Boat Rocker Aligns with Live Nation for The Next Step Tour


Boat Rocker Studios has joined forces with Live Nation to launch a brand-new The Next Step live tour this fall.

The 24-date tour of the 90-minute The Next Step Live: Absolute Dance show will kick off in Australia on September 19 in Newcastle, New South Wales for the first of ten stops in the country. It will then head to the U.K. and Ireland on October 17 for 13 dates in major cities in the region. Tickets go on sale for the U.K. and Ireland shows on Friday, April 5, with VIP meet and greet packages also available. The Australia shows go on sale Friday, April 12.

The Next Step cast members starring in the live stage show include: Briar Nolet (Richelle), Isaiah Peck (Henry), Shelby Bain (Amy), Alexandra Chaves (Piper), Berkley Ratzlaff (Davis), Sage Linder (Summer), Dylan Ratzlaff (Jacqui), Liam Mackie (Finn) and Noah Zulfikar (Kingston).

A reality-style teen drama series, The Next Step follows the exploits of a group of dancers called the A-Troupe at the Next Step dance studio. The show airs on CBBC in the U.K., on ABC and Disney in Australia, Family Channel in Canada and Universal Kids in the U.S. It’s produced by Radical Sheep Productions for Boat Rocker Studios, and distributed globally by Boat Rocker and BBC Studios.

Lee Laborde, the U.K. promoter at Live Nation UK, said: “As experts in giving people the hottest shows in town, we’re delighted to be bringing The Next Step tour to fans in the U.K. It’s an unmissable, one-of-a-kind interactive experience guaranteed to get fans dancing in the aisles.”

Jon Rutherford, president and rights and managing director of Boat Rocker Studios, added: “The strength of The Next Step brand continues to ignite new partnerships worldwide. We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Live Nation, taking The Next Step: Absolute Dance tour on the road and connecting with both loyal, and a new generation of fans of all ages, across 24 major cities.”