HOT WHEELS MONSTER TRUCKS LIVE
2020 EUROPEAN TOUR
Tour Launches Friday, 3rd January 2020
Tickets on Sale Friday, 5th July
July 1, 2019: London, UK – Live Nation and Raycom-Legacy Content Company is partnering with Hot Wheels® to launch HOT WHEELS™ MONSTER TRUCKS LIVE, a new European tour that will create an immersive experience for Monster Truck fans. This new live entertainment tour will visit European arenas beginning on Friday, January 3 in Manchester, UK at the Manchester Arena and will run through Saturday, February 8 in Glasgow, UK at The SSE Hydro. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, 5 July. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live will bring everyone’s favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks to life, combining Hot Wheels’ iconic jumps and stunts with epic crashing and smashing to deliver an exhilarating family entertainment experience for kids of all ages. In addition to the Trucks, each show will feature specialty acts like the superstars of freestyle motocross, world record attempts, and Megasaurus – the massive, car-eating, fire-breathing prehistoric robot who loves chomping on anything with four wheels.
Offering unrivaled entertainment value for Monster Truck fans, each event will feature affordable ticket prices, the Crash Zone Pre-Show Party with Monster Truck photo opportunities, driver meet-and-greets, VIP autograph sessions, and other special prizes and promotions.
The first stop of the tour will be January 3rd – 5th in Manchester at the Manchester Arena, UK and the tour will travel to 4 cities across Europe. Scheduled stops include Manchester, Lodz, Birmingham and Glasgow with early show options available on select dates.
Conceived in 1968 by an innovator, a rocket scientist and a car designer, Hot Wheels 1:64 scale die-cast cars were designed to look awesome and perform. Five decades later, Hot Wheels is the number one selling toy in the world* with more than 16.5 cars sold every second. The brand has evolved from a simple, yet beloved, toy car with orange track system into a global franchise powerhouse that offers fans of all ages multi-channel play experiences. “Mattel is always exploring new and innovative ways for fans of all ages to play and engage with our portfolio of iconic brands,” said Julie Freeland, Senior Director of Mattel Global Live Events & Attractions. “We are delighted to tour the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live experience in Europe and to bring our fans into the real-life action in an arena.”
Raycom-Legacy Content Company is a world-class event operation, promotion, television production, licensing, media and public relations firm. The company is a partnership between Raycom Sports – a leader in sports marketing, event management and production – and Legacy Motorsports Events – led by executives with unrivaled experience operating large-scale entertainment tours.
“We’ve experienced unprecedented success in our first year delivering Hot Wheel Monster Trucks Live to fans in North America and we’re excited to expand to Europe under this new partnership with Live Nation,” said Ken Hudgens, President & CEO of Raycom-Legacy Content Company. “ We look forward to immersing a new group of international fans in our authentic Hot Wheels experience and providing them unmatched entertainment.”
Senior Vice President Touring, International Music, Live Nation, Tim McWilliams said: “As the world’s largest live-entertainment company, we’ve been part of many incredible shows, but we are especially thrilled to be working on Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, which combines a thrilling family orientated spectacle with the iconic Hot Wheels brand.”
HOT WHEELS MONSTER TRUCKS LIVE 2020 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
Fri 03 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
Sat 04 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena**
Sun 05 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
Fri 10 Lodz, PL Atlas Arena
Sat 11 Lodz, PL Atlas Arena**
Sun 12 Lodz, PL Atlas Arena**
Fri 31 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Arena
Sat 01 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Arena**
Sun 02 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Arena
Fri 07 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro
Sat 08 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro**
Visit www.HotWheelsMonsterTrucksLive.com for more information.
*Hot Wheels Basic Cars Assortment is the number one selling toy in the world based on unitssold according to NPD
** Early shows available on these dates, please check local show listings.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
About Raycom-Legacy Content Company
Raycom-Legacy Content Company is a large-scale event operation, promotion, content production, licensing and media firm. The company produces entertainment experiences including Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™, an international Monster Truck tour visiting North America and Europe. Raycom-Legacy Content Company is a partnership between Raycom Sports – a leading independent sports marketing, event management and production firm – and Legacy Motorsports Events – which was co-founded by entertainment and motorsports executives Ken Hudgens, Tim Murray, Eric Cole and Bob Boggess. The company is based in Charlotte, N.C.
Mattel is a leading global children’s entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends® and MEGA®, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential. Visit us online at www.mattel.com.
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