Monday, December 29, 2008

This Week in History



New Year’s Eve is a monumental night no matter what year it is. On December 31, 2000-2006 (except 2004), Widespread Panic has been a staple at the Philips Arena New Year’s Eve celebration. The band was formed in Athens, Georgia, so they are a great example of homegrown talent. A banner commemorating their 17th consecutive sold out December 30/December 31 performance was recently hung from the Philips Arena ceiling.

Monday, December 15, 2008

This Week in History


Two weeks after her twentieth birthday, the “Princess of Pop” herself sang at Philips Arena. Her December 15, 2001 stop in Atlanta was part of the first leg of the “Dream Within a Dream Tour”. The Las Vegas leg of the tour was filmed and later made into a DVD documentary entitled “Live from Las Vegas”. The “Dream Within a Dream Tour” won an Emmy Award in 2002.

Monday, December 8, 2008

This Week in History


On December 11, 2002, Dave Matthews Band performed for a packed audience at Philips Arena. This band was formed in Charlottesville, VA in 1991; believe it or not, Dave Matthews was reticent to perform in public before being discovered! The RIAA estimates that the band has sold upwards of 31 million albums in the US alone. “Satellite”, “Crash into Me”, “Don’t Drink the Water”, and “The Space Between” are some of their most well-known hits.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

This Week in History


With hits like “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, “Just the Way You Are”, “She’s Got a Way”, and “Captain Jack”, Billy Joel is one of the most celebrated artists of the century. His first hit was “Piano Man”, a song that is still widely popular. He has won 6 Grammy Awards, as well as placement in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (1992), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006), and Hollywood Walk of Fame (2005). He was also the MusiCares Person of the Year for 2002. He has sold in excess of 150 million albums worldwide, and according to RIAA, he is the sixth best-selling recording artist in the US.

Billy Joel will be back with long time friend Elton John as Philips Arena presents
Elton John and Billy Joel Face 2 Face on March 14. Tickets go on sale December 6 at 10:00 AM, check out www.philipsarena.com for more information on this amazing event!

Monday, November 24, 2008

This Week in History



Jimmy Buffett is best known for his hit “Margaritaville”, which was named number 234 on a list of “Songs of the Century”. His shows consist of 26-30 songs and 2 separate encores; before performing his final song, he tells the Parrotheads to “get their fins up”. He performed at Philips Arena on November 25, 2001. This 2001 “A Beach Odyssey Tour” was preceded by an August 2000 performance on the White House lawn for President Bill Clinton. Buffett has written three top-selling books, Tales from Margaritaville, Where is Joe Merchant, and A Pirate Looks A Fifty.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

This Week in History


The Police are a 3 piece rock band that was formed in the mid-1980s. On their 30th anniversary, they decided to do a reunion tour; this tour was kicked off at the 2007 Grammy Awards on February 11, 2007. The Police are known for their fun songs and great lyrics, partly as a result of Sting’s background as an English teacher. A portion of the sales from their 2007-2008 tour (which had three North American legs!) are being donated to WaterAid, a philanthropy dedicated to ameliorating living conditions in impoverished countries.

Monday, November 10, 2008

This Week in History


On November 15 2007, R. Kelly performed at Philips Arena with Keyshia Cole and J. Holiday. 17 years deep in the industry and R. Kelly is still moving forward with his music career. His show at Philips Arena included the famous I believe I can Fly from major motion picture soundtrack Space Jam.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

This Week in History




On November 9, 2006, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra came to Philips Arena. This rock orchestra group is best known for their renditions of traditional Christmas songs. Their name was inspired by the Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia, which, like music, connects many different cultures. Their live performances are known to have elaborate staging that can take up to fifteen hours to set up!

Monday, October 27, 2008

This Week in History


With hits like “I Believe”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life”, “Ribbon in the Sky”, and “I Just Called to Say I Love You”, it was no wonder why fans were on their feet for Stevie Wonder’s November 1, 2007 performance at Philips Arena. His A Wonder Summer’s Night was his first US tour in over 10 years. Wonder has recorded more than 30 Top 10 hits, and he has won 25 Grammy Awards (plus one for lifetime achievement). He has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Monday, October 20, 2008

This Week in History


Bette Midler’s fifteenth career tour brought her to Philips Arena on October 19, 1999. Her 1999 The Divine Miss Millennium Tour was a reinvention of her 1973 The Divine Miss M Tour, which was driven by her fan-inspired nickname “The Divine Miss M”. Bette Midler has won four Grammy Awards, 3 Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, and 2 Academy Award nominations. In 2001, Bette published a book chronicling this 1999 tour entitled “Bette or Bust”.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy

Philips Arena will host Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy October 22-26. Check out the video spot below for a preview of the characters that will appear!!



click here to purchase your tickets today! www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/114689/1233115

Janet Jackson's Rock Witchu Tour

Ms. Janet if You're Naasty!!!!

