All About Riverdance, ‘AGT’s Latest Live Guest Performers
Riverdance is scheduled to appear on this week’s live America’s Got Talent results show. The touring dance group from Ireland is currently celebrating their 25th anniversary, with show dates in the U.S. starting next year.
Who Are AGT Guest Performers Riverdance?
Riverdance is a show featuring Irish dance and music. It started as an interval act during the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, with music composed by Bill Whelan. The next year, it was turned into a stage show by John McColgan and Moya Doherty.
The show initially starred famed Irish dancer Michael Flatley (also known for Lord of the Dance) and Jean Butler, as well as other dancers featured in Eurovision. Flatley left the show later in 1995 and was replaced by Colin Dunne.
After performing in London and Dublin, Riverdance first came to the United States in 1996, opening at Radio City Music Hall. Over the years, the show has performed at hundreds of venues around the world and been seen by millions of people.
The Show Is Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary
Riverdance is currently performing its 25th anniversary show at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, through September 11. Later, in October, the group will be taking the show to Dubai for six performances. Then in January, the show will tour the United States.
The U.S. tour will visit 50 cities around the country, starting in Sarasota, Florida, on January 10, 2023. Dates on the tour continue through June of next year. Shows are also scheduled for Germany, Austria, and Belgium next year. Visit the Riverdance website for tickets.
Riverdance will be taking the stage during Wednesday night’s live AGT results show, along with former contestant Piff the Magic Dragon. The group’s dancers teased their rehearsals for the performance on Instagram stories Wednesday morning.
Catch both guest performances (and find out which two acts make it to the Finals) on NBC at 8/7c.