Fast & Furious Live will premiere in London at the O2 on 19 January 2018 before heading across Europe for the first six months of 2018 as the first leg of the global arena tour.
The two-hour show will feature precision performance driving and physics-defying stunts. It will be set in key scenes from the film series using state-of-the-art 3D projection mapping. The show will also feature favourite cars from the series.
Creative director and executive producer of the show, Rowland French, said: “It’s been years in the making, and we are beyond excited to finally show fellow fans what we have been creating in order to bring Fast & Furious Live to the global stage. With this mix of extraordinary stunts, special effects, cutting-edge 3D-projection mapping – as well as drivers pushing their own limits — every performance will create an unforgettable experience for the live audience. Twenty-three cities across 14 countries is just the beginning for Fast & Furious Live.”
“Fast & Furious Live will allow audiences worldwide to experience the extreme action sequences from the franchise through an authentic live experience,” said Vince Klaseus, President, Universal Brand Development. “With this live show, we are redefining fan access and bringing audiences closer than ever to their favourite movie moments.”
Executive President Touring International Music, Live Nation, Phil Bowdery said: “As the world’s largest live-entertainment company, we have been part of many incredible shows, but we are especially thrilled to be working on Fast & Furious Live, which will offer fans a spectacle on an unprecedented scale.”
Thousands of the world’s best stunt performers and drivers applied to join the production. There were extensive auditions to whittle down an elite team who have started a rigorous training camp in preparation for the world tour.
The world’s leading parkour athletes will join the team – and it will be a global cast performing incredible automotive and live action stunts.