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Professional Bull Riders’ Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Bucks Back to Greenville, South Carolina January 20-21

Tickets for the PBR Greenville Invitational go on sale Friday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. ET 

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sept. 9, 2022) – For the fourth time in league history, PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour will buck into Greenville, South Carolina, returning to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena for the third consecutive season on Jan. 20-21, 2023 with the PBR Greenville Invitational.  


For two nights, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s rankest bovine athletes in the ultimate showdown of man vs. beast in one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.  


In 2022, Greenville hosted the Velocity Tour for the one-night event. 


In front of a capacity crowd at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Marcos Gloria (Central de Minas, Brazil) won the PBR Greenville Invitational, going a perfect 2-for-2 and surging to the No. 20 rank in the early 2022 PBR World Championship race. 


Gloria began the event with an 86.5-point ride aboard Barnett’s Row (JR Phillips) in Round 1. The 31-year-old Brazilian then catapulted to the event lead when he bested Pneu Dart’s Black Label (Mike Miller Bucking Bulls) for a championship-round-best 87.5 points. For his efforts, Gloria collected a crucial 40.5 world points. 


After beginning the tour stop ranked No. 80 in the world, Gloria surged 60 positions in the world rankings compliments of the golden finish to No. 20. He finished the 2022 season ranked No. 61. 


The Velocity Tour first returned to Greenville in 2021 after a three-year hiatus.  


At that event, Marcelo Procopio Pereira (Ringopolis, Brazil), competing in just his fifth career event on American soil, went a near perfect 2-for-3 to capture his career-first PBR event victory.  

The bull riding action for the 2023 PBR Greenville Invitational begins at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 20 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.  


On Friday evening, all 40 competing riders will attempt one bull each in Round 1.  


Following the opening round, the Top 10 will then advance to the championship round on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. where they will attempt one final bull, all in an effort to be crowned the event champion.  


Tickets for the two-day event go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. ET and start at $15, taxes and fees not included. Tickets can be purchased online at and, at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, or by calling PBR customer service at 1-800-732-1727.  

Want to see the toughest sport on dirt up-close and personal? 


PBR Plus Seats are available for $165 for avid fans who want an exclusive VIP experience while enjoying the world’s top bull riding circuit. These tickets offer great lower-level seats close to the action, personal on-site concierge at the PBR fan loyalty booth, commemorative credential & lanyard, plus a post-show photo experience on the dirt. 


For an enhanced PBR experience, fans can purchase the PBR VIP Elite Seat, which includes a $10 concession voucher per seat and a pre-show backstage tour with PBR talent. 


To receive the fully immersed experience that PBR fans do not want to miss, PBR Premier Elite Seats are also available for purchase. In addition to the VIP Elite Seat package, this exclusive seat includes the best seat closest to the bull-riding action and a limited edition PBR 30th Anniversary Season hat. 


For more information on PBR Premium Experiences or to purchase Elite Seats for the PBR Greenville Invitational in South Carolina, visit  

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, the United States Border Patrol, Boot Barn, Cody James Boots, Tractor Supply, Nexgrill, Cooper Tires, USCCA, Union Home Mortgage, TicketSmarter, Kubota, TAAT, TRW Aftermarket Auto Parts and Audacious Wreck Relief. Every Velocity Tour event is carried on PBR RidePass on Pluto TV, PBR’s flagship digital network.