The First UK Tour of Starlight Express ran from 2004-2005, was briefly overhauled with a new set, and continued as the second UK Tour until 2008. What was essentially the same production went on to tour New Zealand for a short run in 2009. In 2012 the show toured the UK again, with a new producer, some revisions to material and orchestration, but essentially a development of the same production. This second UK Tour has gone on to further stops abroad, to become a World tour.
For the sake of clarity and simplicity, the New Zealand and World tour stops are categorised under the UK Tour as they are essentially the same productions.