Comic Bill Bailey unveils Arena date

Bill Bailey
Bill Bailey

Following a sell out West End run, comic and musician Bill Bailey is to take his live show Dandelion Mind on a national UK arena tour.

Featuring Bill’s trademark musical interludes, observations and stories of the road, Dandelion Mind will be based loosely on the theme of doubt (or will it?), as we follow Bill from his real-life saga of being trapped by the ash cloud to his barely contained rants about celebrity, TV, creationism and Michael Winner. He demonstrates new instruments, both ancient and modern, he sings an internet love song, a lament about punk heroes, Iranian hip-hop and plays a mean folk-bouzouki. Thomas the Doubter gets a new look, and Darwin’s curious obsessions and the myth of intelligent design are all worked over in Bill’s own surreal style. He revisits the music of his youth with a brand-new French Disco re-working of Gary Numan’s hit ‘Cars’, played in his own inimitable way, and maybe some Wurzels-based remixes of classic German techno. Just your normal Bill Bailey gig then…

Bill Bailey will be the ninth comic booked in to play the Motorpoint Arena in 2011, with many comedians playing multiple nights that means there will be 16 comedy shows playing to over 160,000 people and as we are only in February there could well be more to come making 2011 a memorable year for comedy lovers.

Tickets for Bill Bailey at the Motorpoint Arena on Friday 4th November are priced £29.50 (subject to booking fee) and go on general at 9am on Friday 11th February. To book call 0114 256 56 56, online at www.motorpointarena.co.uk or visit the Arena Box Office in person at the venue.