“Hellzapoppin takes more of a modern approach to the circus with a rock ‘n roll vibe. When I put together a show, I seek out performers who are among the only if not the only people in the world who can do what they do. Our artists have performed all over the world and have appeared in the Guinness World Records, and have been featured in ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!’ and on America's Got Talent,’” said Hellzapoppin creator, producer and director Bryce “The Govna” Graves who also serves as the circus’s ringleader.
The rock ‘n roll circus embarks on their, Shortyth Anniversary Decade of Destruction Tour taking their amazing sideshow on the road to U.S. cities in 2023.
Prepare to be amazed and get ready for the wildest show on Earth! Hellzapoppin, the world’s largest touring circus sideshow is coming! Thrill seekers, you won't believe what you are about to witness! Brought to you by the mischievous ringleader and producer, Bryce “the Govna” Graves and headlining the show is the world’s most interesting half-man Mr. Short E. Dangerously. You’ll also witness one of the most famous sideshow performers in the world and multi-Guinness World Record Holder, Andrew S! You’ll get to see the sensational beautiful sideshow starlet, Willow Lauren, and the award-winning juggler Lucian Fuller. You don’t want to miss the “Shortyth Anniversary Decade of Destruction Tour” as they celebrate Short E. Dangerously’s 10-year anniversary with Hellzapoppin.
In its 15 years of touring, Hellzapoppin has performed well over 3000 shows throughout 16 countries. This daring and wild show has toured with famous rock bands and performed at giant festivals, and now you can see them in person! This year they’re taking their show on the road to music venues and theaters across the country. To ensure you won’t miss a beat, Hellzapoppin has recently opened their own merchandising company, Hellzapoppin Trading Co, which specializes in screen printing merchandise for touring artists. You can order some of this amazing merch right here at http://shop.hellzapoppin.com/ or grab some at the show. The merchandise is handmade by the performers, so you know your purchase will support them too.
You can also catch Hellzapoppin performing live under their very own Big-Top Circus Tent this July 13-15 at the famed Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin. Come see this amazing spectacle of the bizarre and experience the thrill of Hellzapoppin. Witness amazing circus acts, human oddities, curiosities, and outrageous acts of showmanship. You’ll be amazed by the incredible acts, the one-of-a-kind performers, and the unique atmosphere of this amazing show. It’s a show that you won’t want to miss.
Next up, Ripley’s Believe It OR Not is going to feature Hellzapoppin in their upcoming book, LEVEL UP! The book goes on sale on 9/19/2023! Check out their tour dates, buy your tickets, order some merchandise, and sign up for their email newsletter right here at www.hellzapoppin.com. Come experience the thrill of Hellzapoppin, where the impossible becomes reality. Tickets are on sale now.
While some may think that Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow is extreme, Graves says his circus is for all people and people of all ages. “You don’t stop going to the circus when you get old; you get old when you stop going to the circus.”
Risk-taking performers set to raucous rock music by Motorhead, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails, Avatar, In This Moment, Texas Hippie Coalition, Highly Suspect, Saliva, Apocalyptica, Skillet and others. This is definitely not the circus you grew up watching. Named after a 1930s Broadway musical that became a 1941 film, Hellzapoppin’s first ever show was opening for Marilyn Manson in 2009 followed by a US tour (Pedal to the Metal Tour) with hardcore metal groups Mudvayne, Static-X, Black Label Society, Suicide Silence and Bury Your Dead. The troupe has since toured with dozens of rock bands and played at major music festivals. Unlike traditional circuses and sideshows that set up in one location for a series of shows, Hellzapoppin purposely adheres to the rock band touring model that has them performing in a different city night after night.
While Hellzapoppin shows are created to entertain, Willow Lauren says that this circus also has a greater purpose.
“We want our audiences to leave a Hellzapoppin show feeling inspired. We want to shatter what people see as being impossible, not just on our stage, but what you see as being impossible in your lives. The only limitations we have in life are the ones we place on ourselves. What if we took just a fraction of that belief that we so freely give to others and we put it into ourselves? Think of the impact that would have on our lives as well as in the lives of every person we come in contact with. We tend to play small with our lives and think that great things are meant for other people. That is only true if we allow that to become our reality. Within every single one of us is the ability to accomplish our wildest dreams. If we can think it, we can believe it and if we can believe it, we can achieve it. Sometimes, all it takes is a change in perspective. When you have the ability to change the way you look at things, often the things you look at change.”
To learn more about Hellzapoppin, please contact:
Bryce "the Govna" Graves
bryce at hellzapoppin dot com
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MushroomHead Madness & Mayhem Tour (2019)
Epicenter Festival (2019)
Lunatic Luau Festival (2019)
John 5 US Tour (2018)
Avatar Country World Tour (2018)
Hellzapoppin World Tour (2018)
Wacken Festival Germany (2018)
Alcatraz Festival Belgium (2018)
Dutdutan Philippines (2018)
Riot Fest Tour (2013/14/15/16/17/18)
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G-Fest- Denmark-Faroe Islands (2011)
Pedal to the Metal Tour (2009)
West Coast Riot Festival- Scandinavia (2007/08)
Peace and Love Festival- Scandinavia (2011)
Sturgis Full Throttle Saloon (2008-13, 15, 16)
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