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May 07, 2007 12:01 ET

Dancing With The Stars - The Tour Visits Scotiabank Place July 10

DANCING WITH THE STARS - THE TOUR ABC'S #1 UNSCRIPTED SHOW IS SET TO EMBARK ON ITS SECOND TOUR FEATURING AN ALL-STAR CAST FROM SEASONS 1-4 25-CITY TOUR KICKING-OFF JUNE 20, 2007 TICKETS ON SALE ON SATURDAY, MAY 12

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--(CCNMatthews - May 7, 2007) - Dancing With The Stars, ABC's #1 rated unscripted show, produced by BBC Worldwide, is hitting the road again and bringing its most popular team of stars and professional dancers from the show's first four seasons to 24- cities throughout North America. The tour, which is produced by BBC Worldwide, AEG LIVE and Front Line Management Group and is represented by ICM, is scheduled to kick-off in Austin, Texas on June 20 and will take its final bow in Vancouver, BC on July 24. Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, May 12. Fans should visit ABC.com for complete on sale details. Attracting an average audience nearly 20 million viewers each Monday, Dancing With The Stars currently ranks among the Top 5 most-watched shows on all of television.

The second cast of Dancing With The Stars -The Tour features an ensemble of the show's most popular competitors including season four's Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson; season two's winning duo Drew Lachey and Cheryl Burke; season three's Joey Lawrence and Edyta Sliwinska; season one's Joey McIntyre and Julianne Hough as well as professional dancers Alec Mazo and Louis Van Amstel.

The two hour show will feature a larger-than-life recreation of the TV show's actual stage with an intimate nightclub style table seating on the floor allowing fans unparalleled sightlines and access to all of the action. The tour has again teamed with I Love All Access to offer VIP ticket packages at every show. Packages include dance floor level table seating, private bar service and exclusive gifts. For more information please visit www.iloveallaccess.com.

Dancing With The Stars - The Tour will be choreographed once again by Louis Van Amstel with Carrie Ann Inaba serving as the show's creative director. The live show will feature celebrity group and solo dances along with sets from the professional dancers. In addition, the show will incorporate never-before-seen rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews and outtakes as well as some surprise extras. As with the network show there will be a live orchestra to accompany the dances with popular modern day songs that have become a much loved aspect of the program.

Commented Paul Telegdy, SVP Programming & Production, BBC Worldwide: "The phenomenal success of the first Dancing With The Stars tour and the record breaking ratings for the current season indicated it was definitely time for us to hit the road again and bring the magic of Dancing back to fans home towns."

"Dancing With The Stars reintroduced American audiences to ballroom dancing and it was a thrilling challenge for us to deliver it live on tour to fans of all ages," remarked Debra Rathwell, SVP, AEG LIVE. "Our first tour saw record audiences and standing ovations at each show and judging from this remarkable second ensemble cast, we're about to deliver another can't miss show."

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. BBC Worldwide Productions, based in Los Angeles, was the first international local production base to be established by BBC Worldwide's Content & Production division. The business has achieved great success since its inception in 2005. It is currently producing the forth series of ratings smash Dancing With The Stars for ABC, and earlier this year produced Grease: You're The One That I Want, for NBC. The business has also been successful in gaining pilot commissions for three of its scripted pilots: Viva Laughlin (CBS), The Thick Of It (ABC) and I'm With Stupid (NBC).

http://www.bbcworldwide.com/

About AEG LIVE:

AEG LIVE, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring for a variety of programming and multi-media production. AEG LIVE, the nation's second largest concert promotion and touring company is comprised of special event, broadcast and exhibition divisions, eight regional offices and numerous state of the art venues nationwide. The company's national promotion arm is currently producing tours and productions including Celine Dion A New Day...Presented By Chrysler now appearing at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," an international tour of the artifacts of King Tut. Recent and upcoming promoted concert tours have included artists such as Bon Jovi, Prince, Usher, Kenny Chesney, Rod Stewart, Paul McCartney, Dixie Chicks, American Idols Live and So You Think You Can Dance. Goldenvoice, the company's southern California-based regional promotion division created and operates the award winning annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The company operates Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie (Texas) and the Nokia Theatre Times Square, a 2,100-seat concert venue in Times Square.

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