Check out her set list here, she is bringing back the old school anywhere from Rythmnation, to Velvet Rope! http://perezhilton.com/2008-08-12-janet-takes-control

This Week in History

For the second time in 2000, Philips Arena welcomed Tina Turner to the stage on October 14, 2000. This 2000 “Twenty Four Seven Tour” was named the highest growing tour of 2000 by Pollstar Magazine, and is the fifth highest grossing tour in America ever. The “Queen of Rock and Roll” has earned 8 Grammy Awards, 7 Billboard Top 10 Singles, and 16 US Top R&B Singles. She is also on the Rolling Stone’s list The Immortals—The Greatest Artists of All Time. In addition, Tina Turner holds the record for most concert tickets sold by a solo performer ever.

Where you there when Tina took the stage? Tell us about the show!!! Better yet be here to see her return to Philips Arena on November 9 and 10! Get your tickets now at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E0040A295E05CD0?artistid=736358&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

Check out this live footage from the beginning of Tina Turner's North American Tour....

Monday, October 6, 2008

This Week in History


American band R.E.M. came to Philips Arena on October 11, 2003. These alternative rockers met in Athens, Georgia. In fact, R.E.M. members still like to give money to local charities and environmental endeavors. Earlier in 2003, Warner Bros released the compilation album In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1998-2003, upon which the band based their tour.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Tina Turner begins her North American Tour!

Check out this article about Tina Turner as she begins her North American Tour! Tina Turner will be performing live at Philips Arena on November 9 and 10. Click here to purchase your tickets to the November 10 show: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E0040A295E05CD0?artistid=736358&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After an eight-year hiatus, Tina Turner brought her famous voice and energy back to the stage Wednesday, opening her 36-date North American tour with a hit-filled concert at the Sprint Center.
The 68-year-old singer said it was the right time to hit the road.

In this photo provided by RDW Management,Tina Turner performs at The Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008. This is the first concert of her tour. (AP Photo/RDW Management, Andrew MacPherson)
"It has to be now," she said. "I can still do it. (I'm) still in shape enough physically, mentally and I think this was about the best time to do it."
Turner performed fan favorites such as "Typical Male," "What's Love Got to Do With It?" and "Private Dancer."
An entertainer for 50 years, Turner said she can "still give a great show," adding that her longevity inspires fans of all ages.
"Why I dance at such a pace is because it feels good with the dance and I'm known for that kind of energy," she said. "Young kids can really relate to that as well. So I think that my (fans') age group ranges from young to old, to my age, because of the energy projected from the stage."
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Monday, September 29, 2008

This Week in History


Just twelve days shy of his 26th birthday, Usher performed at Philips Arena on October 2-3, 2004. Usher spent all of his youth in the South; after living in Texas and Tennessee, his family moved to Atlanta believing that the city would provide better opportunities for the growth of his career. Usher was discovered on an episode of Star Search, and his career blossomed quickly during the mid-1990s. His 2004 Truth Tour boasted many sold-out shows with promises of his performing “Yeah”, “Burn”, and “Confessions Part II”; these singles were all featured on his March 2004 album Confessions and each spent several weeks on the Billboard Top 100.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sneak Peak with Tina Turner!!!!

Check out this behind the scenes sneak peak of Tina Turner preparing for her 2008 North American tour. A second show date has been added for Atlanta and tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase tickets for the November 10 show! http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E0040A295E05CD0?artistid=736358&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1

This Week in History


September 24, 1999 is perhaps the most memorable day in Philips Arena history. Elton John, arguably the biggest name in music entertainment, drew a large crowd for the venue’s first concert. Elton John had been spending a lot of time in Atlanta in the late 1990s as he was working to produce Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida, his collaborative effort with Tim Rice that debuted at the Alliance Theatre. Howard Rose, longtime agent for Elton John, voiced the artist’s awe for the arena: “Elton John was thrilled to perform at the Grand Opening of Philips Arena. Elton loved the venue and his sound engineers applauded the acoustics; a great venue for everyone!”

