LOS ANGELES – November 5, 2008: Dancing with the Stars, ABC’s #1-rated reality-competition program, produced by BBC Worldwide America, is hitting the road this winter and bringing an entirely new cast of celebrities and professional dancers to 37 cities throughout North America. Dancing with the Stars ” The Tour will kick-off at the Sports Arena in San Diego, CA on Wednesday, December 17th. Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, November 10th. Fans should visit DancingWithTheStarsOnTour.com and ABC.com for complete tour details.
The fourth Dancing with the Stars tour features an entirely new ensemble of the most popular and exciting competitors from the hit ABC show, including celebrities Lance Bass, Toni Braxton and Maurice Greene from Season 7, as well as Marlee Matlin from Season 6. Joining the celebrities on tour will be some of the show’s most beloved and professional dancers including Mark Ballas, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough, Kym Johnson, Alec Mazo, Lacey Schwimmer, Edyta Sliwinska, Karina Smirnoff and Fabian Sanchez.
The fourth Dancing with the Stars – The Tour is once again produced by BBC Worldwide America, AEG LIVE and Front Line Management Group. The two-hour show features a larger-than-life recreation of the TV show’s actual stage and set design – complete with intimate, cabaret-style VIP table seating on the floor – that puts fans in the center of the action. In addition, the cast will be accompanied by an unstoppable ten-piece live band, performing all of the much-loved hits featured on the TV show as well as popular hits to accompany the new production numbers – produced exclusively for the tour. The production will also feature two huge High Definition video screens showcasing never-before-seen rehearsal footage, exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and outtakes, as well as many surprise extras.
Tickets for Dancing with the Stars – The Tour will go on sale beginning Monday, November 10th at 10:00am via DancingWithTheStarsOnTour.com.
I Love All Access is proud to once again provide exclusive access to the tour’s incredible VIP ticket package experiences for the tour. Fans should visit iloveallaccess.com for more information and to purchase VIP tickets. American Express card members can get advance pre-sale tickets to select dates on the tour from November 10th at 10:00am through November 14th at 10:00pm locally. These select dates include Ontario, CA (Dec. 18), Los Angeles (Dec. 27), Chicago (Jan. 9), Washington D.C. (Jan. 29), Uniondale, NY (Feb. 4), Newark, NJ (Feb. 6) and Philadelphia (Feb. 8). Preferred seating is available to Gold Card, Platinum Card and Centurion members.
2008-09 DANCING WITH THE STARS THE TOUR
Wed-Dec-17-08 San Diego, CA Sports Arena
Thu-Dec-18-08 Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
Fri-Dec-19-08 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
Sun-Dec-21-08 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
Mon-Dec-22-08 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
Sat-Dec-27-08 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center
Sun-Dec-28-08 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
Mon-Dec-29-08 Las Vegas, NV Orleans Arena
Tue-Dec-30-08 W. Valley City, UT E Center
Fri-Jan-02-09 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Sun-Jan-04-09 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Mon-Jan-05-09 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Wed-Jan-07-09 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Thu-Jan-08-09 Moline, IL i wireless Center
Fri-Jan-09-09 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Sun-Jan-11-09 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena
Mon-Jan-12-09 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Tue-Jan-13-09 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center
Thu-Jan-15-09 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
Fri-Jan-16-09 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Arena
Sat-Jan-17-09 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
Sun-Jan-18-09 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Tue-Jan-20-09 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
Thu-Jan-22-09 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Fri-Jan-23-09 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BankAtlantic Center
Sat-Jan-24-09 Orlando, FL Amway Arena
Sun-Jan-25-09 Duluth, GA The Arena at Gwinnett Center
Tue-Jan-27-09 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
Wed-Jan-28-09 Raleigh, NC RBC Center
Thu-Jan-29-09 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Fri-Jan-30-09 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Sat-Jan-31-09 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Mon-Feb-02-09 Providence, RI Dunkin Donuts Center
Tue-Feb-03-09 Wilkes-Barre, PA Wachovia Arena
Wed-Feb-04-09 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
Fri-Feb-06-09 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Sat-Feb-07-09 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
Sun-Feb-08-09 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
About Dancing with the Stars:
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8:00 p.m. EST and Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. EST on ABC. Tom Bergeron (AmericaTMs Funniest Home Videos) hosts alongside Samantha Harris (E! Entertainment). Dancing with the Stars is the U.S. version of the BBC smash hit series Strictly Come Dancing. This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide America. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade and Matilda Zoltowski are co-executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs.
About BBC Worldwide America:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide America, with headquarters in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Miami, brings together all of BBC Worldwide’s businesses in North and South America. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Sales and Distribution, Content and Production, Home Entertainment, Digital Media and Magazines. Under these businesses fall two key brands in the U.S. – digital cable channel BBC America and a bi-coastal production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars for ABC.
About AEG LIVE:
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring for a variety of programming and multi-media production. AEG Live, the nation’s second largest concert promotion and touring company is comprised of special event, broadcast and exhibition divisions, eleven regional offices and numerous state of the art venues nationwide.
Recent and upcoming promoted concert tours have included artists such as Justin Timberlake, Bon Jovi, Prince, Christina Aguilera, Kenny Chesney, So You Think You Can Dance, Paul McCartney, High School Musical, American Idols Live and Dancing with the Stars. Goldenvoice, the company’s Southern California-based regional promotion division created and operates the award winning annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival as well as Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival. The company operates NOKIA Theatre at Grand Prairie in Texas, NOKIA Theatre Times Square, and the recently opened NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE.