NITRO CIRCUS YGT 2021 OPENING WEEK PRESS RELEASE

Updated: Nov 25

NITRO CIRCUS IS BACK! SPECTACULAR GROUND-BREAKING TRICKS HEADLINE LAUNCH

OF 25-STOP 2021 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

(Costa Mesa, CA) Nitro Circus brought high adrenaline excitement back to live audiences with the kickoff of its 2021You Got This tour. On August 14, Nitro Circus roared into Truist Field at Wake Forest University for the first of four shows in nine nights from coast to coast. Then opening week hit an explosive peak Friday, August 20 at a sold-out Evergreen Speedway show near Seattle, with more than 10,000 fans on hand – including MMA icon Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.


More than 18 months after its last performance, Nitro Circus’ roster of elite action sports athletes and crazy daredevils was primed to pull out all the stops and attempt huge tricks never seen before.


On opening night, dual threat Ryan “R Willy” Williams, a decorated pro on both BMX and scooter, brought the crowd to its feet after landing the first-ever Special Twist, a gravity-defying world’s first. With the achievement, Williams added the new Giganta Championship belt to the four Nitro World Games trophies and three X Games gold medals already in his trophy case.


The epic trick elevated the entire show, with FMX stars Jarryd McNeil, Adam Jones and Blake “Bilko Williams” – all multiple X Games medalists in their own right – hitting Nitro’s nearly vertical Moon Booter kicker and its monstrous 23 feet tall lander. Back on the Giganta Ramp, 2021 X Games gold medalist Andy Buckworth stomped a huge triple backflip, a trick that pushes the envelope of BMX.


“It’s been way too long, but everyone was ready to send it for the fans on opening night. After just working at home over the past year and a half, we’re making up for lost time and have some insane new tricks ready to go,” said Williams. “There’s nothing like riding in front of a crowd cheering you on. It’s an incredible feeling that inspires us to push it to the next level. When the crowd is roaring, anything can happen!”


NITRO CIRCUS: YOU GOT THIS ROLLS ON

These dates mark just the beginning of Nitro Circus’ 2021 tour. Over 20 outdoor shows spanning three months, including 16 promoted by partner Indigo Road Entertainment, are still to come. The full You Got This itinerary is listed below. Tickets are available for purchase at NitroCircus.com and indigotix.com.


Joe Carr, CEO of Thrill One Sports and Entertainment – Nitro Circus’ parent company, says, “Nitro Circus is officially back. The first week of the You Got This tour has been tremendous with the unbridled energy of passionate fans fueling the athletes each night. An early sell-out is a testament to the strong demand we are seeing for our extraordinary live entertainment experience.”


2021 NORTH AMERICAN ITINERARY


* Shows promoted by either Nitro Circus or venue

All other dates are promoted by Indigo Road Entertainment.


About Nitro Circus:

Nitro Circus, a global sports entertainment leader, creates electrifying live events and unbelievable original content that at once exhilarates, captivates and inspires thrill-seeking fans worldwide. Co-founded in 2003 by iconic superstar Travis Pastrana, Nitro Circus has since grown into a multiplatform phenomenon creating spectacular live events, progressive competitions, hit television programming and innovative digital offerings. With over three million tickets sold to date, linear content that has aired in over 60 countries and a burgeoning consumer products business, Nitro Circus is at the forefront of sports and entertainment. For more information visit www.nitrocircus.com.


Nitro Circus is now part of Thrill One Sports & Entertainment, a next-generation content company that lives at the nexus of sports, entertainment and lifestyle, combining the resources of Nitro Circus, Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nitro Rallycross and Thrill One Media. A multi-media platform founded in 2020, Thrill One is dedicated to creating mind-blowing action sports events and original content, fueled by the most daring athletes, talent and brands in thrill-based entertainment. Thrill One Sports & Entertainment also boasts one of the largest aggregate social audience in action sports, with over 40 million followers across its multiple brand pages and channels. Go to thrillone.com for additional information.


About Indigo Road Entertainment:

With more than 60 years of combined expertise, Indigo Road Entertainment is a full-service entertainment partner specializing in talent procurement, event production, and show promotion. During the last decade, Indigo Road has specialized in producing seamless live performances in minor league baseball parks across the country. From concerts to action sports to stand-up comedy, Indigo Road is an industry leader in providing first-in-class entertainment experiences. For more information, visit indigoroadentertainment.com.