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Tour Off to Flying Start with Crazy Stunt

The ‘Freedom
Flyers’ stunt saw Dusty ride a three wheel trike which was
catapulted forward by a giant bungee cord, over a ramp and
into an Angry Birds-style structure made up of human crash

Nitro Circus Star Gets 2013 Tour Off to Flying Start with Crazy Stunt

Famous USA action sports star – Dusty Wygle – officially launches the 2013 Nitro Circus Live New Zealand tour today with a stunt straight out of the new Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D.

The ‘Freedom Flyers’ stunt saw Dusty ride a three wheel trike which was catapulted forward by a giant bungee cord, over a ramp and into an Angry Birds-style structure made up of human crash dummies.

Dusty’s aim was spot on as he knocked the ‘human birds’ off their perches sending them flying from 15 feet in the air.

The stunt which took place in Auckland was a first for New Zealand.

Global Action Sports Managing Director, Michael Porra, said the whole Nitro Circus Live team are excited about bringing the show back to New Zealand for the second time.

In 2011, Nitro Circus Live performed a record-breaking tour of New Zealand, which out-sold global performing acts such as AC/DC.

“We have been across the globe in the last couple of years, but our 2011 New Zealand tour still stands out as the biggest and craziest tour we have ever done. The Kiwi fans are the most passionate fans you will ever come across, and we’re so stoked to be coming back.

“This new show that we have created has sold out arenas in Las Vegas, the O2 in London, and right across Europe. You really have to see it to believe it.”

Headlining the tour will be the Nitro Crew, from the hit MTV series and the 3D movie, including Erik Roner (USA), Special Greg (USA), Streetbike Tommy (USA), Gregg Godfrey (USA) & Jeremy Rawle (USA).

13 times X Games medallist Nate Adams (USA) and the only rider performing consistent double backflips, Cam Sinclair (AUS) will be performing, as well as multiple X Games medallists Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams (AUS), & king of the FMX whip Jarryd McNeil (AUS), Sydney X Fighters Champion Josh Sheehan (AUS), Steve Mini (AUS), and Clinton Moore (AUS).

Some of the best BMX riders in the world will also feature including X-Games medalist and double front-flipping Aussie Andy Buckworth (AUS) and James Foster (USA), the only man in the world who is regularly throwing down the triple backflip. New Zealand fans will see these tricks at every show on the tour.

Not only will all of the stars be performing the biggest tricks in FMX and BMX, they will also be pushing their limits and skill on a range of crazy contraptions on the amazing mutli-million dollar set, which includes the 50 foot high Nitro Gigant-A-Ramp.

Fans can expect to see kids trikes, snow skis, Barbie cars, garbage bins, chilly bins and more launched with skill off the Gigant-A-Ramp.

Fan favourite and extreme wheelchair athlete Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham (USA) will excite and inspire with his courage and skill on the 50 foot ramp, and fans can also expect to see spectacular choreographed riding including the 18 rider ‘Nitro Bomb’ combination train, which sees 18 riders in different disciplines upside-down at the same time.

The Nitro Circus brand, founded by Travis Pastrana, Gregg Godfrey and Jeremy Rawle has enjoyed a rapid rise to global popularity, started by the innovative DVD series featuring Travis and friends performing outrageous stunts and on a range of crazy contraptions.
In 2009, they partnered with MTV to create a new smash hit TV series produced by Godfrey Entertainment and Dickhouse productions, which has aired to huge ratings in over 60 countries over two seasons.
Nitro Circus Live was created through a partnership between the creators of Nitro Circus and Australian based sports marketing & events company, Global Action Sports. The first ever tour in Australia became the highest grossing action sports show in Australian history with almost 120,000 tickets sold.

Before the New Zealand tour in early 2013, the Nitro Circus 3D Movie will be released across cinemas worldwide in late 2012, including New Zealand on November 7th and the live tour will be embarking on its first ever tour of Europe, with shows across the UK, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Holland & The Czech Republic

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Tour schedule

DateLocation Venue
Friday January 25DunedinForsyth-Barr Stadium
Sunday January 27ChristchurchAMI Stadium
Saturday February 2AucklandNorth Harbour Stadium
Wednesday February 6HamiltonWaikato Stadium
Saturday February 9 WellingtonWestpac Stadium

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