TORONTO—"So You Think You Can Dance Canada", the popular reality dance competition TV show, announced its first-ever tour Thursday.
Yesterday, CTV revealed that the show’s Top 10 will begin its tour around the nation on January 30, 2009 at the GM centre in Vancouver.
The 15-city Canadian tour will play in some of the nation’s top venues, including Edmonton’s Rexall Place (Feb. 2), Toronto’s Air Canada Centre (Feb. 13), and Place des Arts in Montreal (Feb. 14).
Organized by 19 Entertainment, Dick Clark Productions, AEG Live, and Donald K. Donald, the tour will run until February 21, with the final performance in Kingston, Ontario at the K-Rock Centre.
The tour will also be holding additional shows in Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Ottawa, Hamilton, and London.
Tickets are expected to sell out fast. Sale dates begin November 21,, 2008, and details will soon be made available on the CTV website, dance.ctv.ca. http:
Over 1.7 million voters cast their ballots last night to eliminate another two competitors, dropping the number of contestants from 10 to 8. Danny Arbour, a 26-yr-old ballroom dancer from Montreal, and 18-year-old Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, a contemporary dancer from Loretto, Ontario, were eliminated.
"So You Think You Can Dance Canada" was created by Simon Fuller, creator and manager of the Spice Girls, and Nigel Lythgoe, producer of "American Idol" and executive producer, creator, and host of the U.S. series version of the dance show. The show is produced in association with CTV by Danse TV Productions.
The new series airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. ET on CTV.