Peter Kay cancels 2019 UK and Ireland tour due to "unforeseen family circumstances"

Matthews Coach Hire was running a service to the Dublin gig for Dundalk fans

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Peter Kay has cancelled his Irish dates for 2019

Comedian Peter Kay has canceled his entire 2019 UK and Irish tour, which included 6 concerts in Dublin's 3Arena, due to "unforeseen family circumstances". 

The funnyman was due to play Dublin on February 1,2,3,6,7 and 8 in 2019.   

Dundalk fans of the comic will be disappointed to hear the news - Matthews Coach hire had planned to run a bus service to Dublin's 3Arena to cater for Kay's many local fans. 

In a statement from the comedian, Peter Kay said: 

"Due to unforeseen family circumstances I deeply regret that I am having to cancel all of my upcoming work projects. This, unfortunately, includes my upcoming stand-up tour, Dance For Life shows and any outstanding live work commitments."

"My sincerest apologies. This decision has not been taken lightly and I'm sure you'll understand my family must always come first.

"I've always endeavoured to protect my family’s privacy from the media. I hope that the media and the public will continue to respect our privacy at this time. Once again I'm very sorry.

Peter Kay 2019 Tour Refund Policy for Irish Ticket Holders

Promoters MCD  say that Irish ticket holders who bought their tickets via the Ticketmaster website will have their account refunded automatically in the "next few days". 

A statement from MCD said: "For Ticketmaster customers who purchased online or by telephone using debit or credit card no action is required as your account will automatically be refunded within the next few days.

"For customers who purchased in person from a Ticketmaster agent outlet or venue full refunds available from your point of purchase from tomorrow 10AM Thursday 14th December 2017." 

The comedian was also due to play January 13,14,15,18,19 and 20 in 2019 at the SSE Arena in Belfast.