OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2012) - The Wiggles - the fast-dancing, fun-loving fab four from Down Under - are returning to Scotiabank Place on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. with their brand new show Celebration, which will reunite original Yellow Wiggle Greg Page with Anthony, Jeff and Murray for their final tour together as 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 coloured jerseys and give way 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 in Ottawa.
Tickets for the Oct. 16 performance will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 13, at noon and can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d'Orleans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office. Prices range from $15.50 to $80.50 (additional facility fees and service charges may apply). The $80.50 tickets in the Wiggles VIP section are limited and will include the best seats in the house and a chance to dance along with The Wiggles themselves.
Following the 2012 tour, Jeff, Murray and Greg will hand over the purple, red and yellow skivvies to a new generation of performers to 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.
"We've been entertaining children around the world for 21 years and it's important that we plan for the future so that The Wiggles can keep wiggling in the years to come," said Murray.
"Singing, dancing and performing for children and their parents around the world has been such great fun. We have been so lucky to do something that we love for so long," said Greg. "When The Wiggles asked me to return to the group last year I was excited at the thought of performing with the three guys that I started the group with 21 years ago. With Murray and Jeff's decision to stop performing at the end of the year it's a nice sense of closure to also end my time on stage during the final tour with all of the original members of the group."
"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.
Emma, Lachlan 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.
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 Northeast United States this October. Stops include: Toronto, Hamilton, Washington D.C., New York, Boston, Halifax, Saint 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 at Scotiabank Place include:
- Start the fun at home by creating a giant wiggly sign to bring to the show
- Having fun with your favourite 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 www.WiggleTime.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 pre-sale 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 (October 15 annually), and the production of their book Travelling the World for UNICEF, available at www.TheWiggles.com, of which a portion of proceeds is donated to UNICEF.
About The Wiggles
The Wiggles, the world's No. 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 to 9 a.m. ET. 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.
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