Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ford Presents
Up Close & Personal Holiday Exclusive Tour
Philips Arena
Sunday, December 16th
Chris Brown & Bow Wow will be appearing at Philips Arena on Sunday, December 16th at 6:00PM for one incredible night!

Joining Chris Brown and Bow Wow will be SoulJa Boy, Shop Boyz, and Lil Mama.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 3rd @ 10:00AM at www.livenation.com, ticketmaster.com, the Philips Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at (404) 249-6400.

For more information, call Philips Arena at (404) 878-3000 or go to www.chrisbrownworld.com or www.lilbowwow.com.

Produced by Live Nation.

Philips Arena
Friday, April 25th

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will be appearing at Philips Arena on Friday, April 25th at 7:30PM for one night only.

Tickets are $ 97.00 & $ 67.00. Tickets are for reserved seating and general admission floor. All ages are welcome.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 17th @ NOON at www.livenation.com, the Philips Arena Box Office, or through Ticketmaster charge by phone at (404) 249-6400.

For more information, call Philips Arena at (404) 878-3000 or go to www.brucespringsteen.net.

Produced by Live Nation.

Exile In America
Philips Arena
Monday, January 28th

Melisma/Atlantic recording group MATCHBOX TWENTY has announced their first North American concert tour in over four years. The cross-country “Exile In America” itinerary will also feature special guests Alanis Morissette and MUTEMATH. The tour kicks off on January 25th at Hard Rock Live Arena at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and will hit major arenas across the U.S. and Canada through mid-March. One highlight of the 33-city itinerary will be a special Valentine’s Day show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 17th at 10AM.

“We’re all completely pumped about getting back together and heading out on the road after all this time, especially since we have a bunch of new songs to play for everyone,” said vocalist Rob Thomas. “And we’re thrilled to be joined by the brilliant Alanis Morissette and the fantastic New Orleans band MUTEMATH. It’s going to be a great show, and we can’t wait to get out there.”

"I can't wait to share some new songs, connect with people around North America again, and join Matchbox Twenty’s traveling circus,” shared Alanis Morissette. “So psyched!"

MATCHBOX TWENTY last toured in 2003, wrapping up their SRO global itinerary in December of that year. The tour, which earned acclaim from coast to coast and around the globe, was highlighted by sold-out shows at three of the world’s premier rock venues – New York’s Madison Square Garden, London’s Wembley Arena, and Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

MATCHBOX TWENTY reunited two years later for two sold-out New Year’s shows in Las Vegas. The 2008 dates will mark the band’s first tour as a four-piece, with Paul Doucette shifting from drummer to guitarist in the band line-up – which also includes vocalist Rob Thomas, guitarist Kyle Cook, and bassist Brian Yale.

The announcement of MATCHBOX TWENTY’s return to the concert trail follows the release of the band’s new album, “EXILE ON MAINSTREAM,” which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200, while also premiering at #1 on SoundScan’s Current Alternative Albums chart. This marked the biggest first week of the year for a greatest hits collection, with the #3 premiere also matching the group’s previous highest Billboard 200 debut, 2000’s “MAD SEASON.”

A look back and a look ahead, “EXILE ON MAINSTREAM” features the smash single and video, “How Far We’ve Come.” The first album from the group in five years, it combines a six-track EP of new songs, marking the band’s first work with Grammy winning producer Steve Lillywhite, with a retrospective of the band’s greatest hits culled from their three previous albums, produced by Grammy winner Matt Serletic.

MATCHBOX TWENTY has sold some 30 million records to date. They were named Best New Band in the 1997 Rolling Stone Readers Poll, and followed the RIAA Diamond Award success of their 1996 breakthrough debut, “YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU,” with two more multi-platinum sets – 2000’s “MAD SEASON” and 2002’s “MORE THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE.” Among their many accolades are five Grammy nominations and three American Music Award nominations, while vocalist and songwriter Rob Thomas has earned three Grammy Awards, 11 BMI Awards, and has been twice named Billboard Songwriter of the Year.

