Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Highlight Factory is Open!

After a convincing win in New Jersey on Tuesday, the Hawks begin production at the Highlight Factory tonight when the Washington Wizards visit for a 7:30pm tip. We're excited to kick off what is sure to be a fun season!

Are you coming out to play?

Purchase Tickets Here!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Rammstein - Made in Germany 1995 - 2011

As Rammstein celebrates the release of their first retrospective album, Made in Germany 1995 - 2011, guitarist Paul Landers hints at what fans can expect from the stage savvy band's forthcoming North American tour, which stops at Philips Arena on April 23.

"It's always a major challenge for us to build a new show," explains Landers. "It starts with a tiny crew and ends up with 23 trucks. We do try to keep it minimal, but it always becomes more rather than less.  It's not our fault, we're natural show-offs."

Rammstein has become known the world over for their incendiary and decadent live performances. Fans by the tens of thousands regularly fill arenas and stadiums to take part in what is a wholly unique experience that blends the band's bombastic music with a pyrotechnic-laden, rock music wonderland. The Los Angeles Times smartly described a Rammstein show as "... epic stagecraft on a Wagnerian scale, several notches up from most arena rock." 

Rammstein brings their unpredictable, crazy, creative live performance to Philips Arena on April 23. Here's a glimpse of Rammstein's live performances and the full tour dates for the Made in Germany 2012 tour:

Tickets to the April 23 performance at Philips Arena are available HERE!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Introducing RED

We are thrilled to announce the plans for our first-of-its kind new restaurant – RED! In collaboration with The Johnson Studio, Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, and Levy Restaurants, the new $2-million restaurant will be open for Hawks games and other events in February 2012. Three key design elements were incorporated to make RED’s dining experience unique to Atlanta and to the arena and stadium industry at large. They include:
·         Tiered level seating within the restaurant and bar space allowing for optimal visibility of the court from inside
·         Terraced sit-down dining accommodations within the Arena seating bowl providing for a premium view of the action on the floor
·         A centrally located show kitchen for guests to enjoy the excitement of chefs preparing meals
“The restaurant sort of evolved from what we realized was a growing need for a sit down dining experience for our nonpremium customers,” said Ailey Penningroth, vice president, brand strategy and corporate communications, Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena. Penningroth explained that client feedback was the motivation to start thinking about creating a new dining experience. 

The Johnson Studio, a local design firm, is designing the 250-seat, 10,000-sq.-ft. space, which used to be occupied by a restaurant called Headlines Bar and Grill. While many venues provide loge seating, the new restaurant will feature the three key design features mentioned above to accommodate our guests. We removed seven rows of regular seating, or 400 seats, in order to make room for the restaurant.

 The menu will feature some venue favorites as well as new items. “There are probably only 30 percent of the items that you would find elsewhere in the venue. We wanted to create a menu that was appealing to a broad range of people, because when you’ve got 20,000 guests, you’ve got a lot of tastes and palates,” said Penningroth. “We wanted this to be inviting to everybody. Everyone from a couple going out on a date to a family coming out with their kids, to a businessperson bringing a client.” Some signature items include a crab cake BLT, lollipop chicken wings, a signature burger, and pizza. 
RED will open 90 minutes before Hawks games, concerts, and other events, and we plan to keep the restaurant open an hour to 90 minutes after events close, depending on traffic.  

Have a menu suggestion? Leave us a comment with your ideas!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Celebrate the Season - The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular

Celebrate the Season with us this Thursday at 7PM when The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular comes to Philips Arena. The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular is a musical journey from Genesis to Revelations and includes many of your favorite Christmas carols, performed by a stellar line-up of the top names in Christian music. To celebrate the season, we're giving you the chance to win tickets to see the show plus The Story Tour CD & DVD prize pack (valued at $149!)

To enter to win, visit our Facebook page and share The Story Tour Facebook post with your friends by 10AM on Wednesday! The winner will be selected at random and notified Wednesday afternoon.

The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular is a moving musical experience that you and your family will not want to miss. Click here to purchase tickets!

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular

The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular is coming to Philips Arena on December 8 and we want to know YOUR story! If you were to tell your holiday “story” – what would you say? In 140 characters or less, tell us your holiday “story.”

Does your story include waking up early and spending the day with your kids? Or, is your story all about cooking a big dinner for friends? Are Christmas cookies in your story – do you always make the same ones, or do you eat way too many to count?

We’re asking Atlantans to share their story – in 140 characters or less! Use the hashtag #StoryTour and spread the word.

Example Tweets:
@Katie_Root: Baking Zucchini Bread. Driving to look at holiday lights. Family Time! #StoryTour
@PhilipsArena: Our holiday story always includes a NYE concert! #StoryTour

Create a new story this holiday with The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular on December 8 at 7pm. Pick up a Family 4 Pack of tickets that includes: 4 lower-level seats, 4 hot dogs, and 4 Coca-Cola products for $100 (a $34 savings!)

