Western Australia Minister for Tourism Kim Hames
Top Gear Goes Live Exclusively In Perth
Victor P Taffa
Perth has won the rights to host the live arena version of the internationally acclaimed and multi award-winning BBC television series Top Gear.
Tourism Minister Kim Hames said Eventscorp secured Top Gear Live for Perth as the exclusive Australian city for this tour in December. It will be Top Gear Live’s first appearance in Perth.
“The State Government is building an exciting and diverse events’ calendar, allocating an extra $60 Million over the next four years in additional funding.” Dr. Hames said.
“Top Gear is in its 17th season, with a global viewing audience of 385 million, and it’s no surprise that the live stage shows have been incredibly popular when staged in major cities around the world.”
“Based on past experience we expect a significant number of interstate and overseas visitors to come to Perth to watch the three shows at the Burswood Dome.”
Presented by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Top Gear Australia’s Shane Jacobson, Top Gear Live will bring all the motoring mayhem and entertainment from the small screen to a live theatre experience.
As well as being promoted across Australia, the limited Perth shows of Top Gear Live will also be marketed in Singapore and Malaysia where the program is also very popular.
“Top Gear Live has never toured in South East Asia so we expect strong interest from Top Gear fans there.” the Minister said.
“Events not only attract visitors and put Perth on the map, they engage and add vibrancy to the community and we think Top Gear Live will deliver on all of those criteria.” Dr. Hames said.
Top Gear Live will play at the Burswood Dome on December 8-10. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 6.