Dinosaurs Ready To Rumble

Those majestic prehistoric creatures are back as “Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular” stomps across North America beginning in July.  You better catch them now otherwise you may have to wait another 65 million years.

Photo: Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Kevin Thomas Garcia/AP
Two people dressed as Minnie Mouse and Elmo looking at a man in a T-Rex costume in Times Square in New York.

Based on the BBC television series and boasting 20 life-size dinosaurs, Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular is a captivating $20 million arena extravaganza featuring a recreation of the world when thunderous and wondrous beasts roamed the earth.

The tour is produced by Global Creatures.

“I am thrilled that Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular is coming back to the U.S. in July – its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 sell-out tour,” Global Creatures CEO Carmen Pavlovic said.  “A new generation is ready to experience these life-size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality.

“Many of our creatures have ‘evolved’ since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures.  This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages.”

Here’s the tour:

July 9-13 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena
July 16-20 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center
July 23-27 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
July 30-Aug. 3 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Consol Energy Center
Aug. 13-17 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre
Aug. 20-24 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Tire Centre
Sept. 3-7 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center
Sept. 11-14 – Los Angeles, Calif., Staples Center
Sept. 18-21 – Victoria, British Columbia, Save On Foods Memorial Centre
Sept. 24-28 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place
Oct. 1-5 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Credit Union Centre
Oct. 8-12 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Center
Oct. 15-19 – Milwaukee, Wis., BMO Harris Bradley Center
Oct. 24-26 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
Nov. 7-9 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
Nov. 19-23 – Phoenix, Ariz., US Airways Arena
Nov. 26-30 – San Diego, Calif., Valley View Casino Center
Dec. 10-14 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
Dec. 17-21 – Tacoma, Wash., Tacoma Dome
Dec. 25-28 – San Jose, Calif., SAP Center At San Jose
Jan. 1-4 – Sacramento, Calif., Sleep Train Arena
Jan. 7-11 – Salt Lake City, Utah, EnergySolutions Arena

A presale for Brooklyn begins March 21, San Jose March 25, and Sacramento March 26.

General Onsales for Cleveland, Brooklyn, Newark, Milwaukee and Kansas City begin March 28; Sacramento April 4; Anaheim, Los Angeles, Portland, and Tacoma April 11; Edmonton and Saskatoon April 12; and Winnipeg April 17.  Other onsales are TBA.  Visit DinosaurLive.com for more information.