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After last years hugely successful UK tour of A New Hope, which we covered extensively on Making Tracks and in my article over at StarWars.com, what is arguably the greatest sequel in movie history gets the live orchestra treatment as The Empire Strikes Back hits the road.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back builds on the indelible characters and ground-breaking special effects of Star Wars: A New Hope.

John Williams’ iconic score for the film is one of the most renowned in film history – building on that of Star Wars: A New Hope which features some of the series’ most memorable themes – introducing the Imperial March and Yoda’s Theme, broadening Han and Leia’s theme, and developing the soundtrack to meet the rapidly expanded world.

The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader.

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force. Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A stunning revelation — and a life-or-death battle with Darth Vader— awaits.

Fri 27th September: Manchester Arena

Sat 28th September: Leeds First Direct Arena

Sun 29th September: Glasgow SEC Armadillo

Tue 1st October: Birmingham Arena

Wed 2nd October: Liverpool Arena

Ticket are priced at £65, £52.50, £49.50, £42.50, £29.50 and are available from Ticketmaster.