Saturday, December 28, 2013

New Instagram Photo from @PhilipsArena!

We got 99 problems, but Jay Z definitely isn't one! Were you here tonight? What was your favorite song? #PhilipsArena (Photo: Lauren Arum Photography)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Instagram Photo from @PhilipsArena!

@j4c1yn had our Fan Favorite Photo from last night's Justin Timberlake concert! Thanks for using #PhilipsArena!

Monday, December 2, 2013

New Instagram Photo from @PhilipsArena!

Congrats to @ethelhilario for being our Fan Fave photo from last night's Kanye concert! Great pic and thanks for using #PhilipsArena!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

New Instagram Photo from @PhilipsArena!

Exciting chance to win tickets for WWE SmackDown coming up! Can you guess what we're doing? Here's your hint: "You can see Atlanta from here."

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Philips Arena Artists Give Back

With the decreasing temperature, changing leaves and holiday season swiftly approaching, Philips Arena can not help but get excited for the arrival of Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is a time not only for turkey and stuffing but sharing and giving back. While their genres vary, Elton John and Robin Thicke share the common denominator of philanthropy and charity work. Let’s dig a little deeper into what they are doing to help their communities:
Photo Credit: Rebecca Taylor

Sir Elton John, one of the most well respected artists of all time with over 300 million albums sold worldwide throughout the course of his career, is never hesitant to lend a helping hand. Elton John created the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992 after untimely deaths of a couple of his dear friends. According to the organization’s website the charity focuses on “empowering people infected, affected and at risk of HIV/AIDS, alleviating their physical, emotional and financial hardship, and improving their quality of life by enabling them to live with dignity and exercise self-determination.”  Elton John continues to receive award after award for his contributions to the community affected with HIV and AIDS. On October 30, Sir Elton John received his most recent award, The Rockefeller Lifetime Achievement Award.  The Rockefeller Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award is “given annually to an outstanding individual who has implemented major innovative approaches to social or environmental problems.” Past recipients include President Bill Clinton and Ratan Tata!

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Robin Thicke has contributed many of his efforts to charities. Thicke has been seen topping Billboard charts and more recently taking the VMA stage with global icon Miley Cyrus, but rarely will one hear about his work with the various charities he supports. This year, Robin Thicke is an ambassador of the Gentlemen’s Fund Initiative, an organization that “raises awareness to issues essential to modern men.”  Through this organization, Thicke headlined the Gentlemen Give Back Concert which donated 50 percent of each ticket sold to one of four charities. Robin Thicke has also teamed up with Tickets for Charity. On February 21, he will begin a small tour in which a portion of each ticket sale will benefit great causes like St. Jude Children’s Hospital!

Now that we know little bit more about what celebrities are doing to lend a hand this holiday season, let us know what you are doing to give back this Thanksgiving! 

Visit for a full list of upcoming events, and be sure to check out Elton John and Robin Thicke when they are at Philips Arena!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Instagram Photo from @PhilipsArena!

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Fan Favorite Photo :: Nine Inch Nails 10.24.13

@atlja316 had our Fan Favorite Photo from Nine Inch Nails at #PhilipsArena last night! Great pic! Thanks for using #PhilipsArena!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Join A Luau With Lilo & Stitch at Disney On Ice Presents "Let's Celebrate!"

We are delighted to welcome back Disney On Ice Presents: “Let’s Celebrate!” to Philips Arena this week! Come join us as we travel the world with all of our favorite Disney friends celebrating holidays, festivals, and more! Visit a winter wonderland with Mickey and Minnie, go on a Halloween hunt with Disney villains, attend the royal ball with the princesses, and have a very merry unbirthday with Alice and the Madhatter, along with some additional surprises!

Also joining the celebration this year is Lilo and her faithful “dog” Stitch! To help us prepare for our luau with them, we wanted to take a look into Hawaiian culture and learn a little bit more about the festivity native to Lilo’s hometown.
On the show Lilo and Stitch and in Lilo and Stitch: The Movie you will often see Lilo and her family participating in luaus. A luau is a Hawaiian party or feast that features traditional foods, dancing, and entertainment! The luau originated in Hawaii and was once a celebration for the royal. Enormous amounts of food was prepared and enjoyed only by the rich and powerful on the island. The name “luau” comes from one of the most popular dishes featured at these celebrations. It includes leaves and taro plants combined with chicken and baked in coconut milk.

Dancing is also a large part of Lilo’s world and an important feature of modern day luaus. Originating in Hawaii, hula is cultural dance performed predominately by women at luaus. Hula features flowing hand and hip movements and is traditionally performed to ukulele or similar music.

Now that you know a little about luaus throw on your hula skirts and come celebrate with Lilo and Stitch at Philips Arena during Disney on Ice Presents “Let’s Celebrate!”

Tickets are still available, so buy yours today to join the celebration!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Philips Arena Flashback: August 23, 2005

Eight years ago today, on August 23, 2005, Green Day brought their American Idiot World Tour to Atlanta! 

Were you there? If so, go to our Facebook page and tag yourself in this photo! Comment with your favorite Green Day song!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Philips Arena Flashback: July 2, 2012

One year ago today, Coldplay rocked the Philips Arena stage! Were you among the sold-out crowd to experience the showers of confetti? 

Comment below telling us your favorite part of the show, and tag yourself in this picture on our Facebook page!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Boy Band Week at Philips Arena!

With The Package Tour stopping by this Thursday and One Direction performing this Friday, it is officially boy band week at Philips Arena! 

So the question is: 
Which group of heartthrobs is your favorite? 
New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men, or One Direction? 

Four bands in just two days! Comment below to tell us who you think is the ultimate boy band!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Philips Arena Flashback: June 3, 2003

On June 3, 2003, Fleetwood Mac took the Philips Arena stage to give Atlanta some "Big Love"!
Were you there? Will you be at Philips Arena to welcome them back to Atlanta on June 10?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli and Jennifer Lopez perform on Dancing With The Stars

What a beautiful performance! We're looking forward to seeing Bocelli perform live here at Philips Arena December 15. Tickets are available now, click here to get yours!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Harlem Globetrotters

The world's tallest professional basketball player (Paul "Tiny" Sturgess-7'8") will be playing with the Harlem Globetrotters in Atlanta on March 16th. Check out the video of him dunking the basketball without even jumping!

Pairing Sturgess with the shortest Harlem Globetrotter ever (Jonte "Too Tall" Hall-5'2"), this will be a dynamic duo you just do not want to miss.

Come to Philips Arena on March 16th and prepare to be amazed!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball Tour Cancelled

 Live Nation Global Touring has confirmed that the remainder of the Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball performances have been cancelled.
After additional tests this morning to review the severity of the issue, it has been determined that Lady Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip.  She will need surgery to repair the problem, followed by strict down time to recover.   This unfortunately, will force her to cancel the tour so she can heal.

Refunds for the cancelled performances will be available at point of purchase starting Feb 14, 2013.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Harlem Globetrotters return to Philips Arena March 16th

The Harlem Globetrotters are taking fan participation to a new level with the “You Write the Rules” World Tour, coming to Philips Arena March 16! For the first time ever, fans will decide the rules for the game that will affect the final outcome. This could be anything from playing with two basketballs at once to getting double the points for each basket made!

Before you head to the arena, visit to vote for the ground-breaking rule you would like to see used in the game!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012: Year in Review

2012 marked a momentous and jam-packed year for Philips Arena! In fact, three Philips Arena concerts made the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top 10 List for 2012. Which 2012 event was your favorite?

2013 promises to be just as exciting at Philips Arena. Female solo stars including P!nk, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna will each pay a visit to the arena, along with legendary icons Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, and Fleetwood Mac. Upcoming family-friendly events include Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey presents DRAGONS, Nuclear Cowboyz, and the Harlem Globetrotters. Additional pop shows include Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, and One Direction. Of course, more concerts and events will be added as the year goes on!