Monday, September 15, 2008

This Week in History



Thirty two years after their inception, Van Halen performed at Philips Arena on September 17, 2004. This tour came immediately after the release of their July 2004 Second Greatest Hits Compilation. Van Halen has experienced great success and their music has permeated numerous generations. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Van Halen is the 19th best selling band/artist of all times with sales of over $56 million in the US. Their 2004 tour was ranked in the top ten grossing tours of 2004 by Pollstar Magazine.

Monday, September 8, 2008

This Day in History




On September 13-16, 2007, Elmo and friends entertained an enthusiastic crowd at Philips Arena. The “Elmo Makes Music” tour personified the tale of the Sesame Street gang’s quest to help Jenny find her missing instruments. Sesame Street favorites Elmo, Big Bird, Zoe, Count von Count, and Baby Bear (among many others) taught Jenny about making music out of unconventional items such as Bert’s rubber ducky, Cookie Monster’s cookie jar, and Oscar’s trashcan lids. With themes of friendship and creative expression and hits like “Hustle”, “You Should be Dancing”, and “Rockin Robin”, children and parents alike enjoyed this didactic ninety-minute program.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

This Week in History


Millions of years of history came to life at Philips Arena on September 5-9, 2007 when dinosaurs invaded the arena! The spectacular Walking with Dinosaurs: The Live Experience tour wowed crowds with fifteen life-size mechanical dinosaurs operated by puppeteers. The largest of these dinos was a brachiosaurus, measuring 36 ft tall and 56 ft long from nose to tail; that’s nearly seven times the height of the average American! This tour was an adaptation of a six part series that was originally aired on BBC in 1999, and later on the Discovery Channel in the United States.

Monday, August 25, 2008

This Week in History


On August 26, 2007, headliners TI and Ciara returned to their hometown of Atlanta for the Screamfest Tour. Both TI and Ciara are Grammy award winning artists. This tour was started in 2000 and has been an annual tradition that rap and R&B fans anxiously anticipate every year. T-Pain, Young Joc, Kanye West, and 50 Cent also joined this twenty-four city tour.

Monday, August 18, 2008

This Day in History


Over twenty years ago, three young men began their careers as punk rock artists at Rod’s Hickory Pit in California. In 1990, Green Day as we know it today was formed by the union of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool’s talents. They have won numerous awards, including three Grammys. In 2004 they introduced their most famous CD, American Idiot, which was their first #1 Billboard-ranked album. Their 2005 tour, which was their longest tour with 150 dates, brought them to Philips Arena on August 23, 2005. Three months later, Green Day released a DVD Bullet in a Bible that documented behind the scenes footage of their tour.

Monday, August 11, 2008

2008 Tout of Gymnastics Superstars comes to Atlanta

The Olympics are now in full swing and the USA Gymnastics mens and womens teams are doing great! Check them out in this clip....and then check them out live at Philips Arena on October 17 as they tour the US after their return from Beijing and the 2008 Olympics. Get your tickets by clicking here... http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E0040FCD5CC852C?artistid=1244658&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=206

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Saying that 2004 was a big year for Prince is a gross understatement. His colossal year kicked off in February with an acclaimed performance with Beyonce. A month later he released his Musicology CD, which chartered his summer Musicology Tour. This tour, which stopped at Philips Arena on August 9-10, was the most profitable tour in the music industry for 2004. Pop icon Prince entertained 96 venues! By the end of the year, Prince had acquired a #28 ranking on Rolling Stones’ list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time and a formal induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Pollstar Magazine also named him the top concert draw among musicians in America.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

UFC-Dont miss it, LIVE at Philips Arena 9/6/2008

In his first fight since a stunning victory over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79, UFC legend Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell is back to face undefeated light heavyweight contender "Sugar" Rashad Evans. Will Evans plow through Liddell to jump to the top of the 205-lb. rankings? Or will Liddell successfully continue his crusade to regain the UFC Light Heavyweight Title?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

UFC 88-Philips Arena

UFC officially announces "UFC 88: Liddell vs. Evans" for Sept. 6 at Philips Arena
For the first time in the organization's history, the UFC is heading to Atlanta -- and the Sept. 6 show will feature a main event between UFC light heavyweight contenders Chuck Liddell (21-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC) and Rashad Evans (11-0-1 MMA, 6-0-1 UFC).

