TRAVIS PASTRANA AND THE "NITRO CIRCUS LIVE" CREW RETURN TO MTV2 FOR SEASON THREE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 AT 11PM ET/PT
New Season Kicks Off Ahead of Nitro Circus Live 2014 North American Tour
NEW YORK, NY (November 7, 2013) - MTV2 and Travis Pastrana today announced that third season of "Nitro Circus Live" will premiere Tuesday, November 26 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV2. "Nitro Circus Live" season three spans eight half-hour episodes that follow the Nitro crew as they traverse the globe and dazzle international audiences, led by 10-time X Games gold medalist Pastrana as he takes his fearless crew made up of well-known and accomplished action sports stars on a tour across Hong Kong, Bali, New Zealand, Russia and his home base in Maryland. The series also features all the hilarious, behind the scenes antics of the Nitro Circus Live tour, as Travis and 40 of the world's craziest action sports starts attempt to occupy themselves on their days off in whatever way they can.
Nitro Circus founder, ringleader and world-class athlete Travis Pastrana will bring Nitro Circus Live - the action sports spectacle that has become a worldwide hit, to 13 North American cities in January 2014. "I am beyond excited to bring Nitro Circus home to the U.S. and up to Canada," said Pastrana. We know the new season of 'Nitro Circus Live' will get our fans amped for January."
Nitro Circus Live showcases over 40 of the world's best action sports athletes performing daring and often record-breaking tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding, along with heart-stopping stunts on unique contraptions rarely attempted outside of the Nitro Circus family. Featuring the stars of Nitro Circus' hit MTV2 show and Nitro Circus 3D film, the tour is headed up by Pastrana, a 10-time X Games gold medalist in Freestyle Motocross who has also become a fixture on the NASCAR, Supercross and rally racing circuits.
Originally a small DVD series filmed in Pastrana's Maryland backyard, Nitro Circus grew into a successful MTV show broadcast in 60 countries worldwide. The next step was Nitro Circus Live, which has captured the imagination of fans worldwide with a string of sell-out shows and record-breaking crowds across Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The tour is a fully choreographed action sports spectacular combining big stunts and outrageous feats on an array of contraptions launched off Nitro Circus Live's multi-million dollar set and famous 50-ft. Nitro Gigant-A-Ramp.
"Nitro Circus Live" is executive produced by Chris McCarthy, Paul Ricci and Randi Gewirtz for MTV2 and Travis Pastrana, Gregg Godfrey, Jeremy Rawle, Michael Porra, Trip Taylor and Bobby Pura for Nitro Circus Live PTY, LTD.
MTV2 targets young men with smart, funny and relevant content, including comedic, music and action-oriented original programming. The network had its highest-rated total day in network history on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, with the premieres of "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" and "Ain't That America" with Lil Duval" leading the way. MTV2's revival of "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" was the highest rated series in network history, while "Ain't That America with Lil Duval" ranks as the highest rated MTV2 original series.
Additionally, in the last two years, the network has scored five of its six highest-rated original shows of all time, with "Ain't That America with Lil Duval" ranking at the top, followed by "Guy Code," "Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family," "Hip Hop Squares" and "Nitro Circus Live."
Available in more than 80 million homes, MTV2 is man's best friend. Since its launch in 1996, the network has reflected the subversive interests and behaviors of young men with a compelling and diverse programming line-up inspired by ordinary guys who do extraordinary things. MTV2 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
About Nitro Circus
Godfrey Entertainment, creator of the Nitro Circus brand, was founded by Travis Pastrana, Gregg Godfrey and Jeremy Rawle, and has enjoyed a rapid rise to global popularity, started by the innovative DVD series featuring Travis and friends performing outrageous stunts on a range of contraptions. In 2009, Godfrey partnered with MTV to create a new smash hit TV series produced by Godfrey Entertainment and Dickhouse Productions, which aired in 60+ countries over two seasons.
Nitro Circus Live, founded by action sports industry veteran Mike Porra, is an international action sports touring company which promotes the highly successful Nitro Circus Live touring show. The first ever tour in Australia became the highest grossing action sports show in Australian history with almost 120,000 tickets sold. On the back of a successful start in Australia, Nitro Circus Live performed a record-breaking tour of New Zealand, sold out the MGM Las Vegas and shows all across Europe. The tour continues to expand and sell out shows around the world, with stops this year planned in Australia, Europe, Canada, United States, Mexico, South America, China, Russia and South Africa. 35 shows are currently on sale across the world.