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News Blog Archives for 2012-02

Davy Jones Passes Away


Davy Jones of The Monkees has died at the age of 66, ABC News Radio has confirmed. His rep tells ABC News that Jones passed away from a heart attack in Indian Town, Florida.

Born in Manchester, England, Jones began acting as a young boy, appearing on British TV and onstage in London's West End in the role of the Artful Dodger in Oliver!  After he appeared with the Oliver! cast on The Ed Sullivan Show, Jones was signed to a contract with Screen Gems.  When Screen Gems decided to produce a TV series about a rock and roll band, Jones got an immediate audition, and landed a part after meeting with producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider. 

Known as the "Prefab Four," Jones and The Monkees -- Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz -- sold millions of albums thanks to the hit TV series, which ran through 1968.  Jones in particular became a teen idol.

After The Monkees disbanded, Jones continued a solo career, but would reunite on and off with his former band mates for a variety of tours and appearances up to the present day.  He also continued his acting career, both onstage and on TV -- his appearance on The Brady Bunch was particularly memorable, and he also appeared in The Brady Bunch Movie. In addition to live TV work, Jones also lent his voice to animated series like SpongeBob Squarepants. 

Jones, who had worked as a jockey in his youth, came full circle by owning and training race horses later in his career.  He also continued to record, with his most recent disc, Just Me, released in 2010.

Also, as any rock trivia buff knows, Jones' mid-sixties popularity with The Monkees is the reason why an up-and-coming singer-songwriter named David Jones changed his name to David Bowie.

*****

Rodeo


THE SECOND ANNUAL ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK RODEO

GALLOPS BACK INTO BOARDWALK HALL ON MARCH 30, 31, AND APRIL 1

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (February 16, 2012) – After a successful debut in 2011, the Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo will return to Boardwalk Hall for three more fun-filled days of cowboy competition. On Friday, March 30, Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, in more than 2 ½ hours of non-stop rodeo action, fans will witness all the events of the rodeo scene. Show time for Friday and Saturday is 7:30 p.m.; show time on Sunday is 1:00 p.m.

The introduction of rodeo to Atlantic City was deemed a success by not only local residents and resort visitors but by the media and event promoters, as well. The event was a direct result of the Honorable Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford's Strategic Planning Committee. This year’s edition is being presented by the Atlantic City Alliance. Atlantic City’s casinos including the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa, Caesars Entertainment, Resorts Casino Hotel, Revel Entertainment, Tropicana Casino & Resort and Trump Entertainment are partners in promoting the event. Other sponsors and supporters include the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, Tanger Outlets The Walk, the City of Atlantic City, Dodge Trucks, Caterpillar, and more to be announced.

“The Atlantic City Alliance is delighted to support the Rodeo in its second year at Atlantic City,” said Atlantic City Alliance President and CEO Liza Cartmell.  “This is just one example that demonstrates the great diversity of offerings that Atlantic City provides to a broad array of visitors and residents. We are proud to be their partner and look forward to another outstanding performance.”

Exciting events and activities will be taking place around Atlantic City to support the return of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo. The PRCA will be hosting a Championship Rodeo Camp for children ages 8 and older on Saturday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Camp curriculum includes an introduction to Roughstock events such as safety and fundamentals, livestock safety, injury prevention, tips from pros, chute procedures, riding equipment overview, goal setting, and introduction to PRCA. Limited spots are available. To register for the Camp, visit www.prorodeo.com/youthrodeo.aspx. For questions and additional information, e-mail jjutten@prorodeo.com or call (719) 304-1471. 

To entice customers and to celebrate this All-American event, the Atlantic City casinos will once again be engaging in marketing efforts at individual properties through various activities such as offering themed entertainment or food and beverage specials, and sharing event information with their employees and guests. Media partners will also soon be announcing their own associated promotions including the “Boardwalk Rodeo Line Dance” on Friday, March 30 at high noon.   

