The world’s most exciting live action sports shows have returned to the shores of Australia for the Cap City Tour of May, 2014. The Nitro Circus Crew bring back their outrageous death defying stunts filled with action packed performances, all lead by the main man himself, Travis Pastrana. The Australian Tour started in early May, and has already blessed lucky audiences in Perth and Brisbane with their great shows, exciting audiences of all demographics and backgrounds. The final leg of the Australian tour see’s the team hit Sydney, followed by Melbourne for some epic nights of entertainment later this month.
For those who are unaware, Nitro Circus is a ‘family’ of around 40 extreme sport riders from all over the world, including BMX, FMX, skateboarding and a whole other range of one -of rideable contraptions. Up and running for close to 10 years now, Nitro Circus has proved so entertaining that they have already gained interest for their own TV series and even a movie, helping them reach audiences worldwide and become leaders in the action sports industry.
In South Africa in February, we out-sold the cricket, the nation’s number one sport, and had our biggest ever show in Johannesburg in front of 35,000 fans” said Nitro Circus CEO Michael Porra.“This will be the biggest show in the history of action sports, anywhere in the world”, referring to the 2014 Australian Cap City Tour and first show in Perth.
The Nitro Circus Crew offer audiences such a unique experience, most say it cannot at all be missed. All members engage the crowd through every aspect of their performances and sure do offer the audience things never seen before. This year’s Australian Tour contains a few ‘world first’ stunts and new additions to the set, including bigger ramps and manoeuvres, which often break world records. The team have already broken new records on the tour so far, the other day completing the first ever 4 person backflip. That’s correct, 4 riders on one motorbike, completing a backflip. Crazy!
The Nitro crew are known to be just damn right adrenaline junkies. In fact, in the last few weeks, leader Travis Pastrana back flipped his motorbike off a ramp landing in a foam pit, all while having his own mother on the front handlebars. A successful and special Mothers Day gift for Mrs. Pastrana that’s for sure. This Tour is the first year Pastrana has performed in Australia since 2011, and audiences are sure to not be let down as the whole team push to go bigger and better each time, especially with the ringleader back in action.
Other stars of the Nitro crew include Aaron “Wheelz’ Fotheringham , a paraplegic athlete who completes the death defying jumps and tricks all while staying seated in his wheelchair. Australian FMX riders Matty McFerran and Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams also perform huge manoeuvres, as well as 20 year old BMX ripper Matt Wyhatt from Victoria.
The Australian Cap City Tour wraps up at the end of this month, with shows in Sydney and Melbourne remaining. Be sure to get along and see the Nitro Circus team go crazy infront of your very own eyes before it sells out! Below are the dates left on Tour, performing at some of the biggest Arena’s in the country:
Fri 23, Sat 24, Sun 25 May – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Thu 29, Fri 30, Sat 31 May & Sun 1 Jun – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne