PBR Announces 2024 Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Schedule

Image courtesy Covy Moore
Image courtesy Covy Moore

Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour again charters action-packed season, including 11 weekends with simultaneous tour stops

PUEBLO, Colo. – The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) today announced its 2024 competition schedule for the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour, set to bring some of bull riding’s preeminent talents to 30 cities across 20 states, headlined by a historic 11 double-up event weekends.

The announcement comes on the spurs of one of the organization’s most dynamic individual seasons in 2023, as the PBR Velocity Tour broke and reset numerous attendance and competition records en-route to its most successful season to date.

In 2023, the expansion Velocity Tour hosted more than 289,000 fans, setting 21 event attendance records, while selling out 17 events.

On the dirt, Josh Frost (Randlett, Utah) was crowned the 2023 PBR Velocity Tour Champion, concluding the season 113.5 points ahead of runner-upClaudio Montanha Jr. (Ribeirao dos Indios, Brazil). The two battled it out until the final outs of the season at the tour’s Finals. Frost was crowned the Velocity Tour Champion just days before being selected by the Carolina Cowboys with the second overall pick in the 2023 PBR Teams Draft.

Throughout the upcoming five-month 2024 season, the Velocity Tour will hold 29 regular-season events, headlined by 11 double-up event weekends, including the tour’s season-launch weekend when it will hold events in Lexington, Kentucky (Jan. 5-6 | Rupp Arena) and Portland, Oregon (Jan. 6 | Moda Center).

Following the series’ opening weekend, the Velocity Tour will return to the iconic National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, holding one of its two three-day events, and lone mid-week tour stop, Jan. 8-10.

To conclude the intense slate of January events, the Velocity Tour will host three consecutive double-up shows, traveling to Charleston, West Virginia (Jan. 12-13 | Charleston Coliseum) and Spokane, Washington (Jan. 13 | Spokane Arena) concurrently, followed by simultaneous events in Reno, Nevada (Jan. 19-20 | Reno Events Center) and Grand Rapids, Michigan (Jan. 19-20 | Van Andel Arena), and synchronized tour stops in Laredo, Texas (Sames Auto Arena| Jan 26-27) and Greenville, South Carolina (Jan. 26-27 | Bon Secours Wellness Arena).

Throughout February, the Velocity Tour will bring events to eight cities across as many states including South Carolina, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Massachusetts.

During the campaign, the Velocity Tour’s reach will be on full display as it holds events more than 2,500 miles apart, visiting North Charleston, South Carolina at North Charleston Coliseum on Feb. 2-3, and Bakersfield, California at Mechanics Bank Arena on Feb. 3.

To kick off its March campaign, the tour will debut in Bridgeport, Connecticut at Total Mortgage Arena. Across all levels of PBR competition, the Touring Pro Division has held four events in the city, last travelling to Bridgeport in 2011.

As the month continues, Bangor, Maine, will host the second three-day event of the 2024 season on March 8-10.

The March slate of events will also include a return to Palm Springs, California at Acrisure Arena on March 15-16. The Velocity Tour debuted in Palm Springs in 2023 to much fanfare, selling out both performances of the two-day event.

In the final month of the season, The Velocity Tour will traverse the Western United States, visiting Fresno, California (April 5-6 | Save Mart Center), Eugene, Oregon (April 12-13 | Matthew Knight Arena) and Wichita, Kansas (April 20 | INTRUST Bank Arena), before Grand Forks, North Dakota and Alerus Center hosts the regular-season finale on April 27.

For the third consecutive year, the prestigious PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals will be held in Corpus Christi, Texas, launching the well-known Buc Days celebration. Riders will be vying for the title of 2024 PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Champion with five spots also on the line to qualify for the 2024 PBR World Finals.

DATE                                 CITY                                                                VENUE

Jan. 5-6, 2024                   Lexington, Kentucky                                    Rupp Arena

Jan. 6, 2024                      Portland, Oregon                                         Moda Center

Jan. 8-10, 2024                Denver, Colorado                                        National Western Stock Show

Jan. 12-13, 2024              Charleston, West Virginia                          Charleston Coliseum

Jan. 13, 2024                    Spokane, Washington                                 Spokane Arena

Jan. 19-20, 2024              Reno, Nevada                                               Reno Events Center

Jan. 19-20, 2024              Grand Rapids, Michigan                             Van Andel Arena

Jan. 26-27, 2024              Laredo, Texas                                               Sames Auto Arena

Jan. 26-27, 2024              Greenville, South Carolina                         Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Feb. 2-3, 2024                  North Charleston, South Carolina            North Charleston Coliseum

Feb. 3, 2024                     Bakersfield, California                                Mechanics Bank Arena

Feb. 9-10, 2024                Cedar Park, Texas                                        H-E-B Center

Feb. 9-10, 2024                Reading, Pennsylvania                                Santander Arena

Feb. 16-17, 2024             Youngstown, Ohio                                       Covelli Centre

Feb. 17, 2024                   Memphis, Tennessee                                 FedExForum

Feb. 23-24, 2024             Hampton, Virginia                                       Hampton Coliseum

Feb. 24-25, 2024             Worcester, Massachusetts                        DCU Center

March 1-2, 2024              Bridgeport, Connecticut                             Total Mortgage Arena

March 2, 2024                 Knoxville, Tennessee                                  Thompson-Boling Arena at Food City Center

March 8-10, 2024            Bangor, Maine                                              Cross Insurance Center

March 15-16, 2024         Palm Springs, California                             Acrisure Arena

March 15-16, 2024         Wheeling, West Virginia                             WesBanco Arena

March 22-23, 2024         Dayton, Ohio                                                Nutter Center

March 23, 2024               Lincoln, Nebraska                                        Pinnacle Bank Arena

March 30, 2024               Oakland, California                                     Oakland Arena

April 5-6, 2024                 Fresno, California                                        Save Mart Center

April 12-13, 2024             Eugene, Oregon                                           Matthew Knight Arena

April 20, 2024                  Wichita, Kansas                                            INTRUST Bank Arena

April 27, 2024                  Grand Forks, North Dakota                        Alerus Center

May 3-4, 2024                  Corpus Christi, Texas                                   American Bank Center

* 2024 PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Finals

For more information about the PBR and the 2024 PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour schedule, or to purchase tickets, visit PBR.com.

Stay tuned to PBR.com for the latest news and results and be sure to follow the sport on all social media platforms at @PBR.

About the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour:

The PBR’s Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour (PWVT) began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR. The Velocity Tour, the sport’s fastest-growing tour, brings the excitement and top-levels of cowboy and bovine talent that fans have come to expect from the sport to cities across the United States. The PWVT is proudly supported by Pendleton Whisky, Boot Barn, Cooper Tires, Rank 45, South Point Hotel & Casino, Tractor Supply, Kubota, the United States Border Patrol, Zip Recruiter and GovX. Every Velocity Tour event is carried on PBR RidePass on Pluto TV, PBR’s flagship digital network.

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