Hot Wheels™ Monster Trucks Live Returns to Europe with All-New Trucks for 2022 Events
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Kicks off its European Tour on January 3 with a Thrilling Hot Wheels® Monster Trucks Experience for the Whole Family!
20 September 2021: [London, UK] – Live Nation and Raycom-Legacy Content Company, in partnership with Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT), are relaunching the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Tour, kicking off its international return to live events with new trucks in an upcoming 5-stop tour across Europe. Fueled by popular demand, the family entertainment tour will visit European arenas starting 3 January in Glasgow, UK, at The SSE Hydro and will run through 13 February in Herning, DK at Herning Arena. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, 24 September. Matinee and evening shows are available at all locations. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live is going BIG in its return with more trucks than ever before! The all-new Mega Wrex™ truck towers with its 12-foot dinosaur design, bolstering 1800 horsepower to crush the competition. This addition to the tour is sure to be a favorite. Fans will also be introduced to the new Bigfoot Midwest Madness™, a collaboration between Hot Wheels and Bigfoot®. Lastly, Race Ace™ will join as another new monster truck to the event series, bearing the iconic Hot Wheels flame design.
The tour continues to bring audiences the only opportunity to see real-life versions of the famous Hot Wheels monster truck toys including returning favorites – Bone Shaker™, Tiger Shark, V8 Bomber™, and Demo Derby. Event performances will also feature a special appearance from the car-eating, fire-breathing transforming robot Megasaurus, and the high-flyers of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live, Freestyle Motocross! Fans will experience exciting show action and fuel-injected playfulness with over-the-top smashing, crashing, and epic monster truck competitions and battles!
The popular Crash Zone Pre-Show Party is back and will begin 2-1/2 hours before every performance. The unique experience provides fans access to the competition floor to see the outrageous designs and epic size of the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks!! Fans can make the day even more memorable with an adrenaline-fueled VIP Package – including amazing views of the action, merchandise, guided Monster Truck tours and more! More information available at: https://vipnation.eu/hotwheelsmonstertruckslive.
HOT WHEELS MONSTER TRUCKS LIVE 2022 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
Mon 03 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro
Tues 04 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro
Sat 08 London, UK The O2
Sun 09 London, UK The O2
Sat 15 Liverpool, UK M&S Bank Arena
Sun 16 Liverpool, UK M&S Bank Arena
Sat 05 Barcelona, ES Palau Sant Jordi
Sun 06 Barcelona, ES Palau Sant Jordi
Sat 12 Herning, DK Jyske Bank Boxen
Sun 13 Herning, DK Jyske Bank Boxen
“We hope that parents and kids will continue to be blown away by Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live.” Said Julie Freeland, Senior Director of Location Based Entertainment at Mattel. “The franchise, which has been so successful at igniting the challenger spirit in kids, has allowed families to share their love of Hot Wheels and we can’t wait to bring the tour to new European cities this spring!”
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.”
“We experienced unprecedented success in 2020 delivering the first-ever Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Tour to our international fans”, said Ken Hudgens, President & CEO of Raycom- Legacy Content Company. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with Live Nation as we grow our global presence and engage new audiences with unmatched entertainment in a full-sized, immersive Hot Wheels® experience!”
The safety of Mattel, Raycom-Legacy and Live Nation employees and consumers is the top priority.
Mattel is pleased to bring back Hot Wheels live events in strict accordance with all local safety regulations and guidelines.
Visit www.hotwheelsmonstertruckslive.com for more information.
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.
About Mattel, Inc.
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.