The surprise announcement came late last night on social media.
Peter Kay will embark on his first live tour since 2010, licking things off at the AO Arena on December 2.
He said: “It’s good to get back to what I love doing best, stand-up comedy and if there’s ever a time people need a laugh it’s now.
“And with the cost of living at an all-time high, ticket prices are starting from £35. The same price they were on my previous tour in 2010.”
After Manchester, Kay will perform in Birmingham, Liverpool and Dublin, ending in August 2023 at the Sheffield Utilita Arena.
The announcement was made on his Twitter account, with a promotional video of the 49-year-old carrying a rolled-up carpet outside a house.
Peter Kay announces his first new live stand-up tour in 12 years!
Tickets go on sale 10am Saturday 12th November at https://t.co/EVCiTLh3J7 pic.twitter.com/lJBK8R8Y8I
— Peter Kay (@peterkay_co_uk) November 6, 2022
In the video a fan shouts from a car “Hey, look it’s Peter Kay,” following this up with: “Hey garlic bread? When are you back on tour?”
Peter Kay responds: “Next month! The tickets go on sale on Saturday.”
The fan shouts: “Did you get your mum that new bungalow?” To which Kay answers: “Yeah, she wants a new carpet now.”
Tickets will go on sale for the UK gigs at 10am on 12 November from his website, which you can visit by clicking here.
Peter’s 2010 tour still officially ranks with the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling comedy tour of all time.
The tour was announced during an advert break on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity … on Sunday night. A poster for the event featured Kay holding a sign reading, “Better late than never” and described a ticket to his shows as an “ideal Christmas gift”.
Following the announcement, Kay’s official website appeared to crash briefly under increased online traffic.
In late 2017, the comedian cancelled his first live tour in eight years due to “unforeseen family circumstances”. He had been scheduled to tour the UK for more than a year.