COMEDIAN John Bishop’s stratospheric rise continued today with the announcement of a sixth date at the ECHO arena.
The 43-year-old will now play on December 22 after a fifth show, added to his tour last week, all-but sold out within hours of going on sale on Saturday.
It means the Liverpool-born, Runcorn raised funnyman is now performing his new Sunshine Tour show at the arena on consecutive nights from December 17-22 and to a potential 60,000 people.
Bishop went on Twitter last night to describe it as a “crazy weekend for ticket sales”.
Today he told the ECHO: “I’m overjoyed with the response and I’m looking forward to finishing 2010 in Liverpool before rolling the tour into 2011.”
The comedian last played the arena in May at the end of his Elvis Has Left the Building Tour which had first been tried out last year at the city’s Unity theatre.
He has also recently completed his Saturday night series John Bishop’s Britain for BBC1.
This autumn the dad-of-three also returns as a panellist in A League of their Own on Sky One, will appear on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road Show and Live at The Apollo.
Tickets for the ECHO arena shows on December 21 and 22 are £20 from the ECHO ticket hotline on 0844 800 3680.