Monday, April 30, 2012

Maxwell Announces 3 Stop Summer Tour
Maxwell announced plans for a three city tour this summer including Los Angeles, Newark, and Atlanta. In each city he will perform two albums in their entirety on two nights. We are honored to be one of the three arena's chosen to host Maxwell's exclusive tour. On July 27 & 28 Maxwell will take the stage here at Philips Arena. The first night, he will perform his albums 'Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite' and 'Embrya' and the second night he'll perform 'Now' and 'BLACKsummers'night'. In addition to the songs you know and love, Maxwell and his eleven piece band will be debuting tracks from all four albums that have never been performed live. 

The Maxwell tour will also offer fans a way to help President Obama's re-election campaign. Custom Obama-Biden 2012 merchandise will be available for purchase at select tour stops. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Obama for America. 

Tickets are available now! Get your tickets early, with only three cities on this tour, these tickets won't be around long. 

 Here's a taste of what you have to look forward to this July!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

UFC 145

UFC is Taking Over Atlanta!
We've got you covered on all the activities leading up Saturday's main event
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Wednesday, April 18
UFC 145: Jones vs Evans Press Conference
Park Tavern
1:00pm - 3:00pm
*Closed to public, but available via satellite & live on &

Friday, April 20
UFC 145: Jones vs Evans Weigh-In
Fox Theatre
1:00pm - 3:00pm - Media & Fight Club Members Only
3:00pm - 4:30pm - Open to Public

Saturday, April 21
UFC 145 Tailgate Party
Centennial Olympic Park
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Come out to the party before the main event! Interact with the Octagon Nation truck, UFC sponsors and UFC fighters. Get autographs from Chael Sonnen and Forrest Griffin from 3:00pm -5:00pm and Jake Ellenberger and Josh Barnett from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.
Saturday, April 21 - The Main Event!
UFC 145: Jones vs Evans
Philips Arena
6:45pm (Doors open at 5:45pm)

Monday, April 16, 2012


Europe’s most successful live entertainment show
“The Beginning”
featuring more than 40 horses of 13 different breed


APASSIONATA, Europe’s most successful live arena show, featuring more than 40 horses of 13 different breeds, is coming to Philips Arena on June 23, 2012 for 2 performances, 3pm and 8pm.   

Tickets go on sale April 20 at 12pm at the Philips Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.  

However, you can purchase tickets BEFORE the general public AND save $10 on select tickets! 

Now in its ninth year in Europe, APASSIONATA has played to an audience of more than five million people in over 15 countries and now comes to North America with a new show, titled “The Beginning.” This theatrical sensation, with original music scored specifically to work with the horses, enchants families and horse lovers alike with the finest horsemanship, including magnificent dressage and exhilarating stunt riding.  The natural elegance, nobility, speed and agility of these animals is captivating.  Thirteen different breeds – from Bretons to Friesians – have been brought together from Europe and North America to create this evocative yet thrilling event.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Living the Green Life

On Thursday, April 5, Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena team members, as well as a few Hawks players, joined The Home Depot and Trees Atlanta at Freedom Park to plant trees. This was the second year in a row that the Atlanta Hawks teamed with Trees Atlanta and The Home Depot for this project. Together, we planted 40 trees. A generous donation from The Home Depot was used to fund this project and the Atlanta Hawks Foundation made a donation to Trees Atlanta to facilitate future projects to prevent Atlanta's tree loss, create increased green space, and conserve our city's trees.