‘Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: In Concert’ North America Fall Tour To Hit 30 Cities 

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The cult classic, David Bowie-starring “Labyrinth” is going on tour, with a live band bringing the movie to life at 30 theaters across North America this fall. 

The tour, produced by Black Ink Presents, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, takes place in popular concert venues where a live band will bring the music of Bowie and composer Trevor Jones to life, leaving Bowie’s vocals intact as the movie plays on screen during the performance.

“On stage we have a large a large HD screen and a seven-piece synth and rock band doing all of Trevor Jones’ synth score and all of David’s  musical parts live,” says Black Ink Presents CEO  John Kinser. “It’s like an ‘80s rock band, which is really awesome.”

Kinser has experience with high-profile intellectual property and brands, including producing events and tours for film composer Danny Elfman, Disney and more. Discussions with the Jim Henson Estate and Sony began in 2018 but were derailed by the pandemic, Kinser said, but the appeal of “Labyrinth” has endured for nearly 40 years and continues to be an under-served fanbase.

“’Labyrinth’ is the intersection of George Lucas, Jim Henson, David Bowie and Trevor Jones —  it’s a rare gem of these mega stars with music that is in and of itself a great seller,” Kinser added. “We had the idea that people would really enjoy seeing this movie in almost a ‘Rocky Horror’ kind of way, with a live band and showing up in costume. And getting the opportunity to enjoy David’s vocals with a live band, we thought fans would really jump at the opportunity to experience that.”

Tickets go on sale Friday. 

Helping provide some gauge of demand for the tour is a yearly limited theatrical release of the original movie, which Kinser says is very successful. “We did have some analytical insight that there’s probably an underserviced  fan base here,” he said.

Putting the tour routing together was Paladin Artists’ Craig Newman.

“He did an amazing job,” said Jonathan Shank, CEO of Terrapin Station Entertainment, which acquired a majority stake in Black Ink Presents last year. “The tour is a unique opportunity. There’s very few opportunities out there in the cultural ecosphere that have that potent combo of artistry. It’s also a great opportunity to showcase the Black Ink brand, which has been producing amazing services for so many titles over the years.” 

There are already hopes to do additional tour legs of the “Labyrinth” production, as this initial  leg is mostly on the East Coast and Midwest. Care was taken to make the production financially viable and keep tickets affordable, with one bus and one trailer on the road along with the crew, Kinser said.

Although finding themselves at sometimes the eighth hold or further down the list to confirm dates during the booking process, venues and their talent buyers were eager for the dates once they were ready to confirm, he said. 

“We cleared every single hold at every single room because the buyers were so rabid and so excited about this title,” Kinser said. “We bumped hundreds of shows to get all of these nights.”

“Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: In Concert” tour schedule

September 24Morgantown, WVMetropolitan Theatre
September 25Reading, PASantander PAC
September 26Glenside, PAKeswick Theatre
September 27York, PAPullo Center
September 28Concord, NHCapitol Center for the Arts
September 29Mississauga, ON, CanadaLiving Arts Centre
October 1Rutland, VTParamount Theatre
October 2Medford, MAChevalier Theatre
October 3Patchogue, NYPatchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
October 5Munhall, PACarnegie Music Hall of Homestead
October 7Cleveland, OHAgora Theatre
October 8Louisville, KYLouisville Palace
October 9Columbus, OHKEMBA Live
October 10Lexington, KYLexington Opera House
October 11Indianapolis, INMurat Theatre
October 12Detroit, MIMasonic Cathedral Theatre
October 13Milwaukee, WIPabst Theater
October 14Cincinnati, OHTaft Theatre
October 16Saint Paul, MNFitzgerald Theater
October 17Waukegan, ILGenesee Theatre
October 18Kansas City, MOUptown Theater
October 19Omaha, NEHolland Center
October 21Dallas, TXMajestic Theater
October 22New Orleans, LAOrpheum Theater
October 23Atlanta, GAThe Eastern
October 24Jacksonville, FLFlorida Theatre
October 25Orlando, FLPlaza Live
October 26Clearwater, FLRuth Eckerd Hall
October 27Fort Lauderdale, FLThe Parker