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Nitro Circus Live Announces 2016 US Return

17 Nov, 2015


Global Action Sports Phenomenon Brings Spectacular New Show to Birmingham’s Hoover Metropolitan Stadium August 27

Direct from sell out shows across the globe, the world’s greatest action sports show -- Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live -- will return to the U.S. next year as part of a just-announced 2016 North American tour. The most explosive event in extreme sports will play more than 40 huge shows across North America, all in first-time markets, starting next spring. Birmingham can witness all of the death-defying stunts and mind-blowing tricks at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Tickets are on sale November 13.

Nitro’s daredevils -- thirty of the best athletes in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX and more -- will ride a host of ridiculous contraptions and anything else imaginable with wheels, launching 50-feet into the air for a theatrical spectacular area fans have never experienced before. Highlights include the most incredible choreographed riding routines ever seen. The famous “Nitro Bomb” features multiple athletes flipping simultaneously, while during unbelievable FMX trains riders slice through the air wheel-to-wheel, mere inches apart. 

Nitro Circus Live has sold out legendary arenas such as Madison Square Garden in New York and the O2 in London. More than 35,000 people packed Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, site of the 2010 soccer World Cup final, for a massive 2014 show; 45,000 filled Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, the second highest attendance of any touring act at that venue. Now, Birmingham fans do not want to miss their chance to see Nitro Circus Live.

Check out show highlights here.

Fans looking for the ultimate Nitro Circus experience will want to get their hands on the all-new Nitro Club VIP package. Starting at just $79 each, plus applicable service fees, these exclusive passes include the best seats in the house, watching the final 20 minutes of rider rehearsals, as well as a chance to get up close and personal with the stars of Nitro Circus during an exclusive Q & A. Nitro Club pass holders will also receive a souvenir lanyard and electronically signed Nitro poster, as well as a chance to win cool Nitro swag.

The positive economic impact the tour will generate also means Birmingham businesses can anticipate receiving a major boost with the show’s arrival drawing thousands of people to their cities.

“Hotels, restaurants, bars and practically every other business in Birmingham will benefit from having Nitro Circus Live in town,” Michael Porra, Nitro Circus CEO and creative director, said. “Through audience research we’ve seen that fans are blown away, saying it’s the most exciting show they’ve ever seen.  We’re thrilled to bring an event that has sold out huge stadiums across the globe to these new cities.”

To tide fans over until the tour rolls into town, Nitro Circus presents Travis Pastrana’s Action Figures, a brand new film created, produced and directed by Pastrana. Available now on iTunes and VOD platforms, this high-octane action sports film marks Pastrana’s directorial debut. Action Figures is a wild ride that is both an ode to the old school action sports videos as well as a bold step forward in filmmaking and extreme human performance.

For Nitro Circus news, tour updates, full rider lineup, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and more, go to http://www.nitrocircus.com.  Follow Nitro Circus on Twitter: @nitrocircus and Facebook: www.facebook.com/NitroCircus.  Athletes subject to change.

About Nitro Circus: Recently named by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies, Nitro Circus continues to position itself as the leading youth action sports & entertainment brand on the planet.  From humble beginnings, with Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey and extreme sports superstar Travis Pastrana producing DVDs from a Utah garage in 2003, to a smash TV series which has aired in over 60 countries, Nitro Circus has exploded to global popularity, leaving a burning impression on the minds of young people across the planet. Nitro Circus: The Movie, featuring cast members from the hit television series, was released in 2012 in cinemas worldwide.   

In 2010, the TV show was transformed by current CEO and action sports industry guru Michael Porra into a must-see live event, creating the global touring phenomenon that is Nitro Circus Live. Since its inaugural Australian trek five years ago, the show has travelled the globe, obliterating box office records and cultivating a legion of diehard fans.  Nitro Circus has now rolled across five continents, blown away over two million fans and sold-out shows in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, the Middle East and South Africa.

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