The Rip It Up UK Tour team are back! This time Lee, Louis, Rachel and Melody sing and dance to all-time classics from the 1970’s.
With 2017’s ‘Rip it Up The 50s’ and 2018’s ‘Rip It Up The 60s’ having sold over 100,000 tickets across the UK, Lee, Louis, Rachel and Melody will now sing and dance to all-time classics from the era that brought the sounds of disco, glam rock, punk, funk, new wave and reggae. Get ready for bold fashion statements including hot pants, flares, crop tops, jumpsuits, platform shoes and tartan suits!
Lee Ryan the singer-songwriter from Blue will be adding his stunning vocal talents to the latest incarnation of the smash hit show, which brings the soundtrack of arguably popular music’s greatest decade to life in a feast of song and dance to audiences.
Lee first made his name as a member of the multi-platinum-selling British boy band Blue, before enjoying Top 10 success as a solo artist. His credits also include representing the United Kingdom with Blue at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, and joining the cast of EastEnders in 2017. Lee is also no stranger to the dance floor, having partnered professional dancer Nadiya Bychkova during the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing.
Having starred in the UK tours for both Rip it Up The 50s and Rip It Up The 60s, Louis Smith MBE is one of Britain’s sporting superstars, having shot to fame at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 by winning a bronze medal in the pommel horse, and silver medals at both the London 2012 and Rio De Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.
After the London 2012 Olympics, Louis took part in and won that year’s series of Strictly Come Dancing, lifting the coveted Glitterball trophy with his professional dance partner Flavia Cacace.
Former S Club 7 star Rachel Stevens joins the Rip It Up team having also enjoyed success on Strictly Come Dancing. Rachel and her professional dance partner Vincent Simone narrowly missed out lifting the Glitterball Trophy during the 8th series of Strictly, finishing as runners-up in the final.
Also making her Rip It Up debut alongside Rachel is Melody Thornton, key member of multiplatinum-selling pop juggernaut Pussycat Dolls, who sold an astonishing 70 million records worldwide.
As the youngest member of the group, Melody was affectionately given the nickname ‘Baby Doll.’ But proving no one puts Baby in a corner, Melody hit the UK in January 2017 to take part in E4’s smash hit Celebs Go Dating, before appearing on other hit shows including Celebrity Juice and The Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls. Melody then landed the lead role in the stage version of The Bodyguard to rave reviews, before joining the cast of the ITV1 flagship show Dancing on Ice in 2019, reaching the final three.
RIP IT UP UK TOUR SCHEDULE
The dates for Rip It Up The 70s are as follows (*indicates additional matinee performances):
Fri 13 Norwich Theatre Royal
Sat 14 Hayes Beck Theatre*
Sun 15 Dartford Orchard Theatre
Tue 17 Bradford King’s Hall
Wed 18 Leicester De Montfort Hall
Thu 19 Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Theatre
Fri 20 Peterborough New Theatre
Sat 21 Ipswich Regent Theatre
Sun 22 Swindon Wyvern Theatre*
Tue 24 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Thu 26 Bournemouth Pavilion
Fri 27 Chatham Central Theatre
Sat 28 Eastbourne Congress Theatre
Sun 29 Brighton Theatre Royal*
Tue 1 Woking Victoria Theatre
Wed 2 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thu 3 High Wycombe The Swan Theatre
Fri 4 Basingstoke Anvil Theatre
Sat 5 St Albans Alban Arena*
Sun 6 Northampton Derngate Theatre
Tue 8 Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Wed 9 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Thu 10 Carlisle Sands Centre
Fri 11 Aberdeen Music Hall
Sat 12 Perth Concert Hall
Sun 13 Glasgow Kings Theatre
Mon 14 Edinburgh Kings Theatre
Wed 16 Billingham Forum Theatre*
Thu 17 Manchester Opera House
Fri 18 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sat 19 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Sun 20 Southend Cliffs Pavilion*
Tue 22 Cardiff St David’s
Wed 23 Bath Forum Theatre
Thu 24 Guildford GLive
Fri 25 Worthing Pavilion Theatre*
Sat 26 Yeovil Octagon Theatre*
Sun 27 Bromley Churchill Theatre*
Tue 29 York Barbican
Wed 30 Halifax Victoria Theatre