Published: January 25, 2006
Update (7 February): The Mike Tyson Dinner Tour in Scotland is cancelled. The former heavyweight boxing champ had planned to appear at the event in Glasgow next month. Event organiser Nathan Welch said: “There was just a lot going on during that week boxing-wise.”
The dates for the Mike Tyson Dinner Tour are now:
Friday 17th March – Cardiff International Arena, Cardiff – Theatre Show
Monday 20th March – Elland Road, Leeds – Dinner
Tuesday 21st March – Manchester Apollo, Manchester – Theatre Show
Thursday 23rd March – London Hammersmith Apollo, London – Theatre Show
Friday 24th March – East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham – Dinner
Sunday 26th March – Burlington Hotel, Dublin – Dinner
By Paul Maunder
Boxing legend Iron Mike Tyson is to visit Cardiff for the first time and open his heart to thousands of fans.
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will be asked to pay £50 a head to see the 39-year-old former World
Heavyweight Champion talk about his life inside and outside the ring.
is said to be ‘looking forward’ to his visit to Wales, which will see
him fly into the Welsh capital on March 16, the day before the event at
Cardiff International Arena.
theatre show will also feature boxing heroes Joe Calzaghe and Frank
Bruno. A host of Welsh rugby legends including Neil Jenkins, Jonathan
Davies and Scott Gibbs, are also expected to take part in the show to
pay tribute to Tyson.
The ex-boxer’s visit to Cardiff will kick-off a short tour of the UK with an event at Manchester Apollo on 21 March and at London Hammersmith Apollo on 23 March.
latest tour is a return to the UK, nearly four months after he enjoyed
a mini tour of speaking engagements, where tickets cost £150 a head.
Fisher, of Warrington-based Fisher Promotions, who is promoting the
event, said: ‘This will be the first time that Mike has visited Wales
and we’re expecting the venue, which has a 5,000 capacity, to sell out.
He last came to the UK in November, and he did a five-day sell-out
dinner tour. His behaviour was impeccable.’
added: ‘He will be interviewed and answer questions about his life in
and out of the ring. He will be more accessible and open than last year.
‘He’s a totally different person from the one the press lead us to believe he is.’
There will be a chance for 60 fans to meet and have their photograph taken with Tyson, at a champagne reception before the main event, but they will have to pay £125 for a ticket.
for the main event, which cost £50, are set to go on sale on Friday. To
book, contact the CIA box office on 029 2022 4488.
For Manchester Apollo – 21 March – Booking office 0870 401 8000.
London Hammersmith Apollo – 23 March – Booking office 0870 606 3400.