In addition to the off-site events mentioned above, Rodeo ticket holders will also receive a special incentive. Courtesy of Berman Travel and Spirit Airlines, event-goers will have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive sweepstakes consisting of two roundtrip tickets for a four day, four night stay in Cancun, Mexico.  Rodeo fans can enter to win this trip by visiting the Berman Travel booth at Boardwalk Hall during each of the event days.

Before you know it, 1,250 tons of dirt will be piling into Boardwalk Hall in preparation for this year’s Rodeo. This special dirt mixture called footing is made up of two parts sand and one part clay and is specifically indigenous to our region. It provides the perfect balance of flexibility and firmness for the animals during the Rodeo. The arrival of this dirt mixture signifies the start of the second annual Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo.

The PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association) sanctioned event, presented by Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company, will bring the biggest rodeo on the East Coast to Atlantic City. More than $90,000 in prize money will be up for grabs, making this a sought-after competition for cowboys and cowgirls from across the country. These cowboys and cowgirls will be put to the test as they make their way through seven challenging PRCA show events including:

  • Bareback Riding- Cowboys must ride a bucking horse for eight seconds, holding onto nothing but a single handhold rigging cinch
  • Tie-Down Roping- A timed race which calls for a mounted cowboy to chase a calf down the arena and rope and tie the calf
  • Saddle Bronc Riding- A test to see if a cowboy can stay in the saddle of a wild, unbroken horse for eight seconds
  • Team Roping- Two riders must ride out and rope a steer in the fastest time.
  • Barrel Racing- A cowgirl and her horse must complete a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels within the quickest timeframe.
  • Steer Wrestling- After dropping from their horse, the rider must wrestle a steer to the ground by the horns in an effort to stop the clock.
  • Bull Riding- A cowboy must ride a bull for eight seconds while holding onto only a rope which is connected to the bull

“I am very excited that we will be bringing The Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo back for a second year”, said Event Chairperson Janet Markowitz. “Last year’s event received such a positive response and an amazing crowd turnout, it completely surpassed my expectations. Many of last year’s first time Rodeo attendees have now become hooked on the sport and have promised to come back again this year. I am looking forward to making this event even bigger and better than 2011’s.”

Great tickets are still available and are priced at $16, $31, $51 and $102. Family four-packs are also on sale for $79 and include four tickets; four hot dogs and four soft drinks (must be purchased in advance). There is a $5 discount on $31 and $51 seats for groups of 10 or more. Two complimentary tickets are available for each block of 40 tickets sold. Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations by calling 800-736-1420 or at ticketmaster.com. For Group Sales call 609-348-7023. For more information about the Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo, visit http://acboardwalkrodeo.com. For more information about PRCA, visit  www.prorodeo.com. For more information about the Atlantic City Alliance, visit http://atlanticcityalliance.net.

A-10 Men's Basketball


2012 A-10 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

SINGLE SESSION TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 20!

 

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Don’t miss the excitement as college basketball descends on Boardwalk Hall for the sixth straight year this March! The 36th annual Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship returns Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11. Single session tickets go on sale Monday, February 20 at noon, and ticket prices start at just $16. Tickets will be available at the Boardwalk Hall box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-736-1420. The 2012 A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship is presented by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority.

           

The A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship features three days of thrilling NCAA basketball action.  The top 12 teams at the conclusion of the regular season will qualify for the championship.  First round games will be played on Tuesday, March 6, on the campuses of teams seeded #5, #6, #7, and #8.  With eight schools remaining, the setting for the 2012 Championship then shifts to Boardwalk Hall as the quarterfinal round commences at noon on Friday, March 9. Saturday’s semifinal action and Sunday’s championship game are both scheduled to tip-off at 1:00 pm. The Championship features 12 Division I college basketball teams. Last year, the Richmond Spiders won their first ever Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship, defeating the Dayton Flyers 67-54. The 2012 A-10 champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. For the third year in a row, CBS will provide a live broadcast of Sunday’s final.  The schedule for the tournament is as follows:

 

Quaterfinal Rounds

Friday, March 9

Session 1: Noon (2 games)

Ticket prices: Gold- $57.00, Silver- $31.00, Bronze- $26.00, Students- $16.00

Session 2: 6:30 p.m. (2 games)

Ticket prices: Gold- $57.00, Silver- $31.00, Bronze- $26.00, Students- $16.00

 

Semifinal Round

Saturday, March 10

Session 3: 1:00 p.m. (2 games)

Ticket prices: Gold- $62.00, Silver- $36.00, Bronze- $31.00, Students- $21.00

 

Final Round

Sunday, March 11

Session 4: 1:00 p.m.

Ticket prices: Gold- $67.00, Silver- $41.00, Bronze- $31.00, Students- $21.00

  

Family 4-Packs are available for any session at just $79 and include four tickets, four hot dogs and four

soft drinks and must be purchased in advance. All students and active/retired U.S. military qualify for

discounted tickets (available at the box office only) priced at $16 for Friday sessions and $21 for Saturday and Sunday sessions. Fans can also save $5 per ticket on any seat when booking a group of 10 or more for any session of the championship. For more information or to place a group order, call 609-348-7023.

 

In appreciation of the overwhelming support from the Atlantic City community over the past 6 years, the Atlantic 10 Conference will be hosting a free Sportsmanship Clinic for children grades 3-8 in the Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall. The clinic will take place on Sunday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m., before the final round championship game, and will consist of a motivational speaker sharing wisdom and stories of good sportsmanship. Each child who participates will receive a free A-10 sports watch, a free hot dog and soda, and a free ticket to the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship game at 1:00 p.m. Parents or guardians wishing to accompany their child are able to purchase a Championship game ticket at the reduced price of $10 based on availability, maximum of 2 per child. Space is limited to the first 500 children that register. To reserve a spot, visit http://atlantic10.com/sportsmanshipclinic or call (757) 706-3056. Participants must register online.

 

The Atlantic 10 Conference was formed in 1976, is currently comprised of 14 member institutions and sponsors 21 championship sports. The mission and goal of the Atlantic 10 is to preserve, protect, and enhance the academic and athletic pursuits of the membership.  The conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for more than 6,000 student-athletes, coaches, and support staff.  The member institutions of the Atlantic 10 are the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph's University, Saint Louis University, Temple University, and Xavier University.

 

Call 1-888-AC-VISIT or go online to www.atlanticcitynj.com for more information about accommodations, transportation, attractions and more!

Zach Makovsky


Philadelphia’s Zach Makovsky defends his World Title vs.

Eduardo Dantas at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City April 13th

 

Lyman Good Makes His Return to Bellator for Tournament Qualifier

 

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 10, 2012) — After a spectacular run through the Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament, Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas (@Dudantas22) has earned his world title shot. With victories over Wilson Reis, Ed West and the explosive Olympian Alexis Vila, Dantas is just a win away from becoming a World Champion when he battles reigning Bellator Bantamweight world Champion Zach “Fun Size” Makovsky (@ZachFunSize) on Friday, April 13 from Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall.

Tickets for the event are now on sale and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com, by phone at (609) 348-7000 and at the Boardwalk Hall box office. Tickets are priced from $50-$150. The event will also be broadcast LIVE starting at 8 p.m. EST on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. EST, with the first fight scheduled for 7 p.m. EST. The preliminary card, featuring the area’s top local talent will be streamed LIVE and FREE around the world on Spike.com starting at 7 p.m. EST.

“Our bantamweight division has been electrifying and has provided some of the best Bellator moments,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Zach and Eduardo are two of the greatest bantamweights in MMA today so this should be a really spectacular fight. We always have a packed house whenever we head out to Atlantic City, and I expect nothing less on April 13.”

Widely regarded as the top bantamweight prospect in the world, Dantas stormed through the Season 5 tournament on his way to a title shot with Makovsky. Only 23 years old, the Nova Uniao product brings an incredibly well-rounded attack to Boardwalk Hall, and only has one thing on his mind.