MATCHBOX TWENTY will return to Atlanta to play at Philips Arena on Monday, January 28th at 7:00PM for one incredible night!

Tickets are $ 75.00, $ 55.00, and $ 45.00. All tickets are for reserved seating and all ages are welcome.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 17th @ 10:00AM at www.livenation.com, the Philips Arena Box Office, or through Ticketmaster charge by phone at (404) 249-6400.

For more information, call Philips Arena at (404) 878-3000 or go to www.matchboxtwenty.com.

Produced by Live Nation.

Ring In The New Year With An Annual Tradition!
Philips Arena
Sunday, December 30th & Monday, December 31st

Widespread Panic will be appearing at Philips Arena on Sunday, December 30th (8PM) and Monday, December 31st (9PM)!

Tickets are $ 49.50. Tickets are for reserved seating and general admission floor. All ages are welcome.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 16th @ 10:00AM at www.livenation.com, the Philips Arena Box Office, or through Ticketmaster charge by phone at (404) 249-6400.

For more information, call Philips Arena at (404) 878-3000 or go to www.widespreadpanic.com.

Produced by Live Nation.

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45-Date Arena Tour Launches August 12th, 2008 in Boston and Continues Through January of 2009
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Tickets On Sale Beginning November 16, 2007

November 7, 2007 -- In a little more than a month from now, the final curtain will rise and fall, on Celine Dion's record breaking engagement of A NEW DAY... at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. December 15th, 2007 marks the end of a remarkable journey of five consecutive years of sold-out performances, playing to nearly 3 million people. But as this incredible journey comes to an end, a brand new adventure begins….Celine embarks on her Taking Chances World Tour with stops in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe, before returning to the US and Canada.

Today, Celine announced plans for the North American leg of this tour…45 arena dates which will launch in Boston on August 12, 2008. The tour will wind its way throughout the U.S. and the singer’s native Canada over the course of six months, culminating on January 30, 2009 in Ft. Lauderdale. It promises to be another spectacular live concert event where Celine will perform her biggest hits, along with songs from her new English album Taking Chances which will be released on November 13th. The show, which is being directed by Jamie King (Madonna's Confessions World Tour, Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics World Tour, Ricky Martin's Livin’ La Vida Loca World Tour) will accompany Celine's performances with a visual feast of color, fashion, dance and surprise!

“These past five years of performing at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas have been an incredibly rewarding experience for myself and my family, but I'm ready to hit the road again, with my husband and son by my side", says Dion. It's going to be so exciting to tour the US and Canada again, and perform everything with a brand new show. I just can’t wait!”
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Tickets for the highly anticipated tour go on sale beginning Friday, November 16, 2007.

"With A New Day..., Celine’s powerhouse performances and uncanny ability to connect with fans forever changed the landscape of Las Vegas entertainment,” said John Meglen, AEG Live/Concerts West President. “That experience raised her already impressive artistry to a new level, one that we’re excited to bring to fans all over North America.”

Throughout her career Celine has been honored with over 1000 Awards, including Grammys, Oscars, Golden Globes, World Music, Juno and Felix Awards. She is the biggest-selling female artist of all time.

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For more information, contact:

For Celine Dion: Marleah, Leslie & Associates
Kim Jakwerth, 323.966.4669, Kim@marleahleslie.com

For AEG Live: Scoop Marketing
Hannah Kampf, (213) 639-6160 hkampf@solters.com

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

WNBA Expands To Atlanta

WNBA President Donna Orender and Atlanta owner Ronald Terwilliger celebrate the announcement of the new Atlanta WNBA franchise at Centennial Olympic Park.

