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Bill Bailey Has Postponed His Australian Tour Until the End of 2022

The beloved British comedian was set to tour the country this October and November, but has delayed his plans until next year instead.
By Sarah Ward
September 27, 2021
By Sarah Ward
September 27, 2021

The past year and a half hasn't delivered many reasons to laugh. It hasn't seen many big-name international comedians hit our stages to try to get us giggling and guffawing, either. And, if you wanted to end 2021 by chucking at Bill Bailey, that isn't going to happen either.

Back in May, the British favourite announced that he was bringing his En Route to Normal tour to our shores this October and November, which would've marked three years since he last had the country in stitches back in 2018. But those plans have just changed due to Australia's COVID-19 restrictions, so you'll need to wait until September, October and November 2022 instead.

Known for everything from Have I Got News for You and QI to Spaced, Hot Fuzz and Skins — and Black Books, obviously Bailey will be pondering some of life's big questions during his delayed En Route to Normal sets. And, while the pandemic is certain to get a mention, he actually named the show before lockdowns, social distancing and always knowing how many active cases are in your state became our current definition of normal.

Bailey will still kick off the tour in Queensland, before making his way — and taking his distinctive locks — to Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Plus, in some states, he won't just be sticking to capital cities.

Tickets for 2021 dates will be transferred over to their new 2022 equivalents.

Andy Hollingworth


September 22 — Empire Theatre , Toowoomba
September 24 — The Events Centre, Caloundra
September 25, 27–28 — QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane
September 30 — Star Theatre, Gold Coast
October 3–4 — Riverside Theatre, Perth
October 6 — Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah
October 9 — Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart
October 10 — Princess Theatre, Launceston
October 12–13 — Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
October 15 — Costa Hall, Geelong
October 17–18 — Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong
October 20–22 — Palais Theatre, Melbourne
October 26–28 — State Theatre, Sydney
October 30–31 — Civic Theatre, Newcastle
November 1 — Coliseum Theatre, Sydney
November 3 — Civic Hall, Ballarat
November 4 — Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
November 5 — Royal Theatre, Canberra

Bill Bailey's En Route to Normal tour will make its way around the country between September–November 2022. For further information and tickets, head to the tour website.

Top image: Brian Marks via Wikimedia Commons.

Published on September 27, 2021 by Sarah Ward
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