Nitro Circus Live to bring its action-packed show to Canadian Tire Centre on Oct. 15, 2015

Led by action sports superstar Travis Pastrana, the global touring phenomenon returns to North America for its biggest tour yet

The show will feature record-breaking tricks, new contraptions and more



Tickets can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

Tickets are $49, $59, $79 and $99; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).

Hot on the heels of Josh Sheehan’s triple backflip on a freestyle motocross (FMX) bike – a world first –Nitro Circus has announced the details for its all-new North American tour. The tour will stop in 25 cities this fall and will visit Ottawa’s Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Nitro Circus Live’s latest creation takes things to a whole new level, as the best athletes in FMX, BMX, skate and more unite for a spectacular all-new production. Starring 17-time X Games medallist Travis Pastrana, the tour will feature unbelievable tricks, record-breaking feats, insane stunts and crazy contraptions, plus a new repertoire of daredevil fun.

“We can’t wait to bring this tour to North America. The stage set is over the top and will definitely pump up the crowd,” said Pastrana. “The energy fuels us to push ourselves to the limit and put on an amazing show. You really never know what could happen.”

Pastrana will lead an elite team of athletes showcasing a star-studded FMX lineup that includes the world’s first triple backflipper and reigning X Fighters champion Josh Sheehan, Australian X Games gold medallists Blake “Bilko” Williams and Cam Sinclair, in addition to American superstar Adam Jones. On the BMX side, show attendees can expect to experience a cavalcade of never-before-seen madness, led by one of the most decorated riders of all time, Chad Kagy, along with James Foster, the only person who currently performs the BMX triple backflip, plus a host of other big names including “The Warrior” Jed Mildon, X Games medallist Andy Buckworth and more.

On this tour, Jolene Van Vugt, the first female to backflip a motorbike, will go for another ground-breaking world’s first as she attempts to become the first female to do a double backflip on a BMX bike. Wheelchair motocross (WCMX) star Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham will show what defying limits is all about by hitting Nitro’s infamous 50-foot Gigant-A-Ramp. Also, new to the show this fall, and in a breathtaking display of strength and skill, three-time X Games gold medallist Daniel Bodin will backflip a 400-pound snowmobile from ramp to ramp. In all, there will be more than 10 world first’s, each never seen in North America.

Additional show contraptions include quad bikes, mini-bikes and a host of other outrageous new motorized and non-motorized monstrosities. Combined with a host of outrageous new contraptions launched from the jacked-up, bigger than ever Nitro Gigant-A-Ramp, this is truly a brand-new visual experience.

To top it all off, Nitro is going really retro with the entire performance choreographed and styled as a 1920’s three-ring circus featuring elephants, bears, clowns, trapeze artists, flame throwers, lion tamers and more. Painstakingly developed over the past five years, this stunning new set and Nitro-composed soundtrack will transport you into the past, to an eerily haunting, abandoned and derelict Big Top. With mind-blowing new lighting and an explosive pyrotechnic display, the new theme provides the perfect backdrop for the most spectacular show in Nitro’s history. “Believe us when we say, you have never seen a circus like this before,” says Pastrana.

Check out Retro Circus highlights here.

Fans looking for the ultimate Nitro Circus experience can purchase the new Nitro Club VIP package. For just $99 (plus applicable service fees), these exclusive passes will include the best seats in the house, as well as a chance to get up close and personal with Travis Pastrana and the stars of Nitro Circus during an exclusive Q & A session. Nitro Club pass holders will also receive a souvenir lanyard and an electronically signed A2 Nitro poster, as well as a chance to win cool Nitro swag.

About Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus continues to position itself as the leading youth action sports and entertainment brand on the planet. From humble beginnings, with Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey and extreme sports superstar Travis Pastrana producing DVDs from a Utah garage in 2003, to a smash TV series that has aired in more than 60 countries, Nitro Circus has exploded to global popularity, leaving a burning impression on the minds of young people across the planet. Nitro Circus: The Movie, featuring cast members from the MTV series, was released in 2012 in cinemas worldwide.

In 2010, the TV show was transformed by current CEO and action sports industry guru Michael Porra into a must-see live event, creating the global touring phenomenon that is Nitro Circus Live. Since its inaugural Australian trek five years ago, the show has travelled the globe, obliterating box office records and cultivating a legion of diehard fans. Nitro Circus has now rolled across five continents, blown away almost two million fans and sold-out shows in Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, the Middle East and South Africa.

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