The Greatest Showman star was performing at the BRIT Awards ahead of his own jaunt of shows later in 2019. The actor’s rendition opened the ceremony to a hugely positive reception, and speaking beforehand, he said he was “truly honoured” to have been invited. What’s more, he opened up about one very special guest he’ll have on his tour.
He told Capital FM: “I’m really truly honoured to be here.
“You know, I’m an old man so I open up the show and I can still keep my 9.30pm bedtime. It’s perfect.”
He added: “No, honestly, the number’s going to be massive.
“The reception for The Greatest Showman here is like nowhere else in the world, so I kind of see it as a way of me saying thank you to everyone watching on TV or listening or there in the crowd.”
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Speaking about his show and potential guests, such as those who sang on The Greatest Showman Re-Imagined, he went on: “By the way I have asked most of them, most of them said no!
“But I’m a big fan of having guests on tour, concerts should feel like something happened that night that couldn’t happen anywhere else.
“So, I don’t know if I should say, but Robbie’s going to join me at one point.”
Yes, it seems Robbie Williams will pop up on a date of the trip.
The tour spans three nights at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, three at the Manchester Arena, three at the Birmingham Resorts World Arena, two at Dublin’s 3Arena and an incredible six shows at London’s O2.
The Dublin dates have already completely sold out.
Last night’s performance came as The Greatest Showman’s album spends its 60th week in the UK charts, and its 59th in the Top 5 alone. It will almost certainly make it 60 at the end of this week.
As part of its incredible chart run, it has spent 28 weeks at No1 – surpassing the likes of even Adele’s 21.
Jackman posted a video of himself on stage to Twitter, alongside the caption: “This is where you wanna be.”
Also last night, he hinted to reporters that a Greatest Showman sequel could be a real possibility.
“For an actor I’m a bad liar… I have heard talk about it,” he told the BBC. “But I don’t know.”
The movie was a huge sleeper hit despite an average opening weekend and middling reviews.
It’s also been a smash since its home video release, and is still in the UK top 10.
HUGH JACKMAN TOUR DATES 2019
Tue 7 May – Glasgow, United Kingdom, SSE Hydro
Wed 8 May – Glasgow, United Kingdom, SSE Hydro
Mon 13 May – Hamburg, Germany, Barclaycard Arena
Tue 14 May – Berlin, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Arena
Thu 16 May – Koln, Germany, Lanxess Arena
Fri 17 May – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
Sun 19 May – Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
Tue 21 May – Mannheim, Germany, SAP Arena
Wed 22 May – Paris, France, AccorHotels Arena
Fri 24 May – Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester Arena
Mon 27 May – Birmingham, United Kingdom, Genting Arena
Sun 02 Jun – London, United Kingdom, The O2
Mon 03 Jun – London, United Kingdom, The O2
Tue 18 Jun – Houston, TX, Toyota Center
Wed 19 Jun – Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
Fri 21 Jun – Chicago, IL, United Center
Sat 22 Jun – St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
Mon 24 Jun – Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
Tue 25 Jun Toronto, Canada, Scotiabank Arena
Thu 27 Jun – Boston, MA, TD Garden
Fri 28 Jun – New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
Sat 29 Jun – New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
Sun 30 Jun – Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
Mon 01 Jul – Washington, DC, Capital One Arena
Wed 03 Jul – Atlanta, GA, State Farm Arena
Fri 05 Jul – Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
Sat 06 Jul – Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center
Wed 10 Jul – Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
Thu 11 Jul – Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena
Sat 13 Jul – Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sun 14 Jul – Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
Tue 16 Jul – San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center
Wed 17 Jul – San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
Fri 19 Jul – Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl
Sat 20 Jul – Hollywood, CA, Hollywood Bowl
Published at Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:32:00 +0000