Action man Bear Grylls to drop in on arena tour
Television action man Bear Grylls is dropping in on Leeds and Sheffield his first UK arena tour.
He will be celebrating some of the world;s greatest feats of courage, endurance and endeavour.
The 12 date October tour - called Endeavour - will take audiences on an expedition across the globe, using groundbreaking technology in a mind blowing live action show with a cast of expert aerial artists and stunt crew.
Audiences will join the adventurer as he transports them to multiple environments in this edge-of-your-seat, action-packed two hour show.
All tickets on general sale from Friday, April 29, 9am via www.beargryllslive.com
You can then buy from Leeds First Direct Arena tickets - they will be available in person, visit at www.firstdirectarena.com or call 0844 248 1585
Buy Sheffield Arena tickets from 9am on Friday - also in person, visit www.sheffieldarena.co.uk, or call 0114 256 5656.
Customers can secure tickets on Wednesday, April 27 - 48-hours before venue release - thanks to Amazon Ticketsavailable, via the website tickets.amazon.co.uk
British adventurer, writer and television presenter. Grylls, aged 41, best known for his TV series Man vs. Wild, originally titled Born Survivor.
He progressed to US Network TV, hosting the hit adventure show Running Wild on NBC, where he takes some of the world’s best known movie stars on incredible adventures, most recently President Barack Obama.
Grylls said of his arena tour announcement: “I am so excited to see this show truly come to life, and to be able to take people on this incredibly inspiring journey of courage, heroism and survival against all the odds.
"With Endeavour we harness so much ground-breaking new technology to take the audience on a very intimate, immersive & at times terrifying journey through some of the greatest and most unknown feats of exploration.
"It is a truly uplifting experience this show, and I am so proud of it - and it reminds us all that at the heart of so many of mankind's greatest achievements and hair raising adventures is this one word: Endeavour.”
Partnering with AEG Live and Harvey Goldsmith the tour kicks off in London on October 7, he will bring the spectacle to 12 venues across the UK and Ireland including London’s SSE Wembley Arena with his ground breaking interactive experience.
Designed and hosted by Grylls, the show promises to take the audience on a hair-raising, immersive, theatrical expedition across the globe using state of the art video mapping technology and stunning special effects, to witness some of the heroism and adventure that has shaped our world.
He will guide the audience on a journey, uncovering true life stories of survival from frozen Antarctica and the cruel winds of Everest, to the humid jungle and shark-infested waters.
The audience will be swept into the heart of the action, with worlds that appear and fade away before them, they will see the tiny detail of rock crumbling beneath Bear’s feet as he climbs and witness him seemingly swimming with sharks before their very eyes.
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Through dizzying aerial stunts and intimate storytelling, Grylls will reveal the wonder of our planet and the important value of mankind’s indomitable human spirit. A truly breathtaking experience.
Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey to this acclaim started in the UK, where his late father taught him to climb and sail.
Trained from a young age in martial arts, he went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS. It was here that he perfected many of the skills that his fans all over the world enjoy watching him pit against mother-nature.
His TV Emmy nominated show Man Vs Wild / Born Survivor became one of the most watched programmes on the planet with an estimated audience of 1.2 billion.
He then progressed to US Network TV, hosting the hit adventure show Running Wild on NBC, where he takes some of the world’s best known movie stars on incredible adventures, most recently President Barack Obama.
Grylls also devised and hosts BAFTA award winning The Island with Bear Grylls on Channel 4, which has sold all around the world. He also owns and hosts ITV’s Mission Survive with Bear Grylls and Bear Grylls Survival School for CITV.
He is currently the youngest ever Chief Scout to the UK Scout Association and is an honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos. He has authored 22 books, including the number one Bestselling autobiography: Mud, Sweat & Tears.
Endeavour: Your Adventure Awaits Endeavour is produced in association with Bear Grylls Ventures and by arrangement with Peters Fraser + Dunlop. Promoters say the show is suitable for ages eight and over.
Full 2016 UK Tour Dates:
Fri 7 LONDON SSE Wembley Arena
Tues 11 GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Fri 14 LEEDS First Direct ArenaSat 15 NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Sun 16 LIVERPOOL Echo Arena
Tues 18 BELFAST SSE Arena
Wed 19 DUBLIN 3 Arena
Sat 22 BIRMINGHAM Genting
Tues 25 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Wed 26 NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Fri 28 MANCHESTER Arena
Sun 30 SHEFFIELD Arena