|(Posted 8/9/2003) |
(Provided by Boom Boom HuckJam, Edited for SkateboardDirectory.com by Josh Rabinowitz)
LAGUNA BEACH, California – The celebrated arena tour showcasing some of the premier talents in action sports and music is coming around again this fall. Kicking off October 2, 2003, in Vancouver, Canada, Activision presents Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom HuckJam for seven weeks across North America.
Hawk is reportedly already busy assembling the next "dream team" for this production. So far, HuckJam veterans Dave Mirra, Mat Hoffman, Andy Macdonald, Bucky Lasek, Carey Hart and Clifford “The Flyin' Hawaiian” Adoptante have signed on and are amped to hit the ramps with Hawk. “It’s such a cool environment with great music and the best bikers and skaters in the world feeding off each other’s energy, so it pulls the best tricks out of everyone,” says Hoffman, who will be back alongside fellow BMX stars Mirra John Parker, Simon Tabron and Kevin Robinson.
Last year’s tour – whih was apparently the first national arena tour to features skateboarders, BMXers and Motocross riders as the arena headliners – packed major venues from coast to coast. At the heart of the show is a million-dollar ramp system, which includes a massive halfpipe encircled by a Motocross track, enabling Moto-X riders to launch over the skate ramp. When the riders went off all at once, it was possible to see Tony and Hoffman pull synchronized 720s while Hart floated a “superman” over the ramp. Nearby, meanwhile, music rocked the house.
The 2002 tour received a flood of press, with articles in scores of major metropolitan newspapers, a feature on the CBS news show “60 Minutes,” and an hour-long special that aired on ESPN, MTV2 and Fox Sports Net.
In addition to Hawk, Macdonald and Lasek, the skateboarding crew includes Lincoln Ueda and Sergie Ventura. The HuckJam wouldn’t be complete without the madness of Moto X freestyle riders Hart, Adoptante, Ronnie Faisst, Drake McElroy and Dustin Miller.
“Last year was a such a success,” Hawk says of the tour’s debut, “and there is no doubt that this year is going to be bigger and better.”
Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom HuckJam is once again presented by video game giant Activision. Initial sponsors supporting the tour are Hershey's Milk and Frito Lay's Go Snacks. The tour is being produced by SLAM Management.
Here are the scheduled dates (subject to change):
Oct-02 - Thu - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - GM Place
Oct-03 - Fri - Tacoma, Washington - Tacoma Dome
Oct-04 - Sat - Portland, Oregon - Rose Garden
Oct-05 - Sun - Portland, Oregon - Rose Garden
Oct-07 - Tue - Denver, Colorado - Pepsi Center
Oct-09 - Thu - Sacramento, California - Arco Arena
Oct-10 - Fri - Anaheim, Caliornia - Arrowhead Pond
Oct-11 - Sat - Los Angeles, California - Staples Center
Oct-12 - Sun - San Jose, California - HP Pavilion
Oct-16 - Thu - Cleveland, Ohio - Gund Arena
Oct-17 - Fri - Chicago, Illinios - United Center
Oct-18 - Sat - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Bradley Center
Oct-19 - Sun - St Paul, Minnesota - Xcel Energy Center
Oct-23 - Thu - Uniondale, New York - Nassau Coliseum
Oct-24 - Fri - E. Rutherford, New Jersey - Continental Airlines Arena
Oct-25 - Sun - Boston, Massachussets - FleetCenter
Oct-26 - Sun - Boston, Massachussets - FleetCenter
Oct-28 - Tues - Toronto, Ontario Canada, - Air Canada Centre
Oct-30 - Thu - Auburn Hills, Michigan - The Palace of Auburn Hills
Nov-01 - Sat - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Wachovia Center
Nov-02 - Sun - Washington, DC - MCI Center
Nov-04 - Tues - Columbus, Ohio - Nationwide Arena
Nov-05 - Wed - St. Louis, Missouri - Savvis Center
Nov-07 - Fri - San Antonio, Texas - Alamodome
Nov-08 - Sat - Dallas, Texas - Reunion Arena
Nov-09 - Sun - Houston, Texas - Toyota Center
Nov-10 - Mon - New Orleans, Louisianna - New Orleans Arena
Nov-12 - Wed - Nashville, Tennesee - Gaylord Entertainment Center
Nov-14 - Fri - Atlanta, Georgia - Philips Arena
Nov-15 - Sat - Tampa, Florida - St. Pete Times Forum
Nov-16 - Sun - Ft Lauderdale, Florida - Office Depot Center
For further information, contact Sarah Hall or Eda Kalkay at Sarah Hall Productions: 212-529-1598.
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