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Planet Earth II Live in Concert announces UK tour for Spring 2020

Planet Earth II

Story by Jack Foley

PLANET Earth II Live in Concert, from BBC Studios and the acclaimed BBC Natural History Unit, has announced a UK & Ireland arena tour for Spring 2020.

Experience sensational footage from the BAFTA and EMMY® award winning BBC series which guarantees to bring audiences closer to the planet’s spellbinding animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas than ever before.

Following on from the recent success of the 2019 Blue Planet II Live In Concert tour, these not-to-be missed live concerts will feature breath-taking, specially-selected footage shown in 4K ultra high-definition on a gigantic LED screen, as the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Freeman, play the remarkable music by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe for Bleeding Fingers Music.

The arena tour will run from March 26 through April 4, 2020 and includes a London Matinee show at 2.30pm on Sunday, March 29.

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.”

In this spectacular, audiences across the UK get to rub shoulders with our 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 no doubt tap their toes along with dancing grizzly bears and be swept away by the bravery of a mother snow leopard.

The Planet Earth II Live in Concert arena tour will be hosted by science and natural history TV presenter Liz Bonnin. With a masters in wild animal biology, Liz has presented over 40 primetime programmes including Blue Planet Live, Super Smart Animals, Galapagos and Horizon.

With her recent landmark BBC One documentary Drowning in Plastic, Liz investigated the ocean plastic crisis, with her hard-hitting environmental reporting raising the level of public debate on this important topic.

Liz also regularly speaks at and hosts science and natural history events across the country, including the National Science + Engineering Competition, the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, New Scientist Live and Blue Dot Festival.

Watch the trailer for Planet Earth II Live in Concert

The dates for Planet Earth II Live in Concert are as follows (all March and April 2020)…

26 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
27 – Manchester Arena
28 – Leeds First Direct Arena
29 – London O2 Arena (Matinee)
29 – London O2 Arena (Evening)

1 – Dublin 3Arena
3 – Birmingham Resort World Arena
4 – Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena

Ticket pre-sale for O2 members will take place on Wednesday, June 12.

Ticket pre-sale through all other tour venues will take place from 10am on Thursday, June 13.

Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday, June 14. All children under 14 are entitled to a £10 discount per ticket (Excluding London Evening and Dublin show).