CALENDAR OF EVENTS SUMMER 2012
SUNDAY, MAY 27 8:00 PM
New Edition, all six members strong, is reunited and eager to embark on their 30th Anniversary Tour! The highly influential R&B crooners who began as progenerators of the “boy band” movement are back with their timeless smooth moves, suave disposition and heart melting voices. Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ricky Bel, Mike Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant will be capturing hearts once again with all of their most famous songs such as “Candy Girl”, “Can You Stand the Rain” and the chart topping jams that launched their solo careers including “My Prerogative” (Bobby Brown), “My My My” (Johnny Gill), “Sensitivity” (Ralph Tresvant), and “Poison” (Bell, Bivins, DeVoe). Tickets are $127, $77, $65 and $46.
RAHAT FATEH ALI KAHN
SATURDAY, JUNE 2 8:00 PM
Don’t miss an evening of filled with the inspiring and exhilarating music of Qawwali and Bollywood. Rahat is an acclaimed singer and composer who has collaborated with numerous artists from his native Pakistan as well as Western pop musicians. The show is presented by Poojanka Entertainment. Tickets are $250, $125, $79, $59 and $39. For more information visit http://www.poojanka.com.
ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION (community event)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 10:00 AM
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, JENNIFER LOPEZ and WISIN Y YANDEL
SUNDAY, JULY 29 7:30 PM
Pop and Latin music icons don’t get any bigger than this! The State Farm® presented tour, promoted by AEG Live is now on sale. Fans can also get special VIP packages that will include amazing seats, VIP pre-show parties, autographed memorabilia and exclusive merchandise. Check www.ticketmaster.com for more information about ticketing and VIP package offers.
With combined album sales of almost 125 million, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez and Wisin Y Yandel are more than just superstars, they are some of the most dominant powerhouses in music today tallying countless chart-topping hits, sold out tours, and accolades from around the world.
International icon, Jennifer Lopez is an entertainer, recording artist, film actress, producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. Lopez has sold over 55 million records worldwide and has starred in multiple # 1 box office films including The Wedding Planner and Monster-In-Law. She has achieved global landmark success and broken records when it come to her music. Last year, "On The Floor" became the Most Watched Music Video by a female artist in the History of YouTube, with a staggering 1/2 billion views! JLO's music has impacted every continent in the world, transcending borders and languages. The music and her celebrity has struck a common thread with all generations and all "walks of life." With #1 singles, #1 albums, #1 music videos, #1 TV series, #1 box-office smashes, Jennifer Lopez is the definition of an icon.
Enrique Iglesias has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide, released nine studio albums plus two greatest hits compilations, and is a multiplatinum artist in almost every country around the world. Undeniably the biggest Latin recording artist in music history, Enrique has 22 #1 singles on the Billboard Latin Songs Chart as well as having multiple #1’s across the Billboard charts with a combined total of 68 #1 charted positions. Enrique’s 11th #1 Dance Club Song, “Tonight (I’m Loving You),” made him the king of the chart beating out Michael Jackson for the most #1’s in Billboard history. Enrique’s last album Euphoria boasts six #1 hit singles and has sold more than 18 million songs.
Worldwide top-selling Latin urban music artists, Wisin Y Yandel have been hugely successful during their 13 year career as a duo. They have garnered numerous multi-platinum certifications in the United States and Latin America and dozens of prestigious awards including a Grammy and two Latin Grammys. Wisin Y Yandel’s shows are nothing short of exhilarating. The duo travels with their 10 piece band, 8 dancers, and a state-of-the art audiovisual show; but the true stars, absolutely are Wisin Y Yandel and their unique brand of Latin urban music.
Known for their spectacular and engaging stage shows, each artist plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience. Tickets start at $48.50
JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 8:00 PM
Atlantic City, the wait is over. Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at Boardwalk Hall as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “LOUNGING AT THE LAGOON” Tour 2012.
Local Parrotheads won't want to miss their chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experience.
Jimmy will have a new live CD/DVD this summer, which was recorded in Las Vegas last October. It will be released on Jimmy’s own Mailboat Records. And Jimmy’s first digital album release, Volcano – Live 2011, is now available for download through iTunes, and contains new live versions of the songs from this classic album. Additionally, the game, Margaritaville, is now available online - it's an island virtual world filled with music, adventure and the Margaritaville lifestyle. Tickets are $228, $158, $98 and $68 (inc. Facility Fee and $1 SFC).
