Disney announces Muppet Christmas Carol live concert tour
Disney is already spreading some festive cheer for 2021 with some very exciting news for fans of The Muppet Christmas Carol.
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with the best-ever adaptation of Charles Dickens' festive story? (We'll stand by that opinion until we're all tied up in chains like Jacob Marley!)
The world is hopefully going to return to some semblance of normality in the next several months, so Disney is celebrating by giving Disney's The Muppet Christmas Carol a live concert tour across the UK.
The six-date tour will take place this winter, featuring conductor David Mahoney and The Novello Orchestra performing both Miles Goodman's score and Paul Williams's timeless songs along with the movie.
Tickets pre-sale via Ticketmaster or Disney Tickets begins on Tuesday (March 30) at 10am for 24 hours, and then the general sale begins the following day (Wednesday, March 31) at 10am.
The tour is set to stop in the following locations:
Liverpool Empire (Sunday, November 28, 2021)
Manchester, Bridgewater Hall (Monday, November 29, 2021)
Birmingham, Symphony Hall (Tuesday, November 30, 2021)
Glasgow, Armadillo (Wednesday, December 1, 2021)
Edinburgh, Usher Hall (Thursday, December 2, 2021)
Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall (Tuesday, December 14, 2021)
The Muppet Christmas Carol continues to be a firm family favourite, now that it's available to stream across the world on Disney+ (along with lots of new and classic Muppet content).
Last year, Disney+ even uploaded the song 'When Love is Gone' as a special deleted scene when it was discovered while the film was being remastered for 4K.
There had been an outcry to restore the song, which was originally performed by Ebenezer Scrooge's fiancée Belle (played by Meredith Braun), after songwriter Paul Williams called the track one of his "favorite" pieces of music he'd ever written.
And that's coming from the man who co-wrote other Muppet gems like 'Rainbow Connection' and 'I'm Going to Go Back There Someday'.