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Lee Ryan joins the cast of Rip It Up The 70s UK tour

The brand new show tours this September, October and into November.

Producers have confirmed that Lee Ryan has joined the cast of the jukebox theatre show Rip It Up The 70s. 

Having delved into the 1950s and 1960s, Rip It Up The 70s is set to take on the iconic decade that spawned disco, glam rock and so much more.

The brand new show tours throughout the UK this September, October and into November.

Lee first made his name as one-quarter of the chart-topping British boy band Blue, before launching a successful career as a solo artist.

The star joins the already announced Strictly Come Dancing champion Louis Smith MBE, Strictly finalist Rachel Stevens and The Pussycat Dolls star Melody Thornton in the production’s cast.

The new show will feature the stars singing and dancing to some of the biggest classics from the decade. More casting to be announced soon.

From David Bowie to Marc Bolan, through disco, soul and unmistakably huge pop anthems, the 1970s saw the likes of Eagles release Hotel California, the Bee Gees drop the genre-defining Saturday Night Fever and the boss himself – Bruce Springsteen – unveil Born to Run.

Elsewhere, the hugely influential songwriter and performer Carole King released Tapestry, Fleetwood Mac unleashed Rumours into the world, while iconic pop outfit and the arguable launch of boybands The Beatles dropped Let It Be as their frontman John Lennon revealed the stunning Imagine.

If that wasn’t enough, the 1970s were responsible for the rise of Queen, Elton John, The Carpenters, Mavin Gaye, and Barry White, as Led Zeppelin climbed their Stairway to Heaven and Pink Floyd explored The Dark Side of the Moon.

With a new cast, a new show and – of course – a new decade, Rip It Up The 70s is set to tour across the UK later this year.

The announcement follows the success of Rip It Up the 50s and 60s, the latter starring Harry Judd, Jay McGuiness, Aston Merrygold and Louis Smith, which sold over 100,000 tickets across the UK and enjoyed a four month sell-out run at the Garrick Theatre, London.

Here are the dates:

13 September 2019 – Theatre Royal, Norwich
14 September 2019 – Beck Theatre, Hayes
15 September 2019 – Orchard Theatre, Dartford
17 September 2019 – King’s Hall, Bradford
18 September 2019 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
19 September 2019 – Milton Keynes Theatre
20 September 2019 – New Theatre, Peterborough
21 September 2019 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
22 September 2019 – Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
24 September 2019 – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
25 September 2019 – Queen’s Theatre, Barnstable
26 September 2019 – Pavilion, Bournemouth
27 September 2019 – Central Theatre, Chatham
28 September 2019 – Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
29 September 2019 – Theatre Royal, Brighton

1 October 2019 – Victoria Theatre, Woking
2 October 2019 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
3 October 2019 – The Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
4 October 2019 – Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke
5 October 2019 – Alban Arena, St Albans
6 October 2019 – Derngate Theatre, Northampton
8 October 2019 – Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
9 October 2019 – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
10 October 2019 – Sands Centre, Carlisle
11 October 2019 – Music Hall, Aberdeen
12 October 2019 – Concert Hall, Perth
13 October 2019 – Kings Theatre, Glasgow
14 October 2019 – Kings Theatre, Edinburgh
16 October 2019 – Forum Theatre, Billingham
17 October 2019 – Opera House, Manchester
18 October 2019 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
19 October 2019 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
20 October 2019 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
22 October 2019 – St David’s, Cardiff
23 October 2019 – Forum Theatre, Bath
24 October 2019 – GLive, Guildford
25 October 2019 – Pavilion Theatre, Worthing
26 October 2019 – Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
27 October 2019 – Churchill Theatre, Bromley
29 October 2019 – Barbican, York
30 October 2019 – Victoria Theatre, Halifax
2 November 2019 – Waterfront, Southport
3 November 2019 – Theatre Royal, Newcastle
6 November 2019 – London Palladium

Tickets for the tour are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk

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