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Top Gear Live tickets ready for a sell-out

(for immediate release)

21 November, 2008

Blink and You’ll Miss it!
Top Gear Live tickets ready for a sell-out – public release 9:00am Monday 24th

Jeremy Clarkson in a Top Gear Live stage show amongst a game of ‘Car Soccer’

Despite there being nearly three months until the arrival of Clarkson, Hammond and an amazing crew of performers for the New Zealand leg of Top Gear Live, ticket demand is at a frenzy and all 10 shows look likely to sell out within hours of the public release on Monday the 24th at 9:00am.

Since the launch event on Tuesday, Ticketek phones have been running hot with requests for advance bookings and huge interest in the coveted ‘paddock pass’, a premium pass that allows guests backstage to see the workings of the spectacular stage event.

Top Gear Live has been described as a circus of cars, with 75 minutes of breath-taking stunts and driving sequences from some of the world’s best precision drivers plus live versions of regular formats of the Top Gear programme, all brought to life with stunning stage effects and pyrotechnics, crazy stunts, synchronised driving displays and features.

Each Top Gear Live theatre show will comprise up to 16 different scenes or sequences with Clarkson and Hammond playing host and in the spirit of their ‘ambitious but not always successful’ Top Gear style. And joining them on stage will be New Zealand’s most well-known motor-racing personality, NZV8 driver, Greg Murphy.

New Zealand is city number six on a seven-stop world tour that also takes them to Sydney, Johannesburg and ends in Hong Kong. The show has been a sell-out in London and Birmingham in the last fortnight and tickets in hot demand in Sydney where the show appears before New Zealand.

And when the team went looking for a New Zealander to join them on-stage, that also was a no-brainer, with racing driver and motor-racing celebrity Greg Murphy, whose role was announced at the press launch at Sky City this week.
“This is an honour,” said Murphy. “Cars are my life and this is the ultimate celebration of motoring,” he said.

About Top Gear Live
Top Gear Live will hit New Zealand shores February 12th – 15th, 2009 at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

Pricing ranges from $70 for a general show admission to $150 for a Diamond evening ticket.

Also on offer is a special 'Paddock Pass' ticket add-on that will allow ticket purchases to head out back and see the mechanics of the show and all vehicles that are being used on stage. Paddock Passes are strictly limited to 300 per show, and are operated on a first in, first served basis.

Corporate packages are also on offer with six corporate boxes per show and gala dinner event on Thursday 12th will include the premiere show seating followed by dinner.

All tickets are onsale exclusively to the public through ticketek from 9am Nov 24th.
Show Dates:
Thurs 12th - 6.30pm
Friday 13th - 5pm & 8pm
Saturday 14th - 11am, 2pm, 5pm & 8pm
Sunday 15th - 11am, 2pm & 5pm


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