MMAjunkie.com first reported last month that an Atlanta event was in the works, and the UFC today made it official as part of a ticket-sales push.

The event takes place at Phillips Arena, a 19,000-capacity venue that is home to the NBA's Atlanta Hawks and the NHL's Atlanta Thrashers. The event will air on pay per view, according to UFC.com.

Liddell, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, is 1-1 since losing his title to Quinton Jackson in May 2007. Four months after that loss, he suffered another defeat (via split decision) to Keith Jardine. It was the first back-to-back losses of his career, but he rebounded for a unanimous-decision victory over Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79.

Earlier this month, a source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com that a Liddell vs. Anderson Silva fight had been discussed as a potential UFC 88 main event. Instead, the UFC will go with Evans, the UFC's undefeated winner of "The Ultimate Fighter 2."

It'll be Evans' first fight in nearly 10 months; he was expected to return earlier this month at UFC 85, but bouts with Liddell and Luiz Cane were eventually scrapped. After fighting to a draw with Tito Ortiz last summer, Evans most recently defeated Michael Bisping via split decision at UFC 78.

The UFC will be the second organization to host an MMA event at Phillips Arena. The young American Fight League christened the building late last month for its first major-venue event.

The UFC hasn't hosted an event in Georgia since UFC 13, which took place in May 1997 at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta.

Tickets for UFC 88 go on sale to members of the UFC's fan club on Wednesday. The general public can puchase tickets beginning on Saturday.

For the latest on UFC 88, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

This Week in History

On August 5, 2007, John Mayer returned to Atlanta on the southeast leg of his 2007 Summer Tour. Mayer moved to Atlanta in 1998, and found much of his inspiration for his first CD in Georgia, in particular hits like “Why Georgia” and “Neon” (which mentions Peachtree Street). Earlier in 2007, he won Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. That same year, he was named to Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2007. John Mayer’s tours provide a unique fan experience, as he allows audio taping at most of his live performances and allows for the non-commercial trading of those recordings. He attributes these rules to a desire for fans to have a great experience and an ability to share this experience with others.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


The 2001 MTV TRL Tour came to Philips Arena on July 28, 2001. Performers included Nelly, Eve, Dream, 3LW, Jessica Simpson, and headliners Destiny’s Child. At the peak of their group career, Destiny’s Child sang hits off their Spring 2001 album “Survivor” which had sold 663,000 copies in its first week sales—the highest ever for an all-female group! According to Time Magazine, Destiny’s Child is the best selling girl group of all time worldwide.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


On July 24, 2004, the “Queen of Pop” herself took to Philips Arena’s stage. Madonna, whose career launched in 1982, has been named by the Guinness Book of World Records the “World’s Most Successful Female Musician”. Her 2004 “Re-Invention Tour” was the highest grossing tour of 2004, earning $125 million and selling out 55 of 56 performances. Madonna also released a documentary DVD, “I’m Going to Tell you a Secret” that depicted parts of the show as well as backstage extras, which was released in June 2006. The tour was divided into five sections: French Renaissance, military, circus/cabaret, religious, and tribal. Among her many costume changes, Madonna wore a Vote or Die t-shirt to remind her fans of the importance in voting in the 2004 presidential election.

Monday, July 14, 2008

This Week in History


July 13-19, 2008

Ecstatic after his 2004 album “When the Sun Goes Down” was named #3 Top Seller of the Year and CMA Album of the Year, Kenny Chesney announced his “Somewhere in the Sun Tour”. This tour combined hits off of his “When the Sun Goes Down” and “Be As You Are (Songs from an Old Blue Chair)” albums as well as covers of some of country’s greatest hits. His sell-out performances on July 16, 17, & 18, 2005 had fans on their feet as he sang duets with Gretchen Wilson and Uncle Kracker. Pat Green also performed, rounding out a phenomenal country lineup.

