Live Nation is proud to announce that the Riverdance 20th Anniversary Tour will visit 16 venues across the UK next year, and will be at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford in October 2014. With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst into the public\'s heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, this is an unmissable chance for UK audiences to reconnect with what the Irish Times rightly described as \"The Original...The Best\". The Washington Post exclaimed, \"Its continued popularity proves that it was, and remains, a phenomenon of historic proportions!\"
Producer Moya Doherty says:
\"The success of Riverdance across the whole world has gone beyond our wildest dreams. The fact that the show continues to draw and excite audiences is a tribute to every dancer, singer, musician, staff and crew member who have dedicated themselves to the show. This 20th Anniversary Tour is a thank you to our UK audiences and a celebration of what has been an incredible journey across two decades.\"
Composed by Bill Whelan, Produced by Moya Doherty and Directed by John McColgan, Riverdance has performed across the UK where it has been experienced by over 2.9 million people in well over 1000 performances in 18 cities and the show has lost none of its magic. The worldwide TV audience for Riverdance is in excess of 2 billion people.
Riverdance has received rave reviews across the world but perhaps the simplicity of The Guardian\'s verdict sums it up: \"Dance does not often get so good.\" Riverdance is a celebration of Irish dance and culture, presented with sophistication and vibrancy.\" The Hollywood Reporter acclaimed, \"the sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.\"
This series of dates in 2014 represent a chance for UK Riverdance fans old and new to celebrate an incredible milestone for an incredible show. Twenty years after it took its first steps, a truly phenomenal piece of theatrical entertainment is back by popular demand. Don\'t miss this anniversary tour!