Ricky Gervais releases Platinum tickets for UK tour

Ricky Gervais is taking on touts by adding Platinum tickets to his Humanity tour.

A limited number of Platinum tickets have been allocated to Ricky Gervais’ new Humanity world tour, guaranteeing premium seats at market rate. The move aims to dissuade touts from accessing the tickets, with some of the profit being donated to charity.

“My frustration with touts is twofold: people spending way over the odds on tickets from illegal touts and, the association that ticket touts are connected in some way to my tour without my consent,” he explains. “Platinum tickets feels like a good way to try and stand up against ticket touts making a fast buck by exploiting fans and this way people willing to pay higher prices will at least know it’s going to charity instead of some scummy tout.

“If this scheme works it will take back some of the millions of pounds scalped every year by touts and divert it to worthy causes. I will split the extra profits generated between Macmillan Cancer Support and the RSPCA.”

The Humanity tour sees Gervais take to the United States, Canada and Europe. Here are those confirmed UK dates:

21 February – Colston Hall, Bristol
22 February – Colston Hall, Bristol
23 February – Colston Hall, Bristol
28 February – Barbican, York
1 March – Barbican, York
6 March – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
7 March – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
13 March – O2 Apollo, Manchester
14 March – O2 Apollo, Manchester
15 March – Empire, Liverpool
22 March – BIC, Bournemouth
23 March – BIC, Bournemouth
28 March – Waterfront, Belfast
29 March – Waterfront, Belfast

New dates:

3 April – City Hall, Sheffield
11 April – Guildhall, Portsmouth
25 April – Pavilion, Plymouth
2 May – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
9 May – Centre, Brighton
5 June – City Hall, Newcastle
8 June – Playhouse, Edinburgh
13 June – New Theatre, Oxford
18 June – Mayflower, Southampton
28 June – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
4 October – Hammersmith Apollo, London
5 October – Hammersmith Apollo, London
6 October – Hammersmith Apollo, London
7 October – Hammersmith Apollo, London

Tickets, including Platinum, for the new dates go on sale at 10:00 on Friday 24 February 2017 through