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Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman will go on a world tour this August to promote Series 8 of Doctor Who.

Official release:

Following on from last year’s global smash-hit 50th anniversary, BBC Worldwide announce a major global publicity tour to launch the new series of Doctor Who and introduce Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. Doctor Who: The World Tour will begin in the UK on August 7 and finish in Brazil on August 19.

The trip will see Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, on-screen companion Jenna Coleman, and the show’s lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat*, visit seven cities across five continents in 12 days, where they will attend fan events and media interviews, publicising Series 8 to a global audience.

The tour marks the largest ever promotional undertaking in Doctor Who’s 50-year history and will kick off in Welsh capital and home of the series’ production, Cardiff, before taking in London (UK), Seoul (South Korea), Sydney (Australia), New York (US), Mexico City (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). More details of the itinerary will be available from doctorwho.tv soon, as well as reports from the tour as it happens, which fans everywhere will be able to enjoy across social and digital platforms.

Peter Capaldi has commented on his excitement ahead of the tour: “It’s fantastic that so many people across the world love Doctor Who. After 8 months solid filming deep in the world of monsters, Jenna and I are thrilled to be heading for the Planet of Fans”.

Executive producer and lead writer Steven Moffat adds: “I’ve always thought we’d all be a lot safer if the Doctor conquered the world, instead of the Daleks. Now with Jenna and Peter leading the charge, it looks like it’s going to happen. I’ll be bringing up the rear to handle the exposition scenes, and maybe carry some bags.”

Doctor Who Series 8 is due to premiere in the UK in August. US broadcaster BBC America will transmit on the same day. Doctor Who is distributed by BBC Worldwide to over 200 territories.

*Due to production commitments, Steven Moffat will be unable to attend to the entire tour. The cities he will join the tour for will be announced soon.

Locations:

  • Cardiff, UK
    The tour kicks off in Cardiff, the home of Doctor Who since its 2005 revival, and also the location of a notorious rift in space and time.
  • London, UK
    Capital city of the United Kingdom, and the location of the very first Doctor Who adventure -- not to mention Clara’s workplace, Coal Hill School.
  • Seoul, South Korea
    A nation not (yet) visited by the Doctor on-screen will get to see him in real life! In 2009, South Korea named Doctor Who as the Most Popular Foreign Drama of the Year, and last year joined in the record-breaking global simulcast of The Day of the Doctor.
  • Sydney, Australia
    The birthplace of companion Tegan Jovanka and theme composer Ron Grainer, the new Doctor will visit Australia’s largest city on The World Tour.
  • New York, USA
    Yes, yes. We know. The Doctor can’t land in New York anymore. Not after that sad business with the Ponds. But a little temporal instability isn’t going to stop Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman from meeting American Doctor Who fans!
  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Originally called Doctor Misterio when transmitted there in the 1960s and 70s (watch a fantastic archive clip here), Mexicans have been enjoying the adventures of the Doctor ever since.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Having been so welcoming to series writer Mark Gatiss recently, Doctor Who will be returning to Brazil this summer.

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201 comments
NikkitaBanana
NikkitaBanana

It doesn't give places or ticket info. When will that info be provided?

daag123
daag123

How do you get tickets

jpwhovian
jpwhovian

OMG  THEY GONNA PASS IN 


BRASIL!


Diana van der Pluijm
Diana van der Pluijm

A World Tour. In seven cities. Wow. That's not a World Tour, it's a city trip. Sorry to be a bit underwhelmed by this announcement.

Monique Neves
Monique Neves

Oh my!! Rio here I come... Can't believe this tour is comming to Brazil! YAY

Lemonhead118
Lemonhead118

FROM THE BBC 

Hi all - sorry that we can’t visit more locations. There are so many great Whovians all over the world and it would be impossible to visit every country in the short time we have – but we’ll make sure we bring you as much coverage of the Tour as we can so that you can still feel a part of it 



Petrolheaded Wholockian
Petrolheaded Wholockian

I'm a little concerned about their safety in Sydney, it can be quite dangerous being upside down 

davros_rules
davros_rules

Why not Scotland, Peter Capaldi is Scottish after all. Its always London.

davidbrummy
davidbrummy

I wonder if they will work any of the tour into a story?  I am sad no West Coast US visit.  I guess Comic Con is that.





stig oien
stig oien

The New York thing is just in those decades, right? The Doctor can still visit a future NYC?

DawnTime
DawnTime

Planet of the Fans!  Giggle.!

alexshepiro
alexshepiro

That mean the Premiere is going to be Aug 23rd!

LookingOneWay
LookingOneWay

Perhaps they might showcase a trailer during the tour, hopefully.

Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh
Meh Meh Meh Meh Meh

It's always New York... It'd be nice for Texas to be recognized at some point ^_^

Murat Kisla
Murat Kisla

why u no visit Turkey where there is a significant fan group :((

Polyphase
Polyphase

 Sydney, Australia
The birthplace of companion Tegan Jovanka and theme composer Ron Grainer, the new Doctor will visit Australia’s largest city on The World Tour.

Ummm, Neither Tegan(Janet) nor Ron were born in Sydney, They were Queenslanders :)


Unibot
Unibot

NEW MUSIC!!!!! Sounds cool. It might be using the new melody too. 

PeterGecko2
PeterGecko2

Well, I guess I have to fly up to Sydney. I really wish it was July, when I'm actually going to holiday in my birth place of Sydney. A bit too early.

Lord of Time
Lord of Time

Disappointed about Australia. There may not be many people, but when you live up the top there's a hugh distance to go there…

RiverAlexandraSong
RiverAlexandraSong

Really ? Not going to San Diego Comic Con ? Why do I think this list is far from complete.


Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd
Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd

Cardiff and London. ahem 'Every planet has a north' said a certain character...


actually why am I complaining I'm from the south!

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

@davros_rules I do love how Scotland is slowly taking over Doctor Who. Scottish companion, show runner and now Doctor. It won't be long until it starts filming there. And why not? Great locations and scenery. BBC Scotland I'm sure would be delighted. 

JamesTKirk
JamesTKirk

@davidbrummy And who says they're not attending that? Been there the last few years,so why not this year too. Just have to wait and see.


J-R!

Oodkind
Oodkind

@LookingOneWay I hope we get one before then! That's only a couple weeks before the start of the series!

Lord of Time
Lord of Time

So they should come to Brisbane! (A location I might be able to drive to without ordering a plane ticket)

stig oien
stig oien

@Polyphase At least they got the country right, AND they are actually visiting Aus out of the few countries they are visiting. Hopefully they do more countries on the next tour.

DavrosLives
DavrosLives

Thank you! Was just about to post the same thing.

Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

I live down the bottom and there's still a huge way to go.

The Alien Hunter
The Alien Hunter

When Rose said that, was she speaking about Northern Ireland or Scotland?

(I'm from Australia BTW)

Lord of Time
Lord of Time

"Now Doctor." Aren't you forgetting David Tennant?

PeterGecko2
PeterGecko2

I'm same as you, I live in Tasmania. I originally come from Sydney, but my parents just had to move didn't they!

MrRazza, Awaiting Results on Thursday
MrRazza, Awaiting Results on Thursday

@The Alien Hunter Northern England, Britain is ridiculously diverse in accents, even Scottish would sound totally different, and while Northern Ireland is nearer an Irish accent overall, it's still very different. 

There's also something of a culture divide, the North tends to view the South as posh, old fashioned and snobby, while us Southerners accidentally prove this by viewing the North as cold, rough and poor. London just does its own thing, much to the resentment of just about everyone else, and then Scotland loves us all so much it's having a referendum on independence in September. 

But yeah, neither Scotland or Northern Ireland, just Northern England (to actually answer the question)

stig oien
stig oien

@MrRazza @Ivegotkidneys Neglected... As the only country in Europe they are visiting, they are visiting two cities. So, before complaining about long travel distances and beeing neglected, fans from Spain, Greece and Finland got a long long way to see the new Doctor. I would rather have them have a longer tour with more countries than this one country per continent-tour.

Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd
Ivegotnewkidneys on the 23rd

@MrRazza @Ivegotkidneys yh thats true and can sort of relate as well as even though my hometown is closer to cardiff or london than say Blackpool it still quite a fair distance ah well at least we're lucky the UK got more chances to see this than most countries : )

JamesTKirk
JamesTKirk

@The Outer Space K9 Comic Con is July 23rd-27th,so you're not totally wrong. Yeah,next month,and Who always has a panel there these days. People actually camp out in line for it. Last couple of years it's been really popular over there,you can see it in the cosplay,a LOT of people dress up as various Who characters. It's kinda fun to see.

MrRazza, Awaiting Results on Thursday
MrRazza, Awaiting Results on Thursday

@stig oien @MrRazza @Ivegotkidneys It was said with tongue firmly in-cheek, and mostly as a chance to poke fun at the North, and was certainly not a complaint on my part. It is worth noting that the UK is home to Doctor Who though, and that it is watched here by a large share of the general population as well as fans.


I definitely agree that it should be a wider tour, and 'world tour' is a bit misleading when so many people will be totally missed out. It feels a little like you're taking that out on me though.