Words: Nitro Circus Live // Pictures: Alistair Nicoll
They’ve sold out the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, performed to sell-out crowds across Europe, broken ticket sale records in Australia and were the highest selling tour in New Zealand in 2011, beating AC/DC and U2. Now, Nitro Circus Live is excited to announce that they will be bringing a brand new, death defying spectacular to South Africa for the first time in February 2014.
Nitro Circus Live showcases over 40 of the world’s best action sports athletes performing daring and often record-breaking tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding, along with heart-stopping stunts on unique contraptions rarely attempted outside of the Nitro Circus family. Featuring the stars of Nitro Circus’ hit TV show and Nitro Circus 3D film, the tour is headed up by action sports legend, Travis Pastrana, a 10-time X Games gold medalist in Freestyle Motocross.
“This tour is the biggest and most audacious action sports production ever staged,” says Pastrana. “This is truly an exciting, adrenaline-charged, live action sports show featuring an insane group of athletes who push each other to new extremes every single show.”
Fans witnessed some of the most difficult and dangerous stunts in freestyle motocross, BMX and skate with star athletes from across the world performing their biggest and best tricks off Nitro Circus Live’s multi-million dollar set and famous, 50-foot high Nitro Gigant-A-Ramp.
“We are excited to be bringing Nitro Circus Live’s over-the-top stunts to a whole new set of fans in South Africa,” said Nitro Circus Live Promoter, Mike Porra. “This show is like nothing fans have ever experienced before and I know they’ll be blown away by the non-stop action and crazy antics that make up the show.”
One of the craziest stunts in the new show included the extraordinary – hole-in-one – 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 Nitro Circus Live crew performed some of the biggest tricks in FMX and BMX, pushing their limits and skill on skates, scooters and a range of crazy contraptions; including, a drinks cooler, Barbie car, toy trike, shopping trolley, boogie board and many more.
Nitro Circus Live took place on the 19th February 2014 at Moses Madiba Stadium; our editor Harry had this to say about what went down…
With the nitro circus falling on my birthday, I could not have asked for a better birthday present. These athletes risk life and limbs attempting the sublime. They have an array of tricks and stunts to amaze even the skeptics. It is free style motor cross meets pushing the envelope. It is no wonder that Travis’s crew is amongst the most entertaining live shows in the world. The highlight of the night for me was watching the SA team take on the yanks, brilliant!