Showmen set to ‘bring the heat’ in world tour

Harlem Globtrotters
Harlem Globtrotters

WORLD renowned basketball exhibitionists the Harlem Globetrotters are set to bring the heat on their upcoming UK tour.

The showmen are expected to wow audiences with their unique blend of skills and comedy when they take to the court later this month for two dates in an arena near you.

Following last year’s hugely successful tour they will be appearing in both Sheffield and Nottingham arenas.

Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in more than 100 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience.

Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained millions of fans—among them the Pope, Kings, Queens, and Presidents—over more than eight thrilling decades.

This will be the Globetrotters’ 85th consecutive year touring and this year’s 4 Times the Fun World Tour is continuing their world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill children of all ages.

One of the first star players from the early years was Albert ‘The Runt’ Pullins, who was an adept dribbler and shooter. He was soon joined by 6’3” Inman Jackson, who played centre and had a flair for showboating. They would originate the two roles that would stay with the ‘trotters for decades, the showman and the dribbler.

The Globetrotters were initially a serious competitive team, and despite a flair for entertainment, they would only clown for the audience after establishing a safe lead in the game.

They have a proud heritage and have even named eight official honoury Harlem Globetrotters, including Whoopi Goldberg, Nelson Mandela, and in 2000, Pope John Paul II.

His press agent Lee Solters arranged a ceremony orchestrated in front of a crowd of 50,000 in Saint Peter’s Square in which the Pope was recognized as an honorary Globetrotter.

Their latest line up of wizards will be heading to Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on Thursday 28th April.

Tickets are priced at £45, £25, £19 and £12.50. They are already on general sale and can be purchased in person at the Arena’s Box Office, by phone on 0114 256 5656 or online at www.motorpointarena.co.uk.

The Globetrotters will also be appearing at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena on Friday 29th April.

Tickets range from £12.50 to £250 - the most expensive being four places on the team bench, each available for £250. Please call the Box Office on 0843 373 3000 to find out more. The 24-hour Ticket Hotline is 08444 124 624.