Simone Biles’ long-awaited Gold Over America Tour started last night in Tucson, AZ, but if you were not one of the lucky ones in the audience, Good morning America gave us a behind-the-scenes look at this “gymnastics-meets-pop-concert” extravaganza. And from the glittering leotards and high-flying features, the 35-city tour promises to be even more spectacular than we had expected.
In the clip, we get a few quick glances at the various dance and tumbling numbers performed by Biles and her gymnasts. Biles put together an all-star team of Olympic and world champions and NCAA stars, including four of her Tokyo teammates (Jordan Chiles, Jade Carey, MyKayla Skinner and Grace McCallum) and legends like Laurie Hernandez, Chellsie Memmel, Katelyn Ohashi and Nia Dennis. “We have the best of the best on this tour,” Biles says GMA. Each gymnast demonstrates his skills and gets a chance to tell his unique story: Chile performs his iconic Wonder Woman-themed routine (matching jersey and all) in the clip, while Ohashi has a routine focused on his powerful journey of mental health and an eating disorder.
Biles herself is seen bordering on it all with her trademark energy and skyrocketing tumbling moves, starring in the show that took her two years to bring to life. “It’s going to be super exciting, especially since we did not have fans in Tokyo,” says Biles GMA. “So for them to be able to come out and see what we’ve really worked hard on is going to be exciting.” And does the show live up to GOAT’s expectations? “This is so much better than I think we all had imagined,” she says. Take a look at yourself in the clip above!