An exciting new show is zooming over to the Bay Area in less than 2 weeks, and we can't wait! Nuclear Cowboyz, freestyle motocross stunt show, will be playing at San Jose's SAP Center on March 29 and 30. Alfie rides a motorcycle every day to and from work (as well as on weekends), and he loves watching World Superbike and MotoGP races on tv, so the boys have grown up with motorcycles. They love watching videos of motorcycles jumping off ramps, so I know they will love this show. The Pea and I aren't too interested in motorcycles, but I learned my lesson about keeping an open mind after watching and enjoying last month's Monster Jam, and I'm really looking forward to this show. I may not be into motorcycles, but I admire anyone who can do acrobatics and think stunt riders are awesome, so how could I not enjoy a show with people who have perfected both? I expect to be impressed, and judging from the behind-the-scenes video below, I don't think I'll be disappointed!
You can imagine that such a huge production requires a lot of work and preparation! Here are a few fun facts about what it takes to put on a show like Nuclear Cowboyz:
- 30,000 plus hours are spent constructing the scenic environment for the tour. The Nuclear Cowboyz key performance configuration consists of 10 ramps; seven take off ramps, three landing ramps and multiple platforms for the trials riders and acrobatics.
- 11 semi-trucks are needed to haul in the show’s scenic environment, bikes and equipment. In most cases, crews begin the load-in process one day before the show and work for 14 hours to get prepared for the show.
- Nearly 65 people are required to load in the entire show including: floor surface, lighting, sound, pyrotechnics, set embellishments and ramps.
- More than 20,000 feet of turf are used to cover the venue floor to accommodate the set.
- Nuclear Cowboyz hosts the largest arena-based pyrotechnics shows in the world. There are more than 1000 custom pyrotechnic elements in the production,which are synchronized with music, laser and show lighting.
- Nuclear Cowboyz consists of 29 cast members including, FMX riders, quad riders, trials riders, Shaolin Martial Artists, dancers and acrobats.
About the show
The highly acclaimed 2014 Nuclear Cowboyz® freestyle motocross (FMX) tour is the most explosive choreographed arena-based production in the world featuring the saga of an allied tribe, the Nuclear Cowboyz, whose sole commitment is to defeat an indestructible evil tyrant and her army. Nuclear Cowboyz features a storyline conveyed through more than 1000 gravity-defying freestyle stunts performed by the globe’s most dominant freestyle athletes. The action-packed show is complete with mind-bending performances by world-famous Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors, stunning laser effects, the largest indoor pyrotechnics show and an infectious soundtrack comprised of heavy metal, electronic dubstep and alternative hip hop.
Entering its fifth touring year, Nuclear Cowboyz 2014 is led by an award-winning creative team and features the world’s top freestyle motocross athletes, including multi-time X Games medalists Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Taka Higashino, Mike Mason, Matt Buyten, Ronnie Faisst and Colten Moore as well as freestyle heavyweights Derek Garland, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Nick Dunne, Brody Wilson, James Carter, Marco Picado and more.
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