David Brent To Play Live Shows
LIKE him or not, Ricky Gervais has managed to forge himself a career where he can do exactly as he pleases. Films? Sure. Children’s books? Done. Animations of podcasts he did ages ago? Fine. Making a star out of his mate by sending him on holiday? Remarkably, yes.
And now, Gervais has announced two David Brent concerts.
The comedian is going to get into his most famous character and appear on stage at London’s Hammersmith Apollo and Oxford New Theatre this May.
Tickets will no doubt sell like hot cakes (do hot cakes still sell really well? Maybe we should’ve said ‘coffee’ or ‘Beats by Dr Dre headphones’) when they go on sale this Friday (7th March 2014, in case you have no idea when you were reading this) at 9am. The last time he did something like this, it sold out within a minute of going on sale.
The show will be performed as David Brent & Foregone Conclusion. Hilariously, that features a backing band that counts Razorlight’s old drummer – Andy Burrows – amongst the members.
Gervais has dropped clues that there will be more gigs and a concept album in the works.
A source previously said: ”Ricky has written nearly all the material himself but he wanted a helping hand with some specific tracks. He and Andy first met in 2008 on ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’ and they have stayed in touch ever since.”
”Although Ricky’s performances are all slightly cringe-worthy, they are extremely tongue-in-cheek and actually, lyrically, very clever. Andy was keen to get involved in the new album as soon as the idea was put to him.”
Start curling your toes, now.