Top Gear Live is coming to Scotland for the very first time with three live shows – confirmed today (Thursday) – at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow in January 2014.
Hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May together with driving legend ‘The Stig’, Top Gear Live brings to life the massively popular BBC 2 TV programme and features the incredible Top Gear Live Stunt Team, the world’s most beautiful cars and some outrageous challenges.
To celebrate Top Gear Live’s debut in Scotland, three action-packed 90-minute arena shows have been announced for the weekend of 18-19 January with tickets on sale from 9am on Friday 4 October.
“I’ve absolutely no idea exactly what we’ll be up to in Glasgow but, as this is the first time we’ve ever performed live north of the border, you can guarantee it will be something very special. What we can promise is lots of gigantic explosions, some very scary stunts plus a magnificent line-up of incredibly expensive supercars… not to mention all the usual cock-ups, crashes and arguments. Who knows, you might even see The Stig in a kilt,” said Clarkson.
Over the last 12 months, Top Gear Live has been on a world tour with spectacular shows in Moscow, Sydney, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Durban culminating in the biggest extravaganza yet performed in Poland last weekend (21 September) to a sell-out 50,000+ crowd in Warsaw’s National Stadium. Glasgow will be the first time the Top Gear team has appeared in the UK since headlining at the Birmingham NEC in October 2012.
Opened this week and designed by Foster and Partners, The SSE Hydro is Scotland’s largest entertainment venue. “I’m told the building was inspired by ancient Roman and Greek amphitheatres so it sounds like the perfect setting for our kind of arcane humour and barbaric acts. I think some epic chariot racing should be on the cards!” continued Clarkson.
The venue boasts a maximum seating capacity of 12,000 with perfect sight-lines and crystal clear acoustics but, to provide additional stage space for the stars and their cars, the state-of-the-art auditorium will be reconfigured to provide 8,000 seats for each Top Gear Live performance.
Adult ticket prices for all three shows – two scheduled for Saturday 18 January and one for Sunday 19 January – start from £49* with special concessions for accompanied children. Full details can be found on the www.topgearlive.co.uk website or via the box office on 0844 395 4000.
The same official website also allows fans wishing to book some of the best seats in the house 48 hours in advance of the general on sale date (9am on Friday 4 October) to register – free – on-line for a special ‘pre-sale promotion’.