Comedian performed at Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall on Monday (October 26)
Comedian Bill Bailey has revealed that his tour bus was stolen from outside of Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on Monday afternoon (October 26) ahead of his gig at the venue in the evening.
Bailey is currently embarking on his ‘Limboland’ tour, with his new live show described as being about “the gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are”.
Following his show in Liverpool last night, Bailey tweeted: “Lively crowd @liverpoolphil last night- shame our tour bus was nicked from outside the venue! So gig not too bad all things considered”.
Bailey’s tour manager, Neil Adams, confirmed to the Liverpool Echo that the thieves stole the vehicle at around 2.30pm.
Adams said: “The two robbers entered the Liverpool Philharmonic venue via a wedged open side door, broke into the production room and lifted touring personnel laptop and two sets of keys for tour cars.”
“One car was in the car park so they were unable to steal this vehicle, however our crew tour van, which was parked directly outside the stage door was stolen. This sadly contained three crew suitcases and a large selection of Bill Bailey merchandise.”
The stolen vehicle has been described as a silver Mercedes Tiger Tours Sprinter Splitter van, with the registration number CE14 VFS.
Bailey’s Liverpool show went ahead as planned and no dates are expected to be cancelled as a result.
The crime has been reported to the Liverpool police force, with a spokesperson saying: “Enquiries are ongoing at this time, CCTV is being examined and anyone with information is encouraged to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”