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 Coldplay will be at Philips Arena on November 11, 2008. Will you be there?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This Week in History

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.

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.

This Week in History

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.