Top Gear Live is Dead, Long Live Clarkson, Hammond and May Live

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Good news from BBC Top Gear UK magazine! Top Gear on TV is officially dead because Clarkson is out while May and Hammond haven’t renewed their contracts with the BBC. And on that bombshell, the Top Gear Live live action motoring theatre will morph into Clarkson, Hammond and May Live. For real.
I am so not joking about that name. BBC Worldwide announced through Top Gear UK magazine that all ticket holders for Top Gear Live will enjoy Captain Power, Captain Slow and the Hamster as nothing happened. There’s a mention I need to make though.

The Clarkson, Hammond and May Live petrolhead circus got green-lighted, but the show cannot use “the Top Gear name or BBC branding.” Could be worse...

A spokesman declared: “So as not to disappoint the thousands of people around the world who have already purchased tickets, BBC Worldwide has agreed with our joint venture partner Brand Events that the remainder of the tour can continue. These events will not, however, feature any BBC Top Gear branding or content. We believe this is a sensible approach in the circumstances.” Told you this is (really) good news!

The previously postponed Norway live shows have been rescheduled to June 20th and 21th.

As for the Australian dates in April, some changes need to be pointed out. The Top Gear Live Festival has been changed into the Clarkson, Hammond and May Live indoor arena show. As for dates, look forward to July 18th and 19th (Melbourne, Australia) and July 25th and 26th (Sydney, Australia).

The Clarkson, Hammond and May Live tour will end this November at the O2 Arena in London.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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