  Click Here!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular

In just a few short days you will surround yourself with family, friends, and delicious food to celebrate and give thanks. The Thanksgiving holiday marks the beginning of a fun, crazy, festive holiday season! And in the midst of meeting friends for a cookie exchange, going to the company holiday party, shopping for family, or decorating the tree - this time of year is busy! Before this season gets out of control, why don’t you gather the family together and celebrate the reason for all of this celebration at one of the biggest events in Christian Music. The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular at Philips Arena on December 8 at 7PM. 

Make the most of this season and create a holiday memory with your family! We’re offering a special family savings opportunity – The Family 4 Pack, which includes 4 lower-level tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 Coca-Cola products for only $100 (a savings of $34!)

It's Tuesday, so here's your Tuesday Tunes - Natalie Grant talks about her song “Alive,” one of the songs you can see at The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Globetrotter Nation H.O.R.S.E Game Continues

World's Largest Game of H.O.R.S.E Continues - Have You Submitted Your Video?

Last week Scooter from The Harlem Globetrotters made the rebuttal shot from Jace Modrell's "Off the Wall" video. Now entering Week #5 of the World's Largest Game of H.O.R.S.E., The Harlem Globetrotter's vs. The Globetrotter Nation is tied H-O to H-O. Check out this week's winning shot and vote for your favorite trick shot on Facebook!

Each Friday, starting at 5PM and ending at 11:59PM on Sunday, you can click on your favorite video, and  'vote' to enter their weekly drawing for a chance to win 4 tickets to see the Globetrotters at any Arena on their 2012 North American Tour plus passes to a meet & greet with the team!
Think you have some fancy footwork and a crazy trick shot? You still have time to upload your video for a chance to win some awesome prizes and be part of the world's largest game of H.O.R.S.E.
Watch The Original Harlem Globetrotters showcase their talents Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Philips Arena. Click to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular Sweepstakes

Every holiday season we celebrate traditions, eat way more than we should and create unforgettable memories with our loved ones. This season, create new memories and light up your Christmas spirits with The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular, taking place at Philips Arena December 8, at 7PM. The Story Tour is a musical journey from Genesis to Revelation and includes many of your favorite Christmas tunes performed by the top names in Christian music, including Steven Curtis Chapman, Newsboys, Francesca Battistelli, Natalie Grant, Selah, Anthem Lights and features Max Lucado and Randy Frazee.Celebrate the season and the true meaning of Christmas through God's story of love, hope and rescue.

Our gift to you this holiday is a chance to win tickets to The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular! Plus, two passes to the pre-show meet and greet with the performers, free parking, and a $50 gift card to Family Christian Bookstore (10 Atlanta locations.) 

Click the link below and enter to win! One lucky winner will be chosen at random on November 29th.

                                                        Click here to enter to win!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

2011 CMA Award Winners

Congratulations to:

Taylor Swift - Entertainer of the Year

Sugarland -  Vocal Duo of the Year

Blake Shelton - Male Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert - Female Vocalist of the Year
The Band Perry - New Artist of the Year
Lady Antebellum - Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry - "If I Die Young" - Single AND Song of the Year
Jason Aldean - "My Kinda Party" - Album of the Year
Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson - "Don't You Wanna Stay" - Musical Event of the Year
Kenny Chesney - "You and Tequila" - Music Video of the Year
Mac McAnally - Musician of the Year

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2011 CMA Awards

Tonight is the 45th Country Music Association Awards. Tonight, the best of the best will take home the CMA Award trophy, which is designed to resemble a chart bullet. There are twelve categories and all are stacked with top contenders - many who have graced the stage here at Philips Arena.

Who do you think will take home the famous CMA Bullet? Leave your comments below!

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban 

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year
The Band Perry
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Thompson Square
Chris Young

Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
The Civil Wars
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Thompson Square

Single of the Year
"A Little Bit Stronger" by Sara Evans
"Colder Weather" by Zac Brown Band
"Don't You Wanna Stay" by Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
"Honey Bee" by Blake Shelton
"If I Die Young" by The Band Perry

Song of the Year
"Colder Weather" by Zac Brown Band, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles
"Dirt Road Anthem" by Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford
"If I Die Young" by Kimberly Perry
"Mean" by Taylor Swift
"You and Tequila" by Matraca Berg and Deana Carter

Album of the Year
"All About Tonight," Blake Shelton
"My Kinda Party," Jason Aldean
"Speak Now," Taylor Swift
"This is Country Music," Brad Paisley
"You Get What You Give," Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year
"As She's Walking Away," Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
"Coal Miner's Daughter," Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert
"Don't You Wann Stay," Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
"Old Alabama," Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Music Video of the Year
"Honey Bee," Blake Shelton
"If I Die Young," The Band Perry
"Mean," Taylor Swift
"Old Alabama," Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush, mandolin
Jerry Douglas, dobro
Paul Franklin, steel guitar
Dann Huff, guitar
Mac McAnally, guitar

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween Guns N' Roses Fans!

