Six Dancing with the Stars celebrities will go on a 38-city arena tour

Capitalizing on the popularity of Dancing with the Stars, six celebrities will tour the country this winter.

The celebrities are Joey McIntyre, from season one; Lisa Rinna and Drew Lachey, from season two; and Willa Ford, Harry Hamlin, and Joey Lawrence from season three. According to E!, everyone except for Hamlin and McIntyre [...] will be paired with their original professional dance partners from the show.”

Tickets go on sale November 4, and the tour will begin on the west coast and conclude on the east coast.

Paul Telegdy, a VP for series producer BBC, describes the tour to E! as a “an unprecedented opportunity to evolve the Dancing brand,” a slogan that will probably be on the t-shirts for sale at each venue: “I helped evolve the Dancing with the Stars brand!”

Dancing Stars Hit the Road [E! Online]
Tour Dates [AEG Live]

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