Bear Grylls launches live arena tour

Bear Grylls launches live arena tour

Adventurer, writer and TV host Bear Grylls has launched Endeavour: Your Adventure Awaits, his very first live arena “spectacular”.

Partnering with AEG Live and Harvey Goldsmith, the "edge-of-your-seat, action-packed" tour will kick off in London on 7th October 2016 and then continue in 11 venues across the UK & Ireland.

The live action and adventure show will be designed and hosted by Grylls, alongside a cast of expert aerial artists and stunt crew. The show will take the audience on a “hair-raising, immersive, theatrical expedition” across the globe using video mapping technology and "stunning" special effects.

Audiences will join the adventure as Grylls transports them to multiple environments from frozen Antarctica and the "cruel" winds of Everest to the humid jungle and shark-infested waters.

Grylls said: “I am so excited to see this show come to life, and to be able to take people on this incredibly inspiring journey of courage, heroism and survival against all the odds. With Endeavour we harness so much ground-breaking new technology to take the audience on a very intimate, immersive & at times terrifying journey through some of the greatest and most unknown feats of exploration. It is a truly uplifting experience this show, and I am so proud of it - and it reminds us all that at the heart of so many of mankind's greatest achievements and hair raising adventures is this one word: Endeavour.”

Endeavour is produced in association with Bear Grylls Ventures and by arrangement with literary agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop. Tickets will go on sale on Friday at 9am from the show's website.

Grylls has authored 22 books, including the his autobiography: Mud, Sweat & Tears (Channel 4).