Feld Entertainment reveals captivating storyline and announces tour dates for Marvel Universe LIVE
Dates set for September 4 through 7 for seven shows
LARGER-THAN-LIFE ARENA SPECTACULAR
MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!
First-Ever Marvel Live Tour
Coming to Verizon Center in September
Tickets On Sale Now for this Must-See Event
After much anticipation, Feld Entertainment, Inc., the world’s leading producer of touring live family entertainment, revealed details about the most ambitious live show in its history, with new information about the epic storyline and tour dates for Marvel Universe LIVE! Featuring the most Marvel characters ever assembled in one production, this high-caliber arena spectacular will put fans right in the middle of one of the most electrifying battles between good and evil ever conceived. Produced by Feld Entertainment, this first-ever live Marvel tour makes its 85-city debut in July in Tampa, FL, followed by the world premiere at New York City’s Barclays Center on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Marvel Universe LIVE! will be flying into Washington, D.C. from September 4 to September 7, 2014, for seven performances at Verizon Center. Tickets for Marvel Universe LIVE! are on sale now.
Universe LIVE! will captivate
audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel
characters together on one epic quest. The
story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate
power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that
has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from
falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe,
Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a
threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.
To defeat Loki, Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes must band together,
including The Avengers - Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor along with
Spider-Man and Wolverine, must trek across the globe to retrieve the Cosmic
Cube fragments and unite them. As the Super Heroes track the Cube, they will
encounter some of their biggest adversaries including Green Goblin, Doctor
Octopus, Red Skull, Madame Hydra, Aldrich Killian, Electro and more, in the
quest for the very same fragments. These foes have no problem teaming up if it
gets them closer to their ultimate goal of world domination.
“Marvel Universe LIVE! will be the most
remarkable live event that the world has ever seen with an absolutely epic
story line and jaw dropping technological advances. Fans will feel like they’ve
stepped into a Marvel blockbuster film come to life with nonstop movie style
action and stunts,” said Feld Entertainment executive vice president and Marvel Universe LIVE! producer Juliette
Feld. “We are working hand in hand with Marvel to give fans a revolutionary
live show experience that introduces an original story that is faithful to the
Marvel canon and utterly captivating from beginning to end.”
“To see all of the elements of this spectacular live show come
together has been truly incredible,” said Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe
Quesada. “The technology utilized in the show is not only going to blow your
mind, it is going to take you to a whole new Marvel world like nothing fans
have ever seen before. What Feld Entertainment has done is going to astonish
and amaze fans.”
Universe LIVE! launches new
innovations in set design, aerial stunts, pyrotechnics and state-of-the-art show
elements that bring movie style special effects to the live entertainment arena.
Audiences will see the awe-inspiring
world of Super Heroes come to life before their eyes with a dynamic cast
comprised of some of the industry’s most talented stunt performers. Utilizing
their talents and aided by a unique combination of never before seen arena
mechanics some of Marvel’s mightiest will come to life with profound results.
These true-to-comic creations will be supported by innovative lighting design
and transformative 3D projection that will take the audience on a journey
around the globe with these timeless characters. To support this massive
undertaking, Marvel Universe LIVE! will
not only utilize the entire arena floor, but also perform within a multilevel
aerial space creating a unique experience that puts audiences right in the
middle of the action in ways they could only dream about prior.
“This is the
most ambitious undertaking in the more than 40 year history of Feld Entertainment.
It’s the kind of show you always strive to produce but with so many advances in
technology only now can you truly deliver it to fans,” said Feld Entertainment chairman
and CEO and Marvel Universe LIVE! producer
Kenneth Feld. “We know this is going to be game-changing for the live
entertainment industry as a whole and are making a tremendous investment to surpass
the audience’s expectations at every performance. We are elated to feature Marvel Universe LIVE! as part of our
portfolio of memorable live touring productions.”
Tickets for Marvel Universe LIVE! are available at ticketmaster.com. For a
complete list of tour dates, visit MarvelUniverseLIVE.com and
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Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Disney On Ice and Disney Live! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com. More information on Marvel Universe LIVE! available at www.marveluniverselive.com.
About Marvel Entertainment, LLC
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.marvel.com.