“I’m here at Bellator to win the Bantamweight Championship,” Dantas said. “I plan to not only win the title, but to keep it for many years to come.”

Makovsky enters the cage riding an impressive eight fight win streak, and will look to keep the momentum going in his first career title defense. “Fun Size” currently trains alongside former Bellator Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at the Philadelphia Fight Factory and plans on using his wrestling prowess to dominate Dantas.

“I want to dominate everyone I compete against, but at the same time, I don’t feel like I have to make any kind of statement,” Makovsky said. “I just want to continue getting better and do the best I can every time I enter the cage. I don’t pay attention to the rankings because I feel like that's going to put extra pressure on me. I just look forward to defending my belt on April 13.”

The night will also see the return of Lyman Good (@thegoodcyborg), who rejoins Bellator after nearly a year away from the cage. Good will battle LeVon Maynard, and has his sights set on regaining the form that made him Bellator’s first Welterweight Champion.

“Nothing makes me feel more alive than getting back into that cage,” Good said. “I’ve got a lot of momentum behind me for this fight, and looking forward to getting back to doing what I love. I’ve put in a ton of preparation for this, and just want to reintroduce the MMA world to what I can bring to the table.”

Bellator 65 will also host the semifinals of the promotion’s Season 6 Middleweight Tournament. Maiquel Falcao (@falcaomma), Brian Rogers (@Brogthepredator), Giva Santana (@Givasantana) and Vitor Vianna (@Vitorvianna) headline the stacked tournament and should provide fireworks.

The Boardwalk Hall event will be loaded with local talent, including Pennsylvania native and fan favorite Duane Bastress taking on Pino Cruz, as well as Bellator veteran and Philadelphia resident Tim Carpenter battling Ricardo Romero.

For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bellator

About Bellator Fighting Championships

Bellator Fighting Championships is a Mixed Martial Arts promotional company headquartered in Chicago. Bellator, Latin for Warrior, is partnered with entertainment industry leaders Viacom and Fremantle Entertainment, and is the world’s leading tournament-based mixed martial arts organization. Bellator’s Founder, Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment professional with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator Fighting Championships’ executive team is comprised of top industry professionals in the areas of live event production, television production, fighter relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations.

About MTV2

Available in approximately 80 million homes MTV2 is man's best friend. Since its launch in 1996, the network has reflected the subversive interests and behaviors of young men with a compelling and diverse programming line-up inspired by ordinary guys who do extraordinary things. MTV2 is part of Viacom Media Networks, one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com or follow us on Twitter @MTVPress.

About EPIX

EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a next-generation premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service launched on October 30, 2009. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood titles, classic feature films, original series, music and comedy specials through the linear channel, video-on-demand and online at EpixHD.com, the leading online destination for movies.

EPIX has made the commitment to deliver the industry's most expansive online collection of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available on EpixHD.com. The service is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.

Claridge Casion Closed?


There is a report that The Claridge Casino Hotel in Atlantic City slot machines and table games have been sealed off by construction walls.  There is no explanation yet released by Caesars Entertainment corp. who is the parent company of the Claridge.  The 500 room hotel tower remains open at this time.

The Beach Boys Are Back!


The Beach Boys, who recently announced they're reuniting this year for a new album and tour to mark their 50th anniversary, have chosen to make their first live appearance together in more than 20 years on the Grammy Awards this Sunday.  The legendary group, comprised of Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks, will perform alongside Maroon 5 and Grammy-nominated band Foster the People on the telecast, which airs on CBS starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

In addition, Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, jazz artist Diana Krall and funk star Maceo Parker have been added to the lineup of performers on Sunday's telecast.  Reba McEntire, Diana Ross, rapper/actor Common and actress Taraji P. Henson have been added as presenters.

Madonna @ Boardwalk Hall 9/15!


