News 7 Oct 2011

Nitro Circus Live to return to Australian capital cities in 2012

Nitro Circus Live will return to Australian capital cities in 2012.

Nitro Circus Live will return to Australian capital cities in 2012.

The action sports touring sensation, Nitro Circus Live, will return to Australian capital cities in May and June 2012 following record breaking tours throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as a sold out show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The biggest action sports stars in the world will join the famous Nitro crew to unleash their mind blowing stunts and crazy antics on a five stop tour of Australia, before they head off to Europe for their first ever tour there.

Heading up one of the most prestigious line up of FMX riders ever assembled down under is the Swiss master, Mat Rebeaud, in his first ever tour of Australia and the current X Games gold medallist in FMX, Nate Adams (USA).

They will be joined by 2011 X Games finalist Taka Higashino (JAP) in his first Nitro Circus Live tour as well as Aussie favourites; 2009 X Games Gold medallist in FMX, Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams, Sydney Red Bull X Fighters champ and X Games Big Air bronze medallist, Josh Sheehan, and the double back flipping X Games gold & silver Big Air medallist Cam Sinclair (AUS).

Other FMX riders on hand will include Clint Moore AUS), Jarryd McNeil (AUS), Steve Mini (AUS) and Mark Monea (AUS).

Internationally-recognised skaters and BMW riders will also form much of the entertainment during the tour once again in 2011.

Not only will all of the stars be performing the biggest tricks in their chosen disciplines, they will also be pushing their limits and skill on a range of crazy contraptions on the Nitro Gigant-A-Ramp.

“We have had nothing but positive feedback on the Nitro Circus Live tour and I am so excited about bringing it back to where it all began bigger and better in 2012,” said managing director of Global Action Sports, Michael Porra.

“We have put together an extraordinary line up filled with absolute legends and the most exciting future stars of action sports. The progression and innovation coming out of these guys is phenomenal and their favourite place to push their limits is on the NCL tour, where they are spurred on by the insane crowds and healthy competitiveness of their Nitro family.

“Travis Pastrana and our creative team have been working hard on this new show, which blew the roof of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, so we can’t wait to bring it to Australia,” concluded Porra.

Since its worldwide debut in Australia in 2010, almost 300,000 tickets have been sold throughout Australia, New Zealand and Las Vegas, USA, resulting in $25-million in ticket sales.

In the past 12 months it was the number one entertainment act to visit New Zealand, selling more tickets than huge international acts such as U2, and finished in the top 10 of all touring acts in Australia. Both tours also smashed all previous action sports tour records.

The global tour will coincide with the first 3D Nitro Circus feature film, which is due for release in early 2012. The movie, which will contain breathtaking and ground breaking stunts in 3D, is set to follow in the footsteps of the Jackass 3D movie, which has grossed over $120 million in ticket sales worldwide.

Tickets to the Australian tour are on sale from November 7 through For more information on the tour and behind the scenes content visit or follow the crew on Facebook.

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