristol
2 July 2020 – Hippodrome, Bristol
3 July 2020 – Hippodrome, Bristol
4 July 2020 – Hippodrome, Bristol

20 September 2020 – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London
21 September 2020 – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London
23 September 2020 – Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London

Tickets for Russell Howard’s newly announced Respite dates will be available on presale from 10:00 on Thursday 13 June 2019 through

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