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Billy Connolly -- Beware! He's Back

Published: Mon 3 Nov 2008 04:59 PM
BEWARE!
BILLY’S BACK
OUTRAGEOUS comedian BILLY CONNOLLY announces that he’s set to wreak havoc again in New Zealand.
The rabald Scotsman with a penchant for lycra, trikes and nude bungy jumping is bringing his whacky comedy show back in February and March.
He’ll unleash his wit on Timaru on February 3 before heading off to Invercargill, Queenstown, Nelson, Christchurch, Wellington, Palmerston North, Napier, Rotorua, Taupo, New Plymouth, Hamilton and Auckland on March 1.
Tickets go on sale to the public on
Thursday, November 6 at 9am.
Booking details below.
Last time he was here, in 2004, he played to a record 64,000 people over 28 completely sold out shows.
The smallest was 450 in the Stewart Island Community Hall and the largest 16,000 over two nights at the Westpac Arena in Christchurch. All 64,000 seats sold out in under a week -- four months before his comedy juggernaut arrived on our soil. This set a record for any non-outdoor tour by an overseas artist and promoters are confident he will live up to his reputation again.
His visits to NZ are regrettably getting further apart as he spends so much time now as a movie star... so this tour, five years since the last, is a rare opportunity.
Connolly's reputation as a ribald and personable funny-man is unchallenged in the world of comedy. His show is never the same, and he delves deeply in to his day-to-day experiences to produce a whacky, unique and highly entertaining performance.
He is not the darling of the stuffy the bureaucratic or the politically-correct, and is famous for having his stunned audience rolling in the aisles within minutes of taking the stage.
The show has no interval - and slackers are advised that they arrive late at their own risk!
Ticket sales open Thursday 6 Nov at 9am nationwide
BILLY CONNOLLY
WHERE, WHEN & HOW
3 FEBRUARY
TIMARU: THEATRE ROYAL. BOOK AT TICKETEK 0800-842-538 ticketek.co.nz
4 FEBRUARY
DUNEDIN: TOWN HALL. BOOK AT TICKETEK 0800-842-538 ticketek.co.nz
6 FEBRUARY
INVERCARGILL: STADIUM SOUTHLAND. BOOK AT TICKETDIRECT 0800-484-253 ticketdirect.co.nz
7 FEBRUARY
QUEENSTOWN: EVENTS CENTRE. BOOK AT TICKETDIRECT 0800-484-253 ticketdirect.co.nz
10 FEBRUARY
NELSON: TRAFALGAR CENTRE. BOOK AT TICKETEK 0800-842-538 ticketek.co.nz
13 FEBRUARY
CHRISTCHURCH: WESTPAC ARENA. BOOK AT TICKETEK 0800-842-538 ticketek.co.nz
16 FEBRUARY
WELLINGTON: TSB ARENA. BOOK AT TICKETEK 0800-842-538 ticketek.co.nz
18 FEBRUARY
PALMERSTON NORTH: REGENT THEATRE. BOOK AT TICKETDIRECT 0800-484-253 ticketdirect.co.nz
20 FEBRUARY
NAPIER: PETTIGREW GREEN ARENA. BOOK AT TICKETDIRECT 0800-484-253 ticketdirect.co.nz
21 FEBRUARY
ROTORUA: ENERGY EVENTS CENTRE. BOOK AT TICKETMASTER 0800-111-999 ticketmaster.co.nz
22 FEBRUARY
TAUPO: EVENTS CENTRE. BOOK AT TICKETEK 0800-842-538 ticketek.co.nz
24 FEBRUARY
NEW PLYMOUTH: TSB STADIUM. BOOK AT TICKETEK 0800-842-538 ticketek.co.nz
25 & 26 FEBRUARY
HAMILTON: FOUNDERS THEATRE. BOOK AT TICKETDIRECT 0800-484-253 ticketdirect.co.nz
28 FEBRUARY & MARCH 1
AUCKLAND: VECTOR ARENA. BOOK AT TICKETMASTER 0800-111-999 ticketmaster.co.nz
http://www.billyconnolly.com/
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ENDS

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