San Juan Capistrano, CA — On Saturday, April 27, 2002 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Tony Hawk, known worldwide as the ambassador of skateboarding, will create the biggest action sports and music show in history for children, young adults and families alike.
Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom HuckJam is an explosive, high-paced action-sports and music spectacular featuring such top athletes as skateboarders Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, Bucky Lasek and Andy Macdonald, BMX bike riders Dave Mirra and Mat Hoffman, and Motocross freestylists Carey Hart and Mike Cinqmars, and more. The athletes will do stunts, not seen by the public, on a customized, million-dollar ramp/track edifice. In the middle of it all, a concert from recording artists The Offspring and Social Distortion.
Tickets range from $25-$150 (the $150 ticket includes a meeting with Tony Hawk and other atheletes) and are on sale at Ticketmaster. The night will offer a sensory overload via a dynamic light show, a pyrotechnic display, a top-billed disc jockey and an emcee. The Las Vegas show is a preview performance of the Boom Boom Huckjam’s 24-city arena tour scheduled to take place this fall.
BOOM BOOM HUCKJAM LINEUP:
TONY HAWK, BOB BURNQUIST, BUCKY LASEK, ANDY MACDONALD, LINCOLN UEDA,
DAVE MIRRA, MAT HOFFMAN, DENNIS MCCOY, KEVIN ROBINSON, JOHN PARKER
FREESTYLE MOTORCROSS RIDERS
CAREY HART, MIKE CINQMARS, CLIFFORD ADOPANTE, RONNIE FAISST
THE OFFSPRING, SOCIAL DISTORTION
In the Fall of 2002, Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom HuckJam tour will travel to 24 cities across America, making it the first action-sports and music arena tour in the U.S in over a decade. During his recent and profoundly successful “Gigantic Skatepark Tour” for ESPN, which drew overflow crowds at skateparks throughout the U.S. and Canada for two summers straight, Hawk became increasingly convinced that a sports-and-music tour aimed at a young audience would be a success — especially if it included the right mix of top riders and technology.
Tony Hawk, widely regarded as the icon of skateboarding, is the most visible “alternative” athlete in the world, and the first to receive widespread mainstream recognition. The 12-time world champion has invented more than 80 tricks. In 2001, he was named “Best Male Athlete” at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, beating nominees Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Tiger Woods.