Just back from China, the country’s most celebrated gymnasts including reigning World Champion Shawn Johnson, 9-time World Championship medalist Nastia Liukin, 2005 All-Around World Champion Chellsie Memmel, and Olympic medalist Morgan Hamm will join Paul Hamm, Shannon Miller, Blaine Wilson and the U.S. gymnastics team for The 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars. The world class gymnastics and music from Disney’s hottest young recording artists will be at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, Illinois on October 15 at 7:30 p.m.
The 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars will offer fans a unique opportunity to see some of the world’s top gymnasts perform live in an extraordinary sports and music extravaganza. In addition to medal-worthy athletic routines, the show will feature songs from the Walt Disney Records’ Disney Girlz Rock 2 CD and live performances from teen sensations Jordan Pruitt and KSM. KSM recorded the show’s theme song, “Hero in You,” a new pop/rock anthem written and produced by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil of “High School Musical” fame.
“I am honored to be representing the U.S. this summer and hope to have the U.S. on the podium but I am also looking forward to coming back from China and going out each night to have fun performing for my fans who have supported me since I started competing” said reigning World Champion Shawn Johnson.
“I have travelled the world competing and now I have the chance to share my love and passion for gymnastics with millions of fans all over the US,” said Nastia Liukin, 9 time World Championship Medalist. “Promoting the sport I love so much has always been one of the reasons I started as a young girl. I hope my fans are as excited to see me on the Tour as I am to see them.”
Paul Hamm recently had to resign his position on the team to recover from multiple injuries but he continues training and looks forward to the opportunity to get back out there and do what he loves. Hamm will be reunited with his teammates from China and fans will get a chance to see them do what they do best.
Ticket prices for The 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars are $79.50, $49.50, $39.50, and $29.50 and are available at the Allstate Arena Ticket Office, charge by phone at 312.559.1212 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Group sales are available for this event for groups of 10 or more. Call 847.891.8916 for more information.
All dates, times, acts, and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. The 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars is sanctioned by USA Gymnastics, the national governing body of gymnastics in the United States. For more information visit www.gymnasticssuperstars.com.
Official Website: http://www.gymnasticssuperstars.com
Added by boleary on August 11, 2008