MADONNA WORLD TOUR 2012

 

LIVE NATION AND CAESARS BRING MADONNA TO

ATLANTIC CITY ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Tickets Go On Sale Monday, February 27 at 10am

 

 

ATLANTIC CITY, (February 7, 2012) - Madonna is having a huge party and everyone’s invited.  The Madonna 2012 World Tour begins May 29, 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel it was officially announced by Live Nation Entertainment, the tour’s international promoter.  The shows will include arenas, stadiums and special outdoor sights. One stop on the tour, presented by Caesars Atlantic City, will take place at historic Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, September 15th.

 

Tickets for the Boardwalk Hall performance go on sale Monday, February 27 at 10am and can be purchased at Boardwalk Hall Box Office, LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations or by-phone at 800-736-1420. A complete itinerary of Madonna 2012 follows this release.

 

Madonna’s previous tour, the phenomenally successful “Sticky & Sweet” Tour reaffirmed her status as one of the most successful touring artists of all time.  The historic tour included such incredible touring feats as a 70,000 seat sell-out in Werchter, Belgium, an 85,000 sell-out in Helsinki (the largest show ever in the Nordic countries by a solo artist), a 40,000 ticket sell-out in Oslo, Norway, and 72,000 tickets sold out in one day in Tallinn Estonia. Other record breaking ticket sales  around the globe include 650,000 tickets sold in her series of South American dates, 72,000 tickets at Zurich's Dübendorf Airfield - the largest audience ever assembled for a show in Switzerland, 75,000 tickets in London and four sell outs in New York's Madison Square Garden (60,364 tickets).  

 

The announcement of Madonna’s 2012 World Tour follows an extraordinary week which included a monumental extravaganza of a performance at the Bridgestone Super Bowl Halftime  which was seen in over 200 countries by over a billion people. Last week also saw the release of Madonna’s new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin” from her highly anticipated new album MDNA on Live Nation Entertainment/Interscope Records - scheduled to be released on March 26th.  Pre orders have already catapulted MDNA to No. 1 on iTunes in 50 countries including the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Canada, Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands.  The single’s video directed by Megaforce which also stars Nicki Minaj and MIA  previewed on American Idol.  Additionally, the Madonna directed Golden Globe Award winning film “W.E.” opened in NY and LA with other markets to follow later in the month.

 

“Madonna’s track record as a world class entertainer and touring artist speaks for itself.  Her artistry, talent and creative productions get bigger and better with each tour and Madonna 2012 will be no exception. We are thrilled to have her back on the road and know her fans feel the same,” commented Arthur Fogel, CEO Live Nation Entertainment Global Touring and Madonna tour promoter. 

 

In the course of her phenomenal career, Madonna has a record breaking 37 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart along with a record breaking 40 Number 1’s on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Song Charts.  No other act has more Top 10’s on the Hot 100 or Number 1’s on the Club Chart.  Madonna has sold over 300 million albums and holds the record for the most successful tour by a solo artist in history. She is a seven time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Her last CD, Hard Candy, debuted at No. 1 in 37 countries including US, UK, Canada, France and Australia.  Madonna 2012 World Tour is the Material Girl’s 9th Tour.  Her first tour was the 1985 Virgin Tour.      

 

Madonna’s recent Golden Globe winning song "Masterpiece" from The Weinstein Company film  ”W.E.” as well as “W.E. Music From The Soundtrack “W.E.” film have both been released digitally on Interscope Records.   A physical release will be in stores in the UK on February 6th and on February 14th in the US.

 

U.S. residents ordering tickets online to a US performance will receive their choice of a digital or physical copy of Madonna’s new MDNA album with every ticket purchased.

 

Citi® is the official credit card of US leg of Madonna’s upcoming world tour. Citi® cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Feb. 8th at 10am through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

 

Icon is Madonna's official fan club. Lifetime Legacy members of Icon will receive first access to tickets and VIP Packages starting February 7, 2012. Registered free Icon members will have the opportunity to purchase an “Icon Live Pass,” which gives them access not only to ticket & VIP Package pre-sales, but also to a tour devoted forum and an exclusive tour gift. Fans can sign up for a free Icon membership at Madonna.com today.

