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Bill’s Little Pony

Posted by on April 29th, 2007

Good news for those of you who are fans of both Bill Bailey and My Little Pony, but have never found a way to marry the two interests.

On the 26th and 27th of October the UK International My Little Pony Convention 2007 will be in Bristol and, as part of a charity auction, they will be selling a pony signed by Bill himself. The money raised by this will go to The Rainbow Centre, and you can find more details about the event at the Ponycon Website.

So if you’re looking for a way to fill that annoying gap on the shelf, in between your pony collection and your Bewilderness DVD, then feel free to go along.

Extra Dates Announced

Posted by on April 27th, 2007

Due to the high demand for tickets, we’re pleased to announce two extra dates in the Tinselworm tour calendar. They are:

15th November – Manchester Evening News Arena

20th November – Bournemouth BIC (Windsor Hall)

Tickets for these dates will go on sale at 10am on Saturday 28th April 2007 and can be purchased from our website via the Tour Details page.

Ticket Information

Posted by on April 24th, 2007

If you still haven’t bought tickets for Tinselworm then you had better get your skates on, as they will be on general sale from Thursday onwards, and all the lovely pre-allocated seats will be available for John Q. Public to get his mitts on.

The tickets are labelled General Admission, but this does not mean that you will have to stand. Website members have been allocated some of the best seats, and these will be handed out on a first come first served basis – working from the stage outwards.

And although the Birmingham NIA released tickets early, this has not affected the pre-allocated seats, which are still available. Also, Cardiff Arena has made a clerical error, and Bill definitely will be playing there on the 21st of November.

If you have any difficulties purchasing tickets, or do not receive a confirmation e-mail, then you should contact the ticket helpline on 08700 428580. This number should only be used for calls related to pre-sales ticket purchases being made via the website. You can also find information on ticket sales in the FAQ section of the ticket booking system.

Don’t worry if the pre-sale tickets sell out – additional tickets will be available from the venues and usual ticket outlets from Thursday.

Finally, there is also a chance that further dates will be added to the existing schedule, so be sure to check back for news of this.

Bill on the Box

Posted by on April 22nd, 2007

November seeming like a long way off? Don't worry, over the next couple of weeks, you'll be able to watch Bill from the comfort of your own sofas.

On the 27th of April he appears on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (BBC1, 10.35pm; repeated 12.50am on Saturday). Other guests include Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst – who'll hopefully consider him for Spider-man 4 when they realise he has the alliterated name which is mandatory for movie supervillains.

A week later, on Friday the 4th of May, he makes his third appearance on Have I Got News For You (BBC1, 9pm), but has this time been promoted to host. His previous experience on the show should mean he'll be as relaxed as usual in the position, so don't be surprised if he doesn't actually get round to asking any questions.

Bill is also appearing on QI in the near future, and will be recording on the 11th and 18th of May, and the 14th and 15th of June. Tickets for the May dates are now available, and can be ordered here.

Das TinselWurm 2007

Posted by Bill on April 22nd, 2007

Bonsoir les bloggistes. Here in the b.o.d. ( bunker of dreams) v.excited about the playing of the gigs in the enormodomes. But, I hear you say, what about the fact they are humungoid sheds such as you might process crabs in? Will that impair our viewing pleasure? Well, no because there’ll be equally gargantuan screens and amplificatorio the like of which has never been all plugged in at the same time to normalise the gig-watching experience (and a small crab-shelling area). My aim for this tour is a show that could not be seen in any other venue, or fishing facility, that will transmogrify even the most Bond-like uber-barn with huge shiny things and massive lights and a gong and everything! Who knows, maybe even a fully operational Hosenbugler! Crab Nebula! I don’t know why I said that.
busy week coming up what with doing Johnathan Ross’s show and all. Where are the bees? Eh? Answer me that..you coiffured dandy I will say.. On with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst from Spidey 3. Note. Must try not to blame them for the bee-exodus..
onward to victory
Bill

Tickets on Sale

Posted by on April 20th, 2007

At last! The moment has arrived. Hopefully your plastic is at the ready, as tickets are now available for Bill Bailey’s 2007 UK Arena Tour… Tinselworm.

So if you want to stake your claim to some of the 30,000 tickets held exclusively for Bill Bailey site visitors, then visit the ‘Tour Details‘ page now.

Tour Update

Posted by on April 18th, 2007

Tinselworm

Now that you’re suitably worked up about Bill’s 2007 UK Arena Tour, Tinselworm, I can disclose a few more details. So pay attention, 007s.

Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Friday 20th April, via a link on the new ‘Tour Details‘ page.

The price is £25 for all venues except Wembley Arena, where tickets will be £27.50. A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket will also be charged along with a £2.85 charge per order for the secure delivery of your tickets. Within the ticket system the following cards are accepted: Mastercard, Visa, Delta, Electron, JCB, Solo and Switch/Maestro.

And don’t worry… no age restrictions apply. The tour is open to all: the young, the old and the part troll – so feel free to bring the kids at your discretion.

2007 UK Arena Tour Dates

Posted by on April 13th, 2007

Alright, you’ve sweated long enough, and the time has finally arrived to release the full details of Bill’s 2007 UK Arena Tour. Good things come to those who wait.

Although they can actually come much sooner if you know where to look. For website visitors, tickets will be available on a special Tour page on the site six days before they go on sale to the general public on April 26th. So remember to check back on the Bill Bailey website on the 20th of April, when over 30,000 tickets will be made available, exclusively, to you.

So grab yourself a red pen and turn your calendar to November. The dates in full…

November 2007:
9th – Glasgow (Clyde Auditorium)
10th – Newcastle (Metro Radio Arena)
14th – Sheffield (Arena)
16th – Manchester (Arena)
17th – Nottingham (Arena)
21st – Cardiff (Arena)
23rd – Birmingham (NIA)
24th – Bournemouth (BIC – Windsor Hall)
27th – Brighton (Centre)
29th – Wembley (Arena)

Orangaid

Posted by on April 13th, 2007

Tickets are now available for Orangaid, a benefit night for the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS), at London’s Lyceum Theatre on the 14th of May.

Appearing alongside Bill are Kevin Eldon, Sean Lock, Simon Amstell and Stewart Lee, with Phil Jupitus as compere.

Tickets available here.

For Your Consideration

Posted by on April 11th, 2007

You may be aware that Bill Bailey has written a book. But it's not the Bill Bailey you're thinking of, nor is it his doppelganger/reflection in a highly-polished cheese counter. The Bill in question is Sergeant Bill Bailey, who flew bombers during World War II, and has recently published Alone I Fly, an account of his experiences.

The sole survivor of a disastrous bombing mission in North Africa, Bill spent days alone in the desert awaiting rescue. Later serving on several other unusual posts, and flying in many more dangerous missions, he managed to survive through his determination and ingenuity.

A vivid and honest account of his truly extraordinary experience, this is a unique and memorable book which deserves to reach a wider audience. But, I hear you ask, is there any reason, besides authorial name, that it should be mentioned here?

Well, yes. Bill read the book himself and loved it, finding it gripping, and a fascinating picture of wartime life, and wanted to use this opportunity to encourage you to check it out. So why not show your continuing, unprejudiced support for Bill Baileys of all varieties by visiting Sgt. Bailey's website, and ordering yourself a copy.