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 8:00 PM
Starring acclaimed singer/producer Marc Anthony, Latin America’s preeminent singer/songwriter Marco Antonio Solis, and international pop phenomenon Chayanne. “We’re ecstatic to bring these three giants of Latin music for fans nationwide,” said CMN President/CEO Henry Cardenas. “This tour is enormous, not only from a production standpoint, but musically and historically speaking, it is the first time that three leading artists of their genre come together for a major tour. We’re excited to kick off the tour and I’m confident that fans will enjoy this unique musical event, which is also full of surprises.”
Three of the most celebrated ambassadors of Latin music will embark on a 14-stop stateside tour. Each of the artists on GIGANT3s has enjoyed a stellar career, making each of their performances more than just a concert and rather a historic musical event. The CMN-produced tour will kick-off in Miami, Florida, and continue with performances in other major cities in the U.S. Tickets are priced at $202, $152, $102, $77 and $57.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL DRALION
AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 2 VARIOUS TIMES
Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion 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. Thus embodied, 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. Showtimes as follows: Wed. August 29 7:30 p.m.; Thurs. August 30 7:30 p.m.; Fri. August 31 7:30 p.m.; Sat. Sept. 1 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Sun. Sept. 2 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. Tickets range in price: Adults: from $35 to $80; Children (12 & under) from $28 to $65; Military, Seniors & Students: from $31.50 to $67.50. A limited number of Premium tickets are also available for all performances. For group discounts, call 609-348-7023.
AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! 2012 TOUR
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 7:00 PM
CHIPS AHOY! & RITZ Present AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour 2012 for another hit tour to showcase this season’s talented top 10 finalists. Launching the careers of many, the AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour is the first chance to see your favorites in concert! As presenting sponsors of AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour 2012, CHIPS AHOY! and RITZ are thrilled to bring the excitement of the tour to their fans in a number of unique ways, from cookie and cracker coupons to a one-of-a-kind consumer promotion. The U.S. Air Force Reserve is an associate sponsor. AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Idol finalists Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine, all of whom were announced on Thursday, March 15th on Fox. The AMERICAN IDOL season finale will air on FOX May 23rd, but the fan-favorites will continue on with the 2012 live tour. Past tours have featured stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, David Cook, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery and so many more. Visit AmericanIdol.com for more info. Tickets are $65, $45 and $29.50.
MADONNA THE MDNA TOUR*
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 8:00 PM
Madonna is having a huge party and everyone’s invited! 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 The MDNA Tour is the Material Girl’s 9th Tour. Her first tour was the 1985 Virgin Tour. Tickets are priced at $355, $255, $155 and $80. Presented by Live Nation and Caesars Atlantic City.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 7:30 PM
Superstar Carrie Underwood will return to Boardwalk Hall November 9 as part of her arena tour this fall, “The Blown Away Tour.” The North American tour dates will be presented and hydrated by vitaminwater®, sponsored by Olay, and promoted by AEG Live. Special guest Hunter Hayes will open. Carrie’s two previous headline tours, 2008’s “Carnival Ride Tour” and 2010’s “Play On Tour,” performed for a combined total of nearly 250 shows with 2.2 million fans in attendance, and she wrapped both years as the top-ranked female country touring artist.
Since releasing Some Hearts in 2005, Underwood has sold more than 14 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007’s Carnival Ride, and 2009’s Play On. She’s amassed 14 No. 1 singles, six of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. Underwood currently leads the nominations for the upcoming CMT Music Awards with five. She is a five-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Hunter Hayes, the multi-talented writer, musician, producer, and performer, is the only country artist to play every instrument, write/co-write every song, and co-produce his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. As the 2012 ACM New Artist of the Year nominee, Hunter has been touring and performing live for decades, most recently selling out venues across the US and Canada on his MOST WANTED headline tour. Tickets are $65, $55 and $45.
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*Note: facility fee applicable on single event tickets; $1 for tickets $50 and under, $2 for tickets over $50.
A.C. CONVENTION CENTER PUBLIC SHOWS
For more information visit www.accenter.com or call 609-449-2000
Aug 18 - Aug 19
Fantasy Football Fest
Nov 01 - Nov 01
2012 Atlantic City National College Fair