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Brian Cox returning with new science show in 2022

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EXPANDING HORIZONS: Brian Cox, who will tour Australia in March.

EXPANDING HORIZONS: Brian Cox, who will tour Australia in March.

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Science explainer takes audiences on journey exploring our origins and cosmic destiny.

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Having set two Guinness World Records with his previous sell-out world tour, Professor Brian Cox returns with a new live show in 2022.

The Australian leg of the world tour will begin in Brisbane on March 10, before travelling to Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney and Adelaide before finishing in Perth on March 26 .

Horizons takes audiences on a dazzling cinematic journey; a story of how we came to be and what we can become.

Using the latest in LED screen technology, arenas will be filled with images of faraway galaxies, alien worlds, supermassive black holes and a time before the Big Bang.

The deepest of questions will be explored: What is the nature of space and time? Why does the universe exist? How did life begin; how rare might it be, and what is its significance in the cosmos? What does it mean to live a small, finite life in a vast, eternal universe?

All will be addressed using the latest advances in our understanding of quantum theory, black holes, biology, planetary science, astronomy and cosmology.

Brian will again be joined by comedian Robin Ince, co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage.

"I loved the 2019 arena tour because it gave me the opportunity to discuss the most profound ideas, with tens of thousands of people in front of the most spectacular images of the universe," Brian said.

"When the tour was over, I immediately started thinking about how I could delve deeper, tell an even more profound story and make the show even more spectacular. I'm very excited about what has emerged!

"I hope the evening will make people think about how fortunate and precious we are, how strange and wonderful our universe is, and the limitless future we have to look forward to if we make the right choices over the coming decades."

Brian is professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester, Royal Society professor for public engagement in science and a fellow of the society.

As a broadcaster, he has presented a number of acclaimed science programs for the BBC including Wonders of the Solar System, Forces of Nature, Stargazing Live and, in 2019, The Planets. He is credited with boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics, and has garnered a host of accolades for his TV work, including two Royal Television Society awards and a Peabody Award for Wonders of the Solar System.

Brian has also authored a series of best-selling books, including the widely acclaimed Human Universe.

Brian broke his own Guinness World Record titles during his last live tour, Universal; for the most tickets sold (158,589) for a science tour, and for most tickets sold for a science show (11,433 at The Arena in Birmingham in 2019).

Pre-sale tickets are now on sale, with general public ticket release on August 2.

For more information or to register for pre-sale tickets, go to www.lateralevents.com

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