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Topgear Live coming back to Australia – Including Melbourne

Well the team from Topgear Live is coming back to Australia and this time they are coming to my home town of Melbourne.

Yep Clarkson and May will be back downunder in March 2011, looking forward to covering the show hopefully

Aussie fans can find out more about the tour here

Launch images and full press release below

Clarkson & May at yesterday's Launch

Clarkson & May at yesterday's LaunchClarkson & May at yesterday's Launch


Jeremy Clarkson and James May commandeered a Boeing 747 yesterday to launch the Top Gear Live ‘Prototype’ World Tour from the Top Gear track at Dunsfold Park, Surrey.

Announcing details of the all-new live experience, the duo promised audiences that they would be treated to the most exciting, ambitious and complex automotive stage show ever.

Playing to over 300,000 spectators across seven cities around the world, the brand-new celebration of automotive utopia launches in London on 4th November at the MPH Prestige & Performance Motor Show powered by Shell V-Power.

The intrepid presenters together with the Top Gear Live crew will then take in Birmingham, Dublin, Brisbane, Melbourne, Johannesburg and eventually Oslo in a breathless five months of touring.

One notable absentee from proceedings was co-presenter, Richard Hammond.

“He thought we said Dublin when we actually said Dunsfold,” explained Clarkson as he spoke of his excitement about the forthcoming ‘Prototype Tour’.

“Car stunt shows used to involve standing in rain soaked concrete car parks watching men in branded hats driving round in circles,” said Clarkson. “But Top Gear Live continues to prove that proper theatre with cars is possible and yet again, we’ve pushed the boundaries of car theatre for this ‘Prototype Tour’. It’s ambitious, but for once, it isn’t complete rubbish.”

Top Gear Live will feature some of the world’s most expensive, powerful and absurdly modified cars. Stars of the show will include the first ever transparent car, Porsches transformed beyond all recognition and a custom made “Godzilla” Nissan GT-R going head-to-head with a police helicopter Indoors.

By the time the ‘Prototype Tour’ ends in March 2011, the tireless Top Gear Live team will have performed various versions of their arena spectacular to more than 1 million fans since their launch.

Clarkson, Hammond and May will add their usual dose of juvenile bickering to proceedings on the UK leg in London (November 4th-7th) and then the Birmingham NEC (November 11th-14th), after which the tour takes off to entertain the rest of the world.

Planned destinations include*;

London, Earls Court 4-7th Nov 2010

Birmingham, NEC 11-14th Nov 2010

Dublin, CityWest Event Centre, 26-28th Nov 2010

Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 3 – 6 Mar 2011

Melbourne, Melbourne Showgrounds, 11-14 Mar 2011

Jo’burg, Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, 17-20 Mar 2011

Oslo, venue tbc, 24-27 Mar 2011

Visit for ticket information for the UK and for the rest of the world.



*All tour dates are correct at time of print.  Event / Show varies per City.

For further information please contact:

MPH – Robin Clementson or Phil Hawkins at Performance PR on 020 8541 3434 or

Top Gear Live – Gemma Courtenay on 0207 471 1080 or

About Top Gear Live

Top Gear Live is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Brand Events UK.

The live motoring performance incorporates the drama of film and theatre with the thrills and spills of stunts and special effects. A combination of Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond or James May team up with a local presenter in each tour destination.  The 2009/10 World tour played to sell out audiences entertaining over 360,000 visitors.  This year the tour adds Brisbane and Melbourne to its list of destinations and further destinations are planned for 2012.

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has seven core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Digital Media, Sales & Distribution, Magazines, Home Entertainment and Global Brands. In 2008/09, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £102.6 million (before exceptionals) on sales of over £1 billion.


BBC Worldwide was awarded with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in April 2009. This prestigious award for International Trade recognised the company’s substantial growth in overseas earnings and commercial success at outstanding levels, based on 3 years’ trading results, which benefit the UK creative industries and ultimately the licence fee payer.

Brand Events UK

Brand Events was formed in 1999 and is the UK’s most successful innovator in events and exhibitions.  Brand Events has launched some of the UK’s most popular shows including MPH – featuring Jeremy Clarkson – The Outdoors and Vitality shows and more recently the Taste Festivals series of events. The ‘Taste’ format runs in Four cities throughout the UK and Ireland and a number of locations around the world including Amsterdam, Johannesburg and Sydney. In 2011 Taste will run in 12 different cities around the world.


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