The Tour of Gymnastics Superstars

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The Tour of Gymnastics Superstars was a nationwide concert tour that showcases the talents of 17 American gymnasts[1] as well as recording artists Jordan Pruitt, Carly Patterson, and KSM.[2] The tour visited 34 different cites in over twenty states across the continental United States.[3]

The first show, in Reno, Nevada, was taped for a national broadcast on MyNetworkTV [2] and included a musical performance by Hannah Montana actor Mitchel Musso.[4]

Tapings of the second show, in San Diego, California, was included in Frosted Pink with a Twist, which is a television special about women's cancers (gymnast Shawn Johnson has a grandmother who is a cancer survivor[5][6]). Was broadcast on ABC on October 12, 2008,[6] the television special also features singers Jesse McCartney, Kenny Loggins, and Grammy Award singers Cyndi Lauper and Carole King .[7][8]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Arena
September 7 Reno, Nevada Lawlor Events Center (broadcast nationwide on the MyNetworkTV network on September 26, 2008)
September 14 San Diego, California (in conjunction with Frosted Pink with a Twist) San Diego Sports Arena (broadcast nationwide on the ABC network on October 12, 2008)
September 19 Phoenix, Arizona US Airways Center
September 20 Anaheim, California Honda Center
September 21 San Jose, California HP Pavilion
September 24 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena
September 26 Portland, Oregon Rose Garden Arena
September 27 Tacoma, Washington Tacoma Dome
September 28 Spokane, Washington Spokane Arena
October 4 Broomfield, Colorado Broomfield Event Center
October 5 Colorado Springs, Colorado World Arena
October 9 Tulsa, Oklahoma BOK Center
October 10 Houston, Texas Toyota Center
October 11 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center
October 12 North Little Rock, Arkansas Alltel Arena
October 15 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena
October 16 Nashville, Tennessee Sommet Center
October 19 Raleigh, North Carolina RBC Center
October 23 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wachovia Center
October 24 University Park, Pennsylvania Bryce Jordan Center
October 25 East Rutherford, New Jersey Izod Center
October 26 Boston, Massachusetts TD Banknorth Garden
October 29 Bridgeport, Connecticut Arena at Harbor Yard
October 30 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
November 1 Columbus, Ohio Schottenstein Center
November 2 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena
November 6 Cleveland, Ohio Quicken Loans Arena
November 7 East Lansing, Michigan Breslin Center
November 8 Rockford, Illinois Rockford MetroCentre
November 9 Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center
November 13 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center
November 14 Des Moines, Iowa Wells Fargo Arena
November 15 St. Louis, Missouri Scottrade Center
November 16 Kansas City, Missouri Sprint Center

Cast[edit]

Female athletes[edit]

Female cast

(in alphabetical order by last name)

Male athletes[edit]

Male cast

(in alphabetical order by last name)

Support Cast[edit]

(in alphabetical order by last name)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cast". Gymnastics Superstars. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  2. ^ a b Dionne N. Wilson (2008-09-08). "Gymnasts flipping for fun". Reno Gazette-Journal. 
  3. ^ "Tour Dates/Buy Tickets". Gymnastics Superstars. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-09. 
  4. ^ "In the Loop: Gymnast Johnson riding national whirlwind". The Des Moines Register. 2008-09-14. 
  5. ^ Carrie Peyton Dahlberg (2008-09-24). "Gold-medal gymnast touts cancer awareness". Sacramento Bee. 
  6. ^ a b Barbara-Lee Edwards (2008-09-08). "Olympic Gold Medalist Jumps Into New Challenge". KFMB-TV. 
  7. ^ "Part of a 40-city tour by the U.S. Olympic gymnastics teams combined with a one-off event to raise awareness about women's cancers. Performing with the gymnasts in San Diego only are singers Carole King, Cyndi Lauper, Jesse McCartney, Kenny Loggins and Mario. Mary Lou Retton and Scott Hamilton are the hosts." "Frosted pink with a twist". The San Diego Union-Tribune. 2008-09-13. 
  8. ^ "Olympic Star Visits NBC 7/39". NBC 7/39 (San Diego, California). 2008-09-09. 

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