July 2, 2015 8:29 pm
Updated: July 2, 2015 8:30 pm

Billy Connolly tour to stop in 9 Canadian cities

Billy Connolly, pictured on Sept. 22, 2014.

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TORONTO — Scottish comedian Billy Connolly announced Thursday he is embarking on a Canadian tour later this year.

The 72-year-old will do more than a dozen shows in nine cities as part of his High Horse Tour.

Connolly is scheduled to do three consecutive nights at Toronto’s Massey Hall starting Oct. 14 followed by shows at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax on Oct. 19 and 20.

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The tour stops at Montreal’s Theatre Maisonneuve on Oct. 22; Ottawa’s Southam Hall on Oct. 23; Calgary’s Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Oct. 26; and Saskatoon’s Sid Buckwold Theatre on Oct. 29.

Connolly will also perform Nov. 3 and 4 at the Royal Theatre in Victoria and Nov. 9 and 10 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.

Tickets go on sale July 6.

Connolly, who last toured Canada five years ago, has had a number of health issues in recent years. Last September he underwent emergency surgery to remove gallstones — only a month after having his prostate removed due to cancer and nearly dying from a blood clot in his leg.

In 2013, Connolly was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

Although best known as a stand-up comic, he has appeared in a number of movies. Most recently, Connolly was the voice of King Fergus in Brave and he played Ironfoot in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

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