Supernova: Diversity Dance Tour Announced – And It’s Moving In That Direction
Dance superstars Diversity have announced a massive new UK and Ireland tour that goes just that.
And they want fans to take food bank donations with them.
Supernova is created by cast leader Ashley Banjo and the band want fans to help them with cost of living issues as they play 66 shows in 40 cities in 2023 and 2024 – full details below .
It starts next October with 2023 dates at the Eastbourne Congress Theatre, Northampton Derngate, Portsmouth Guildhall, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Oct Truro Hall for Cornwall, Dundee Caird Hall, Edinburgh Usher Hall, Perth Concert Hall, Glasgow SEC Armadillo, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Swansea Arena, Cardiff International Arena, Reading Hexagon, Birmingham Alexandra Theatre, Oxford New Theatre.
The tour continues in 2024 at Carlisle Sands Centre, Blackpool Opera House, Bradford St Georges Hall, London Palladium, Gateshead, Stockton Globe, Sheffield City Hall, Hull Bonus Arena, Leicester De Montfort Hall, Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre, Belfast waterfront, Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Bristol Hippodrome, Bournemouth International Centre, Brighton Centre, York Grand Opera House, Harrogate Convention Centre, Peterborough New Theatre, Salford Lowry Lyric Theatre, Stoke-On-Trent Regent Theatre, Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Ipswich Regent, Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Guildford G Live and ends April 2024 at Wolverhampton Civic Hall.
Tickets for Southend will go on sale in January. For dates and more links see below, also visit gigst.rs/Diversity.
Supernova follows Diversity’s sold-out Connected 2022 tour, which combined playful, comedic routines with powerful statements about human connectedness. Big, relentless and energetic, the tour dazzled fans across the UK.
They first took the country by storm when they won round three of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 and have since sold out several UK and Irish tours, with countless TV and live performances.
Along with preparing for their brand new tour and in keeping with their progressive and innovative nature, Diversity are currently gearing up to launch Diversity Studios, which will offer in-person and live dance lessons.
Last month, Ashley Banjo received an MBE for her services to dance.
In addition to choreographing and performing with Diversity, Ashley is committed to educating people about dance, serving as a judge on Dancing on Ice, and offering her expertise as a host and creative in The Real Full Monty and International Emmy Award, Broadcast Award, and The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night, winner of the Royal Television Society Award.
Ashley also had the honor of becoming co-presenter of the Pride of Britain Awards last year, alongside Carol Vorderman.
Jordan Banjo has also hosted a variety of television shows, including two series of the BAFTA-nominated show The Greatest Dancer and BBC 1’s Primetime. Jordan and Perri Kiely are also radio royalty from the small -lunch, featuring Kiss Breakfast every day of the week.
Diversity’s illustrious career shows how they continue to innovate, grow and succeed.
Diversity, Britain’s most popular dance group, are no strangers to bringing social issues to light. Their Black Lives Matter dance routine on Britain’s Got Talent won them the BAFTA for Virgin Media’s Must-Try Moment of 2020 – watch here.
Now they support the anti-poverty charity Trussell Trust, which provides emergency food and support to people locked in poverty while campaigning for change, to end the need for food banks in the Kingdom -United.
Fans coming to their UK and Ireland Supernova tour are encouraged to bring food donations to the shows, where there will be collection points at venues each evening.
There will also be collection buckets for any cash donations. All donations will be distributed to people in crisis at the 1,300 Trussell Trust network food bank centres.
The Trussell Trust is only for dates in the UK and not Dublin.
It comes as millions of people across the country face a cost of living crisis, with food and energy prices soaring and families feeling the greatest strain on incomes in a generation.
DIVERSITY – SUPERNOVA UK TOUR
Fri 13 Oct Eastbourne Congress Theater
Sat 14 Oct Eastbourne Congress Theater MATINEE
Tue 17 Oct Northampton Derngate
Wed 18 Oct Northampton Derngate
Fri 20 Oct Portsmouth Guildhall
Sat 21 Oct Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sun 22 Oct Nottingham Royal Concert Hall MATINEE
Thu 26 Oct Aylesbury Waterside Theater
Fri Oct 27 Aylesbury Waterside Theater
Sat 28 Oct Truro Hall for Cornwall MORNING + EVENING
Wed 01 Nov Dundee Caird Hall
Thu 02 Nov Edinburgh Usher Hall
Fri 03 Nov Perth Concert Hall
Sat 04 Nov Glasgow SEC Armadillo MORNING + EVENING
Wed 08 Nov Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Sat 11 Nov Swansea Arena MORNING
Sun 12 Nov Cardiff International Arena MORNING
Wed Nov 15 Lecture Hexagone
Thu Nov 16 Reading Hexagon
Fri 17 Nov Birmingham Alexandra Theater
Sat 18 Nov Birmingham Alexandra Theater MATINEE + EVENING
Wed 22 Nov Oxford New Theater
Wed 31 Jan Carlisle Sands Center
Thu 01 Feb Carlisle Sands Center
Sat 03 Feb Blackpool Opera House MORNING + EVENING
Wed 07 Feb Bradford St Georges Hall
Fri 09 Feb London Palladium
Sat 10 Feb London Palladium MORNING + EVENING
Thu 15 Feb Gateshead Sage 1
Fri 16 Feb Stockton Globe
Sat 17 Feb Sheffield City Hall MORNING + EVENING
Sun 18 Feb Hull Bonus Arena MATINEE
Tue 20 Feb Leicester De Montfort Hall
Wed 21 Feb Llandudno Venue Cymru Theater
Saturday 24 Feb Belfast waterfront MORNING
Sun 25 Feb Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theater MATINEE
Wed 28 Feb Bristol Racecourse
Thu 29 Feb Bristol Racecourse
Sat 02 Tue Bournemouth International Center MORNING + EVENING
Sun 03 Mar Brighton Center MORNING + EVENING
Thu 07 March York Grand Opera House
Fri 08 Mar York Grand Opera House
Sat 09 Mar Harrogate Convention Center MORNING
Tue Mar 12 New Peterborough Theater
Fri 15 March Salford Lowry Lyric Theater
Sat 16 March Salford Lowry Lyric Theater MORNING + EVENING
Wed 20 March Stoke-On-Trent Regent Theater
Thu 21 March Stoke-On-Trent Regent Theater
Fri 22 Mar Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Saturday 23 March Southend Cliffs Pavilion MORNING
Tue 26 March Ipswich Regent
Wed 27 Mar Ipswich Regent
Fri 29 Mar Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Saturday 30 March Southend Cliffs Pavilion MORNING
Wed 03 April Guildford G Live
Thu 04 Apr Guildford G Live
Sat 06 Apr Wolverhampton Civic Hall MORNING