Clear the floor and whip out your score cards, because the Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour is back for 2020 and will waltz its way around the country from January next year for 32 scintillating sequin-filled shows. Including for the first time ever, a special Relaxed Performance in association with the National Autistic Society at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.
Fans will be delighted to hear that Strictly favourite and 2018 TV show winner Stacey Dooley is returning to host the tour for the first time. Tickets for this dancing delight go on sale at 9.00am on 20 September (Ticketmaster pre-sale from 17 September). The Relaxed Performance will go on sale at 9.00am on Thursday 26 September.
Stacey will be joined on stage by a selection of celebrities and professional dancers from the much awaited 17th series of the award-winning BBC One show. Judging and casting announcements will be made over the coming months.
Speaking about the upcoming tour, Stacey Dooley said: “I’m so excited to be joining the Strictly gang again and can’t wait to experience it from a different perspective! I’m really looking forward to hosting the tour as I know it’ll be a blast. I had such an amazing time last year, I hope I’ll find a way to get those dancing shoes back on again too!”
Arena audiences can expect to enjoy an unmissable evening of dance entertainment filled with colour, excitement and humour. Showcasing all the amazing choreography and live music that Strictly is known for, audiences will experience a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave them reeling and roaring for more. Recreating the glitz, glamour and magic seen on the TV, this show is undoubtedly a must-see spectacle for fans and families up and down the country.
Audiences are not only invited to watch the spectacular stars as they perform roof-raising routines, but are also granted the power to decide who wins the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show. The tour judges will, as always, provide their feedback and scores after each performance, however the audience can vote via text for their favourite couple, and it is ultimately their votes that will decide who wins!
Scottish Strictly fans are in luck this year because, for the first time ever, the tour will be waltzing its way up to Aberdeen’s P&J Live Arena. Dancing devotees in Dublin can also look forward to the tour’s first visit to the Irish capital since 2012. Opening at the Arena Birmingham on 16 January, the tour will also visit some of the biggest entertainment venues across the UK – Leeds’s First Direct Arena, Manchester Arena, The SSE Arena in Belfast, The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena (including the special Relaxed Performance Matinee on 5 February) and London’s O2 Arena from 7 – 9 February, where the tour culminates with five shimmering shows.