Following a successful string of shows earlier this month in his hometown of Sarasota, the “King of the High Wire” – Nik Wallenda – announced today he will be bringing his Daredevil Rally Drive-in Thrill Show to the Hertz Arena parking lot July 9 – 12.
The shows will feature Wallenda and his wife, Erendira Wallenda, as well as internationally renowned daredevils to include FMX freestyle jumpers, BMX riders, sway pole performers, motorcycles in a steel globe, a wheel of steel and a human cannonball.
“Clearly, there’s a high demand for family entertainment right now given the crazy times that we’re all dealing with,” said Wallenda. “We’re confident the Daredevil Rally Drive-in Thrill Show will fill that void.”
The six show times are as follows: Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 11 at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 12 at 1 and 5 p.m.
A special VIP performance was held Wednesday night in the parking lot.
Erendira Wallenda, a two-time Guinness World Record holder for aerial stunts, performed during her husband’s last TV special over the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua.
David “The Bullet” Smith is heir to the throne of being the world’s most accomplished Human Cannonball. As a second-generation cannonball, he is carrying on a great family tradition of being the highest and farthest flying cannonball of all time. He is currently the Guinness World Record holder having six titles to his name.
The FMX freestyle jumpers, as seen on the X Games, Dew Tour and Nitro Circus, are some of the top action sports athletes in the world. They defy gravity and jump their dirt bikes over 75 feet through the air ramp to ramp.
“After touring the globe, I’ve made friends with some of the greatest daredevils of our time. For these special performances at Hertz Arena, I’ve invited all of them to unite together in one place to put on a show like has never been seen before,” said Wallenda.
The viewing option will be similar to that of a drive-in movie – from the comfort of a vehicle. Ticket prices start at $20 per person. Tickets may be purchased at www.daredevilrally.com.