CRUSHING IT: Family Entertainment Live has made much of its partnership with Mattel. (Courtesy vendor)
New Markets Added to 2023 Tour
Big wheels keep on turning with the announcement this week that Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party has added 23 markets to the North American tour.
Family Entertainment Live and Mattel expanded the tour based on fan demand and record breaking sales in 2022 and the first quarter of 2023. Additional markets and arenas include the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Chase Center in San Francisco, California, Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The new dates begin in July.
“There is nothing quite like a monster truck event inside of an arena where you can feel the power of these vehicles up close and personal,” said Ken Hudgens, CEO of Family Entertainment Live. “When you combine the brand power of Hot Wheels with the environment of a Glow Party, we’re proud to say we have a massive hit for fans and venue partners. We’re thrilled to expand the tour in the second half of this year.”
The full-throttle show is produced by Family Entertainment Live and brings Hot Wheels Monster Trucks to life including Mega Wrex, Tiger Shark, Boneshaker, Bigfoot, Gunkster and a special appearance from the car-eating, fire-breathing transforming robot Megasaurus. The Glow Party production features a laser light show, theatrical effects, dance parties and Hot Wheels toy giveaways in addition to the high-flyers of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Freestyle Motocross.
The show also offers a Crash Zone Pre-Show Party, held two and a half hours prior to every performance, during which fans have access to the competition floor for an up-close looks at the designs and size and scale of the Monster Trucks. The VIP package also includes autograph signings and each Crash Zone ticket includes an autograph card, souvenir pass and an exclusive lanyard.
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party 2023 extended tour dates: are as follows.
July 29-30 INTRUST Bank Arena Wichita, KS
August 5-6 Chase Center San Francisco, CA
August 5-6 Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY
August 12-13 XL Center Hartford, CT
August 12-13 Veterans Memorial Coliseum Portland, OR
August 19-20 Desert Diamond Arena Glendale, AZ
August 26-27 Toyota Arena Ontario, CA
August 26-27 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 2-3 Orleans Arena Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 9-10 Acrisure Arena Coachella Valley, CA
Sept. 23-24 Pechanga Arena San Diego, CA
Sept. 30 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY
Oct. 7-8 T-Mobile Center Kansas City, MO
Oct. 7-8 Scope Arena Norfolk, VA
Oct. 14-15 DCU Arena Worcester, MA
Oct. 14-15 Cross Insurance Arena Portland, ME
Oct. 20-22 Cross Insurance Center Bangor, ME
Nov. 4-5 FedExForum Memphis, TN
Nov. 4-5 Family Arena St. Charles, MO
Nov. 11-12 Dickies Arena Ft. Worth, TX
Nov. 18 Target Center Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 18-19 Paycom Center Oklahoma City, OK
*Additional dates to be announced.