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2007 - WNBA President Donna Orender announced today that the City of Atlanta has been awarded a WNBA expansion team for the 2008 season. The new team will be owned and operated by Atlanta businessman J. Ronald Terwilliger.
"As a great sports town and a region that enthusiastically supports women's athletics, Atlanta is a terrific destination for the WNBA" said Orender. "This is a family-oriented community with tremendous civic pride. I am confident that as a world-class sports league providing great family entertainment, the WNBA will be embraced here for years to come. I commend Ron Terwilliger for his efforts in bringing the WNBA to Atlanta and know the league will benefit from his superior leadership skills, business acumen and commitment to the community."
Since 1986, Terwilliger, 66, has been chairman and chief executive officer of Trammell Crow Residential, a national residential real estate company and the largest developer of multi-family housing in the United States. As chairman and CEO, Terwilliger is responsible for all residential development and operations conducted by the company's 23 offices throughout the country. An honor graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Terwilliger's serves as vice chairman of the International Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity among various community endeavors. The Arlington, VA native is also the former chairman of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership.
"I am excited to make this contribution to Atlanta's sports community. Our effort is to transcend sports, making a statement of encouragement and support to girls and women in our society. I am participating as a sports fan who will enjoy the journey and as a dad for his daughters and other young women like them. We are committed to developing a successful team, taking the time and expending the energy to build something very special. And, I am hoping that Atlantans will adopt this team and embrace it as their own. We will make our mark in the history books with this team and have a great time doing it."
"Today's event is the culmination of a community-wide campaign to bring a WNBA franchise to Atlanta," said Lisa Borders, President of the Atlanta City Council. "The WNBA is the premier women's professional sports league in the world, and we could not be more excited to welcome the WNBA and these world-class athletes to our great city."
The Atlanta franchise, which will choose a name, logo, colors and head coach at a later date, is the sixth WNBA team to be independently owned and operated.
For information and to purchase season tickets for Atlanta's 2008 season, fans can call (404) 604-2626 or click here. E-mail inquiries should be sent to atlantatickets@wnba.com.
The WNBA will feature 14 teams in 2008, with the Eastern and Western Conferences comprised of seven teams each. Atlanta will join the Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Detroit Shock, Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Washington Mystics in the Eastern Conference, while the Houston Comets, Los Angeles Sparks, Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury, Sacramento Monarchs, San Antonio Silver Stars and Seattle Storm will continue to comprise the Western Conference.
Including the new Atlanta franchise, six WNBA teams are owned and operated independently of the NBA. The Mohegan Tribe became the first independent ownership group when it purchased the Connecticut Sun in 2003. In February 2005, Michael Alter purchased the expansion Chicago Sky (which began play in 2006) while the Washington Mystics were sold to Sheila Johnson (Lincoln Holdings, LLC), in 2005. In December 2006, Katherine Goodman and Carla Christofferson bought the Los Angeles Sparks, while Houston businessman Hilton Koch purchased the Houston Comets in January 2007.
The WNBA enjoyed one of its most successful seasons ever in 2007 with increased regular season attendance, a new postseason attendance record and Finals viewership on ESPN2 that was up 12 percent vs. 2006. Spectacular performances from the world's best women's basketball players highlighted the WNBA's 11th season. The Storm's Lauren Jackson tied a league record for points in a game (47) and also became the youngest player ever to reach 4,000 career points en route to earning league MVP honors, while the Mercury's Diana Taurasi scored 30-or-more points per game a league-record 10 times. Led by 2007 All-Stars Taurasi, Cappie Pondexter and Penny Taylor, the Mercury capped the most exciting WNBA season ever by defeating the defending champion Detroit Shock in five games in the WNBA Finals.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Trans Siberian Orchestra-November 8, 7:30 PM

Don't miss out on this great holiday tradition at Philips Arena!
Click the link below for and enter to win for a chance at a Downtown VIP Package including two (2) tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra and a one (1) night stay at The Georgian Terrace Hotel!! Act now-Sweepstakes closes at 5:00 PM Sunday, October 28. http://philipsarena.com/Content/default.aspx

Friday, September 28, 2007

Tickets for the 2008 “Magic As Ever” World Tour on Sale Now

The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2008 “Magic As Ever” World Tour to Atlanta on Saturday, March 8, 2008. Sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, the Globetrotters will take the court at the Philips Arena at 1:00 p.m. Tickets start at $20.00 and are available at the Philips Arena box office, charge-by-phone at 404-249-6400 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase group or scout tickets, please visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com for more information.

