Planet Earth II Live In Concert is coming to arenas in 2020 - here's all you need to know and how to get tickets.
Following the success of the 2019 Blue Planet II Live In Concert tour, these not-to-be missed live concerts will again feature breathtaking, specially-selected footage from the BAFTA and EMMY award winning BBC series shown in 4K ultra high-definition on a gigantic LED screen - with a live score played by the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Host will be TV science and natural history presenter Liz Bonnin, of Blue Planet Live, Super Smart Animals, Galapagos and Horizon fame, whose recent landmark BBC One documentary Drowning in Plastic, saw her investigate the ocean plastic crisis and raise the level of public debate.
Planet Earth II Live in Concert, from BBC Studios and the acclaimed BBC Natural History Unit that created TV sensations, Blue Planet II and Dynasties, will bring audiences closer to the planet’s spellbinding animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas.
They will get to rub shoulders with acrobatic primate cousins in the steaming jungles of Madagascar, race alongside fearsome hunting lions in the remote sandy deserts of Namibia, face stormy Antarctic seas with a family of penguins and feel the raw tension as a baby iguana tries to escape the clutches of deadly racer snakes.
And they will get to tap their toes along with dancing grizzly bears and be swept away by the bravery of a mother snow leopard.
It will play seven cities - Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds, London, Dublin, Birmingham and Glasgow - next March and April. Full dates and details.
BUY TICKETS; Tickets - now on presale for O2 members and on presale at tour venues from Thursday, June 13, at 10am - go on general sale on Friday, June 14. All Children under -14 are entitled to a £10 discount per tickets, excluding London evening and Dublin shows. Full details, prices and venue contact details below, Also visit www.planetearth2live.uk
Looking ahead to hosting the tour, Liz said, “I am so honoured to have the role of host on the Planet Earth II Live in Concert arena tour.
"The TV series included some absolutely breathtaking sequences - who can ever forget the marine iguana fighting for its life as it escaped those racer snakes?
"I will be just as thrilled as the audience to relive such magnificent scenes on the giant screen, accompanied by a spectacular 80-piece orchestra - it will certainly be an experience to remember!”
Conducted by Matthew Freeman, the orchestra will play the remarkable music by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe for Bleeding Fingers Music.
Zimmer is renowned for his work on the likes of Gladiator, Interstellar and Blade Runner 2049, but said that the landmark BBC series stood out amongst his work. “Planet Earth II is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever been involved in: some of the greatest action scenes ever put on film, some of the most emotional, epic, fragile scenes I’ve ever witnessed. Filmmaking at its absolute peak.”
Mat Way, Global Director, Live Entertainment, BBC Studios, added: “After the very successful Blue Planet II tour we are delighted to partner with FKP Scorpio once again and bring Planet Earth II Live In Concert to the UK & Irish arenas, an incredible production bringing the BBC’s ground breaking footage to the stage for fans to enjoy.”
Planet Earth II Live in Concert 2020 Dates:
Thu 26th March Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, starts 7.30pm, tickets £45/£55, visit www.motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk, call 029 2022 4488
Fri 27th March Manchester Arena, starts 7.30pm, tickets £40/£50/£60, visit www.manchester-arena.com, call 0844 847 8000
Sat 28th March Leeds First Direct Arena, tickets £45/£55, starts 7.30pm, visit www.firstdirectarena.com, call 0844 248 1585
Sat 4th April Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena, starts 7.30pm, tickets £40/£50/£60, visit www.thessehydro.com, call 0844 395 4000