Bear Grylls announces first arena tour
Harvey Goldsmith and AEG Live will this autumn present the first live arena tour by British adventurer Bear Grylls.
The Endeavour: Your Adventure Awaits tour will, over the course of 12 two-hour shows in the UK and Eire, “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” through a combination of aerial stunts and video-mapped special effects.
Grylls says: “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 groundbreaking new technology to take the audience on a very intimate, immersive and, at times, terrifying journey through some of the greatest and most unknown feats of exploration.
“With Endeavour we harness so much groundbreaking new technology to take the audience on a very intimate, immersive and, 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.”
Grylls (pictured), from Donaghadee, County Down, served for three years with British Special Air Service (SAS) special forces before becoming a mountain climber – he is one of the youngest Britons to have ascended Mount Everest – and record-breaking adventurer, with records including the highest-altitude dinner party (at 25,000ft in a hot-air balloon) a longest indoor freefall jump. He came to public prominence with his TV series, Born Survivor: Bear Grylls (also known as Man vs. Wild), aired on the Discovery Channel from 2006 to 2011.
Tickets went on sale today through an exclusive 48-hour presale by new-kid-on-the-ticketing-block Amazon Tickets. Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, began ramping up its ticketing activities in December through the creation of Amazon Tickets in the UK.