Death-defying stunts, jaw-dropping world first attempts and an airborne whisky barrel are what Nitro Circus fans can expect at Tauranga’s ASB Baypark Stadium in February.
The international action sports show Nitro Circus features more than 32 athletes showing off their skills in FMX, BMX, skate, scooter and inline skating.
Taupo-born Jed Mildon performing at the 2016 Wheels for Cure Kids at Fraser Cove.
Nitro Circus Live is a reality television show following the Nitro Circus crew performing various action sport stunts in front of crowds globally. Chief executive and creative director Michael Porra says the team are excited to perform in front of Kiwis.
"New Zealand is without a doubt one of our favourite places to tour. We are so pumped to be back. Action sports are such a major part of the Kiwi culture.
"Everywhere we go fans are totally dialled in and just go mad for the show, which amps up the riders and inspires them to push their limits even farther."
The crowd that the show attracts will be good for local retailers, says Michael.
"Businesses in every stop will benefit from having Nitro Circus Live in town. We can’t wait to bring this awesome show to these cities for the first time and show them what Nitro Circus Live is all about.”
Levi Sherwood at the 2015 Wheels for Cure Kids.
Two of the athletes are Jed "The Warrior" Mildon and Levi Sherwood, both from New Zealand, who are excited to perform in front of a home crowd.
"I can’t wait for the first New Zealand show. The past year has been crazy. I’m so psyched to ride with my mates in my home country.”
Nelson audiences can be excited to see trikes, tall-bikes, a kayak and a whisky barrel taking flight from a new 40-foot ramp.
The Nitro Circus Live 2017 New Zealand tour will hit Palmerston North, Whangarei, Invercargill, Nelson, Tauranga and New Plymouth from January 27 to February 12.
The show will be in Nelson on February 6 at Trafalgar Park.