“The Harlem Globetrotters are the unbeatable global entertainment experience that emotionally connects to and thrills every member of the family,” said Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “We are extremely excited about the upcoming tour and bringing our unique brand of family entertainment to Atlanta.”

The “Magic As Ever” World Tour will carry on the Globetrotters’ tradition of:

Displaying amazing basketball skills and wizardry, with a focus on family entertainment.
Featuring an autograph session at the end of nearly every game, allowing fans a chance to get autographs and interact with their favorite Globetrotter.
Becoming involved in the communities they play in by visiting local schools, hospitals and other youth-based organizations.
Entertaining crowds with the antics of their beloved mascot, Globie.

Celebrating their 82nd consecutive season of touring the world, the Harlem Globetrotters have played in 118 countries on six continents, entertaining over 125 million fans and crossing barriers between cultures, societies and people from all walks of life. In 2002, the organization was only the fifth team to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase team merchandise, visit the team’s official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


Tickets on Sale now for Feld Entertainment’s Doodlebops Live!– featuring kids’ favorite band and Disney Channel television stars.

“Doot do do Doot do do…” Get ready to rock along with the Doodlebops as they get on the bus to tour North America with a live concert. Due to their wildly successful first live tour with sold out performances across the United States, the Doodlebops are hitting the road once again later this year through the spring of 2008 to bring their music to Philips Arena. Straight from their hit TV show on Playhouse Disney, Deedee, Rooney, and Moe Doodle are getting on the bus, and ready to sing and dance in an interactive concert experience that will have kids and their parents rockin’ and boppin’ together! This candy-colored trio is sure to deliver an unforgettable performance that will be a treat for the whole family!
Tickets are on sale now for the only performance in Atlanta, at Philips Arena on December 9 at 1PM! “This talented trio sizzles when they take the stage, which is why they are the hottest new band for young children,” said Producer Kenneth Feld. “Families and children across the United States will love the opportunity to experience them live.”
Doodlebops Live! A U.S. tour produced by Feld Entertainment, Inc., launches its 2007-2008 tour in October 2007 in New York, NY. Show locations, dates and times for the national tour are available by visiting http://www.doodlebops.com/.
“The Doodlebops” was developed to engage kids through real music inspired by legendary artists, while imparting positive social values and messages. With zany antics and overwhelming enthusiasm, this colorful and creative group entertains young fans with their unique mixture of music, dance and comedy while focusing on pro-social themes in a way that their preschooler audiences can relate to.
The live action series produced by Cookie Jar Entertainment and airs on Disney Channel, features the three fun-loving band mates-- Deedee, Rooney, and Moe Doodle who live out their daily lives as the biggest phenomena in kids’ pop music. As this sensational music group takes to the stage, pint-sized fans across the country will be hoppin’ out of their seats boppin’ to their favorite rockin’ band!

Ticket Prices: $55, $40, $25 & $15
Show Date & Times: Sunday, December 9 at 1 PM

Tickets for Doodlebops are on sale now. Call (404) 249-6400 or visit ticketmaster.com for more information.
Feld Entertainment, Inc., is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 25 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in 50 countries and on six continents to date and include Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, and Doodlebops Live!
Cookie Jar Entertainment markets brands across multiple platforms including broadcast, broadband, wireless and consumer products. Cookie Jar Entertainment has produced and marketed such celebrated children's brands as "The Doodlebops," "Caillou," "Arthur," "Gerald McBoing Boing," and "Spider Riders," to name a few. Cookie Jar Entertainment Inc is part of Cookie Jar Group.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Thank you for checking out Philips Arena's blogspot....more info will becoming soon about upcoming events and behind the scenes action!!