A WHOLE host of new shows are coming to the Utilita Arena Birmingham in the new year.
Get ready to clear the dancefloor and whip out your 10 paddles because the Strictly Come Dancing Live Arena Tour is back for 2023, opening on 20 January.
For the first time ever, Anton Du Beke will join fellow TV judges Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood on the Tour.
It will also see the welcome return of the sensational Janette Manrara, who will host the 31 supersized sparkle-filled shows foxtrotting around the country in January and February next year.
Directed once again by TV Judge Craig Revel Horwood, the show will feature many of the celebrities and professional dancers from the current series of the multi-award-winning BBC One show, together with the Strictly Live Band, a great way to celebrate the 20th series of this entertainment phenomenon. Further casting announcements will be made soon.
Speaking about the upcoming tour, Anton Du Beke said: “I can’t wait to join my fellow TV judges on the Strictly 2023 tour and have the chance to enjoy all the fun of the live experience with audiences around the UK.”
Strictly’s Head Judge Shirley Ballas said: “I’m delighted to be returning to the judging panel, and it will be lovely to have Anton with us. It’s always so much fun! The audiences at the arena shows are phenomenal and it’s so nice to get to see everyone and perform for you all – I can’t wait for January when we get the show on the road!”
Craig Revel Horwood said: “I’m thrilled to be back directing and judging the 2023 tour. This tour is going to be bigger and better than ever before – my imagination is running wild! With Anton joining the judging panel, one word, three syllables: FAB-U-LOUS!”
Janette Manrara said: “I’m so excited to be returning to host the 2023 Strictly Live Tour! It is the most incredible experience to be part of this epic production, bringing all we love about the TV series to hundreds of thousands of people around the UK.”
As in 2022, each performance of the tour will host a British Sign Language interpreter, who will be displayed on two very large screens either side of the stage so that attendees can book tickets and sit almost anywhere in the arena to enjoy the experience with family and friends.
Friday 20 – Sunday 22 January 2023 are the Birmingham show dates, click here for tickets.
After a sell-out tour in 2022, Romesh is back with a brand-new show examining the human condition… are people inherently good? Is charity always a positive thing? Is hustling the key to success? Or is all this a load of rubbish we’ve made up to keep people working hard for no reason.
Join Romesh as he examines all of these issues and more while providing no real answers.
Thursday 30 May 2024 is the Birmingham show date, click here for tickets.
Celebrated and award-winning blues rock guitarist and singer songwriter, Joe Bonamassa is coming to Birmingham in May 2023.
The 2023 UK tour, which also includes show dates in Bournemouth, Blackpool, Leeds and Newcastle, will see Bonamassa performing songs from his 15th solo album “Time Clocks”, his Grammy Award-nominated studio album “Royal Tea”, plus classic tracks from his rich treasure trove back catalogue including the albums “Redemption”, “Blues of Desperation” and “The Ballad of John Henry”, plus many more Bonamassa fan favourites.
Sunday 14 May 2023 is the Birmingham show date, click here for tickets.