The tour will kick off Nov. 24 at Nottingham's Trent FM Arena, then continue to Manchester's MEN Arena (Nov. 25), Belfast's The Odyssey (Nov. 27), Dublin's The O2 (Nov. 28), Cardiff Areana (Dec. 1), Sheffield Arena (Dec. 2), Birmingham's NIA (Dec. 3), Liverpool's Echo Arena (Dec. 4), Glasgow's SECC (Dec. 5) and Aberdeen's AECC (Dec. 6).
The production also previously announced a separate 12-month worldwide tour, commening in Munich, Germany (July 21-Aug. 2), then continuing to Barcelona, Cologne, Zurich, Vienna, Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Berlin, with an extensive American tour to follow within the next 12 months. Further dates will be announced in due course.
For the new, specially produced U.K arena tour, Thriller - Live will, according to press materials, bring to life on stage the high-energy pulsating sound of pop's greatest hits. The show will feature video footage and special effects, together with choreography by the show's award-winning director and choreographer, Gary Lloyd, who has previously worked with Leona Lewis, Will Young, Gareth Gates, Emma Bunton, Robbie Williams, Pink, Anastacia, Lemar, Rachel Stevens, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud.
Thriller – Live was originally conceived and created by the executive director of the show, Adrian Grant, a long-time associate of Michael Jackson, and author of "Michael Jackson – The Visual Documentary." In a press statement, he said, "Thriller – Live started off in 2006 as a celebration of Michael Jackson's great music and artistry. Whilst I am still coming to terms with Michael's sad and tragic passing, I am glad that Thriller – Live can continue as a fitting tribute to his memory and legacy as the King of Pop." The West End run is currently booking to Jan. 3, 2010. To book tickets, contact the box office at 844 412 4661 or visit www.nimaxtheatres.com/thriller.
Tickets for the arena tour go on sale at 10 AM July 22. To book tickets, contact the respective box offices, as follows: Nottingham's Trent FM Arena, 08444 124 624; Manchester's MEN Arena, 0844 847 8000; Belfast's The Odyssey, 028 9073 9074; Dublin's The O2, 00353 1 4569569; Cardiff Arena, 029 20 22 44 88; Sheffield Arena, 0114 256 5656; Birmingham NIA, 0844 33 88 000; Liverpool's Echo Arena, 0844 8000 400; Glasgow's SECC, 0844 395 4000; Aberdeen's AECC, 08444 779 000).