Comic Peter Kay has been compelled to postpone two reveals at Co-op Dwell in Manchester as a result of brand-new area’s energy testing falling “a number of days” not on time.

The record-breaking stand-up comic had been as a result of open the brand new venue – which is now the UK’s largest area – on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

The 50-year-old Phoenix Nights star mentioned in an announcement: “I am really gutted as I understand how disappointing this will probably be for everybody with tickets, however clearly it is a brand-new venue and it is essential that the whole lot is completed and secure for full capability audiences.

“Luckily, we have been in a position to reschedule the reveals to subsequent week, (I am going to need to miss my Bums & Tums class) however hopefully I am going to see you then.”

Co-op Dwell shared an announcement on their Twitter feed, telling followers: “Following our first check occasion on Saturday, regretfully we’ve got made the tough choice to reschedule our two opening performances by Peter Kay.

“These dates will transfer from 23 April and 24 Wednesday to Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 April.”

The spokesperson for the venue defined that a difficulty across the energy provide was the reason for the cancellation.

“It’s important to make sure we’ve got a constant whole energy provide to our absolutely electrical sustainable venue, the completion of which is a number of days behind.

“Rescheduling provides us the additional time we have to proceed testing completely. That is important to fulfill the rigorous set of tips and protocols which can be obligatory for a venue of this dimension.”

The assertion added: “Peter Kay has very graciously agreed to carry out his record-breaking comedy at Co-op Dwell on 29 (rescheduled from 23) and 30 (rescheduled from 24) April 2024. All tickets stay legitimate and ticket holders will probably be contacted by their level of buy.”

They mentioned refunds could be out there for any ticketholders who may not attend the occasion, and flagged that the date change may imply new tickets change into out there for followers who missed out the primary time spherical.

The venue added: “We’re very sorry for the inconvenience that this modification will undoubtedly trigger for some. We’re thrilled to welcome Peter Kay as our grand opening act just some days later than deliberate.”

Over the weekend, a preview live performance starring Rick Astley was additionally hit by delays, with ticket capability slashed simply hours earlier than his gig was as a result of start.

Astley followers who had their tickets cancelled have as an alternative been supplied seats to see US rock band the Black Keys play subsequent week.

Co-Op Live Arena in Manchester
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Co-Op Dwell Enviornment in Manchester. Pic: Cowl Photos/AP

As soon as absolutely open, the world – which is subsequent to Manchester Metropolis’s soccer floor – could have a capability of 23,500, overtaking the capability of the prevailing Manchester Enviornment which has a capability of 21,000.

Constructed at an estimated value of £365m, the world counts former One Path singer Harry Kinds as one in every of its buyers, with the pop star additionally advising on some components of the world’s design.

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Different stars set to play on the venue embody Take That, Liam Gallagher, Olivia Rodrigo and Eric Clapton.

Peter Kay has been on a comeback tour – his first since 2010 – since December, with stops in Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds scheduled by way of to subsequent yr.

In 2010, Kay gained the Guinness World Report for the biggest-selling stand-up tour of all time – enjoying to a complete of 1.2 million folks.


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