David Brent to perform at Wembley
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 September 2013
Ricky Gervais is to perform at Wembley as his 'The Office' character David Brent after he was approached by the London arena's programming manager
Ricky Gervais is to perform at Wembley as his alter-ego David Brent.
The 52-year-old comedian will play as part of his 'The Office' character's band Forgone Conclusion after Nick Adair, programming manager the London arena, approached him about taking Brent on stage at the iconic venue.
Ricky told The Sun newspaper: "It's amazing and hilarious. Having Wembley on the phone to talk about live gigs is far beyond what Brent could ever have imagined.
"I've played Wembley many times as a stand-up and it really is the greatest venue in the world.
"It will be perfect for Brent too, as it's not too far from Slough."
The 'Derek' star confirmed his alter-ego, who is known for his cringe-worthy sing-alongs, such as 'Free Love Highway', will be taking to the stage at a London venue next month.
He wrote on Twitter: "David Brent is going to do a couple of very cheap, very low key warm up gigs with Forgone Conclusion in London this October. Stay tuned."
Ricky was also recently said to be planning a film about Brent's struggle to break into the music industry following the success of his character's YouTube series 'Learn Guitar With David Brent'.