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!!

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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!

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

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:

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."
October 2, 2008 - 5:51 p.m. EDT
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