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18 March 2013

20th Anniversary Tour 2014

Live Nation is proud to announce that the Riverdance 20th Anniversary Tour will visit 16 venues across the UK from September 2014 (see over for full dates). Special limited 'early bird' tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.livenation.co.uk. With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst into the public's heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, this is an unmissable chance for UK audiences to reconnect with what the Irish Times rightly described as "The Original...The Best". The Washington Post exclaimed, "Its continued popularity proves that it was, and remains, a phenomenon of historic proportions!"

"The success of Riverdance across the whole world 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. This 20th Anniversary Tour is a thank you to our UK audiences and a celebration of what has been an incredible journey across two decades."

Composed by Bill Whelan, Produced by Moya Doherty and Directed by John McColgan, 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 2014 represent a chance for UK Riverdance fans old and new to celebrate an incredible milestone for an incredible show. Twenty years after it took its first steps, a truly phenomenal piece of theatrical entertainment is back by popular demand. Don't miss this anniversary tour!

For more information or pictures please contact Chris Hewlett on 0845 601 2833 or email chris@chrishewlett.com

For general Riverdance info, log on to www.riverdance.com
RIVERDANCE UK TOUR DATES 2014

SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilions
Tuesday 2 ? Sunday 7 September 2014
Box Office: 01702-351135
(8pm Tuesday-Sunday, plus 2.30pm matinees Wednesday and Saturday)

IPSWICH Regent
Tuesday 9 ? Sunday 14 Sept 2014
Box Office: 01473 433 100
(8pm Tuesday-Sunday, plus 2.30pm matinees Wednesday and Saturday)

BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Tuesday 16 ? Sunday 21 Sept 2014
(8pm Tuesday-Sunday, plus 2.30pm matinees Wednesday and Saturday)

BIRMINGHAM NIA
Tuesday 23 ? Thursday 25 March 2014
(8pm Tuesday-Thursday, plus 2.30pm matinee Wednesday)

CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Friday 26 ? Sunday 28 September 2014
(8pmpm Friday-Sunday, plus 2pm matinee Wednesday and 2.30pm Saturday)

BRISTOL Hippodrome
Tuesday 30 ? Sept - Sunday 5 Oct 2014
Box Office: 0844 847 2325
(8pm Tuesday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinee Wednesday and Saturday)

MANCHESTER Opera House
Tuesday 7 ? Sunday 12 Oct 2014
(8pm Monday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinee Wednesday and Saturday)

BRADFORD Alhambra
Tuesday 14 ? Sunday 19 Oct 2014
Box Office: 01274 432 000
(8pm Tuesday-Saturday, plus 2pm matinee Wednesday and 2.30pm Saturday)

BLACKPOOL Opera House
Tuesday 21 ? Sunday 26 Oct 2014
Box Office: 0844-856-1111
(8pm Tuesday -Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinees Wednesday and Saturday)

LIVERPOOL Empire
Tuesday 28 Oct ? Sunday 2 Nov 2014
(8pm Tuesday-Saturday, plus 2pm matinee Wednesday and 2.30pm Saturday)

EDINBURGH Playhouse
Tuesday 4 ? Sunday 9 Nov 2014
(8pm Tuesday-Saturday, plus 2pm matinee Wednesday and 2.30pm Saturday)

SUNDERLAND Empire
Monday 10 ? Saturday 15 Nov 2014
(7.30pm Monday-Saturday, plus 2pm matinee Wednesday and 2.30pm Saturday)

NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
Tuesday 18 ? Sunday 23 Nov 2014
Box Office: 0115 989 5555
(8pm Tuesday-Sunday, plus 2.30pm matinees Saturday and Saturday)

OXFORD New Theatre
Tuesday 25 ? Sunday 30 Nov 2014
Box Office: 0844 847 1588
(8pm Tuesday-Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinee Wednesday and Saturday)

SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower
Monday 1 ? Saturday 6 Dec 2014
Box Office: 02380 711 811
(7.30pm Monday-Saturday, plus 2pm matinee Wednesday and Saturday)

LONDON Hammersmith Apollo
Tuesday 9 ? Saturday 13 Dec 2014
Box Office: 0844 844 4748
(8pm Wednesday -Saturday, plus 2.30pm matinee Saturday)

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