Mon, Oct 22
Brian Cox Comes to DPAC April 25, 2019
Rock Star Physicist from the Science Channel’s Wonders of the Universe
Professor Brian Cox
Universal: Adventures in Space & Time
With Special Guest Robin Ince
World Tour 2019
Presented in Partnership with NC Science Festival
April 25, 2019
“Brian Cox is as famous, if not more famous, in the U.K. than Carl Sagan ever was here in America. If you’ve never heard of him, you’ve gotta know about this guy.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
“If I had a torch I would hand it to Brian Cox” – Sir David Attenborough
“I’m a huge fan of your work. One of the things that is so important about what you do, what Neil deGrasse Tyson does, is that you’re entertaining as well as having a genuine passion and deep knowledge of science.” – Joe Rogan
October 22, 2018 (Durham, NC) - World-renowned physicist, Professor Brian Cox, announces U.S. and Canadian tour dates for his immersive live experience, UNIVERSAL: Adventures In Space And Time, as part of his 2019 world tour. From February through June 2019, Professor Cox’ UNIVERSAL World Tour 2019 will play to over 150,000 people as he tours through the U.K., Europe, the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. Produced by WestBeth Entertainment, the North American tour dates run from April 24 through May 24, 2019 which includes a stop at DPAC on April 25, 2019.
Tickets are on sale Monday, October 29 at 10:00am:
- Online at DPACnc.com
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
- Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
UNIVERSAL: Adventures In Space And Time will use ultra-high resolution LED screens to present state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based telescopes and space probes. This immersive experience will take audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our Solar System and the Universe, offering a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level.
Professor Cox will explore the latest missions to the planets, the nature of space and time from the Big Bang to black holes and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He will also address questions about the value of science, how we acquire scientific knowledge, and why we should trust it.
“On the last tour I loved talking about astronomy and cosmology in very large venues that usually only host rock bands,” stated Professor Cox. “The great advantage was the ability to use vast, state of the art screens to display images of the cosmos as we’ve never seen them before. 30 meter-wide images from the Hubble Space Telescope are certainly something to behold. On this new tour, I’m going to go a step further with the technology, to the horror of my promoter because it’ll be bloody expensive. But it’ll be bloody spectacular as well, and I hope it’ll offer people a completely new perspective on our place in the Universe.”
Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Cox makes challenging ideas accessible to all, exploring the vast, possibly infinite universe and our place within it from earth to the edges of the cosmos. Brian will be joined by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique.
Brian Cox is Professor of Particle Physics at The University of Manchester, The Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science and a Fellow of the Royal Society. As an award-winning broadcaster, he has presented a number of highly acclaimed science programs internationally, boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics and garnering a host of accolades, including two Royal Television Society awards and a Peabody Award for Wonders Of The Solar System. He has also authored a series of best-selling books, including the widely acclaimed Human Universe and the recently released Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, and is recognized as the foremost communicator for all things scientific. His critically acclaimed BBC series, Forces of Nature, aired on PBS in 2016 and he recently, once again, co-hosted Stargazing Live. He holds two Guinness World Record titles for a science tour for his total sell-out debut tour, which began in 2016 and saw over 150,000 attend in total, including a sell-out show at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
Press for Professor Brian Cox Live (previous tour show – 2016-2017):
“Cox proves – and it’s a consolation to learn – that our imaginations can still be put through gigantic paces.” - The Guardian
“It’s through great communicators like Brian Cox…that learning about the mysteries of the universe continues to be one of the great pleasures of life.” - Liverpool Echo
“Is your brain hurting yet? Because mine certainly was, but in beautifully, mind-expanding sort of way…We came away with a new found of love of the basics of science and math, and a thirst to learn more” - Express and Star
“Full of quirky moments, riveting experiences and some truly, truly abominably amazing information… If at all you get the opportunity to view this spectacular show, I heartily recommend it.” - Yorkshire Evening Post
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center) has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the-art sound and video. Listed annually among the top five in Pollstar magazine’s worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is the #2 ranked theater in the U.S.
With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone,” hosting more than 200 performances a year, including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), since 2011 DPAC has been listed as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information please go to www.DPACnc.com.