LOS ANGELES (May 11, 2015) – Hot on the heels of Josh Sheehan’s groundbreaking world first triple backflip on a motorbike, Nitro Circus (www.nitrocircus.com) today announced details for its greatest ever all-new arena tour coming to 25 North American cities this fall. The show will visit Las Vegas Saturday, Nov. 21 for a performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Nitro Circus Live’s latest creation takes things to a whole new level, as the best athletes in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, skate and more unite for a spectacular all-new production. Starring 17-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana, the tour will feature unbelievable new tricks, record-breaking feats, insane stunts and the craziest contraptions ever, plus a whole new repertoire of daredevil fun.
“We can’t wait to bring this all-new tour to North America. The stage set is over the top and will definitely pump up the crowd,” says Pastrana. “The energy fuels us to push ourselves to the limit and put on an amazing show. You really never know what could happen.”
Pastrana will lead an elite team of athletes showcasing a star-studded FMX line up that includes the world’s first triple backflipper and reigning X Fighters champion Josh Sheehan, Australian X Games gold medalists Blake “Bilko” Williams and Cam Sinclair and American superstar Adam Jones. On the BMX side, show attendees can expect to experience a cavalcade of never before seen madness, led by one of the most decorated riders of all time, Chad Kagy, along with James Foster, the only person currently performing the BMX triple backflip, plus a host of other big names including “The Warrior” Jed Mildon, X Games medalist Andy Buckworth, and plenty more.
On this tour, Jolene Van Vugt, the first female ever to backflip a motorbike, will go for another groundbreaking World’s First as she attempts to also become the first ever female to do a double backflip on a BMX bike. Wheelchair motocross (WCMX) star Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham will show what defying limits is all about by hitting Nitro’s infamous 50 foot Gigant-A-Ramp. Also, completely new to the show this fall and, in a breathtaking display of strength and skill, three-time X Games gold medalist Daniel Bodin will backflip a 400-pound snowmobile ramp to ramp. Additional show contraptions include quad bikes, mini-bikes and a host of other outrageous new motorized and non-motorized monstrosities. In all, there will be more than 10 world first’s, each never seen in the USA.
Combined with a host of outrageous new contraptions launched from the jacked-up, bigger than ever Nitro Gigant-A-Ramp, this is truly a visual experience never seen before.
To top it all off, for its latest event Nitro is going really retro, with the entire performance choreographed and styled as a 1920’s three-ring circus featuring elephants, bears, clowns, trapeze artists, flame throwers, lion tamers and much more. Painstakingly developed over the past five years, this stunning new set and Nitro-composed soundtrack will transport you into the past, to an eerily haunting, abandoned, derelict Big Top. With mind-blowing new lighting and an explosive pyrotechnic display, the new theme provides the perfect backdrop for the most spectacular show in Nitro’s history. “Believe us when we say, you have never seen a circus like this before,” says Pastrana.