Hosted by Liz Bonnin

Music by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe

For Bleeding Fingers Music

City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted by Matthew Freeman

Planet Earth II Live in Concert, from BBC Studios and the acclaimed BBC Natural History Unit that created TV sensations, Blue Planet II and Dynasties, has announced a UK & Ireland arena tour for Spring 2020. Experience sensational footage from the BAFTA and EMMY® award winning BBC series which guarantees to bring audiences closer to the planet’s spellbinding animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas than ever before.

Following on from the recent success of the 2019 Blue Planet II Live In Concert tour, these not-to-be missed live concerts will feature breathtaking, specially-selected footage shown in 4K ultra high-definition on a gigantic LED screen, as the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Freeman, play the remarkable music by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & JashaKlebe for Bleeding Fingers Music. The arena tour will run from 26th March through 4th April 2020 and includes a London Matinee show at 2.30pm on Sunday, 29th March. 

Zimmer is renowned for his work on the likes of GladiatorInterstellar and Blade Runner 2049, but said that the landmark BBC series stood out amongst his work. Planet Earth II is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever been involved in: some of the greatest action scenes ever put on film, some of the most emotional, epic, fragile scenes I’ve ever witnessed. Filmmaking at its absolute peak.”

Liz Bonnin

In this spectacular, audiences across the UK get to rub shoulders with our acrobatic primate cousins in the steaming jungles of Madagascar, race alongside fearsome hunting lions in the remote sandy deserts of Namibia, face stormy Antarctic seas with a family of penguins and feel the raw tension as a baby iguana tries to escape the clutches of deadly racer snakes. And they will no doubt tap their toes along with dancing grizzly bears and be swept away by the bravery of a mother snow leopard.

The Planet Earth II Live in Concert arena tour will be hosted by science and natural history TV presenter Liz Bonnin. With a masters in wild animal biology, Liz has presented over 40 primetime programmes including Blue Planet Live, Super Smart Animals, Galapagos and Horizon. 

With her recent landmark BBC One documentary Drowning in Plastic, Liz investigated the ocean plastic crisis, with her hard-hitting environmental reporting raising the level of public debate on this important topic. Liz also regularly speaks at and hosts science and natural history events across the country, including the National Science + Engineering Competition, the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards, New Scientist Live and Blue Dot Festival. 

Looking ahead to the tour, Liz said, “I am so honoured to have the role of host on the Planet Earth II Live in Concert arena tour. The TV series included some absolutely breathtaking sequences – who can ever forget the marine iguana fighting for its life as it escaped those racer snakes? I will be just as thrilled as the audience to relive such magnificent scenes on the giant screen, accompanied by a spectacular 80-piece orchestra – it will certainly be an experience to remember!”

Mat Way, Global Director, Live Entertainment, BBC Studios, adds, “After the very successful Blue Planet II tour we are delighted to partner with FKP Scorpio once again and bring Planet Earth II Live In Concert to the UK & Irish arenas, an incredible production bringing the BBC’s ground breaking footage to the stage for fans to enjoy.”

To watch the trailer for Planet Earth II Live in Concert click here.

The dates for Planet Earth II Live in Concert are as follows: 

Thu​26th March  ​Cardiff ​​Motorpoint Arena ​​Tickets

Fri ​27th March ​Manchester ​Manchester Arena ​​Tickets

Sat ​28th March ​Leeds ​​First Direct Arena ​​Tickets

Sun ​29th March ​London ​​O2 Arena (MATINEE) ​Tickets

Sun ​29th March ​London ​​O2 Arena (EVENING) ​Tickets

Wed​   1st April ​          Dublin ​                 3Arena ​​​ Tickets

Fri​3rd April ​​Birmingham ​Resort World Arena ​Tickets

Sat​4th April ​​Glasgow ​​SSE Hydro Arena ​​Tickets

Ticket presale for O2 members will take place on Wednesday 12th June.

Ticket presale through all other tour venues will take place from 10.00am on Thursday, 13th June

Tickets go on general sale at 10.00am on Friday 14th June April. All Children under -14 entitled to a £10 discount per ticket (Excluding London Evening and Dublin show).

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Listings info:

Event: ​Planet Earth II – Live in Concert 

Venue: ​Motorpoint Arena Cardff

Address: ​Mary Ann St, Cardiff, CF10 2EQ

Date/Time: ​Thursday, 26th March / Show starts 7.30pm

Tickets: ​(£45/£55)

Website/Box Office: / 029 2022 4488 

Event: ​Planet Earth II – Live in Concert 

Venue: ​Manchester Arena

Address: ​Victoria Station Approach, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1AR

Date/Time: ​Friday,​27th March / Show starts 7.30pm

Tickets: ​(£40/£50/£60)

Website/Box Office: / 0844 847 8000

Event: ​Planet Earth II – Live in Concert 

Venue:​First Direct Arena

Address: ​Arena Way, Leeds, LS2 8BY

Date/Time: ​Saturday, 28th March / Show starts 7.30pm

Tickets: ​(£45/£55)

Website/Box Office: / 0844 248 1585

Event: ​Planet Earth II – Live in Concert 

Venue: ​O2 Arena 

Address: ​Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0DX

Date/Time: ​Sunday, 29th March / Show starts 2.30pm 

Tickets: ​(£40/£50/£60)

Website/Box Office: / 0844 856 0202;

Event: ​Planet Earth II – Live in Concert 

Venue: ​O2 Arena 

Address: ​Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0DX

Date/Time: ​Sunday, 29th March / Show starts 7.30pm 

Tickets: ​(£40/£50/£60)

Website/Box Office: / 0844 856 0202;

Event: ​Planet Earth II – Live in Concert 

Venue: ​3Arena

Address: ​N Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin

Date/Time: ​Wed​1st April / Show starts 8.00pm

Tickets: ​(€42/€63/€73)

Website/Box Office: /

ROI0818 719 300 / UK & NI: 0844 8472 455

Event: ​Planet Earth II – Live in Concert 

Venue: ​Resort World Arena

Address: ​Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1PU

Date/Time: ​Friday, 3rd April  / Show starts 7.30pm

Tickets: ​(£40/£50/£60)

Website/Box Office: / 0121 780 4141;

Event: ​Planet Earth II – Live in Concert 

Venue: ​SSE Hydro Arena

Address: ​The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, G3 8YW​

Date/Time: ​Saturday, 4th April / Show starts 7.30pm

Tickets: ​(£40/£50/£60)

Website/Box Office: / 0844 395 4000

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