Following the success of 2019’s Blue Planet II Live In Concert tour, the award-winning BBC series Planet Earth II announced a huge arena tour back in December of that same year. Then, a little thing called the Coronavirus pandemic happened. However, after a series of postponements, we finally have a new date! Planet Earth II: Live in Concert will be touring around the UK and Ireland in March 2022, arriving to Manchester Arena on March 25. Breathtaking footage from Planet Earth II will be shown on epic HD screens, with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra playing a live soundtrack by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe.
Planet Earth II: Live in Concert will be hosted by TV presenter Liz Bonnin, known for her work on dozens of wildlife programmes. Audiences all over the country will be enthralled by the animal kingdom; watch as lions race along the sandy deserts of Namibia, witness the bravery of a mother snow leopard, face stormy seas with the penguins, and so much more. The live orchestral soundtrack will only add to the heart-stopping moments and edge-of-your-seat coverage, mirroring the pace and tenseness of the scenes projected.
While David Attenborough‘s dulcet tones will not grace the live stage, his commitment to preserving the planet will still shine through. The team behind the concert has ensured every venue on the tour has an individual sustainability programme in place, which includes free water refill stations, energy-saving lighting, and no wasteful paper programmes. Crew members will not be served red meat, avoid air travel where possible, and will only use reusable cutlery and crockery. Any CO2 emissions created from the tour vehicles will be calculated, and a donation will be made to Atmosfair’s climate protection projects.
Also published on Medium.