Belfast Telegraph

Billy Connolly's gig sells out within hour

By Paul Ward

Tickets for the start of Billy Connolly's latest stand-up tour have sold out in less than an hour.

People started queuing outside the Music Hall in Aberdeen at around 4am yesterday to get their hands on tickets for his first two shows.

The ticketing website struggled under demand as the 2,600-seat capacity shows sold out in 50 minutes. The High Horse tour starts in the city on September 29 before travelling to Perth, Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow.

The comedy tour is his first in Scotland for five years and comes after the 'Big Yin' revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer.

He has now been given the all-clear from cancer, and the 71-year-old has vowed to continue with his stage and acting work.

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