PAW Patrol Live!
Tuesday 30 January 2018 12:24pm
Media release – for immediate release – February 2018
PAW PATROL LIVE! “THE GREAT PIRATE ADVENTURE” ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
X Barks the Spot in all-new live show based on PAW Patrol, the number-one hit preschool series on Nick Jnr.
Tickets go on sale 10am, Thursday 8 February 2018
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - January 30, 2018 – All paws on deck! Following the continued success of the PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” tour, Nickelodeon, VStar Entertainment Group and TEG Life Like Touring today announced a second live stage show based on PAW Patrol, the top-rated preschool series produced by Spin Master Entertainment. The new action-packed, music-filled production, PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” will feature the beloved characters from the animated series, and will begin touring Australia in May 2018. Tickets to see the pups embark on this pirate-themed voyage go on sale to the general public through Ticketek on Thursday, 8 February for the first six tour cities, including Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Geelong, Adelaide and Perth.
In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Over land and on the high seas, the pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway so the celebration can go on. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who’s all ears…Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!
Similar to PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” which continues to tour the world in 2018, this new show, PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” includes two acts and an intermission, and incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage as well as their vehicles and packs during the adventure.
“PAW Patrol Live! has become a huge touring success for Nickelodeon, with ‘Race to the Rescue’ playing to sellout crowds during its inaugural year on the road,” said Gerald Raines, Senior Vice President, Global Location Based Experiences, Nickelodeon Group. “In response to massive demand, we’re delighted to roll out PAW Patrol Live! ‘The Great Pirate Adventure,’ giving kids and families across the country an opportunity to go on a brand new adventure with the heroic pack of pups.”
“We’re incredibly excited to expand our ongoing partnership with Nickelodeon, which will allow us to bring PAW Patrol fans a completely new and memorable experience with their favourite pups on the stage,” said Eric Grilly, CEO, VStar Entertainment Group. “Like ‘Race to the Rescue,’ this is a high quality production that we are very proud of, featuring an outstanding cast, unique costumes that add dimension to each character on stage and fun musical numbers.”
“PAW Patrol continues to go from strength to strength, whether it’s on air, online, in retail or now back on the big stage, Australian families are getting more opportunities to interact with the characters they know and love,” said Ben Cox, General Manager and Vice President of Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand. “We’re thrilled to bring PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure’ to Australia and continue to explore exciting and relevant ways to bring the series off-screen.
"Australian audiences overwhelmed us with requests for another tour after PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" sold out in 2017," said Anton Berezin, Managing Director, TEG Life Like Touring. "We are excited to partner with VStar Entertainment Group and Nickelodeon once again to bring a brand new adventure back home this year with PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure." This new production is absolutely wonderful. We are so excited to share it with the fans!”
PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” makes its Australian debut in Sydney, on Saturday 19 May, 2018.
Fans can visit pawpatrollive.com.au for PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” and PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” tour schedules, ticket sale information and PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail, where they can sign up to be among the first to receive tour updates and exclusive ticket pre-sale information for their city.
PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” tour dates:
Sydney, NSW ICC Sydney Theatre, International Convention Centre
Saturday 19 May 10.00am, 1.00pm, 4.00pm ticketek.com.au
Newcastle, NSW Newcastle Entertainment Centre
Wednesday 23 May 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.00pm ticketek.com.au
Adelaide, SA AEC Theatre
Saturday 26 May 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.00pm ticketek.com.au
Sunday 27 May 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.00pm
Perth, WA Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Saturday 2 June 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.00pm ticketek.com.au
Sunday 3 June 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.00pm
Geelong, VIC Geelong Arena
Thursday 7 June 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.00pm ticketek.com.au
Melbourne, VIC Margaret Court Arena
Sunday 10 June 10.00am, 1.00pm, 4.00pm ticketek.com.au
Telstra Thanks is offering an exciting pre-sale exclusively for Telstra customers from 9am, Friday 2 February until 11am, Monday 5 February. Head to telstra.com for more details on how to purchase.
Visa is offering a Visa Checkout pre-sale for a limited time to Visa members, available via visaentertainment.com.au/ from 9am, Friday 2 February till 11am, Monday 5 February.
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Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties.
Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including PAW Patrol®, Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Meccano®, and 2017 Toys of the Year, Hatchimals® and Air Hogs®. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 92 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 21 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,500 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
Nickelodeon, now in its 22nd year in Australia and 39th globally, is an internationally loved entertainment brand for kids, families and big kids at heart. Nickelodeon is known for putting kids first in everything it does and offers locally produced programs (SLIME CUP, CRASH THE BASH, KIDS’ CHOICE SPORTS, KIDS’ CHOICE SPORTS) and international shows. Nickelodeon is recognisable for its incredibly successful shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and also offers feature films, theme parks, events (SLIMEFEST), digital content including the Nick Play app, games and consumer products such as toys, books and apparel to its many fans.
Nickelodeon Australia has been named Channel of The Year twice by ASTRA and won numerous industry awards. Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels air 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are seen in over 2.3 million households via Foxtel (Channel 701) and Fetch TV (Channel 146). The company includes television programming and production, plus special events, consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognised and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the America, Nickelodeon is a part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. www.nick.com.au
VStar Entertainment Group is a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From concept through activation, VStar imagines and creates custom tours featuring original content, and licensed, branded tours that provide highly engaging entertainment for fans of all ages. With nearly four decades of expertise in all aspects of event production and management, we deliver turnkey, in-house solutions for theatrical shows, interactive exhibits and brand activations. VStar also creates custom-fabricated mascots and costumes, large-scale sets, scenery and 3-D installations, serving as a valued resource for professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and experiential marketing agencies. Headquartered in Minneapolis, VStar has