Posted: August 7, 2012
The end of an era is upon us...
The Wiggles, as we've come to know and love them, will be turning in their brightly covered tops and turning over the musical mantle to another crew of children's entertainers. But before they go - ANTHONY, GREG, JEFF and MURRA are taking their Celebration Tour around the world and will make 2 stops in Atlantic Canada this fall - in Nova Scotia at the Halifax Metro Centre October 13th and in New Brunswick at Habour Station in Saint John on October 14.
Tickets for all Canadian dates on sale Monday, August 13th.
What follows is the official press release for the Halifax show, which also includes the full rundown of shows throughout Canada - plus background on the group.
Take a bit of time to watch the goodbye above and get you read for some wonderful 'wiggle time' this fall. SABS
A Sweet Release...
THE WIGGLES CELEBRATION! – THE FINAL SHOWS TOGETHER OF ANTHONY, GREG, JEFF AND MURRAY FALL TOUR TO BRING ORIGINAL FAB FOUR TO THE
A Portion Of All Ticket Sales Will Be Donated To UNICEF
TICKETS ON SALE NATIONWIDE BEGINNING AUGUST 13th
(Halifax, NS) - The Wiggles, the fast-dancing, fun-loving Fab Four from Down Under, are coming to the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, October 13th with their brand new show CELEBRATION, which will reunite Original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page with Anthony, Jeff, and Murray for their final tour together at the original Wiggles. After 21 years of entertaining and educating children around the globe, Red Wiggle Murray Cook, Yellow Wiggle Greg Page and Purple Wiggle Jeff Fatt have decided to hang up their trademark colored jerseys to a new generation of Wiggles starting in 2013. The Wiggles have entertained children throughout the world for over two decades and are bringing all the excitement and joy of their movies and television shows right before your eyes, live on stage! Come Celebrate with Anthony, Greg, Murray, and Jeff!
Tickets for the Halifax shows go on sale Monday, August 13 at 9 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Ticket Atlantic box office, at participating Atlantic Superstore locations, by phone at 451-1221 (toll free at 1-877-451-1221) and online at http://www.ticketatlantic.com/
After 2012, Jeff, Murray and Greg will hand over the purple, red and yellow skivvies to a new generation of performers to instead take on backstage creative roles. Anthony will continue on stage as the Blue Wiggle alongside Emma Watkins, Lachlan Gillespie, and Simon Pryce, who have been handpicked by the group to become the Yellow, Purple, and Red Wiggles. Emma, Lachy and Simon will join the original members of The Wiggles ‘on the road’ for their Farewell tour. After that they will pull on the yellow, purple, and red skivvies and join Anthony on stage so that The Wiggles can continue to entertain and delight a new generation of children. “We want to thank all our Wiggly fans– it’s been a great ride in our big red car. We are really looking forward to saying farewell and having one last dance with everyone during the tour.” Jeff said.
The Wiggles are strong advocates for a healthy lifestyle and are excited to bring their positive messages for all ages, to 17 cities across Canada and the North East United States this October. Stops include: Toronto, Hamilton, Washington DC, New York, Boston, Halifax, St John, Ottawa, London, Oshawa, Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.
Come and wiggle in the aisles for THE WIGGLES CELEBRATION – THE FINAL SHOWS TOGETHER OF ANTHONY, GREG, JEFF AND MURRAY. The Wiggles are excited to bring their highly interactive, fun and educational message throughout Canada. Audience participation features include:
· Start the fun at home by creating a giant wiggly sign to bring to the show.
· Having fun with your favorite wiggly pal as they sing and dance through the audience.
· Dress up as your favourite character.
· Yelling “Wake up, Jeff!” whenever the loveable Purple Wiggle falls asleep onstage.
Children can have even more wiggly fun while they wait for the show by visiting http://www.wiggles.com, The Wiggles’ very own virtual world created specifically for preschoolers and their parents. Parents can monitor their child’s progress and have access to premium promotional offers, contests, merchandise discounts and presale Wiggles tickets! You can also follow the gang on Twitter via Twitter.com/ItsWiggleTime or become a fan of the group’s official Facebook page Facebook.com/TheWiggles.
The Wiggles are proud to announce that their Canadian charity partner for October 2012 is UNICEF, receiving 50 cents from every ticket sold. The Wiggles have a long history with UNICEF including being named Goodwill Ambassadors in 2008, donating a special “handwashing” song to UNICEF in honour of Global Handwashing Day, (annually October 15), and the production of their book Travelling the World for UNICEF, available at http://www.wiggles.com and of which a portion of proceeds is donated to UNICEF.
Complete Tour Schedule: Concert Date Venue City
10/5 & 10/6 Ricoh Coliseum Toronto, ON
10/7 Hamilton Place Theatre Hamilton, ON
10/9 Warner Theatre Washington, DC
10/10 Best Buy Theatre New York, NY
10/11 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
* 10/13 Halifax Metro Centre Halifax, NS *
* 10/14 Harbour Station Saint John, NB *
10/16 Scotiabank Place Ottawa, ON
10/17 John Labatt Centre London, ON
10/19 GM Center Oshawa Oshawa, ON
10/20 Essar Centre Sault Ste Marie, ON
10/21 Community Auditorium Thunder Bay, ON
10/22 MTS Centre Winnipeg , MB
10/24 TCU Centre Saskatoon, SK
10/25 Rexall Arena Edmonton, AB
10/26 Calgary Stampede Corral Calgary, AB
10/28 Thunderbird Arena Vancouver, BC
*** For complete ticket pricing and on-sale dates, please visit http://www.wiggles.com
About The Wiggles
The Wiggles, the world’s #1 preschool entertainers, performed over 350 shows to more than 1.5 million fans since 2005 in the United States alone. The Wiggles perform over 200 shows annually across four continents. The Wiggles are seen on TV in over 120 countries worldwide. Fans can catch The Wiggles on television exclusively in the U.S. on 24-hour preschool network Sprout as hosts of Sprout’s Wiggly Waffle, which airs every weekday morning from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Beginning July 7, 2012, fans can also watch The Wiggles on NBC’s new Saturday morning preschool block, NBC Kids. The Wiggles have sold more than 23 million DVDs and videos, 7 million CDs and 8 million books in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. You can also follow the gang on Twitter via Twitter.com/ItsWiggleTime or become a fan of their official Facebook page Facebook.com/TheWiggles
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