NEW YORK – June 12, 2017 – All paws on deck! Following the continued success of the PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” tour, Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group today announced a second live stage show based on PAW Patrol, the top-rated preschool series produced by Spin Master Entertainment. The new action-packed, music-filled production, PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” will feature the beloved characters from the animated series, and will begin touring in the U.S. in October 2017, with plans to roll out internationally in 2018. Tickets to see the pups embark on this pirate-themed voyage go on sale to the general public Friday, June 16 for the first tour cities. Fans can visit www.pawpatrollive.com for PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” and PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” tour schedules, ticket sale information and PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail, where they can sign up to be among the first to receive tour updates and exclusive ticket pre-sale information for their city.
“PAW Patrol Live! has become a huge touring success for Nickelodeon, with ‘Race to the Rescue’ playing to sellout crowds during its inaugural year on the road,” said Gerald Raines, Senior Vice President, Global Recreation and Business Development, Nickelodeon Group. “In response to massive demand, we’re delighted to roll out PAW Patrol Live! ‘The Great Pirate Adventure,’ giving kids and families across the country an opportunity to go on a brand new adventure with the heroic pack of pups.”
“We’re incredibly excited to expand our ongoing partnership with Nickelodeon, which will allow us to bring PAW Patrol fans a completely new and memorable experience with their favorite pups on the stage,” said Eric Grilly, CEO, VStar Entertainment Group. “Like ‘Race to the Rescue,’ this is a high quality production that we are very proud of, featuring an outstanding cast, unique costumes that add dimension to each character on stage and fun musical numbers. Our show venue partners are securing dates throughout 2018 to bring this hot ticket to kids and their families.”
“We’re excited to see our animated series continue to live beyond the screen,” said Jennifer Dodge, Executive Vice President, Spin Master Entertainment. “As PAW Patrol evolves as an evergreen property we continue to explore exciting and relevant ways to bring the series off-screen – with everything from toys to experiences like PAW Patrol Live! ‘The Great Pirate Adventure.’”
In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Over land and on the high seas, the pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway so the celebration can go on. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who’s all ears…Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!
Similar to PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” which will continue to tour through 2018, the new show, PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” includes two acts and an intermission, and incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage as well as their vehicles and packs during the adventure.
The North American PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” tour will debut in Dubuque, IA, on October 14 and will travel to more than 135 cities throughout 2017-2018, including iconic venues in Chicago, Detroit, New York City and many more. The first tour stops on sale this week include the following 17 cities. New tour dates and cities will continue to roll out in the coming months.
Oct. 14-15 Dubuque, IA Five Flags Center Arena (opening weekend)
Oct. 21-22 Bloomington, IL U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Oct. 28-29 Evansville, IN Old National Centre
Nov. 4-5 New Orleans, LA UNO Lakefront Arena
Nov. 8 Lafayette, LA Cajundome
Nov. 11-12 Bossier City, LA CenturyLink Center
Nov. 15 Beaumont, TX Ford Park Arena
Nov. 18-19 Baton Rouge, LA PAC at River Center
Nov. 21-22 Memphis, TN Cannon Center
Nov. 29 Jonesboro, AR Convocation Center
Dec. 2-3 Fort Wayne, IN Memorial Coliseum
Dec. 6 Canton, OH Civic Center
Dec. 9-10 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Dec. 13 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center
Dec. 15-17 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
Dec. 26-27 Cedar Rapids, IA Paramount Theatre
Dec. 30-31 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre
*Citi is the official credit card of the PAW Patrol Live! tours. Citi cardholders can visit www.CitiPrivatePass.com for more information on pre-sale tickets. Exclusive pre-sale tickets are also available now to current PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail subscribers.
About Spin Master Corp.
Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children's entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Meccano®, and 2017 Toys of the Year, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 82 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 21 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,500 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia.
About VStar Entertainment Group
VStar Entertainment Group is one of the leading multi-concept entertainment platforms, producers and promoters of family-friendly theatrical productions, exhibits, installations and events. Headquartered in the Twin Cities, VStar has presented more than 36,000 performances worldwide over the past 38 years, touring across 40 countries and entertaining nearly two million guests annually. The company owns, operates and promotes tours across the U.S. and internationally, including PAW Patrol Live!, a high-energy musical adventure based on the hit animated series that airs on Nickelodeon and is produced by Spin Master; Sesame Street LIVE, a Broadway-quality musical production produced in cooperation with Sesame Workshop for the past 37 years; Cirque Dreams, which combines a cirque-style of performance artistry with Broadway theatrics; and Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED, a prehistoric-themed educational exhibit with attractions for the whole family.
Other VStar (formerly VEE Corporation) productions have included Barney, Bear in the Big Blue House, Care Bears, Curious George, Dragon Tales, Hello Kitty, Kidz Bop and My Little Pony LIVE! Through its state-of-the-art production facility, VStar also creates turnkey, in-house solutions, including custom fabricated exhibits, large-scale sets, scenery, 3-D installations, mascots and costumes, serving as a third-party resource for professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and experiential marketing agencies. For more information, including current tours and a complete list of service offerings, visit www.vstarentertainment.com.
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
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