Nitro Circus Live, the action sports stunts extravaganza created by Travis Pastrana, will launch its first North American tour early next year with stops in at least 13 cities.
The tour, which begins Jan. 3 at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, was announced Wednesday and still has some venues and dates yet to be finalized. Tickets for eight of the stops are available for presale until 10 p.m. ET Thursday at Nitrocircuslive.com, and they will go on sale to the general public Friday at Ticketmaster.com.
"This tour is the biggest and most audacious action sports production ever staged," Pastrana said in a news release. "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."
Nitro Circus Live features well-known skateboard, BMX and freestyle motocross athletes performing stunts in their specialties as well as on unusual vehicles.
"Fans can expect to see everything from kids' trikes, snow skis, tandem bikes and razor scooters to shopping carts, a Barbie car and even a cooler launched with skill off the Gigant-A-Ramp," Pastrana said. "The live show also features spectacular choreographed freestyle motocross riding, including the outrageous 'Nitro Bomb' with 20 riders back-flipping in the air at the same time."
Nitro Circus Live has toured Australia and Europe before, but its lone North American show was in June 2011 in Las Vegas where Pastrana pulled off one of his most daring stunts -- proposing to his future wife, skateboarder Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins.
"We've performed for fans across the world but it's time to bring Nitro Circus back to where it all began and show North America what we're made of," Pastrana, a 10-time X Games gold medalist, said. "We've gathered the most insane group of athletes and lunatics who push each other to new extremes at every single show and I'm so pumped we can finally bring that home for fans to enjoy."
Nitro Circus began as a DVD series filmed in the back yard of Pastrana's home in Maryland and expanded to an MTV show, the live tour and a 2012 feature film. Nitro Circus Live's 15-city 2013 European tour begins Nov. 16 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Nitro Circus Live 2014 North American tour
Jan. 3, Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario
Jan. 5, TD Garden, Boston
Jan. 14, Target Center, Minneapolis
Jan. 17, Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan. 22, HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif.
Jan. 24, Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Ariz.
Jan. 25, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Jan. 26, Honda Center, Anaheim, Calif.
Date and site TBD, New York
Date and site TBD, Philadelphia
Date and site TBD, Fresno, Calif.
Date and site TBD, Dallas
Date and site TBD, Houston