Bolton comedian Peter Kay has announced he will be the first act to ever perform at the Co-op Live in Manchester when it opens this spring.

Taking to social media this afternoon, Monday, February 19, Kay says he will be the "first artist in the world" to perform at Co-op Live, the UK’s largest live entertainment arena, in April.

The 50-year-old has revealed the new date on his tour, Better Late Than Never, as he is set to open the arena for the first time on April 23, this year.

A spokesperson for Co-op Live shared on their website: “He's one of the most successful stand-up comedians of all time, having delighted fans across the UK for well over two decades.

“This marks a monumental moment in the city's cultural history, with Peter Kay headlining the first performance at the UK's largest live entertainment venue.”

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Tickets will be going on sale on Friday, February 23, at 10am and Co-op presale will be on Wednesday, February 21, at 10am.

Tickets can be bought here:

There is a ticket limit of eight per person, per household during the presale and 10 per person, per household during general sale.

Doors open at 6.30pm and the show will start promptly at 8pm.

Olivia Rodrigo and The Jonas Brothers will also be performing at the Co-op Arena this year.

For more information go to the Co-op Live website.

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