Doors open at 6:30 and the event starts at 7:30.
Contests: Skateboard Vert, Big-Air BMX Triple Jump, FMX performances
ASA Entertainment (ASA) is excited to announce that the ASA Action Sports World Tour, one of the industry'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 Centre Arena with a one-day competition featuring the world'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 amazing aerial artists live for the first time after a 12-year absence.
For three hours, fans will witness intense competitive action between the sport'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), former Skateboard World Champion Sandro Dias (Sao Paulo, Brazil), BMX star Mike Spinner(Oceanside, New York), X Games BMX Gold Medalist Daniel Dhers (Caracas, VZ), and Chicago'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, "The Used" in 2002.
A D V E R T I S E M E N T
May 1, 2009 - May 1, 2009