Skateboarding icon Tony Hawk—the ambassador of action sports—has created a circus of skateboarding, BMX, motocross and music. This fall, the U.S. will see the premier talents of the action sports world embark on a whole new kind of arena tour. The industry will never be the same.

On April 27, 2002, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Tony Hawk unveiled his vision: a multi-million dollar customized ramp/track system, musical stage, and state of the art video, audio and lighting systems. Skateboarders and BMX bikers aired out on the center ramp. Motocross riders launched high overhead. Pyrotechnics exploded and lighting dazzled as the world’s best action sports aerialists wowed the crowd of drop-jawed kids and parents alike. In a highly synchronized performance, Hawk, Andy Macdonald and Bucky Lasek skated alongside BMXers like Dave Mirra, Mat Hoffman and Kevin Robinson while Motocross madmen Carey Hart, Clifford “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” Adoptante and Mike Cinqmars flew over and around them. This cast of big-name, big-talent athletes rode to the live music of Social Distortion and The Offspring, treating a very lucky crowd to a new standard in action sports and music—Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom HuckJam Arena Tour 2002.

The success in Vegas was due to an exploding fan base that has embraced these sports and music lifestyles as their own. Today’s kids, teens and parents make up the Boom Boom HuckJam audience. Following the good old formula of supply and demand, Hawk is taking the show on the road. Beginning Oct. 9, 2002, the tour will fill arenas nationwide to showcase high-flying action on a custom-made, million-dollar ramp system. These ramps, designed by Hawk and the athletes specifically for this tour, will push the limits of skateboarding, BMX and motocross. Rock bands will be on stage playing along with the explosive action, laying down a soundtrack for the stunts.

No shortcuts have been taken in coordinating the massive light show and pyrotechnic display that will light up the arenas. BMX legend and television personality Rick Thorne has confirmed that he will be presiding over every show on the tour as emcee; as a special added bonus he will be riding BMX during the all out “Jam portion of the show which will take place while the band is playing. Add in Cirque du Soleil-style performers in the stands, and it’s an experience that overwhelms the senses.

A tour like this would not be complete without hardcore punked out rock music to get the adrenaline in the arena pumping. Ushering in a new era of jams to compliment this new breed of uber-athletes, Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom HuckJam is about to play host to a wild cast of off-the-wall rockers that are without a doubt going to up the ante. The Offspring, Face to Face, Devo, Social Distortion, CKY and Good Charlotte are confirmed to each take a leg of the tour. This combination of rock and raw power only adds attraction to an extraordinary experience that is fully one of the rare “see it to believe it” kind of things.

A music and technology fan, Hawk searched for a new medium to showcase the talents of his fellow athletes and musicians. Bringing a show to arenas across the country where kids can go with their parents to see their favorite bands and action sports heroes all in one place proved to be the logical step. “Through the years I have seen the crowds grow to arena proportions, Hawk said, “and our first show proved to me that this event would be possible.” That’s when Tony knew his idea for his traveling “three-ring circus of sorts” would work on a scale never attempted in the action sports world—a 22-stop arena tour.


About Tony Hawk: There is no denying that Tony Hawk’s accomplishments in skateboarding over the last two decades are tremendous. Hawk is responsible for raising awareness and respect for the ort of skateboarding and is living proof that one can become successful at doing what he or she loves. Since turning pro at age 14, he has dominated the contest scene, winning or placing at nearly every major contest until his retirement from competition in 1999 (at the age of 31). Hawk’s 900, a two-and-a-half mid-air rotation, which he landed at the X Games in San Francisco in 1999, still blurs the line between what is actually possible and what is possible only in video games (like the enormously popular Tony Hawk Pro Skater series). To this day, Tony Hawk is still the only skateboarder to land the 900.

About Mat Hoffman: Honored at the 2002 ESPN Action Sports and Music Awards for his lifetime achievements, Mat Hoffman continues to build the sport of BMX. The Bicycle Stunt series he developed now serves as a qualifier to the X Games. He’s invented more than 100 tricks, including as the 900 (landed in 1989), the Flip Fakie (backflip which includes landing backwards), and The Flair (a backflip with a 180 degree turn). He also set the world record for highest air on a BMX bike when he soared more than 26 feet out of a 24-foot quarterpipe, launching himself more than 50 feet off the ground. Hoffman’s autobiography is scheduled for release this holiday season. Mat Hoffman is the only BMX rider to land the no—handed 900.