Monday, July 7, 2008

This Week in History


July 6-12, 2008

Crowds know they are in for a treat when two country superstars join on one stage, as was the case with the Soul2Soul II Tour 2006. On July 8, 2006, married couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill visited Atlanta’s Philips Arena on the highest-grossing country tour of all time that was also named “Major Tour of the Year” by Pollstar Magazine. Both artists have received countless accolades from the Country Music Association, American Music Association, and Academy of Country Music. Each has also won Grammys and People’s Choice Awards.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This Week in History


On June 30, 2007, Philips Arena welcomed New Zealand native Keith Urban to the stage. Since the age of seven, Urban had aspirations of making it big in Nashville, and in 2004 he released his first CD in the United States (he had been performing abroad since 1990). The opening act was The Wreckers, Michelle Branch and her former back up singer Jessica Harp. A week after his outstanding performance at Philips Arena, Keith Urban went to New York City to perform alongside Alicia Keys in Al Gore’s Live Earth Concert.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Geroge Michael at Philips Arena

George Michael will be perfoming his 25 LIVE tour at Philips Arena on 7/31/2008. Great seats are still available and can be purchased here.

Check out this exclusive video from George Michael's tour:

Monday, June 23, 2008

This Week in History


On June 28, 2003, Matchbox Twenty’s “More Than You Think You Are” stopped at Philips Arena. Special guests Sugar Ray opened for the band. The performance in Atlanta allowed Kyle Cook to return to the city that jumpstarted his career; he had been discovered at the Atlanta Institute of Music. This tour featured some of the band’s biggest numbers, including “Disease”, “Unwell”, and “Bright Lights”.

If you are a Matchbox Twenty fan you may like the sounds of Coldplay, on sale now at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E0040B7916B5347?artistid=806431&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60 Coldplay will be at Philips Arena on November 11, 2008. Will you be there?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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Heidi Klum, Mike Tyson, Donald Trump, and George Bush all celebrate their birthdays in June; coincidentally, so does Atlanta radio station Hot 107. 9. On June 16, 2007, Hot celebrated their annual birthday bash at Philips Arena. This show features talent in the South and often boasts sold out crowds. Performers included Ciara, Young Buck, Young Jeezy, Bow Wow and TI. Atlanta native Usher received the Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Community Service Award, which is awarded to an artist who demonstrates dedication both to their music and their community.
This year's Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash marked another great celebration at Philips Arena. Where you there? Who was your favorite performer?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Janet Jackson Pre-Sale




Janet Jackson will bring her Rock Witchu Tour to Philips Arena on October 5. Get your tickets before the general public with the Ticketmaster password CONCERT. Use this link and purchase your seats starting at 10:00 AM on June 12.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E0040C489BD4985?artistid=735353&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&camefrom=CFC_PHILIPS_0708_MS

Offer valid through 10:00 PM June 13. Tickets go on sale to the general public June 14 at 10:00 AM.

Monday, June 9, 2008







This larger than life group got discovered in the early 1990s and performed their first concert on July 8, 1993. Their true debut occurred in 1997 when pop music reinvented itself in the United States and the five heartthrobs of the Backstreet Boys gained celebrity. Their 2001 Black and Blue tour, based on their CD with the same name that had achieved #1 status on the Billboard 100 for two weeks in a row, came to Philips Arena on June 11, 2001. Everyone has a favorite BSB tune; tell us which one ranks as The One in your opinion.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

This Week in History


Based in Atlanta, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) impressed crowds on their home turf at Philips Arena on June 5, 2000. Hulk Hogan, Bill Goldberg, and Randy Savage, among others gained popularity by combining athleticism and showmanship in their routines. WCW would host televised events every Monday at various venues, and this particular event was won by Eric Bischoff. Using his trademark taekwondo moves and daredevil stunts, Bischoff was able to roundhouse kick his way to a victory. As the president of the WCW, Bischoff often stayed on the other side of the ropes, but his debut at Philips Arena was an exception and a night that fans still vividly recall.

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A matchup between the Georgia Force and the Tampa Bay Storm had fans on their feet on May 29, 2005 at Philips Arena. The Force was originally a Nashville team (the Nashville Kats), and when the team relocated, an Atlanta Journal Constitution contest asked readers to submit their favorite name for the team. The name Georgia Force won, and the team indeed became a force to be reckoned with in their 2005 season. They boasted an 11-5 record, a National Conference Championship, and a spot in the ArenaBowl XIX.

Monday, May 19, 2008



Months after the Torino Olympic Games some of the world’s finest entertained Philips Arena patrons on the Champions on Ice Tour on May 20, 2006. Among those showcasing their best triple axels and leg wrap jumps were Michelle Kwan, Sasha Cohen, Evgency Plushenko, Johnny Weir, Stephane Lambiel, Victor Petrenko, Rudy, Galindo, and Surya Bonaly. With over ten Olympic medals and many more prestigious titles among them, the skaters performed exciting acts that had the crowd captivated. Champions on Ice has been a tradition since its inception in 1969 that provides a unique opportunity to see the skaters perform in a non-competitive setting.