It's no trick, just an amazing treat! For you, we're offering $20 tickets to see Guns N' Roses at Philips Arena November 2 - this Wednesday night!  Rock out to the classic GNR hits - November Rain, Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine and more for just $20. Happy Halloween!

Click Here for Tickets!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Watch The Throne

The count down is on! Be part of hip-hop history this Friday, Oct. 28, when Jay-Z and Kanye West take the stage together for the first time as they kick off their Watch The Throne Tour at Philips Arena. The tour is scheduled for two nights in Atlanta, Oct. 28 & 29, 2011. 

Tickets are still available for Friday's performance. Click here to get yours!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular

The holidays are fast approaching - it's almost time to break out the decorations, start your shopping list, and begin baking festive treats! This year we're excited to be part of the season's festivities with The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular performing here at Philips Arena on December 8 at 7pm. Everyone has a story behind their holiday traditions, share yours in the comments section! We hope you start your holiday celebration with us and The Story Tour!

Click Here to Get Tickets Today!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Harlem Globetrotters To Play World's Largest Game Of H.O.R.S.E.

Remember playing H.O.R.S.E. when you were younger?  From what I remember, I was pretty darn good at it!  Well, now’s your chance to get in on the action! The Harlem Globetrotters have announced that the team is challenging the nation to the "World's Largest Game of H.O.R.S.E."

Do you think your basketball shots are better than the legendary Harlem Globetrotters? If your answer is YES, submit a video of your most incredible shot and go head-to-head with the Harlem Globetrotters. The top videos will be picked on a weekly basis, based on fan voting!

If you're selected and get the most "Likes" for that week, you win a Spalding BEAST portable basketball system! Can you believe it?!

Fans who don't submit videos can still win Globetrotter tickets, autographed basketballs and other merchandise just for voting.

Every week is a new winner. Play to win AND vote to win.

You can beat the Globetrotters at their own game so don't hold back!

To enter, please visit the Harlem Globetrotters' Facebook page and watch video submissions on YouTube .

Official Globetrotter Nation H.O.R.S.E. Contest Rules:
The Basket:
- A regulation 10' basketball hoop and regulation size rim (18 in. (45.72cm) in diameter)

The Basketball:
- A regulation size basketball (9 in. (22.86cm) in diameter)

The Court:
- Must be considered an everyday place to play basketball. (driveway, street).
- Automatic disqualification will occur if the court used in the entry is a location that a basketball game would not normally occur (the woods, in a pool, etc...).

The Shot:
- "The Basketball" must be made into "The Basket" from anywhere on "The Court" or within a 15' perimeter
of "The Court".

- Shot type modifiers - shooting (Hook shot, backwards, granny style) are accepted, but must be called  on "The Video" before the shot was made.
- Shot type modifiers - making (bank/glass, swish/nothing but net, off the wall) are accepted, but must be called on "The Video" before the shot was made.

Automatic disqualification will occur if a prop is used in any way at any time before the shot, during the shot, or after the shot. Using a wall to redirect the basketball, but it must be a non-movable wall, otherwise it might be considered a prop and the entry will be disqualified.

The Video:
1. Must be one continuous video and the ball must remain in frame the entire video.
2. Must be specifically created for this contest.
3. Must be intended for family audience viewing and contain content that, in the sole and  unfettered discretion of Harlem Globetrotters International entry review panel, is consistent  with the standards for a G, PG or PG-13 rating as such ratings are determined by the Motion Picture Association of America for feature films
4. Must not, in the sole discretion of Harlem Globetrotters International, contain any painful, injurious, deadly, sexually explicit, disparaging, libelous or other inappropriate content or content that favors one religion or political party over another or any nudity.
5. Must not, in the sole discretion of Harlem Globetrotters International, contain any commercial
content that promotes any product or service.

Tickets To See The Harlem Globetrotters 2012 Tour On March 17th At 7 PM
At Philips Arena Are On Sale Now!

Globetrotters Introduce Class of Newcomers, Highlighted by the Tallest Pro Basketball Player, the Shortest Globetrotter Ever, and the Team’s First Female in 19 Years - don't miss out on their epic 2012 Tour! Click here to purchase your tickets. Groups of 10+ can call 866-715-1500 and select option 4 to purchase group tickets.