PRESS RELEASE: ASA Entertainment (ASA) is excited to announce that the ASA Action Sports World Tour, one of theÃ‚Â industryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s oldest and most elite action sports competition circuits, will return to Chicago for the first time in over a decade. On May 1st the ASA Action Sports World Tour will visit the Sears CentreÃ‚Â Arena with a one-day competition featuring the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s top X Games pros in Skateboard, BMX and Freestyle Motocross (FMX). As the third stop on the 2009 Tour, this event offers a chance for the competing athletes to gain the valuable ranking points necessary for qualification into the season-ending Action Sports World Championships and for fans in the Windy City to see these amazingÃ‚Â aerial artists live for the first time after a 12-year absence.
Tickets to the ASA Action Sports World TourÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Chicago stop go on sale Friday, February 27th at 10 a.m. via all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or the Sear CentreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Box Office, or call 1-800-745-3000 to charge tickets by phone. Advance ticket prices are $20 for adult and $10 for childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s general admission seats, $35 for reserved Club seats and $60 for reserved premium floor seating,Ã‚Â which give fans an up close and personal view of all of the action and a private meet-and-greet with the pros. Each ticket includes the best of Skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross, as well as a full concert from The Used.
For three hours, fans will witness intense competitive action between the sportÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s top pros such as 2008 X Games and LG Skateboard Vert World Champion Pierre-Luc Gagnon (Montreal, Canada), X Games Skateboard Vert Champion Bucky Lasek (Baltimore, Maryland), formerSkateboard World Champion Sandro Dias (Sao Paulo, Brazil), BMX star Mike Spinner (Oceanside, New York), X Games BMX Gold Medalist Daniel Dhers (Caracas, VZ), and ChicagoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own star, Koji Kraft. Revving up the intensity will be the Freestyle Motocross pros whose back-flips and whips will leave spectators on the edge of their seat.
As part of this action-packed event, The Used will take to the Maxell Music Stage for a full concert featuring their latest and greatest hits. The Used is a high-energy alternative rock band from Orem, Utah who has achieved both Gold and Platinum status worldwide after releasing their debut self-titled album, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The UsedÃ¢â‚¬Â in 2002.
Each ASA Action Sports World Tour event is televised nationally on a variety of networks, including, CBS Sports, Spike, VERSUS, Fox Sports Net and FUEL TV. International fans also enjoy the action in more than 180 countries around the globe. Please stay tuned to www.actionsportstour.com for the tourÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2009 television schedule.