About Dave Mirra: Dave Mirra, known as “The Miracle Man,” has won more X Games medals than any other athlete. Mirra was the first to land a double backflip in BMX competition. He’s one of the most recognized athletes in all of action sports. Along with Hoffman, Mirra is one of the biggest names in BMX. Dave Mirra is the 2002 gold medalist in the X-Games for BMX vert.

About Carey Hart: Since Carey Hart landed the very first backflip on a motorcycle at the 2000 Gravity Games, expectations and standards have been raised. Carey’s contributions to his sport include such tricks as the Hart-attack, Superman Seat Grab, and the backflip now known as The Hart-breaker. Always a podium threat at any big-air Motocross event, the fearless Hart is a crowd favorite.

Andy Macdonald Eleven-time X Games medallist, Six-time World Champ
Bucky LasekSix-time X Games medallist, this year’s Slam City Jam winner
Lincoln UedaBrazilian big-air specialist
Brian HowardSeen by many as the most stylish skater in the sport
Sergie VenturaVeteran Pro and high air champion
Kevin RobinsonSecond overall in the 2001 Bicycle Stunt Series
John Parker1997 and 2001 MTV Sports and Music Fest Winner
Clifford Adoptante2001 Vans Triple Crown Series Champ
Mike CinqmarsWorld-record holder for distance jumping, natural terrain (196 ft., 3in.)
Ronnie FaisstOne of five to qualify for all disciplines of MX at the X Games
Dustin MillerReigning IFMA World Champ


**Please note that all tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster.

Band Confirmed Offspring
Oct — 9 WedPortland, ORRose Garden
Oct-10 ThuTacoma, WATacoma Dome
Oct-12-SatSan Jose, CACompaq Center at San Jose
Oct-13-SunSacramento, CAARCO Arena

Band ConfirmedFace to Face
Oct-17-ThuOklahoma City, OKThe Ford Center
Oct-19-SatDallas, TXReunion Arena
Oct-20-SunSan Antonio, TXAlamodome

Band ConfirmedDevo
Oct-24-ThuSan Diego, CASan Diego Sports Arena
Oct-26-SatAnaheim, CAThe Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim

Band ConfirmedCKY
Oct-28-MonSalt Lake City, UTThe E Center
Oct-30-WedDenver, COPepsi Center
Nov-01-FriSt. Paul, MNXcel Energy Center at Rivercentre
Nov-02-SatChicago, ILUnited Center
Nov-03-SunAuburn Hills, MIThe Palace of Auburn Hills

Band ConfirmedSocial Distortion
Nov-07-ThuE Rutherford, NJContinental Airlines Arena
Nov-08-FriBoston, MAFleet Center
Nov-09-SatUniondale, NYNassau Coliseum
Nov-10-SunWashington DCMCI Center
Nov-11-MonPhiladelphia, PAFirst Union Center

Band ConfirmedGood Charlotte
Nov-14-ThuAtlanta, GAPhilips Arena
Nov-16-SatTampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
Nov-17-SunFt. Lauderdale, FLOffice Depot Center

For more information please contact Shelby Meade or Kristine Ambrose at Fresh and Clean Media 310-396-6772. E-mails:, thekrizza@freshcleanmedia.com09-SatUniondale, NYNassau Coliseum
Nov-10-SunWashington DCMCI Center
Nov-11-MonPhiladelphia, PAFirst Union Center

Band ConfirmedGood Charlotte
Nov-14-ThuAtlanta, GAPhilips Arena
Nov-16-SatTampa, FLSt. Pete Times Forum
Nov-17-SunFt. Lauderdale, FLOffice Depot Center

For more information please contact Shelby Meade or Kristine Ambrose at Fresh and Clean Media 310-396-6772. E-mails:,