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Nitro Circus Returns: Biggest Action Sports Tour Ever

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Thursday, 2 October 2014

NITRO CIRCUS RETURNS TO NZ WITH THE BIGGEST ACTION SPORTS TOUR OF ALL TIME

Five-stop spectacle to be more audacious than ever before

Tickets on sale now through www.nitrocircuslive.com

This summer in New Zealand, the greatest Action Sports star on the planet, Travis Pastrana, will unite with the world’s biggest names in FMX, BMX and Skate, including Kiwi riders Levi Sherwood, Nick Franklin and Jed Mildon, in a brand new Nitro Circus Live tour.

The tour marks the highly anticipated return of Pastrana, Nitro Circus founder and 17 times X Games medalist, to the sport that rocketed him to international superstardom, freestyle motocross. The upcoming tour will be the first time Pastrana has ridden in New Zealand since 2011.

Coupled with Pastrana’s return is an all-new tour, which has been painstakingly developed over the past five years. In its latest inception, Nitro Circus Live is going ‘retro’, with the entire performance choreographed and styled as a 1920’s, Barnum & Bailey type circus. This tour boasts a multi-million dollar set with unbelievable features and a whole new repertoire of antics, contraptions, dare devil fun and of course the biggest tricks in action sports today.

“This new show is the biggest and most audacious action sports production ever staged,” said Nitro Circus Live CEO, Michael Porra. “It’s a truly exciting, adrenaline-charged, live show featuring an insane group of athletes who push each other to new extremes every single show.”

Attracting an ever-growing worldwide audience, Nitro Circus Live has been touring in the world’s most iconic venues, dazzling more than 1. 5 million fans since their last New Zealand stop in 2013.

“Nitro Circus Live sold out the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and Madison Square Gardens in New York. We saw standing ovations there and on every stop during our European tour,” said Porra

The five-city arena tour will see the Nitro Circus crew performing at key venues across New Zealand.

Jan 24 – Wellington – Westpac Stadium

Jan 30 – Hamilton – Waikato Stadium

Feb 1 – Auckland – QBE Stadium

Feb 6 – Dunedin – Forsyth Barr Stadium

Feb 8 – Christchurch – AMI Stadium

Some of the new elements include the ‘Wall of Death’, the ‘Launch and Splat’ and the BMX ‘Trigant-A-Ramp’, which will launch the BMX crew into ridiculous rotations including 1080s and world first 1400s.

Fans can expect the Kiwi trio of Levi Sherwood, world-first BMX triple back flipper Jed ‘The Warrior’ Mildon, and New Zealand’s original FMX star Nick Franklin to out-perform in front of a passionate home crowd.

Palmerston North’s Levi Sherwood, returns to home turf for his first Nitro Circus New Zealand tour in four years. In addition to the New Zealand natives, the ever-growing cast of action sports super-stars includes US number one FMXer Adam Jones, X Fighters champion Josh Sheehan, Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams, Aaron ‘Wheelz’ Fotheringham, Cam Sinclair, Jaie Toohey, Andy Buckworth, Matt Whyatt and many more.

The audience will experience the world’s only ‘Hole in One’ – innovated in New Zealand on the last tour - where riders launch 50 feet into the air off the Gigant-A-Ramp and attempt to land with pinpoint accuracy inside an inflatable zorb ball.

The show also includes a host of mind-bending new tricks on a cavalcade of ridiculous, never-before-seen contraptions off the jacked-up Nitro Gigant-A-Ramp, which is 10-feet bigger, and will launch riders up to 20-feet further than ever before.

For more information, tour updates and behind-the-scenes content, visit www.nitrocircuslive.com. Follow Nitro Circus Live on Twitter: @nitrocircuslive and Facebook: www.facebook.com/NitroCircus.

About Nitro Circus Live

For more background information about Nitro Circus Live, visit: http://nitrocircuslive.com/about-us/nitro-circus-live/.

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