Extensive World Tour Across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific Kicks Off September 2024
Nickelodeon and GEA Live announced today that following a series of sold-out shows in New York, San Francisco and Rotterdam, and the much-anticipated global premiere at London’s Royal Festival Hall on January 21st, Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert limited series is expanding into an extensive world tour spanning more than 100 cities across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific beginning September 2024 through 2025. Additional dates and tour details will be announced spring 2024.
Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert is an over two-hour show with a live orchestra bringing the show’s iconic musical score to life, in perfect harmony with highlights and fan-favorite moments from the series. Taiko and erhu will share the spotlight with violins and clarinets, while the series’ most beloved scenes play out on screen, bringing viewers into the Avatar world to experience the series’ most memorable moments with Aang, Katara, Toph, Sokka, Zuko and more.
“The worldwide sell-out success and phenomenal demand for ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert‘ highlight the enduring appeal and relevance of the beloved series. We’re honored to match the fans’ enthusiasm with an extraordinary musical experience, meticulously crafted by Avatar’s original composer and editor, bringing the essence of the series to live stages in all its glory.” Floris Douwes, Managing Director at GEA Live.
“Avatar: The Last Airbender has amassed a steadfast fan base that that continues to grow a decade after the series finale, speaking to the enduring legacy of the beloved characters and stories,” said Ramsey Naito, President of Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation. “The excitement and overwhelming response in London, New York, Paris and Rotterdam is a sensational prelude for this epic musical odyssey that brings Avatar: The Last Airbender to life like never before.”
The creative mastermind behind the Avatar: The Last Airbender’s original music, Emmy Award-winning composer and musician Jeremy Zuckerman, has teamed up with show co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko as well as Jeff Adams (the show’s original editor) to expand the series original compositions for the concert series. This spectacular production not only magnifies the epic scope and high drama of the series, but also marks a thrilling first for fans offering an opportunity to experience the captivating world of Avatar: The Last Airbender through this live orchestra concert.
For more information about Avatar: The Last Airbender In Concert, please visit www.avatarinconcert.com.
Honored with a Peabody Award and Primetime Emmy, along with multiple Annie Awards and Genesis Awards Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender emerged from its three-season run (61 episodes), from February 2005 to July 2008, as one of the most beloved animated properties in history. In 2021 Nickelodeon announced the launch of Avatar Studios, a new division designed to create original content spanning animated series and movies based on the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. The first project is a feature-length animated movie that will focus on Avatar Aang and his friends, slated to hit theaters Oct. 10, 2025, from Paramount Pictures.
The animated series’ success has also spawned a companion podcast Avatar: Braving the Elements, with season three launching this month, a remastered soundtrack from series (and tour) composer, Jeremy Zuckerman, now out on digital and vinyl. The property has also been translated into several bestselling book series, which continue to roll out new original stories. The graphic novel series has sold over three million copies, and the young adult novels have spent 25 total weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and have over 700,000 copies in print. The Home Entertainment category has also been incredibly successful, generating nearly $65MM in global retail sales across digital and physical media since 2015.