Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


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
dummies.

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

For further information go to www.nitrocircuslive.com


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

- ENDS -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Film Awards: The Dark Horse Scores Big

An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach Genesis Potini, made all the right moves to take out top honours along with five other awards at the Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards - nicknamed The Moas. More>>

ALSO:

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news