Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This Week in History

Philips Arena is thrilled to welcome the Atlanta Dream back to the court for their third season! The Atlanta Dream are back and ready for another great run.

Here's your chance to Run with the Dream and win SIX tickets to see the Dream kick off their season at Philips Arena against the New York Liberty on Sunday, June 5 at 3:00pm. You and five friends will also win free parking and a $50 dining card to Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

This Week in History

May 22, 2007 Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive rock band Pink Floyd, performed the epic rock masterpiece, "The Dark Side Of The Moon" at Philips Arena. A fun fact about this tour is that on opening night (September 6, 2006) of the tour, Pink Floyd's iconic pig was introduced to fans, and has been at every appearance since. The set list remained constant throughout the tour - the first set was a collection of Pink Floyd material and songs from Roger's solo career, and the second The Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, plus encores.

Monday, May 16, 2011

This Week in History

May 17, 2008 Katt Williams brought his "It's Pimpin' Pimpin' Exclusive Tour" to Philips Arena. Katt Williams is known for his quick wit and animated performances in several television shows like Wild’n’Out, HBO specials such as Def Comedy Jam and Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1, and films Friday After Next and American Hustler. Katt Williams put on a successful show and entertained the crowd at Philips Arena.

The tour received great reviews from fans:

"Katt Williams showed up and showed out, he openers were funny as well"

"Katt is the Pimp of Comedy! The show was awesome!"

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cirque du Soleil - Dralion

Philips Arena is please to announce that the Cirque du Soleil arena production of Dralion will be performing in Atlanta this summer. Dralion will perform seven shows at Philips Arena from August 25 – 28.

Fusing the 3,000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion (pronounced “Dra-lee-on”) draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show’s name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West.

In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved.

Tickets go on sale May 16, but you can get yours today! We are giving Philips Arena fans an exclusive presale opportunity!

Click here to purchase tickets before the general public!

Monday, May 2, 2011

This Week in History

NBA Playoffs

This time last year the Atlanta Hawks moved on to round two of the NBA Playoffs after beating Milwaukee in the first round. The Hawks ran into a hot Orlando Magic squad in round two and suffered a 4-0 sweep in the Conference Semifinals.

This year, the Hawks faced the Magic in round one and had the chance to settle the score. The Hawks sent the Magic back to Orlando after beating them 84 to 81 in game six at the Highlight Factory.

The Hawks face the Bulls tonight in Chicago for game 1 of round two. Games 3 and 4 of the series will be played in Atlanta this week on Wednesday and Sunday. Tickets are on-sale and start at just $18 per seat. Prices will increase, so purchase your tickets early: http://www.nba.com/hawks/playoffs/tickets_11.html

Let’s Go Hawks!