Monday, May 12, 2008

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On May 11, 2001, Bon Jovi rockers Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres entertained Philips Arena fans with an energetic lineup featuring many of their hits off their newest album “Crush”. While the group peaked in the 1980s, American Idol theme nights and more youthful releases have helped Bon Jovi capture a younger fan base in the past few years. With nine of their ten albums achieving platinum status, it is no wonder why these rockers have “Runaway” with innumerable accolades. Favorites “You Give Love a Bad Name”, “Livin’ on a Prayer”, “Bad Medicine”, and “I’ll Be There For You” have all won number one status on the Billboard Hot 100.

Bon Jovi recently made a stop in Atlanta on his Lost Highway tour with good friend Daughtry. They rocked out at Philips Arena on April 30 and May 1….where you there? Please feel free to post your comments on the show!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

This Week in History


Metro Spring JAMboree has held their annual exhibition at Philips Arena the first weekend in May for the past 5 years. The JAMboree is the largest high school marching band event in the South. Marching bands from around the metro area showed off synchronized choreography and musical prowess, epitomizing the definition of school spirit. Martin Luther King High School’s Lions walked away with the grand prize in 2006, though every year it is a highly contested event.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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From May 2-5, 2002, Philips Arena hosted Dragon Tales Live family show. This educational spectacle geared towards toddlers reinforced the themes of friendship and fun that are often featured in the PBS Kids Show. Dragon Tales is an animated television series set in a fantasy land of dragons. The energetic personalities of Max, Emmy, and their bilingual friend Enrique, have enhanced the show’s following. Teachers and parents alike rave about the positive message this program portrays and the important underlying themes of collaboration, imagination, and open-mindedness.

Monday, April 14, 2008

This Week in History


Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (CSNY)’s folk rock sound wowed nostalgic patrons at Philips Arena on April 17, 2002.

Barry Manilow-How did you like the show?


Barry Manilow was at Philips on March 29, 2008-were you there too? What did you think of the show? Feel free to post comments about Manilow’s performance on our blog.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

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Rockers Aerosmith, or “The Bad Boys from Boston” lit up the stage on April 9, 2004. This “Honkin’ on Bobo Tour” of 2004 sent Aerosmith to select markets in the US and Japan. Aerosmith is the best selling American hard rock band of all time, and they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001! Even after thirty eight years of success, band members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, and Joey Kramer continue to record hits and perform tours.

Fellow “Yankee” rocker Bon Jovi will be appearing in his “Lost Highway” tour, stopping in Atlanta on April 30 and May 1. Joining Bon Jovi on his tour is American Idol Finalist Chris Daughtry. Click here to purchase tickets to what promises to be an exciting show! http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E003F5FA1F148B7?artistid=734608&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1&camefrom=CFC_PHILIPS_0708_BLOG

From the Headlines Grill Kitchen at Philips Arena


Check out this great recipie from Philips Arena's Chef Reese-



Headlines Bar and Grill Chicken Tender Recipe

Chicken Tenderloin
Buttermilk
Flour
Egg
Salt
Pepper
Garlic powder
Onion powder


Preparation

Remove connective tendon from chicken tender
Whisk Egg and buttermilk together until smooth
Mix dry ingredients together

Soak chicken tender in Egg and Buttermilk mixture
Dredge Chicken tender in Flour mixture
Fry at 350 degrees for 4 minutes until golden brown
Remove chicken tender from oil and let drain on paper towel to absorb excess grease
Season with salt and pepper
Serve with sauce of choice

Monday, March 31, 2008




Renowned act Cirque de Soleil entertained fans on April 2-4, 2006.
The show, called “Delirium”, adopted the notion of a traveling circus,
allowing the same actors to perform at many venues in short period
of time. Optical illusions and aerial acrobatics amazed the crowd
against the backdrop of an animated carnival. Unlike most of their
other shows, this Cirque de Soleil creation allows patrons to see the
six musicians playing their music and interacting with the high-flying
performers.


Monday, March 24, 2008

This Week in History


Girl Power took a new meaning when, on March 28, 2004, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and Missy Elliot, performed live at Philips Arena. Now, 4 years later, with much anticipation R&B power houses are returning to the stage at Philips Arena. Don’t miss your chance to see Alicia Keys or Mary J. Blige coming soon to Philips Arena. Alicia Keys will be performing on May 28th with Jordin Sparks and Ne-Yo. Mary J. Blige will grace the stage for a hip hop duo with Jay-Z on April 8th. Tickets are on sale now for both shows. To purchase Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z tickets visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E00404FA0B66376?artistid=767544&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=202&camefrom=CFC_PHILIPS_0708_BLOG
To purchase Alicia Keys tickets visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E00405DB4A0A4B3?artistid=807171&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=202&camefrom=CFC_PHILIPS_0708_BLOG

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Friday, March 14, 2008

This Week in History

March 9-15

On March 10, 2002, Neil Diamond crooned a crowd of adoring fans with his hits “Heartlight”, “America”, and “Sweet Caroline”. One year later, on March 11, 2003, Yanni hit the stage to continue the tradition of March excellence at Philips Arena.

Monday, March 3, 2008

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With head banging hits “Breaking the Habit” and “Numb/Encore”, Linkin Park had Philips Arena patrons on their feet at their March 6, 2004 concert. Special guests that joined Linkin Park included P.O.D., Hoobastank, and Story of the Year. Learn more about Linkin Park by visiting the Philips Arena MySpace page and clicking on Linkin Park in our top friends. http://www.myspace.com/philipsarena


Don’t miss the opportunity to see fellow pop artist and punk rocker Avril Lavigne in her “The Best Damn Tour” at Philips on April 18, 2008 at 7PM. Click here http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004038DA17B294?artistid=833634&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1 to reserve your seats to jam out to “Girlfriend” and “When You’re Gone”.


Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus once again comes to Philips Arena Feb 15-24, 2008. Late February has brought the fun and excitement of this breathtaking event for the past few years, documenting a long-running tradition at the arena. Every year, patrons anticipate the high-flying acrobatics, optical illusions, and animal tricks that repeatedly wow the crowd. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience family fun under the big top!

Take advantage of this special discount and come check out the show this year. Click on the link and enter password FAMILY.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E003F70AAE368EA?did=family

This offer is valid for the February 21 7:30 PM show. Don't miss out-It's a Bellobration!


Friday, January 25, 2008

BON JOVI Presale Today!!!

Bon Jovi-Lost Highway Tour
Adds Second Atlanta Concert at Philips Arena
On Thursday, May 1, 2008
with special guest Daughtry


Take advantage of this special PRE-SALE TICKET OFFER and get your tickets to the hottest show in Atlanta before they go on sale to the general public.

PRE-SALE IS AVAILABLE JANUARY 25 FROM 1:01 PM-10:00 PM ONLY. Log on to the website below and use password CABERNET to take advantage of this offer.
http://info.aeglive.com/ecard/bonjovi/2008/050108Atlanta_venPS.html&camefrom=CFC_PHILIPS_0708_BLOG


Visit http://www.philipsarena.com/Content/signup.aspx&camefrom=CFC_PHILIPS_0708_BLOG
to join Philips Arena Fan Mail and get info about upcoming shows, other pre-sales, and special ticket offers.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

BON JOVI Adds Second Atlanta Tour Date for 5/1/08

BON JOVI
LOST HIGHWAY WORLD TOUR
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ADDS SECOND ATLANTA CONCERT AT PHILIPS ARENA
ON THURSDAY, MAY 1ST, 2008

WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAUGHTRY
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Tickets On Sale Saturday, January 26th at 10:00 AM


Atlanta, GA – By overwhelming popular demand, Bon Jovi’s Lost Highway World Tour has just added a second concert at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, May 1st following a performance on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008. The tour features special guest Daughtry.

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, January 26th at 10:00am and can be purchased at the Philips Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, by calling (404) 249-6400 or online at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges and event time and date are subject to change.

BON Jovi has established themselves as one of the world's most successful live rock acts by delivering their fans dynamic performances and the best tour production imaginable. Globally, they have sold more than 120 million albums and performed more than 2,500 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 32 million fans. Their latest album, the Nashville-inspired LOST HIGHWAY was released June 19, 2007, debuted at #1 around the world and includes the hits songs "Lost Highway" and "(You Want To) Make a Memory." The band's 2005 album, HAVE A NICE DAY, featured the Grammy-Award winning song, "Who Says You Can't Go Home," and fueled one of the top-selling tours of 2005.

For more details go to www.bonjovi.com.