SIX drive-in UK tour cancelled
Live Nation touring circuit was set to host the hit musical along with other top gigs.
The announced UK tour of SIX the Musical, which would have seen the popular musical performed in 12 UK cities over the summer as part of Live Nation Entertainment’s planned season of events, has been cancelled. Live Nation cited the uncertainty of potential local Covid-19 lockdowns making the tour series impossible.
Due to open in Milton Keynes in August, the performances of SIX would have been the first time the musical had been performed globally since its various productions were shutdown in March 2020.
In addition to SIX, the Live Nation ‘Live From The Drive In’ concert series was to feature concerts by The Streets, Kaiser Chiefs, and Dizzee Rascal, amongst others. Each venue was set to accomodate up to 300 cars, in sites including airports and racecourses across the country.
Fans would have had the opportunity to watch the shows on stage and large screens at the venues, while having their own private viewing zone next to their cars, all designed to comply with government-ordered social distancing guidelines.
Created by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, DIX the Musical reimagines the six wives of Henry VIII as a girl group. In the course of the group's concert, the wives reclaim and reframe their stories in the ultimate act of girl power... Tudor style.
Since opening at the Edinburge Fringe in 2018, SIX the Musical has gone on to establish itself as a hit musical in London's West End. In addition to a successful UK tour and Australian season, it was hours away from its Broadway premiere when the Covid-19 shutdown hit the theatre industry. It is expected to reopen in London and New York once the shutdown is lifted.