Tickets for the eagerly anticipated Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2013 will go on sale on Friday 28th September 2012.
Craig Revel Horwood, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli are back as the tour’s formidable judges. They will be on hand to give their expert feedback and all important scores to the celebrities and their dance partners.
With over 1.5 MILLION tickets sold over the past five years, the hugely popular UK arena tour returns for the sixth consecutive year, returning to the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle from Tuesday 22nd – Thursday 24th January 2013. This year, due to popular demand, an extra matinee performance has been added in Newcastle.
The 2013 live tour will feature a brand new line-up of top celebrities and their dance partners from the smash hit BBC1 show. Strictly fans can watch their favourite dancing couples competing live for the votes and all important feedback of the TV judges and vote themselves via their mobile phone. Arena audiences will experience Strictly’s glitz, glamour and breathtaking choreography, courtesy of judge Craig Revel Horwood, who is directing the arena tour for the third year running.
Head TV judge Len Goodman said “With such a brilliant, well-known mix of stars appearing on this year’s Strictly, I’m sure there’ll be an electric atmosphere in the studio each week. I’m very much looking forward to finding out who will be joining Craig, Bruno and myself on the Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour next year, so that same excitement and vigour can travel the country, letting audiences see the hard work that everyone puts in to their performances.”
The tour has received rave reviews in the national newspapers since it began – The Daily Telegraph awarded last year’s tour a 4 Star review and the Daily Star Sunday described the show with “It’s exactly what you see on the TV show… It really is great fun” in a glowing review. The Sunday Express have previously said of the tour “The place was humming with as much vitality and involvement off the stage as on. That’s what it’s all about really”.
A peak audience of 9.8 million viewers tuned in to watch the launch of the 10th series show on 15th September on BBC1, the highest viewing figures for the launch show in Strictly’s history. The televised live shows begin on 5th October. The television format, also known as Dancing With The Stars, entered the Guinness Book of World Records two years ago as the world’s most successful reality television show and has been sold by BBC Worldwide to over 35 international broadcasters.
What the critics say about Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour:
MAIL ON SUNDAY – 4 STARS: “The audience adored every second” “Supremely elegant”
DAILY EXPRESS: “No one leaves without a smile on their face” “Fabulous”
Tickets costing £35, £45 & £65 will go on sale at 9am Friday 28th September 2012 and are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666, and from 9.30am in person at the Metro Radio Arena Box Office.