News: New Show And Tour For John Robins

john robins tour dates

John Robins, joint winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2017 and co-host of The Elis James and John Robins Show on Radio X, will tour the UK with a brand-new show, Hot Shame from September 2019. Beginning with a six-night run at The Tobacco Factory, Bristol from 2nd September 2019, concluding at Birmingham Town Hall on 30th November 2019 and with a night at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on 25th October 2019, the tour will take in an initial total of 44 dates. Tickets are on sale now here.

Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Digital DJ, Vibe-Magnet, yells into a well. Join John Robins for his new stand-up show following the critically lauded, sell-out smash, The Darkness Of Robins. As well as receiving widespread acclaim for his radio show with Elis James, John has gained a reputation as a stand-up for finding humour in our bleakest moments. Expect soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping-hot shame! 

John Robins said: “Following my commercial digital indie radio quest to rid the UK of shame, I have decided to climb the rope out of John's Shame Well to travel the country with stories of "Hot Shame". Conveniently I already had a 44-date pub crawl in the diary, and my agents suggested I combine it with shows at regional arts centres and theatres. After some long, and, at times, quite heated discussions about remuneration, I agreed. My last tour ‘The Darkness Of Robins’, was done completely alone, and whilst this saved countless tens of pounds on Travelodges, it had a quite startling impact on my mental health. So, in 2019 I will be bringing along friend and comrade 'The Lovely' Robin Allender to provide support. He will be sharing his own hot takes on, not only shame, but remorse, regret and nostalgia.

He continued: "I will also have a tour manager, so if they close the M6 southbound this time, someone else can tweet Highways England whilst I relax in the backseat with a couple of cans. You may notice similarities in the shows artwork to the Queen album 'Hot Space', this is no accident. It's an album which remains a small source of shame for the remaining members, I however think it's deserving of re-evaluation. Though this show is not explicitly concerned with the Queen album 'Hot Space', I always think it's useful for the audience to have a little bit of homework. So, whack it on and assess your thoughts. Is it perhaps the case, that the albums failings are not the much derided funk / dance tracks at the beginning, but rather the more traditional 'Action This Day' and 'Put Out The Fire' which try to wrestle it into the rock world, perhaps confusing its original vision? Does the album get worse as the songs get better? Is this a Freddie Mercury solo album in disguise? Is 'Cool Cat' an underrated gem? What's 'Calling All Girls' really up to here? I'd love to know your thoughts, but just to emphasize, the show, at time of going to press, contains no reference to, mention of, nor material relating, to the Queen album 'Hot Space'.”

Tickets on sale now here.

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