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Heroes World Tour

Published June 26, 2007 in Television
By Fred Topel | Image property of NBC.
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The reason we have all these Heroes season two stories is that Tim Kring and the cast got together to announce the Heroes World Tour. To support the release of the first season DVD and HD-DVD on August 28, various cast members will tour different cities around the world.

Heroes World Tour


"The central message of Heroes from the very beginning has been one of hope," said series creator Tim Kring. "The idea that people from all around the world could come together to do great things and in the process, make the world smaller and more interconnected. This tour is the embodiment of those ideas. The timing really couldn’t have been better. The show has been licensed now in nearly 150 territories around the world. Wherever it’s launched, it’s met with tremendous success, typically premiering with record breaking rating. Clearly Heroes has struck a cord with people around the world and the launch continue with many countries rolling out the show in the next couple of months. So we are thrilled and eager to visit these fans and to celebrate the show’s success as well as to spread the word of the release of the DVD and the HD DVD."

Sponsored by Nissan, NBC is sending cast members to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Munich, Paris, London and New York City the week of the 28th. More cities may be announced. "The itineraries are sort of being formed right now, but it’s a lot of press and press events, meeting with the various channels that are showing the show and press in these countries and various fan events as well."

The actors are excited about their travel duties. Milo Ventimiglia said, "I’ve kind of made it known that I speak Australian, but we’re not going there."



Hayden Panettiere will be a team player. "I’m happy to be a part of it and I’ll go wherever they send me," she said. "Wherever the wind takes me." Although she joked about one obvious assignment, "I think we all know who's going to Tokyo," she said, pointing to Masi Oka.

Greg Grunberg has already experienced world travel. "Some of us traveled actually this summer," he said. "I took my wife to Paris and it hasn’t premiered on TV in Paris yet, but people were stopping me left and right, literally all over the place because they’re watching it on the Internet. That’s how they’re excited they are. So when we go, I think it’s going to be like Comic-Con I think all over the world. At Comic-Con we got this tremendous reaction so it’s going to be really exciting I think."

Look for the Heroes cast coming to a city near you in August.

Stay tuned for updates.

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