Comedian Bill Bailey postpones tour to 2022

Bill Bailey has postponed his return to Australia, with plans for his brand new show En Route To Normal now scheduled for late 2022.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and uncertainty, comedian Bill Bailey’s tour will be rescheduled to September/October/November 2022.

When he finally returns to Australia with his brand new show En Route To Normal, Bill Bailey will kick things off in Toowoomba on the 22nd of September, before his tour takes him around the country for a massive 28 shows. 

Bill Bailey said “I was hoping to be in Australia for my EN ROUTE TO NORMAL tour this October, but due to the current Covid situation there, it’s now not going to happen.  I can’t tell you how much I’ll  miss not being there  – my Australian tours are a highlight of my touring year. Counting down to the time when I can return in 2022, and hopefully catch up with you all then.”

“All tickets will be valid for next year and the venues will  be in contact with all ticket holders in due course about the rescheduled dates. I hope you’re all doing OK.”

Bill performed this show with rave reviews and sold out theatres in New Zealand earlier this year while he was there filming his new television series Patriot Brains currently airing on SBS.

“Always hirsute and always hilarious, Bailey is approaching the status of a national treasure.”

The Guardian Guide

How did we get here?  How do we find our way through this?  And exactly who are we again?  In Bill’s new showEn Route To Normal, Bill ponders these and other questions that this moment in history has thrown up and tries to see a way through the strange unreality of our new world.  With Bill naming the show before we’d even heard of Covid-19, En Route To Normalhas become not just a funny, heart-warming mix of stories, music and history, but a personal mission to find our way through these strange times!

“Still one of the funniest and most brilliantly original comedians around.”

The Telegraph

Tracing lines through chaotic moments in history, Bill seeks out parallels where human resilience and our ability to endure has got us through times of strife.  Through music, songs, and memories, Bill considers our changing priorities, the wonder of dogs, how little things can keep you on track, and rhapsodises on his new-found love of skydiving.  He recounts his own experiences of dealing with isolation, ruminating the ‘sounds of lockdown’ which led to a greater appreciation of birdsong and perhaps led to the creation of music itself, and  how our reliance on technology has inspired Bill himself to create dance remixes of video-calling ringtones.

“Bloody excellent… The material is solid gold.”

The NZ Herald

Last in Australiain 2018, the British Comedy Award winner is a frequent visitor to our shores, with a massive Australian fan base flocking to theatres to see the master in action.  Irreverent and immensely talented, En Route To Normal will be the seventh show that Bill has brought down under, delivered with the energy the multi-faceted entertainer is known for.

Never one to slow down, Bill had the opportunity to fulfil some lifelong dreams when Covid put a halt to his relentless touring schedule. Most recently taking the dance floor by storm on the iconic reality series Strictly Come DancingBill has also lent his voice to the animated film adaption of children’s book Dragonkeeper due for release this year, and managed to find time to write a new book – Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Happiness, a collection of funny, meditative and thoughtful essays exploring the nature of happiness.

With his trademark blend of satire and surrealism, stories and dismantled jokes, crowd sing-alongs, weird instruments and musical showstoppers, don’t miss this legendary comedian, musician and actor back on stage!

All tickets are valid for the rescheduled dates listed below and do not need to be exchanged. Simply present your existing ticket(s) at the venue on the new date.


Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Sat 23 Oct 2021 now valid for Thu 22 Sep 2022

The Events Centre, Caloundra, QLD
Thu 28 Oct 2021 now valid for Sat 24 Sep 2022

QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Mon 25 Oct 2021 now valid for Sun 25 Sep 2022

Tue 26 Oct 2021 now valid for Tue 27 Sep 2022

Wed 27 Oct 2021 now valid for Wed 28 Sep 2022

The Star Gold Coast, QLD
Fri 29 Oct 2021 now valid for Fri 30 Sep 2022

Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, WA
Mon 1 Nov 2021 now valid for Mon 3 Oct 2022
Tue 2 Nov 2021 now valid for Tue 4 Oct 2022

Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah, WA

Sun 31 Oct 2021 now valid for Thu 6 Oct 2022

Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS

Tue 9 Nov 2021 now valid for Sun 9 Oct 2022

Princess Theatre, Launceston, TAS

Mon 8 Nov 2021 now valid for Mon 10 Oct 2022

Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Fri 5 Nov 2021 now valid for Wed 12 Oct 2022

Sat 6 No 2021 now valid for Thu 13 Oct 2022

Costa Hall, Geelong, VIC

Sat 13 Nov 2021 now valid for Sat 15 Oct 2022

Town Hall, Wollongong, NSW

Fri 19 Nov 2021 now valid for Mon 17 Oct 2022

Thu 25 Nov 2021 now valid for Tue 18 Oct 2022

Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Mon 15 Nov 2021 now valid for Thu 20 Oct 2022

Tue 16 Nov 2021 now valid for Fri 21 Oct 2022

Wed 17 Nov 2021 now valid for Sat 22 Oct 2022

State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Sun 21 Nov 2021 now valid for Wed 26 Oct 2022

Mon 22 Nov 2021 now valid for Thu 27 Oct 2022

Wed 24 Nov 2021 now valid for Fri 28 Oct 2022

Civic Theatre, Newcastle NSW
Fri 26 Nov 2021 now valid for Sun 30 Oct 2022 
Sun 28 Nov 2021 now valid for Mon 31 Oct 2022

Sydney Coliseum Theatre, NSW
Tue 23 Nov 2021 now valid for Tue 1 Nov 2022

Civic Hall, Ballarat, VIC

Sun 14 Nov 2021 now valid for Thu 3 Nov 2022

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Fri 12 Nov 2021 now valid for Fri 4 Nov 2022

Royal Theatre Canberra, ACT
Sat 27 Nov 2021 now valid for Sat 5 Nov 2022


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