Ant Middleton, best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit shows, SAS : Who Dares Wins, Mutiny and Escape has announced a brand new fully immersive show for 2019, The Mind Over Muscle Tour.
The tour visits Hull’s Bonus Arena on Saturday, 6 April and tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.
The No. 1 Sunday Times Best Selling Author’s tour will bring the ‘elements’ to the audience through lighting, sound and set. The show will recreate what mental strength it took behind the scenes for Ant to complete his recent SAS series and his huge Everest challenge. Plus throughout Ant will take the audience through a motivational journey of self-help and self-discovery. Ant said:
Ant said: “I am so excited to take my brand new show on the road in 2019. I want to bring my recent journeys to life and show how mental strength can help overcome huge challenges. The mind is stronger than muscle and I promise to take audiences on an incredible journey.”
Born in Portsmouth and raised in rural France, Ant Middleton set his sights on a career in the armed forces and didn’t stop striving until he achieved his goal.
He has achieved the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the UK’s Elite Forces (P Company, Commando Course, UK Special Forces Selection) and thanks to his huge range of Special Forces experience, Ant has invaluable skills in survival and endurance. His appetite for adventure and extremes has no limit and has lead him to take on some amazing challenges.
Ant burst onto our TV screens in 2015 on Channel 4’s SAS : Who Dares Wins. Ant and other ex-Special Forces soldiers recreated the SAS’s secret selection process in the ultimate test of physical and psychological resilience.
Since then Ant captained a team of men in Channel 4’s re-enactment of Captain William Bligh’s journey after the infamous ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’. He also led teams of engineers as they attempted to build a vehicle in extreme environments, in Channel 4’s engineering and survival based show ‘Escape’.
In early 2018, Ant released his first book ‘First Man In: Leading From The Front’ which reached No. 1 on The Sunday Times Best Seller List. Ant also filmed climbing Mount Everest, an adventure which tested him further than ever before. The future will see Ant take part in his fourth series commissioned by Channel 4 and embark on a brand new 20 date UK tour.
Over 400,000 visitors have experienced events here at the venue since 2018 including Bob Dylan, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Ne-Yo, Paloma Faith, JLS, Sarah Millican, Blondie, Noel Gallagher and many more. The venue is a state-of-the-art music and events complex with a capacity of up to 4,000 people for concerts and live events, plus an array of bars, lounges, premium seating and hospitality suits including the Connexin Lounge. The venue is purpose built to offer significant flexibility for any conference, exhibition, dinner or event. With 1320 square metres of floor space, making it one of the biggest in the region, the Arena’s flexibility means we can host events of all shapes and sizes – from huge award ceremonies to smaller breakout meetings, including the University of Hull’s graduation ceremonies. The building is owned by Hull City Council and is managed by ASM Global.