 

VIP Packages will are available through VIP Nation, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information please visit: www.VIPNation.com

  

ABOUT LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT:
Live Nation Entertainment ((NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network.  Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors.  Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally.  Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists.  These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.  

 

  

ABOUT CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT, INC.:

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest casino entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment.  For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

 

MADONNA

2012 WORLD TOUR ITINERARY

EUROPE

29-May                      Tel Aviv, Israel                                 Ramat Gam Stadium                      On Sale Feb. 10           

3-Jun                           Abu Dhabi                                         Yas Arena                                         On Sale Feb. 27

7-Jun                           Istanbul, Turkey                              Turk Telecom Arena                       On sale soon

11-Jun                        Zagreb, Croatia                               Maksimir Stadium                           On Sale Feb. 17

14-Jun                        Milan, Italy                                        Stadio San Siro                                 On Sale Feb. 13

16-Jun                        Florence, Italy                                  Stadio Franchi                                  On Sale Feb. 13           

20-Jun                        Barcelona, Spain                             Palau Sant Jordi                               On Sale Feb. 16           

24-Jun                        Coimbra, Portugal                          Estadio Cidade de Coimbra         On Sale Feb. 11

28-Jun                        Berlin, Germany                              O2 Arena                                          On Sale Feb. 13

 

2-Jul                            Copenhagen, Denmark                 Parken Stadium                               On Sale Feb. 13           

4-Jul                            Gothenburg, Sweden                     Ullevi Stadium                                  On Sale Feb. 17

7-Jul                            Amsterdam,The Netherlands       Ziggo Dome                                      On Sale Feb. 11

12-Jul                          Brussels, Belgium                            Stade Roi-Baudouin                        On Sale Feb. 17

14-Jul                          Paris, France                                    Stade De France                              On Sale Feb. 14

17-Jul                          London, UK                                       Hyde Park                                         On Sale Feb. 10                       

21-Jul                          Edinburgh, UK                                 Murrayfield Stadium                      On Sale Feb. 10           

24-Jul                          Dublin, Ireland                                 Aviva Stadium                                  On Sale Feb. 17

29-Jul                          Vienna, Austria                                Ernst-Happel-Stadion                     On Sale Feb. 24

 

1-Aug                         Warsaw, Poland                              National Stadium                             On Sale Feb. 17

7-Aug                         Moscow, Russia                                Olimpiski Arena                               On sale soon.

  9-Aug                       St. Petersburg, Russia                    SKK Arena                                         On sale soon

12-Aug                       Helsinki, Finland                              Olympic Stadium                             On Sale Feb. 14

15-Aug                       Oslo, Norway                                   Telenor Arena                                  On Sale Feb. 20

18-Aug                       Zurich, Switzerland                         Stadion Letzigrund                          On Sale Feb. 24

21-Aug                       Nice, France                                     Stade Charles-Erhmann                On Sale Feb. 14

 

 

NORTH AMERICA

 

28-Aug                       Philadelphia, PA                              Wells Fargo Center                        On Sale Feb. 13                       

30-Aug                       Montreal, QC                                   Bell Centre                                        On Sale Feb. 18

 

1-Sep                         Quebec City, QC                             Plains of Abraham Site                   On Sale Feb. 17

4-Sep                         Boston, MA                                        TD Garden                                        On Sale Feb. 13

6-Sep                         New York, NY                                  Yankee Stadium                              On Sale Feb. 13

10-Sep                       Ottawa, ON                                      Scotiabank Place                             On Sale Feb. 13

12-Sep                       Toronto, ON                                     Air Canada Centre                         On Sale Feb. 13

15-Sep                       Atlantic City, NJ                               Boardwalk Hall                                 On Sale Feb. 27

19-Sep                       Chicago, IL                                       United Center                                  On Sale Feb. 13

23-Sep                       Washington, D.C.                            Verizon Center                                On Sale Feb. 13

