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Event: 11/05/2012 - 09/06/2012
Nitro Circus Live (NCL) will be running an Australian Capital City Tour next year and are coming to Perth on 9th June, 2012 at the Burswood Dome. Tickets are on sale now for Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live and will be going fast after their previous run of best-ever worldwide tours, one in Las Vegas selling out.
Image courtesy of: Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live Website
The predominately American and Australian line-up of extreme sports performers will shock and amaze spectators with their daring stunts and skilful abilities.
Legends will return and new stars will rise to ride, flip and hurtle up and over the main ramp and also down the 50 foot high Nitro Gigant-A-Ramp. World famous riders will perform acrobatic manoeuvres or tricks while jumping motorbikes, bikes and for some, any contraptions they can get their hands on, filling the air with an intensity that you feel in your seat.
The Nitro Crew is made up of joint founders Travis Pastrana, Jeremy Rawle and Gregg Godfrey. Additionally, Jim Dechamp, Jolene Van Vugt, Erik Roner, Greg Powell aka 'Special Greg', Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, Dusty Wygle, Hubert Rawland and Streetbike Tommy.
Just some of the 'biggest action sports stars' to be joining the Nitro team are: Freestyle Motocross Riders (FMX) - Mat Rebeaud and Cam Sinclair, Skateboarder - Bob Burnquist, Bicycle Motocross Riders (BMX) - Chad Kagy and Andy Buckworth.
Aaron 'Wheelz' Fotheringham will surely astonish people with his 'anything is possible' attitude, as he flips his wheelchair down the Nitro Gigant-A-Ramp.
Jolene Van Vugt, part of the Nitro Crew, was the first female in the world to back flip a full-size dirt bike, during NCL's first appearance here in 2010 on 'Australian soil' in Brisbane. We were astounded when we got to see this in Perth the same year. I think it's an incredible feat for a woman.
It can get quite noisy with this event in the Burswood Dome, so if you bring young children, ear plugs or similar can be a good idea. When we first took our youngest son at 4 years old, we spent a lot of time putting our hands over his ears as he found it more comfortable most of the time.
That's not to say he didn't enjoy himself, because he did immensely. Some people may say, 'What did you take him for?' Well boys really love watching motorbikes and the Nitro Circus Live 2010 debut in Australia seemed the perfect opportunity.
The action and energy that fills the stadium is compelling and fun to say the least. When people leave the show, just remember the carpark is usually jam-packed with traffic heading right out to the main road.
We found it was great to plan ahead and book at Holiday Inn Burswood Perth across the road. It meant we didn't have to drive straight away late at night and while carloads of people unfortunately sat frustrated, we had already walked back to our room and sat comfortably watching television.
Be prepared there may be huge line-ups at the door to get into the Burswood Dome; a little bit of patience needs to be exercised at this time too.
Nitro Circus Live is also appearing in: Brisbane on 11th & 12th May at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Sydney on 18th May at Allphones Arena. Melbourne on 25th & 26th May at Rod Laver Arena. Adelaide on 1st June at Adelaide Entertainment Centre.