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Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is coming to the Fox Theatre this June, and I'm excited to see it - I've actually never seen it live, and I love Irish music and dancing.
Moya Doherty is proud to announce the international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand with Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, which is celebrating an extraordinary milestone for an incredible show, as it makes stops in over 60 North American cities during the 2015-2016 season including a stop at the Fox Theatre on Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5; as part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series.
Tickets ($25, $45, $65 and $75) are on sale now and can be purchased at OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and Ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. Discounts are available for groups 10+, for details call (313) 471-3099. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.
“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 audiences and a celebration of what has been an incredible journey across two decades.”
Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour has set design by Robert Ballagh, lighting design by John Comiskey, costume design by Joan Bergin and sound design by Michael O’Gorman.
With engagements which will include the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Canada, in October 2015, Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour will play a coast to coast marathon stopping in more than 60 cities.
For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London in June of that year, the reaction was unprecedented, with the original 10 performances being increased to 151 in subsequent months. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of 16 years of non-stop touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and most recently South America.
Friday, June 3, 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 5, 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Facts about 20 years of Riverdance:
- Played 11,000 performances
- Seen live by over 25 million people in over 465 venues worldwide
- Played in 46 countries across 6 continents
- Travelled 700,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!)
- Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people
- Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD
- Sold 10 million Riverdance videos & DVDs
One of my lucky readers will win a family four-pack of tickets to the Friday, June 3rd (8pm) show!
Enter via the widget below. Giveaway will end on Thursday, May 26th, at 11:59pm EST, and winner will be notified via email the next day, and have 24 hours to respond, or an alternate winner will be chosen.
Winner's tickets will be available for pickup at the Fox Theater box office on the day of the show.
This giveaway is only open to those who live within driving distance of Detroit.
4 pack of Riverdance tix