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10 September 2009

Final Dates of the Farewell Tour

Live Nation is proud to announce the final dates of the Riverdance Farewell Tour in ten cities across the UK from March 2010 (see over for full dates). This is the last chance for UK audiences to see the show rightly described by the Irish Times as "The Original...The Best", there can be no further extension and there are no further dates to be released. Tickets are on sale from 11 September* and can be purchased by phone on 0844 847 2533 or online at www.livenation.co.uk. The Washington Post exclaimed, "its continued popularity proves that it was, and remains, a phenomenon of historic proportions!"

"2010 will mark the show's 15th anniversary and, since 1995, the success of RIVERDANCE in the UK has gone beyond our wildest dreams," said producer Moya Doherty. "The fact that the show continues to draw and excite audiences is a tribute to every dancer, singer, musician, staff and crew member who have dedicated themselves to the show. We look forward to this farewell tour of the UK as it was always our intention to end on a high note."

Composed by Bill Whelan, Produced by Moya Doherty and Directed by John McColgan, the full-length show opened in February 1995 in the Point Theatre, Dublin and Riverdance has performed across the UK where it has been experienced by over 2.9 million people in well over 1000 performances in 18 cities and the show has lost none of its magic. The worldwide TV audience for Riverdance is in excess of 2 billion people.

Riverdance has received rave reviews across the world but perhaps the simplicity of The Guardian's verdict sums it up: "Dance does not often get so good." Riverdance is a celebration of Irish dance and culture, presented with sophistication and vibrancy." The Hollywood Reporter acclaimed, "the sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime."

This series of dates in 2010 represent the final chance for UK Riverdance fans old and new to experience a truly phenomenal piece of theatrical entertainment, back by popular demand. Don't miss out!

For more information or pictures please contact Chris Hewlett on 0208 348 6767 or email chris@chrishewlett.com

For general Riverdance info, log on to www.riverdance.com
RIVERDANCE UK TOUR DATES 2010

BRADFORD Alhambra
Monday 8 ? Saturday 13 March 2010
Box Office: 01274 432 000 (?24.50 - ?41.00 plus booking fee)
(7.30pm Monday-Saturday, plus 2pm matinee Wednesday and 2.30pm Saturday)

IPSWICH Regent
Monday 15 ? Saturday 20 March 2010
Box Office: 01473 433 100 (?24.50 [RV] ? ?41.00 plus booking fee, some restricted view tickets will be made available)
(8pm Monday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinees Wednesday and Saturday)

*SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilions - on sale from 8th September
Monday 22 ? Saturday 27 March 2010
Box Office: 01702-351135 (?24.50 - ?41.00 plus booking fee)
(8pm Monday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinees Wednesday and Saturday)

BLACKPOOL Opera House
Monday 29 March ? Saturday 3 April 2010
Box Office: 0844-856-1111 (?24.50 - ?41.00 plus booking fee)
(8pm Monday -Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinees Wednesday and Saturday)

BRISTOL Hippodrome
Monday 5 ? Saturday 10 April 2010
Box Office: 0844 847 2325 (?25.50 - ?42.00 incl. of ?1 Restoration Levy; plus booking fee)
(8pm Monday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinee Wednesday and Saturday)

MANCHESTER Palace
Monday 12 ? Saturday 17 April 2010
Box Office: 0844 847 2275 (?27.00 - ?42.00 incl. of ?1 Restoration Levy; plus booking fee)
(8pm Monday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinee Wednesday and Saturday)

OXFORD New Theatre
Monday 19 ? Saturday 24 April 2010
Box Office: 0844 847 1588 (?25.50 - ?42.00 incl. of ?1 Restoration Levy; plus booking fee)
(8pm Monday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinee Wednesday and Saturday)

LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
Wednesday 28 April ? Saturday 1 May 2010
Box Office: 0844 844 4748 (?31.00 - ?44.00 plus booking fee)
(8pm Wednesday -Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinee Saturday)

*SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower - on sale from 14th September
Monday 3 ? Saturday 8 May 2010
Box Office: 02380 711 811 (?20.00 - ?41.00 plus booking fee)
(7.30pm Monday-Saturday, plus 2pm matinee Wednesday and Saturday)

NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
Tuesday 11 May ? Sunday 16 May 2010
Box Office: 0115 989 5555 (?21.00 - ?41.00 plus booking fee)
(8pm Tuesday-Sunday, plus 2.30pm matinees Saturday and Saturday)

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