ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nitro Circus Live, the global touring phenomenon featuring 40 of the world’s best action sports athletes, wrapped its first North American tour by celebrating the 100th global show Sunday night at Anaheim’s Honda Center. Fourteen semi-trucks hauled 800,000 tons of equipment and 11 tour buses traveled nearly 6,000 miles to bring the world’s largest live touring act of 150 cast and crew to 13 cities across North America. Over 160,000 fans turned out to witness the global action sports spectacle, with sold out shows in Boston, New York, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Anaheim.
Nitro Circus founder and 17-time X Games medalist, Travis Pastrana says, “After perfecting the show for years while traveling the world, we were so thrilled to be able to bring Nitro Circus back home to the USA where it all began.” Originally a small DVD series filmed in Pastrana’s Maryland backyard, Nitro Circus grew into a successful MTV show with over 46 million U.S. viewers and broadcast in 60 countries worldwide. Mike Porra, C.E.O. for Nitro Circus Live, launched the massive production in 2010 featuring Pastrana and the cast of Nitro Circus that has captured the imagination of fans worldwide with a string of sell-out shows and record-breaking crowds across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and now North America.
“Fans are blown away by the spectacular pyrotechnics (over 1,150 pounds of explosives were used during the North American tour), detailed choreography including the ‘Nitro Bomb’ with 18 riders back-flipping in the air simultaneously, hosts of crazy contraptions hurled down the famous 50-foot-high Gigant-A-Ramp and endless twists and surprises we bring to every city,” says Pastrana.
“One hundred shows later, we’re as eager as ever to get back on the road and visit new cities, break more records, perform new tricks and entertain Nitro Circus fans worldwide,” said Nitro Circus Live Promoter, Mike Porra.
The Nitro Circus Live crew will take a short break before embarking on their first tour of South Africa in February, followed by an Australian tour in May. Details for a 2015 tour of North America will be announced soon.
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