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.
- Wed 24th Apr 2019 The Harlem GlobetrottersMetro Radio Arena (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Thu 25th Apr 2019 The Harlem GlobetrottersSSE Hydro (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 26th Apr 2019 The Harlem GlobetrottersBonus Arena (Hull)Buy Tickets
- Sat 27th Apr 2019 The Harlem GlobetrottersFlyDSA Sheffield Arena (Sheffield)Buy Tickets
- Sun 28th Apr 2019 The Harlem GlobetrottersEcho Arena/ The Auditorium (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Mon 29th Apr 2019 The Harlem GlobetrottersMotorpoint Arena (Nottingham)Buy Tickets
- Tue 30th Apr 2019 The Harlem GlobetrottersThe O2 Arena (Greenwich)Buy Tickets
- Thu 2nd May 2019 The Harlem GlobetrottersArena Birmingham (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Fri 3rd May 2019 The Harlem GlobetrottersMotorpoint Arena (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Sat 4th May 2019 The Harlem GlobetrottersBournemouth International Centre BIC (Bournemouth)Buy Tickets
- Sun 5th May 2019 The Harlem GlobetrottersBrighton Centre (Brighton)Buy Tickets
- Mon 6th May 2019 The Harlem GlobetrottersWembley SSE Arena (Wembley)Buy Tickets
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