The Harlem Globetrotters travel back to the UK for 2013 dates
The legendary basketball showboaters will be dribbling their way around some of the UK's biggest arenas in March and April next year, tickets on sale Friday 21st September
They play basketball, they had a hit cartoon series about them in the seventies and they once went on an 8,000-plus game winning streak. Originally from Chicago, The Harlem Globetrotters have, in their 80-or-so years, dabbled time and again in competitive basketball but mostly they have played one-sided exhibition games, often against a stooge team. That said, the team has also enjoyed a number of key professional wins, most notably in the forties and fifties.
They also blazed a trail for black sport in the US, competing against all-white professional basketball teams and contributing to the lifting of the NBA's so called 'colour line' that precluded teams from fielding African-American players.
Nowadays, the Globetrotters continue to toy with competitive fixtures now and then but mostly perform exhibition games with dazzling skills, gravity-defying slam-dunks, laughs, thrills and spills. They remain enduringly popular and, while never an 'all-star' team, have nonetheless managed to maintain high professional standards and hold an almost unique position in world sport.
The big tour tips off at the LG Arena in Birmingham on 25th March, followed by arena dates in Sheffield, Aberdeen, Liverpool, Cardiff, Wembley and Newcastle, before the final show at the Manchester Arena on 2nd April 2013. We will have tickets available from 9am on Friday 21st September, priced up to £40. This spring's huge arena tour sold out completely and next year's is expected to be just as popular.
- Thu 17th May 2018 The Harlem GlobetrottersBrighton Centre (Brighton)Buy Tickets
- Fri 18th May 2018 The Harlem GlobetrottersGenting/ NEC Arena (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Sat 19th May 2018 The Harlem GlobetrottersWembley SSE Arena (Wembley)Buy Tickets
- Sun 20th May 2018 The Harlem GlobetrottersMotorpoint Arena (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Tue 22nd May 2018 The Harlem GlobetrottersFirst Direct Arena (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Wed 23rd May 2018 The Harlem GlobetrottersMetro Radio Arena (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 The Harlem GlobetrottersBraehead Arena (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 25th May 2018 The Harlem GlobetrottersEcho Arena/ The Auditorium (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Sat 26th May 2018 The Harlem GlobetrottersManchester Arena (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sun 27th May 2018 The Harlem GlobetrottersBournemouth International Centre BIC (Bournemouth)Buy Tickets
- Mon 28th May 2018 The Harlem GlobetrottersThe O2 Arena (Greenwich)Buy Tickets
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