Lord of the Dance Kicks Off Second Leg September 3

Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, that has broken box office records in more
than 30 countries,
is returning to North America for the second leg of its national tour. Starting
September 3 in
Hartford, CT, the tour will visit 32 cities and end on December 15 in
Champaign, IL. In less than
five years, the show has brought 50 million people worldwide to their feet at
sold out theaters,
arenas and stadiums. Flatley, who originated the role of the Lord, serves as the
director and continues to oversee all aspects of the production. He is the first
American to win the
All-World Championship in Irish Dance, and opened the show in Dublin in

"Our goal is to take the audience on a wondrous adventure that will ignite its
minds and souls," said Flatley. "We've combined traditional and modern forms of
dance to create a high octane blend of soulful beats and
feet that move too fast to comprehend."

Flatley is listed by The Guinness Book of World Records for having "the world's
fastest feet" at 35 taps per second.

The Lord of the Dance troupe comprises Irish dance champions from around
the world.

"Our first leg of the tour was a huge success," said Lee Marshall, president of
Magic Arts & Entertainment, the tour's promoter and a veteran of many
entertainment events. "This show combines so many
different elements — drama, music and unforgettable dance numbers which
makes it such a crowd

Magic Arts & Entertainment, one of the leading tour producing companies in the
U.S., is also currently producing "Grease" starring Frankie Avalon and "The Magic
of David Copperfield." As former owner and president of Magicworks
Entertainment, Marshall
produced and promoted some of the world's most successful concerts,
theatricals and family

Global Entertainment Group has also been part o Lord of the Dance since
1998. Global President, Bob Cayne, has co-promoted Lord of the Dance and
David Copperfield touring projects worldwide.

Lord Of The Dance–2002 domestic Itinerary

September 2-8 Hartford, CT Bushnell Aud.
September 12-15 Philadelphia, PA Mann Perf. Arts Center
September 18 Portsmouth, VA Ntelos Pavilion
September 19 Roanoke, VA Civic Center
September 20-21 Greensville, SC Peace Center
September 22 North Charleston, SC North Charleston PAC

September 24-25 Tallahassee, FL Civic Center

September 26 Augusta, GA Bell Auditorium

September 27-28 Greensboro, NC War Memorial

September 29 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Auditorium

October 1-2 Springfield, MA Symphony Hall
October 3-5 Boston, MA The Wang Center

October 6 West Point, NY Eisenhower Hall

October 8-13 Providence, RI Providence PAC

October 16-17 Birmingham, AL BJCC

October 18-20 Atlanta, GA Civic Center

October 23 Rochester, NY Auditorium Center

October 24 Reading, PA Sovereign Center

October 25-27 Baltimore, MD Lyric Opera House

October 29-November 3 Tampa, FL TBPAC – Morsani Hall

November 6 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium

November 7 Oneonta, NY Multi-Purpose Arena

November 8-10 Stamford, CT The Palace Theatre

November 12-17 Charlotte, NC Blumenthal
(Belk Theatre)

November 19 Charleston, WV Civic Center

November 20 Evansville, IN The Centre

November 21 Owensboro, KY Riverpark Center

November 22-23 South Bend, IN Morris PAC

November 24 Akron, OH EJ Thomas Hall

November 26 Wheeling, WV Capitol Music Centre

November 27 Youngstown, OH Symphony Hall

November 29-December 1 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center