Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nitro Circus Live

Just got sent though this press release, looks like Jed Mildon will be performing in Nitro Circus Live for their NZ tour. Sounds pretty sweet, good to see a kiwi in the line-up.

Jed Mildon, NZ’s triple back-flipping BMX maestro, confirmed to appear in Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live NZ tour 2013

In 2011 he became the first person to ever pull off a triple backflip on a BMX, with the video becoming a Youtube sensation, attracting over 9 million views and now, Taupo local, Jed Mildon will be performing a host of new tricks at each stop of the 2013 Nitro Circus Live tour of New Zealand.

The tour kicks off in late January 2013, going to Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington and winds up early February (full details below).

Jed, 26, will join a crew of equally skilled and audacious performers including fellow BMX whiz, James Foster (USA), another rider who, inspired by Jed, has also mastered the triple backflip. Double front-flipping Aussie Andy Buckworth (AUS) will also be there pulling off his trademark moves.

Nitro Circus Live Tour Promoter, Michael Porra, comments, “For the 2013 NZ tour, we have assembled the strongest line-up of BMX riders we’ve ever seen. Each rider is a true innovator and who knows what new tricks they’ll come up with once they’re side-by-side and being egged on by 15,000 screaming Kiwi fans.”

As well as the NZ tour, Jed will be auditioning to take part in future Nitro Circus Live tours scheduled for Latin America, the US and Asia later in 2013.

If everything goes as we expect and Jed blows everyone’s minds, then we’ll have no choice but to offer him a spot on future tours,” says Porra.

On his inclusion in the Nitro Circus Live NZ tour, Jed says, “It’s the best opportunity being able to perform with Nitro Circus Live at home with all the crazy big jump riders. I’m so happy that I get the chance to ride. I think I’ll do some flip tail whip variations and some double flips and it would be cool to combo them too. The kiwi crowds will make us go crazy. I’m stoked.”

Also on the tour will be the crew from the hit MTV series and the 3D movie, including Erik Roner (USA), Special Greg (USA), Streetbike Tommy (USA), Gregg Godfrey (USA) & Jeremy Rawle (USA).

In FMX, 13 times X Games medallist Nate Adams (USA) and the only rider performing consistent double backflips, Cam Sinclair (AUS) will be performing, as well as multiple X Games medallists Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams (AUS), & king of the FMX whip Jarryd McNeil (AUS), Sydney X Fighters Champion Josh Sheehan (AUS), Steve Mini (AUS), and Clinton Moore (AUS).

The 2013 NZ tour follows a 14 stop, 7 country sell-out tour of Europe.

Tour schedule
Date Location Venue
Friday January 25 Dunedin Forsyth-Barr Stadium
Sunday January 27 Christchurch AMI Stadium
Saturday February 2 Auckland North Harbour Stadium
Wednesday February 6 Hamilton Waikato Stadium
Saturday February 9 Wellington Westpac Stadium

Tickets are on sale through www.nitrocircuslive.com and www.ticketek.co.nz. For all tour updates and behind the scenes content visit www.nitrocircuslive.com

For more information, high-res images or interviews with Jed Mildon, please contact Ben Rawling on ben@nitrocircuslive.com or +61 424 644 518 / +61 2 9979 5322

About Nitro Circus Live
The Nitro Circus brand, founded by Travis Pastrana, Gregg Godfrey and Jeremy Rawle has enjoyed a rapid rise to global popularity, started by the innovative DVD series featuring Travis and friends performing outrageous stunts and on a range of crazy contraptions.

In 2009, they partnered with MTV to create a new smash hit TV series produced by Godfrey Entertainment and Dickhouse productions, which has aired to huge ratings in over 60 countries over two seasons.

Nitro Circus Live was created through a partnership between the creators of Nitro Circus and Australian based sports marketing & events company, Global Action Sports. The first ever tour in Australia became the highest grossing action sports show in Australian history with almost 120,000 tickets sold.

In 2011, Nitro Circus Live performed a record-breaking tour of New Zealand, which out-sold global performing acts such as AC/DC. The sold out, one-off show in Las Vegas followed in June 2011.

In 2012, Nitro Circus Live returned to Australia, and once again performed in front of over 110,000 spectators across the 5 capital cities.

Before the Australian regional tour commencing in early 2013, the Nitro Circus 3D Movie will be released across cinemas worldwide in late 2012, and the live tour will be embarking on its first ever tour of Europe, with shows across the UK, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Holland & The Czech Republic

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