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Zac Brown Band is coming to Gila River Arena

Zac Brown Band

The Zac Brown Band will be playing in Glendale on Thursday, May 4 at the Gila River Arena for its Welcome Home Tour. Country music fans should be ready for an awesome show, as The Zac Brown Band tours in support of its upcoming album “Welcome Home,” which will be released on May 12. “My Old… Read More →

Arizona Coyotes arena in Tempe? Not happening

Arizona Coyotes arena

The plan to build a proposed Arizona Coyotes arena in Tempe, near Tempe Marketplace, has been killed. On Friday, ASU released a statement saying that is has no intention of signing a development agreement, an option to lease, or any other agreement with the Coyotes. ASU did not give a reason for why it has… Read More →

World’s top bull riders will invade Glendale

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by in Experience AZ Magazine

The Professional Bull Riders 2017 Build Ford Tough Series is coming to the Gila River Arena on Saturday and Sunday March 25-26, 2017. Dubbed “America’s original extreme sport,” Professional Bull Riders will treat Arizona fans to an action-packed weekend for the Ak-Chin Invitational, as the world’s top 35 bull riders try to conquer the rankest bulls in the sport in… Read More →

Roger Waters ‘Us + Them Tour’ coming to Gila River Arena

by in Experience AZ Magazine

Roger Waters will return to North America in 2017 with a pioneering new tour, “Us + Them”, featuring classic Pink Floyd, some new songs and solo work.  The tour, which will make a stop in Glendale at Gila River Arena on June 14, runs through the summer of 2017 and is promoted by AEG Live’s Concerts… Read More →

Trans-Siberian Orchestra coming to Gila River Arena

by in Experience AZ Magazine

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) announced the dates of its 2016 Winter Tour, once again featuring one of the group’s beloved stories performed in its own renowned audio visual manner. In its Platinum anniversary year, TSO is bringing back its treasured tale, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” to 61 cities across North America, concluding, after 105 shows, with special New Year’s Eve… Read More →

Olympic gymnastics champions coming to Gila River Arena

by in Experience AZ Magazine

The 36-city Kellogg’s® Tour of Gymnastics Champions kicks off Thursday, Sept. 15, in Spokane, Wash., and promises fans a high-flying, dynamic experience that celebrates the sport’s beauty and skill in each of the disciplines. Bigger and better than ever, the show’s format pairs elite gymnastics skill with modern performance art that pushes the boundaries of… Read More →

Gila River Arena will host ArenaBowl for first time

For the first time in the Arena’s history, the Arena Football League will hold a championship Bowl Game at AEG Facilities’ Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ.  The five-time ArenaBowl Champion Arizona Rattlers will host the Philadelphia Soul in the AFL ArenaBowl on Friday, August 26 at 4:00PM PDT at Gila River Arena. The game will… Read More →

Gymnastics champions coming to Gila River Arena

Members of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams are coming to the 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions at Gila River Arena on September 22, 2016. At each Tour stop, local gymnasts are expected to join the cast of gymnastics champions. The 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions, which begins on Sept. 15 in… Read More →

Duran Duran to make a stop in Glendale

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

In what is promising to be one of the most eagerly anticipated tours of 2016, multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran have announced that they will hit the road for an extensive North American arena and amphitheatre tour next year in support of their current album Paper Gods. The legendary band, CHIC, led by guitarist Nile Rodgers, will appear as special guests… Read More →

‘Into the Woods,’ Aerosmith and more to do this weekend

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Indie rock group Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is playing the Crescent Ballroom this Tuesday as part of their 10th Anniversary Tour. The band has self-released, marketed, and distributed all four of their albums, including 2014’s Only Run. In addition to a tour, the band has reissued its self-titled first… Read More →

5 things to do this weekend: Feb. 9-16, 2015

1. “Napoli” premieres in US Ballet Arizona will be the first American ballet company to present “Napoli.” This performance tells the love story of the poor fisherman Gennaro and his beloved Teresina. Teresina is swept away in a great storm. Sea nymphs rescue her, but Gennaro is nowhere to be found. Their love must overcome… Read More →

ZooLights is back + more to do this week

11/24-1/11: ZooLights The annual ZooLights event is opening this week at the Phoenix Zoo. Opening on Nov. 24 and closing on Jan. 11, ZooLights features almost 4 million LED lights spread throughout the zoo and formed into the shapes of many of its popular animals. By day, the zoo’s animals will be out and wandering… Read More →

Drake, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry + more to do this week

by in Blogs | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured

9/24: James Joyce’s Dubliners: Still Engaging Readers and Writers 100 Years After Publication The Irish Cultural Center’s McClelland Irish Library is hosting a series of events from Sept. 24 to Nov. 8 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of James Joyce’s novel “Dubliners.” The celebration of the groundbreaking collection of short stories and its long-lasting success… Read More →

Glendale arena may change to Gila River Arena

Arizona Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced today that the Coyotes and Arizona-based Gila River Casinos have agreed to terms on a nine-year partnership agreement that includes the naming rights for Glendale Arena. The agreement is pending approval from Glendale City Council on September 9. If approved, the new name of the venue… Read More →