Supernova: Diversity dance tour announced – and it’s stepping this way

Dance superstars Diversity have announced a massive new UK and Ireland tour which is stepping this way.

Diversity
Diversity

And they want fans to take along food bank donations.

Supernova is created by the troupe’s frontman Ashley Banjo and the band want fans to help them tackle cost of living issues as they play 66 shows in 40 towns and cities throughout 2023 and 2024 – full details below.

BUY TICKETS: Supernova tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, November 18 via gigsandtours.com and ticketmaster.co.uk. Tickets for Belfast and Dublin will be available via ticketmaster.ie. VIP packages available via www.sjm-vip.com.

It starts next October with 2023 dates at Eastbourne Congress Theatre, Northampton Derngate, Portsmouth Guildhall, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Oct Truro Hall for Cornwall, Dundee Caird Hall, Edinburgh Usher Hall, Perth Concert Hall, Glasgow SEC Armadillo, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Swansea Arena, Cardiff International Arena, Reading Hexagon, Birmingham Alexandra Theatre, Oxford New Theatre.

The tour continues in 2024 at Carlisle Sands Centre, Blackpool Opera House, Bradford St Georges Hall, London Palladium, Gateshead, Stockton Globe, Sheffield City Hall, Hull Bonus Arena, Leicester De Montfort Hall, Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre, Belfast waterfront, Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Bristol Hippodrome, Bournemouth International Centre, Brighton Centre, York Grand Opera House, Harrogate Convention Centre, Peterborough New Theatre, Salford Lowry Lyric Theatre, Stoke-On-Trent Regent Theatre, Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Ipswich Regent, Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Guildford G Live and ends in April 2024 at Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

Tickets for Southend go on sale in January. For dates and more links see below also visit gigst.rs/Diversity.

Supernova follows Diversity’s sold-out 2022 Connected tour, which combined playful, comedic routines with powerful statements on human connectivity. Big, relentless, and energetic, the tour dazzled fans across the UK.

Diversity Supernova tour dates 2023-24

They first took the nation by storm when they won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 and have since sold out multiple UK and Irish tours, with countless television and live performances.

Alongside preparing for their brand-new tour, and in keeping with their progressive, innovative nature, Diversity are currently preparing to launch Diversity Studios, which will offer in person and live streamed dance classes.

Last month, Ashley Banjo was awarded an MBE for his services to dance.

Alongside choreographing and performing with Diversity, Ashley has been committed to educating people on dance, becoming a judge on Dancing on Ice, and offering his expertise as a host and creative in the BAFTA nominated The Real Full Monty and International Emmy Award, Broadcast Award, and Royal Television Society Award winning The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night.

Supernova UK and Ireland Tour

Ashley also had the honour of becoming a co-presenter at the Pride of Britain Awards last year, working alongside Carol Vorderman.

Jordan Banjo has also hosted a variety of TV shows, including two series of BBC 1’s Primetime and BAFTA-nominated show The Greatest Dancer. Jordan along with Perri Kiely are also part of breakfast radio royalty, presenting Kiss Breakfast every weekday.

Diversity’s illustrious career shows how they continue to innovate, grow, and achieve.

Diversity, Britain’s most-successful dance group, are no strangers to highlighting social issues. Their Black Lives Matter dance routine on Britain’s Got Talent won them the BAFTA for Virgin Media’s Must-See Moment of 2020 – watch here.

Now they are supporting anti-poverty charity the Trussell Trust, which provides emergency food and support to people locked in poverty while campaigning for change, to end the need for food banks in the UK.

Fans coming to their Supernova UK and Ireland tour are being invited to bring along food donations to the shows, where there will be collection points at the venues each night.

There will also be collection buckets for any cash donations. All donations will be distributed to people in crisis across the 1,300 food bank centres in the Trussell Trust network.

Trussell trust is for Uk dates only not Dublin.

It comes as millions of people across the country face a cost of living crisis, with food and energy prices soaring and families feeling the biggest squeeze on incomes in a generation.

Fans wanting more information on the items that are requested should visit www.trusselltrust.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/donate-food.

LINKS:

DIVERSITY – SUPERNOVA UK TOUR

2023

Fri 13 Oct Eastbourne Congress Theatre

Sat 14 Oct Eastbourne Congress Theatre MATINEE

Tue 17 Oct Northampton Derngate

Wed 18 Oct Northampton Derngate

Fri 20 Oct Portsmouth Guildhall

Sat 21 Oct Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Sun 22 Oct Nottingham Royal Concert Hall MATINEE

Thu 26 Oct Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 27 Oct Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 28 Oct Truro Hall for Cornwall MATINEE + EVENING

Wed 01 Nov Dundee Caird Hall

Thu 02 Nov Edinburgh Usher Hall

Fri 03 Nov Perth Concert Hall

Sat 04 Nov Glasgow SEC Armadillo MATINEE + EVENING

Wed 08 Nov Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Sat 11 Nov Swansea Arena MATINEE

Sun 12 Nov Cardiff International Arena MATINEE

Wed 15 Nov Reading Hexagon

Thu 16 Nov Reading Hexagon

Fri 17 Nov Birmingham Alexandra Theatre

Sat 18 Nov Birmingham Alexandra Theatre MATINEE + EVENING

Wed 22 Nov Oxford New Theatre

2024

Wed 31 Jan Carlisle Sands Centre

Thu 01 Feb Carlisle Sands Centre

Sat 03 Feb Blackpool Opera House MATINEE + EVENING

Wed 07 Feb Bradford St Georges Hall

Fri 09 Feb London Palladium

Sat 10 Feb London Palladium MATINEE + EVENING

Thu 15 Feb Gateshead Sage 1

Fri 16 Feb Stockton Globe

Sat 17 Feb Sheffield City Hal MATINEE + EVENING

Sun 18 Feb Hull Bonus Arena MATINEE

Tue 20 Feb Leicester De Montfort Hall

Wed 21 Feb Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre

Sat 24 Feb Belfast waterfront MATINEE

Sun 25 Feb Dublin Bord Gais Energy Theatre MATINEE

Wed 28 Feb Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 29 Feb Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 02 Mar Bournemouth International Centre MATINEE + EVENING

Sun 03 Mar Brighton Centre MATINEE + EVENING

Thu 07 Mar York Grand Opera House

Fri 08 Mar York Grand Opera House

Sat 09 Mar Harrogate Convention Centre MATINEE

Tue 12 Mar Peterborough New Theatre

Fri 15 Mar Salford Lowry Lyric Theatre

Sat 16 Mar Salford Lowry Lyric Theatre MATINEE + EVENING

Wed 20 Mar Stoke-On-Trent Regent Theatre

Thu 21 Mar Stoke-On-Trent Regent Theatre

Fri 22 Mar Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Sat 23 Mar Southend Cliffs Pavilion MATINEE

Tue 26 Mar Ipswich Regent

Wed 27 Mar Ipswich Regent

Fri 29 Mar Southend Cliffs Pavilion

Sat 30 Mar Southend Cliffs Pavilion MATINEE

Wed 03 Apr Guildford G Live

Thu 04 Apr Guildford G Live

Sat 06 Apr Wolverhampton Civic Hall MATINEE