After a spectacular, medal-worthy performance at the Olympic Games this summer, the best gymnast in the world is returning to her home state of Texas as part of an extravagant 35-city gymnastics tour.
Under the title of Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast of all time, the Gold Over America Tour, dubbed the “energetic spectacle between gymnastics and pop concert,” kicks off on September 21 and throws itself into the Lone Star State this fall a stopover in Austin on October 10th at the Frank Erwin Center.
Tickets for the Austin performance will be on sale through the Erwin Center on Friday, June 11th.
In Texas, the tour will also visit:
San Antonio, October 6th at the AT&T Center
Houston, October 8th at the Toyota Center
Fort Worth, October 9th at the Dickies Arena
The tour is sponsored by Athleta, a performance lifestyle brand for women, and highlights topics such as mental health awareness, positive body image, self-confidence and friendship.
Biles will use the tour as an opportunity to share messages of empowerment and togetherness with an all-star team of female gymnastics champions, dubbed the “ultimate squad goal inspiration for girls and women worldwide,” and encourage the next generation of athletes , according to a publication on the tour.
“I love gymnastics and want to help create a show that captures the sheer joy of performing,” says Biles, who hailed from the spring outside of Houston. “Athleta presents the Gold Over America Tour, which combines athleticism and entertainment while celebrating the gold in each of us!”
While more gymnasts will be announced in the coming months, current Superstar athletes joining Biles on the tour include the following:
Laurie Hernandez, 2016 Olympic champion and “Dancing With the Stars” winner.
Katelyn Ohashi, All-American and NCAA National Champion.
Morgan Hurd, winner of three gold medals in 2019 and 2020 at the World Cup in Tokyo.
Peng-Peng Lee, Canadian gymnast and 2018 NCAA national champion.
Danusia Francis, gymnast who qualifies Jamaican for the 2021 Games in Tokyo.
Jordan Chiles, eight-time member of the US national team.
The show will put the spotlight on any gymnast performing parts of their most notable routines mixed in with career highlights, personal videos, social media posts, spoken word performances, and an entire crew of gymnastics dancers.