Moto X Best Trick and Freestyle, BMX Street and Women’s Skateboard Park Return; Tickets on Sale Today at XGames.com
X Games will return to Austin, Texas, for its third and final year at the Circuit of The Americas from June 2- 5, 2016 to feature an all-encompassing youth culture experience, including world-class action sports competition, musical performances, interactive festivals and more. This year’s musical performances will include blink-182, G-Eazy, All Time Low and Logic, who will take center stage at the Austin360 Amphitheater. X Games Austin 2016 will also feature the return of BMX Street, Moto X Best Trick, Moto X Freestyle and Women’s Skateboard Park. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning today, March 24 at www.xgames.com.
For the first time at X Games summer events, medalists from X Games Austin 2015 who have sport disciplines returning in 2016 will receive an early invite to compete in the X Games Austin 2016 event. The first full round of invited athletes will be announced March 29.
X Games Austin 2016 Sport Disciplines
|Big Air||Big Air||Best Trick|
|Big Air Skateboard / BMX Doubles||Big Air Skateboard / BMX Doubles||Best Whip|
|Park (M & W)||Dirt||Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing|
|Street (M, W & Ams)||Park||Freestyle|
X Games Austin 2016 Music
Friday, June 3
- Logic: Born Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, hip hop artist Logic is finding success with his sophomore album, The Incredible True Story. Released in November 2015, the album debuted at number three on the Billboard Top 200 and topped the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Heavily influenced by Frank Sinatra, Logic released his first mixtape Young, Broke, and Infamous in 2010. Signing with Visionary Music Group following his mixtape release, Logic released one mixtape per year, until signing with Def Jam Records in 2013 and releasing his debut album Under Pressure at number four on the Billboard Top 200. Logic is currently beginning The Incredible World Tour in support of his latest album. For more information please visit mindoflogic.com.
- G-Eazy: Bay area rapper, G-Eazy is as dapper as he is driven. Raised in Oakland, California, his recently released sophomore album When It’s Dark Outon RCA debuted at number one on Billboard‘s R&B/Hip Hop Charts and is now certified RIAA Gold. His smash single from the album “Me, Myself, and I” with Bebe Rexha is currently at number seven on Billboard‘s Hot 100 and is certified platinum. He just completed the first leg of his 35 date sold out When It’s Dark Out Tour and is gearing up for the second leg including international dates starting on March 29th. At the start of his career, G-Eazy enrolled in Loyola University New Orleans’ music industry program, where he crafted a series of buzz-generating mixtapes, culminating in his 2011 breakout, Endless Summer. After graduating in 2012, G-Eazy produced, wrote and recorded his full-length debut album, Must Be Nice¸ which landed at number three on the iTunes Hip Hop chart, independent of a label. In 2014 he dropped his major label debut album, These Things Happen, landing at the top of Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B and Top Rap album charts. For more info please visit http://www.g-eazy.com/.
Saturday, June 4
- All Time Low: Since bursting onto the scene in 2003, All Time Low has released six albums and played at major festivals around the world. Made up of band members Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Rian Dawson and Zack Merrick, All Time Low had already released their first studio album before graduating from high school. They began 2015 with the release of their sixth studio album, Future Hearts and headlined a U.S. Tour in the spring of 2015. The group has also won four AP Awards and four Kerrang Awards, landed the title of “Best Pop Punk Band” at the Top In Rock Awards, and were named “Band of the Year” by Alternative Press For more info please visit http://alltimelow.com/.
- blink-182: Since their humble beginnings twenty-four years ago, when they started playing in a San Diego garage, ‘blink-182’ have sold over 50 million albums worldwide and rocked audiences from Adelaide to Zurich having become one of the defining rock bands of their generation. Now with Matt Skiba (of Alkaline Trio) joining ‘blink-182’as singer/guitarist, the group starts a new chapter. Skiba debuted with ‘blink-182’ in March 2015 with a live performance at the MusInk Tattoo and Music Festival. Early in 2016, Skiba finally entered the studio with Hoppus and Barker. Although the band had written over 30 songs in the months before the sessions, once they started working with producer John Feldmann they started all over. While ‘blink-182’ has already racked up more than their fair share of platinum records and blockbuster singles, they’re emphatically looking forward to their seventh studio album.
*PLEASE NOTE: The musicians scheduled to perform at X Games Austin are subject to change.
Tickets for X Games Austin 2016 will be available for purchase today, March 24, beginning at 11 a.m. ET at www.xgames.com. General admission tickets start at $39 with VIP, one-day and three-day experiences, and music options offered.
To get your limited edition X Games Austin 2016 t-shirt, please visit http://shop.xgames.com.
ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 20 hours of live X Games Austin 2016 coverage, which will also be accessible via WatchESPN and WatchABC to viewers who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. Additional coverage of sports and music will be carried on ESPN3 as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games app, and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more. Following X Games Austin 2016, ABC will deliver four hours of anthology programming on Saturday, June 11 as part of the World of X Games series.
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