Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Worth Getting Revved Up for; Fast & FURIOUS IS SETTING OUT ON A LIVE TOUR AND COMING TO NEWCASTLE, WRITES WHAT'S ON EDITOR GORDON BARR

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Worth Getting Revved Up for; Fast & FURIOUS IS SETTING OUT ON A LIVE TOUR AND COMING TO NEWCASTLE, WRITES WHAT'S ON EDITOR GORDON BARR

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Byline: GORDON BARR

GLOBAL smash Fast & Furious is going on tour and heading to Newcastle.

The live-action stunt extravaganza will play the Metro Radio Arena for three days next spring, with tickets on sale this Friday.

The show, of which The Chronicle has been given a sneak preview and which also features a stunt driver from the North East, will be in Newcastle from April 6 to 8, 2018 - one of only seven UK cities it is touring on its debut outing.

Fast & Furious Live will premiere in London at the O2 in January before heading across Europe for the first six months of 2018 as the first leg of the global s

The action and excitement from one of the most popular and enduring film series of alltime will come to life in this ground-breaking, live show.

The adrenaline-fuelled, twohour show is set to be the most spectacular live arena show ever produced, featuring precision performance driving and newly created physics-defying stunts. Using favourite cars and locations that criss-cross the globe along with key scenes from the film series - created via state-ofthe-art 3D projection mapping - fans will be transported straight into this immersive extension of the Fast & Furious movies.

Audiences will feel the heat from flaming exhausts and marvel at vehicular acrobatics as scene after scene unfolds enhanced by the most advanced digital projection technology imaginable.

Featuring several original cars from the films, as well as exact replicas of fan favourites - from Dom's legendary Dodge Charger to the flip car from Fast & Furious 6, Fast & Furious Live will evoke some of the boldest moments from the franchise.

From what we have seen so far - after spending a day at 'Fast Camp' in Leicestershire, where drivers went through their paces and the team behind show gave us an insight into what to expect, it is an event not to be missed.

Creative director and executive producer Rowland French said: "It's been years in the making, and we are beyond excited to finally show fellow fans what we have been creating in order to bring Fast & Furious Live to the global stage. …

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