Peter Kay will perform the grand finale of his massive sellout nationwide tour in his beloved home town of Bolton. The Bolton comedian will play at The Albert Halls for four nights next Spring.

Tickets for the dates -- March 31, April 1, 2 and 3 -- will go on sale on Monday at 10am, limited to a maximum of six per person.

It is the first time Peter has played in the town since he first started out seven years ago.

Today he said: "I am so happy to be able to finally announce that I will be performing the live show in Bolton. I always had the intention of playing here and I am delighted that I am coming home to end the tour."

Albert Halls entertainment manager Phil Smith said, "Obviously we are delighted to be able to finally announce Peter's home town shows, particularly as they are the closing dates on what will have been one of the most successful comedy tours this country has ever seen. We know demand for tickets will unfortunately far outweigh supply, so we are limiting sales to six tickets per person."

The Bolton shows are part of 43 extra dates that Peter has added to his phenomenally successful Mum Wants A Bungalow stand-up comedy tour, which has garnered rave reviews since it began in Buxton on September 16. The current leg ends in December and the new dates begin on January 27 in London.

Peter said: "The tour's actually called Mum Wants a Bungalow tour, which is true -- I am going on tour to buy her a bungalow. She'll be wanting the whole road if it keeps going like this, and I will have to rename it the Mum Wants Her Own Street tour."

For Peter, aged 29, the news caps an amazing year. Last night he was at the BBC in London to record the Parkinson chat show. He appears on the programme tomorrow night, alongside other guests Bob Monkhouse, Lulu and Shania Twain.

He said: "I can't believe I'm appearing on Parky. Four years ago I was the audience warm-up man!"

His second series of Phoenix Nights, filmed largely on location in Farnworth, received rave reviews and millions tuned in to catch up with the exploits of wheelchair-bound club boss Brian Potter.

Thousands of copies of the first series have been sold on video and DVD. And, over the summer, his starring role in a series of hilarious adverts for John Smith's bitter raised his profile even further. Tickets will be available from the Halls box office on 01204 334400. They will also be available on the internet at

Peter Kay was born in Bolton in 1973. He was a pupil at Mount St Joseph's, Farnworth and left in 1989 with one GCSE in art, drifting from job to job for six years.

He enrolled at Salford University in 1994 to do an HND course in Media Performance.

The Mum Wants a Bungalow tour is being produced by Phil McIntyre Promotions (whose credits include The Fast Show Live, The League of Gentlemen, Bottom and Victoria Wood).

Peter's brief stand-up tour of the North West of England in 1999, was a sell-out success and the subsequent video release Peter Kay Live At The Top Of The Tower, became a best-seller which topped the live comedy charts. It is to be re-launched this Christmas.

His celebrity fan base includes Eric Clapton, Noel &

Liam Gallagher, Norman Cook, Jockey Wilson and Starsailor.

In 1997 Peter won Channel 4's So You Think You're Funny competition, for new stand-up talent. He returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1998 and his sell-out show was nominated for the coveted Perrier Award.

His first big break was as star and writer of The Services, a spoof one-off documentary set in a motorway service station.

Peter co-wrote, co-produced and starred in several roles in a collection of six individual comedies shot mockumentary style titled That Peter Kay Thing in he played fifteen characters.

The series, currently being repeated on Monday evenings, won Peter Best New Comedy Series at the British Comedy Awards 2000.

The success of the show led to Phoenix Nights, a six-part comedy drama, set in a northern social club, which was first broadcast in January 2001.

Series two was shown in August to widespread acclaim.

He played alongside Steve Coogan in the film 24 Hour Party People directed by Michael Winterbottom.