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BattleBots Destruct-A-Thon, a nightly version of the hit television show
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The Robot Apocalypse starts soon.
BattleBots, the hit TV series that airs on Discovery Channel in the US, today announced an exclusive live Las Vegas show: BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON. The daily live theater show opens on February 3rd at the permanent BattleBox Arena at Caesars Entertainment Studios, just yards from the famous Las Vegas Strip. It follows the enormous success of the BattleBots World Championship filming season, which finished taping in front of sold-out audiences last weekend.
BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON will be the world’s first daily robotic combat show and will be exclusive to Las Vegas. Initially the show times will be 6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, an additional 3 p.m. show on Saturdays and 12pm on Sundays. Prices range from $49 general-admission, with $150 family “bundles,” to $125 VIP packages and even Ultra-VIP packages where guests can view the robots and their teams up close before and after the show.
“People of all ages filled the BattleBox Arena over the last two weeks of filming,” said BattleBots CEO Trey Roski. He added, “We know this live show will be an enormous hit. It will feature the most famous fighting robots on the planet, and they’ll be fighting to the death every night. It’s going to be the most violent show in Las Vegas where nobody ever gets hurt. The robot apocalypse starts soon!”
BATTLEBOTS: DESTRUCT-A-THON contains all the drama, action and destruction of the TV series, condensed into an intense, fast-moving, 80-minute theater show, featuring many of the most famous robots that have delighted millions of fans all over the world, such as Witch Doctor, Kraken, Mammoth, Lock-Jaw, Hypershock and Whiplash, as well as several new robots being specially created for the show. The robots are currently being built by existing robot combat teams.
BattleBots Co-founder Greg Munson said: “Although this is a show designed for a great Vegas theater experience, this is not a pre-planned, rehearsed event. All the fights will be real, and no-one, not even the drivers, will know what’s going to happen each night. It will be full of shocks, surprises and carnage.”
In addition, some shows will feature fights from rookie teams eager to try out for the next BattleBots World Championships, which will be held at the BattleBots Arena during 2023, and the BattleBox will also be available for existing BattleBots stars to test out their new robots ahead of the next TV taping. Tom Gutteridge, Executive Producer, said: “We can’t wait to see what new ideas will be brought to the Battlebox. Every year the robots get more innovative and dangerous. Now Vegas audiences will get a chance to see some of them even before we feature them on TV.”
Rumors of Destruct-A-Thon have already attracted great excitement in the Las Vegas press. Columnist John Katsilometes wrote In Sunday’s Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Without question, the “BattleBots: Destruct-A-Thon” show is the first production of its kind in Las Vegas. It is Crush du Soleil, the only live, ticketed, daily robotic combat show ever.” He also predicted the show’s would be a knockout success: “Aesthetically, the show is a smash even before its premiere.”
Tickets will be on sale November 14 via BattleBots.com/tickets and Ticketmaster.