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Michael Starring Ben is coming to the London Palladium

The Michael Jackson tribute show will make its West End debut.

Michael Starring Ben, the UK’s foremost Michael Jackson tribute show, is coming to the London Palladium for a huge one-off performance on Saturday 6 April 2019.

Commemorating the passing of the pop icon ten years ago, Michael Starring Ben sees performer Ben Bowman celebrate the life and music of the King of Pop. Bowman is renowned for his depiction of Michael Jackson, mastering his look, style, sound and his jaw-dropping routines.

“I’ve spent so many years working towards this moment, to be able to bring Michael Starring Ben into London’s West End – and more than that, to the incredible theatre that is the London Palladiumis beyond my dreams,” Ben says.

“When I think of all the massive stars who have performed there over the years, I cannot wait to celebrate the music of my hero Michael Jackson on that famous stage.

“I feel so honoured to have been able to use my talent here on earth to channel Michael’s legacy and I will do it for as long as I possibly can in homage to him making me the person I am today.”

 

Michael Starring Ben features Jackson’s massive hits such as Beat It, Bad, Billie Jean, Man In The Mirror, Smooth Criminal and the era-defining Thriller.

Having made its mark across the globe, the London Palladium performance joins the previously announced UK tour, coming to over 40 theatres across the country.

“I was always enchanted by how people reacted to Michael, the way they screamed and became hysterical,” Ben concludes. “I love that we, as a team, are able to provoke that kind of reaction from a crowd. I love the screaming crying girls! They’re my favourite!”

Here are those dates in full:

16 February 2019 – City Hall, Salisbury
28 February 2019 – Town Hall, Huddersfield
8 March 2019 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
22 March 2019 – Meres Live, Grantham
23 March 2019 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
28 March 2019 – Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton
6 April 2019 – London Palladium, London
11 April 2019 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
12 April 2019 – Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
13 April 2019 – Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington
21 June 2019 – Indigo at O2, London
28 June 2019 – The Dome, Doncaster
29 June 2019 – Dorking Halls, Dorking
8 July 2019 – Darlington Hippodrome, Darlington
15 August 2019 – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
22 August 2019 – Music Hall, Aberdeen
6 September 2019 – Guildhall, Winchester
12 September 2019 – New Victoria Theatre, Woking
14 September 2019 – Winder Gardens, Margate
20 September 2019 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
21 September 2019 – Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne
26 September 2019 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
27 September 2019 – Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
28 September 2019 – The Sands Centre, Carlisle
29 September 2019 – Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon
4 October 2019 – Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
5 October 2019 – Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth
10 October 2019 – Capitol Theatre, Horsham
11 October 2019 – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
12 October 2019 – Kings Theatre, Portsmouth
16 October 2019 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
17 October 2019 – City Hall, Newcastle
18 October 2019 – Arena, Derby
19 October 2019 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
24 October 2019 – Venue Cymru, Llandudno
25 October 2019 – The Forum, Barrow
26 October 2019 – Royal Hall, Harrogate
29 October 2019 – Empire Theatre, Liverpool
1 November 2019 – The Spotlight, Hoddesdon
8 November 2019 – New Theatre, Oxford
9 November 2019 – Bonus Arena, Hull
16 November 2019 – Victoria Hall, Stoke on Trent
20 November 2019 – King’s Theatre, Glasgow
22 November 2019 – St Georges Hall, Bradford
28 November 2019 – Assembly Hall, Worthing
29 November 2019 – Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli

Tickets for the London Palladium date will be available from 10:00 on Friday 8 February 2019. Remaining tickets for all other Michael Starring Ben dates are available now. Grab all through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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