Monday, November 29, 2010

This Week in History

Last year on November 29th, Miley Cyrus performed live at Philips Arena. Her Wonderful World Tour promoted her albums, Breakout and Time of Our Lives.

Ticketmaster used Miley's tour as a huge experiment in paperless ticketing. This went into effect to try to limit the amount of ticket scalping. As a part of an "official paperless tour," all tickets were sold through paperless ticket delivery. This meant that all fans attending the show were not given a physical ticket to enter Philips Arena or other venues. Instead, fans were required to bring the credit card the tickets were purchased with along with a photo ID. Then, at the doors, fans recieved a seat locater slip telling where to sit.

Also trying the paperless tour is Justin Bieber's My World Tour. Some paperless tickets were issued for Bieber's stop at Philips Arena on December 23rd.

Monday, November 22, 2010

This Week in History

On November 24th, 1999, the Backstreet Boys performed live during the inaugural year of Philips Arena. The “Into the Millennium” Tour occurred after the release of their hit album, “Millennium” that May. “Millennium” was the best selling album in the US in 1999 selling almost 9.5 million copies.

Last night on November 21st, at the American Music Awards, the show went back old school with performances by Bush with Carlos Santana, Bon Jovi, and New Kids on the Block along with the Backstreet Boys. The two bands performed for the first time with the name NKOTBSB. Together they performed a mash up of their hit songs which included, “Everybody,” “The Right Stuff,” “Step By Step,” and two songs form the “Millennium” album, “I Want It That Way” and “Larger Than Life.”

With NKOTBSB being 9 strong, they are working on their new tour now! They will stop in Atlanta at Philips Arena on June 22, 2011. Tickets will go one sale December 11th!

Monday, November 15, 2010

This Week in History

Known as the world’s highest earning musicians in 2008, The Police performed at Philips Arena on November 17-18, 2007 for the reuniting tour after their breakup in 1984. The tour was the 30th anniversary of their hit single “Roxanne.” The English band, composed of Sting, Andy Summers, and Stewart Copeland, formed in London in 1977. Their music was influenced by Jazz, Punk, and Reggae.

Another English band that started in London’s underground music scene about 12 years earlier was Pink Floyd. However, Pink Floyd is known for psychedelic and progressive rock. The principal song -writer of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, will be live at Philips Arena this Thursday, November 18th. He will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the original release of The Wall. Waters will be performing the entire album during this monumental tour.

Monday, November 8, 2010

This Week in History

This week in 2002, Philips Arena was lucky enough to host one of Tony Hawk’s Boom Boom HuckJam events. Being the first show of its kind, Boom Boom HuckJam was packed with skateboarding, BMX, motocross, and live music from Good Charlotte. The show originated in Vegas before Tony Hawk decided to take the show on tour complete with an over a million dollar ramp.

On Saturday, February 5, 2011, Nuclear Cowboyz will perform live at Philips Arena. Nuclear Cowboyz is a freestyle motocross show full of gravity defying and fearless aerial feats. You don’t want to miss this non-shop, theatrical filled show. Check out this video-

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Monday, November 1, 2010

This Week in History

Composed of 20 shows in October and November 2006, Barbra Streisand toured the country for the first time in almost a decade. “Streisand: The Tour” performed live in Atlanta on November 2, 2006 with a variety of performances including from her 50th gold album, “Guilty Pleasures.” A main decision to return to the road was to donate proceeds to charity through The Streisand Foundation. Some tickets for the tour reached $750 and even more for VIP tickets! The total gross of the tour reached over $76 million. If you missed the show back in 2006, grab the double live album ‘Live in Concert 2006.’