ATLANTA, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating 90 years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will take their unparalleled family show overseas to bring smiles to fans in several European cities during their 2016 World Tour.
The team will perform 77 shows, spanning 73 cities in 13 countries. The tour will tip-off in Germany tonight and see the team also visit Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Italy and the United Kingdom, where the Globetrotters will play for the first time ever at London's O2 Arena on April 24, as well as return to Wembley Arena on May 7.
The Globetrotters will also play for the first time in three years in Spain and Turkey and return to Austria, Slovakia and Hungary for the first time in five years. The tour concludes on June 5, with the team's first performance in the Czech Republic since 2008.
Tickets for all tour events can be purchased at harlemglobetrotters.com.
With a star-studded roster featuring Hi-Lite Bruton, Cheese Chisholm, Hammer Harrison, Slick Willie Shaw and Hacksaw Hall – plus female star Ace Jackson* – the Globetrotters' one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Every game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.^
The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 90 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter @Globies.
*Rosters will vary in each city and are subject to change.
^ Subject to availability.
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