The frustratingly talented Hugh Jackman has revealed he’ll embark on a world arena tour next year, razzle-dazzling audiences worldwide with showtunes from some of his key musical roles.
Speaking to TODAY, the Australian icon announced he will be joined by an orchestra and a cadre of dancers as he performs numbers from Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman, The Boy From Oz, and a litany of other projects.
“I’m on the back nine of my life now, and this is about the front nine, the best parts of the front nine,” he said.
“It’s really self-indulgent. I do my favourite songs, and you’ll all sit through it,” he added.
.@RealHughJackman makes an exclusive announcement on TODAY — he’s going on a huge arena tour around the world! pic.twitter.com/xVj4acsYvw
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 29, 2018
Dates are yet to be announced, but the tour will tail off with a couple of shows in Australia and New Zealand. It’d be quite rude if he didn’t, tbqh.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 29, 2018
To put his musical success into perspective: The soundtrack from The Greatest Showman hit #1 on the ARIA albums chart, as well as the US Billboard 200 and the UK charts. It enjoyed similar success in Europe and Japan, meaning this tour should be a slam-dunk from the Sydney fella.
And that’s just one bloody project.
More details will roll out in the days to come. Maybe he’ll even reference Wolverine and bust out the A+ X-Men animated series title music, who knows.