Following the success of the 50’s inspired Rip It Up last year starring Natalie Lowe, Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith, the touring dance show is returning in September with a brand new cast and era of music.
McFly drummer Harry Judd and former JLS star Aston Merrygold will be heading up the new show, along with returning star, Olympic gymnast Louis Smith. Harry and Louis are both former Strictly Come Dancing winners, taking home the glitterball trophy in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Aston was a contestant on the 2017 series but was sadly subject to one of the most shocking early exits in the show’s history.
This time around, Rip It Up will be celebrating the hits of the 60’s. Harry, Aston and Louis will be bringing the iconic songs of the era to life through dance, with the help of the Rip It Up live band and a cast of supporting singers and dancers.
We can expect to see the trio dance to songs by legends such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel,The Mamas & The Papas, Dusty Springfield, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and many more.
The Rip It Up tour will kick off on September 13 in Scunthorpe and will make its way across the UK before finishing off on October 31 in Chatham.
Rip It Up Tour Dates
Thursday September 13 – Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
Friday September 14 – Sands Centre, Carlisle
Saturday September 15 – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
Sunday September 16 – King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Tuesday September 18 – Eden Court, Inverness
Wednesday September 19 – Concert Hall, Perth
Thursday September 20 – The Sage, Gateshead
Friday September 21 – Barbican, York
Saturday September 22 – Opera House, Buxton
Sunday September 23 – Forum Theatre, Billingham
Monday September 24 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Wednesday September 26 – Victoria Theatre, Halifax
Thursday September 27 – Opera House, Blackpool
Friday September 28 – Spa Centre, Leamington Spa
Saturday September 29 – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Sunday September 30 – The Pavilion, Rhyl
Monday October 1 – St David’s, Cardiff
Wednesday October 3 – The Hexagon, Reading
Thursday October 4 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday October 5 – New Theatre, Oxford
Sunday October 7 – Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Tuesday October 9 – Pavilion, Bournemouth
Wednesday October 10 – Derngate Theatre, Northampton
Thursday October 11 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Friday October 12 – The Palladium, London
Saturday October 13 – Beck Theatre, Hayes
Sunday October 14 – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Monday October 15 – Hippodrome, Bristol
Thursday October 18 – Princess Theatre, Torquay
Friday October 19 – Arena, St Albans
Saturday October 20 – Corn Exchange, King’s Lynn
Sunday October 21 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Monday October 22 – The Orchard, Dartford
Tuesday October 23 – The Regent, Ipswich
Wednesday October 24 – G Live, Guildford
Friday October 26 – Assembly Hall, Worthing
Sunday October 28 – Westlands, Yeovil
Monday October 29 – Town Hall, Cheltenham
Tuesday October 30 – Winter Gardens, Margate
Wednesday October 31 – Central Theatre, Chatham
Tickets are available on presale now, whilst general sale begins on Friday. In addition to standard seating, VIP tickets are available which include a meet and greet with Harry, Aston and Louis. For more information, head to the Rip It Up website.
Whilst you prepare yourselves for the new era of Rip It Up, check out our review of last year’s show here.