Andrew Lloyd Webber said:
I’m thrilled that Australia is to be the first leg for our international tour of the new Jesus Christ Superstar. We had an overwhelming reception when the show toured the country for an astounding 84 dates in 1992. I hope this new production, which has been totally re-conceived for the 21st century, will entertain a new generation of Australians as well as those who already love the show.
The inaugural UK run in September 2012 was seen by over 150,000 people, breaking previous audience records with 74,000 fans seeing the show on its opening weekend. The Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour is a co-production between AEG Live, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group.