July 28th-2001....Philips Arena became home to all the Independent Women of Atlanta, GA, as Destiny's Child took the stage on the TRL Tour. These fabulous ladies were not alone as the show also featured performances from artist such as Eve, Nelly, Dream, and Jessica Simpson. Back in 2001 these acts were consistently competing for the top slot on the popular afternoon MTV show TRL and the competition was apparent on the tour as well. What started off as a friendly group of young stars touring together to promote their music turned into a debacle of pants-splitting, pyro bursting, booty poppin' extravaganza.
Monday, July 19, 2010
On July 24th and 25th of 2004 the pop icon, Madonna performed two sold out shows during her Re-Invention Tour. This tour was Madonna's sixth of her career in support of her ninth studio album. The Re-Invention Tour was inspired by an art installation Madonna had taken part in called X-STaTIC PRo=CeSSwhich was directed by Steven Klein. Some of the images from this installation were incorporated into the tour.
The tour was divided into five segments including French Baroque-Marie Antoinette Revival, Military-Army, Circus-Cabaret, Acoustic, and Scottish-Tribal. This tour proved to be a commercial success for Madonna as tickets were sold out as soon as dates and venues for the tour were announced. By the end of the tour Madonna's Re-Invention was named the highest grossing tour of 2004, earning $125 million from 56 shows with 900,000 fans.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Soul 2 Soul 2000 Tour took place 10 years ago today at Philips Arena! This tour was the first concert tour including country singers and husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. This tour kicked off with its first show in Atlanta ending in December of 2000 in Orlando. The show included solo sets by both Tim and Faith and concluded with a set performed by both artists together. selling close to 950,000 tickets the tour grossed nearly $50 million with 60 of the 65 shows being recorded as "sold out" placing the Soul 2 Soul Tour as the leading country musing tour of 2000.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
In the year 2000, Philips Arena celebrated the 4th of July while singing along to Born in the U.S.A. with Bruce Springsteen. Two sold out shows were played on July 3rd and 4th as the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Reunion Tour made it through Atlanta, GA. Preperation for this tour took place at Asbury Park Convention Hall in New Jersey and started in March of 1999. Dozens of Springsteen fans stood outside the Hall on the cold and windy boardwalk and beach, hearing what they could and reporting it to fan forums on various internet sites. During one of these sessions fans heard the first run through of "The Train Song" which would become the tours closing epic "Land of Hope and Dreams."