29-Sep                       Vancouver, BC                                 Rogers Arena                                   On Sale Feb. 13

 

2-Oct                          Seattle, WA                                       Key Arena                                         On Sale Feb. 13

6-Oct                          San Jose, CA                                     HP Pavilion                                        On Sale Feb. 13

10-Oct                        Los Angeles, CA                              Staples Center                                 On Sale Feb. 13

13-Oct                        Las Vegas, NV                                  MGM Grand                                     On Sale Feb. 27

16-Oct                        Phoenix, AZ                                      US Airways Center                          On Sale Feb. 27

20-Oct                        Dallas, TX                                          American Airlines Center              On Sale Feb. 27

24-Oct                        Houston, TX                                      Toyota Center                                  On Sale Feb. 27

27-Oct                        New Orleans, LA                             New Orleans Arena                        On Sale Mar. 5

30-Oct                        Kansas City, MO                              Sprint Center                                   On Sale Mar. 5

 

1-Nov                         St. Louis, MO                                    Scottrade Center                             On Sale Mar. 5

3-Nov                         St. Paul, MN                                      Xcel Energy Center                        On Sale Feb. 27

10-Nov                       Cleveland, OH                                 Quicken Loans Arena                     On Sale Mar. 5

15-Nov                       Charlotte, NC                                   Time Warner Cable Arena            On Sale Mar. 5

17-Nov                       Atlanta, GA                                       Philips Arena                                    On Sale Mar. 5

TBC                             Miami, FL                                          To Be Confirmed                             On Sale Soon

 

The tour will also visit South American and Australia.

 Additional cities and venues to be announced. Itinerary subject to change.

 

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INDOOR RACES


LARRY WIGHT’S INDOOR DEBUT HIGHLY ANTICIPATED; WILL RUN DARREN FORBES’ 600 MICRO SPRINT AT A.C. INDOOR RACES

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (January 30, 2012)-– When the phrase “brightest and best” is applied to upstate New York dirt track racing circles, Phoenix, N.Y. teenager Larry Wight’s name is at the top of the list.Wight, 19, is the latest of more than 200 drivers to enter Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall Indoor Races.

 

Nearly thirty 600cc Micro Sprint teams have committed to participate in the race. The 10th edition of the event under the direction of Len Sammons and staff is planned for Friday and Saturday nights Feb. 3-4, 2012. College student Wight will be making his first start indoors aboard a 600cc Micro Sprint owned by Darren Forbes of Baldwinsville, N.Y. The Micro Sprints are one of four classes of car in competition. The lightning-fast TQ (three quarter) Midgets, the aggressively-driven Slingshots and the missile-like Champ Karts are the others.“The car is an older chassis but we have raced it only once,” said owner Forbes. “It’s a good car and I am sure Larry will do well with it,” Forbes concluded.

Wight, a winner of 88 outdoor races in his driving career, is part of the highly regarded Baldwinsille, N.Y. based Gypsum Racing Team, that fields or backs half a dozen upstate New York big-block and small-block Modified teams.

The biggest day so far in Wight’s racing career came on September 5, 2010, when he outran Alan Johnson, the winningest driver of all time in big-block DIRTCar history.

The combined driver rosters among the four competition classes is approaching 210, having eclipsed 200 late last week. Wight and Forbes will have two chances to win in Boardwalk Hall; the 600cc Micro Sprints are the only division that will have feature races on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Vintage TQ midgets have been added to the weekend of events. Cars will be displayed on Friday, Feb. 3 throughout Boardwalk’s Hall spectator concourse.

A warm-up session is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, Feb. 4. Cars will then be displayed and drivers will be available for autographs and photos during the interactive evening Fanfest session prior to the beginning of racing program. Drivers will hand out full-size souvenir pennants to the first five hundred youngsters during Fanfest as well.

Tickets for the Atlantic City event are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets online at www.ticketmaster.com and at the event at the Boardwalk Hall box office.

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