Jesus Christ Superstar is Launching Its Biggest North American Arena Tour

Jesus Christ Superstar Tour Dates
A scene from Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice @ O2 Arena, London. (Photo ©Tristram Kenton)
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular, groundbreaking rock musical will make its way across the U.S. during the largest North American arena tour ever scheduled for Jesus Christ Superstar. Kicking off on June 9, 2014 in New Orleans, the tour will stop in 50 cities, concluding its arena run on August 17th in Philadelphia.
 
The cast of Jesus Christ Superstar is led by Ben Forster who took on the role of Jesus Christ during the show’s UK and Australian arena tours. The cast also includes Incubus lead vocalist Brandon Boyd as Judas Iscariot, NSYNC’s JC Chasez as Pontius Pilate, Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams as Mary Magdalene, and the Sex Pistols’ John Rotten Lydon as King Herod.
 
Tickets go on sale on April 11th at www.jesuschristsuperstar.com.
 
Jesus Christ Superstar began life as a rock album…probably because nobody believed back in 1969 that you could present a stage musical about the last days of the life of Jesus Christ. I shall never forget its first live performance in the Civic Arena, Pittsburgh on July 12th 1971. Of course JCS subsequently became a legit theatre stalwart, but I, personally, have always hankered after seeing it again in the arenas where it started,” said Andrew Lloyd Webber.
 
Comments about the tour from the Jesus Christ Superstar cast:
 
“In 1971 Andrew and I were thrilled by the first-ever Jesus Christ Superstar tour of the United States,” said Tim Rice. “We certainly did not imagine then that 43 years later we would be witnessing another America-wide tour of our first big hit show. We are delighted and grateful that enthusiasm for Superstar has been maintained over the years and this new production presents the work in its most powerful format – as a true rock experience.”
 
“I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing production!” said Brandon Boyd. “I grew up on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classics and never imagined I would be playing a role in one, let alone with such an incredibly diverse cast of players. Truly an honor!”
 
“When I heard Jesus Christ Superstar was coming to the States, I was excited at the idea to be a part of telling one of the most influential stories in history through the scope of such a talented composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber,” said JC Chasez. “I’m excited to work with such a dynamic cast, and to bring Jesus Christ Superstar back to its roots as a rock arena experience.”
 
“I am so excited to be part of such a legendary production alongside an amazing cast!,” said Michelle Williams. “I am truly looking forward to this experience!”
 
“I’m here to sing with the King of the Jews, who could ask for anything more?” said John Rotten Lydon.


“I feel so excited to bring this production to North America,” said Ben Forster. “America has to experience this rock arena spectacular as Andrew Lloyd Webber envisaged it. I am the real life Billy Elliot, from a coal mining city in the north of England to touring huge arenas across North America! You are about to witness my dream come true!”

Jesus Christ Superstar Tour Dates:

6/9/14 – New Orleans, LA at Lakefront Arena
6/10/14 – Birmingham, AL at BJCC Arena
6/11/14 – Charlotte, NC at Time Warner Cable Arena
6/13/14 – Fort Lauderdale, FL at BB&T Center
6/14/14 – Orlando, FL at Amway Center
6/15/14 – Tampa, FL at Tampa Bay Times Forum
6/16/14 – Atlanta, GA at Philips Arena
6/17/14 – Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena
6/19/14 – San Antonio, TX at Freeman Coliseum
6/20/14 – Austin, TX at Frank Erwin Center
6/21/14 – Houston, TX at Toyota Center
6/22/14 – Dallas, TX at American Airlines Center
6/23/14 – Oklahoma City, OK at Chesapeake Energy Arena
6/24/14 – Tulsa, OK at BOK Center
6/26/14 – Toronto, ON at Air Canada Centre
6/28/14 – Detroit, MI at Joe Louis Arena
6/29/14 – Chicago, IL at United Center
7/1/14 – St. Louis, MO at Scottrade Center
7/2/14 – Kansas City, MO at Sprint Center
7/4/14 – Winnipeg, MB at MTS Centre
7/5/14 – Regina, SK at Brandt Centre
7/6/14 – Edmonton, AB at Rexall Place
7/8/14 – Boise, ID at Taco Bell Arena
7/9/14 – Spokane, WA at Spokane Arena
7/10/14 – Seattle, WA at KeyArena At Seattle Center
7/12/14 – Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena
7/13/14 – Portland, OR at Moda Center
7/15/14 – Sacramento, CA at Sleep Train Arena
7/16/14 – Fresno, CA at Save Mart Center
7/17/14 – Bakersfield, CA at Rabobank Arena
7/18/14 – San Jose, CA at SAP Center at San Jose
7/20/14 – Anaheim, CA at Honda Center
7/22/14 – El Paso, TX at UTEP Don Haskins Center
7/23/14 – Phoenix, AZ at US Airways Center
7/24/14 – San Diego, CA at Valley View Casino Center
7/25/14 – Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay Events Center
7/26/14 – Los Angeles, CA at STAPLES Center
7/29/14 – Denver, CO at Pepsi Center
7/30/14 – Lincoln, NE at Pinnacle Bank Arena
7/31/14 – St. Paul, MN at Xcel Energy Center
8/1/14 – Milwaukee, WI at BMO Bradley Harris Center
8/2/14 – Indianapolis, IN at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
8/3/14 – Cincinnati, OH at U.S. Bank Arena
8/5/14 – New York, NY at Madison Square Garden
8/7/14 – Washington, DC at Verizon Center
8/9/14 – Columbus, OH at Schottenstein Center
8/10/14 – Cleveland, OH at Quicken Loans Arena
8/12/14 – Pittsburgh, PA at Consol Energy Center
8/13/14 – Buffalo, NY at First Niagara Center
8/14/14 – Boston, MA at TD Garden
8/16/14 – Philadelphia, PA at Wells Fargo Center
 
Source: S2BN
 
-By Rebecca Murray

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