Dance superstar set for resort stage

Michael Flatley
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Michael Flatley, the man behind the global phenomenon Riverdance, is coming to Blackpool as part of his next world tour.

The Irish dancing superstar, who is reputed to have a personal fortune of £650m, brings Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games to the Opera House for two nights next June.

It is a reworking of the record-breaking show he devised in the mid 90s.

A spokesman for Flatley said: “It has all the visceral prevision and thrills of the original show but features new staging, new costumes and choreography. With 40 of the world’s most outstanding young performers directed by Michael Flatley, and new music by composer Gerard Fahy, this latest production combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and dance.”

Flatley, 55, became an overnight sensation after he performed during the interval in the 1994 Eurovision Song 
Contest. He is in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the highest insurance policy placed on a dancer’s legs (£40m) and for performing the most taps per second (35).

His new tour will see him perform in 15 countries over the next 18 months.

He said: “I’m blown away by the remarkable talent and abilities of the great cast we’ve gathered.”

He comes to the Opera House in Blackpool on Tuesday June 9 and Thursday June 11, 2015. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am and are available by calling 0844 856 1111.