BY BILLY SUTER
IF YOU get a rush from the high-adrenaline action that is the Nitro Circus, circle October on your calendars now – global action-sports icon Travis Pastrana, visiting South Africa for the first time, will be among the team performing that month in an all-new show in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Tickets for the event, which highlights spellbinding stunts and starts on October 21 at the Cape Town Stadium, go on sale at 9am on May 12.
Tickets for the Cape Town event cost R345 to R1 000, while those for the Durban event, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on October 25, are priced from R290 to R650. The final performance will be on October 28 at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium. Tickets for that event are priced from R405 to R1 060.
Tickets for Nitreo Circus – presented by Big Concerts, KFM, 947, East Coast Radio, Supersport and Channel 24- are available at bigconcerts.co.za.
“We are so pumped yo come back to South Africa. The shows in 2014 were unreal; the fans were incredible,” said Mike Porra, Nitro Circus executive chairman and global head of Creative. “Now to have an opportunity to come back with Travis riding and with an all new show, this tour is going to be epic.”
“I am so excited to finally have the chance to go to South Africa and ride for our fans there,” said Pastrana.
“I was so disappointed that my broken leg sidelined me last time. I kept hearing how awesome the shows were and that the crowd energy was off the charts. It’s where some of our all-time greatest moments happened and I can’t wait be there this summer!”
Nitro Circus Live showcases an all-star international lineup featuring multiple X Games medalists. It is loaded with the best riders in action sports’ biggest disciplines, including freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, scooter and inline.
Nitro Circus’s daredevils will also ride a host of outrageous new contraptions off the famous Giganta Ramp, such as tricycles and a wheeled recliner.
“Fans looking for the ultimate Nitro Circus experience will want to get their hands on the Nitro Club VIP package at just R1 500, these passes include the best seats in the house, a sneak peak at rider rehearsal, plus a chance to see a different side of the Nitro Circus athletes during a pre-show Q & A session. Nitro Club pass holders will also receive a souvenir lanyard and an electronically signed Nitro Circus poster, as well as a chance to win cool Nitro Circus swag.
In February 2014, Nitro Circus Live both made its South African debut and headlines around the world with three massive shows.
After a huge opening night in Cape Town, the late Erik Roner (world-renowned BASE jumper, champion snowsports athlete and global action sports star) made the most jaw-dropping entrance imaginable in Durban: backflipping from the top of Moses Mabhida Stadium to a thunderous ovation from the capacity crowd.
Then, in Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium, Nitro Circus Live played to more than 35 000 fans, its biggest single show to date.
Co-founded by Pastrana in 2003, Nitro Circus has since grown into a multi-platform phenomenon producing hit television shows, critically acclaimed documentaries and innovative digital offerings.
That success gave rise to the Nitro Circus Live tour, which since 2010 has travelled the globe, playing to sold out stadiums on five continents.
Taking Travis’s passion for progression to the next level, Nitro World Games introduced breakthrough innovations on its 2016 debut, completely rebooting action sports competition in the process.
With more than three million tickets sold to date, television programming that has aired in over 60 countries, more than 20 million engaged fans across its social mediaplatforms and a burgeoning consumer products business, Nitro Circus is at the forefront of action sports and entertainment.