New shows include Journey with TOTO, Ramón Ayala, Professional Bull riders, Harlem Globetrotters, and Sesame Street Live! Make Some Magic
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Grupo Firme Concert Tickets Sell Out Within First 2 Hours
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Newly Announced Events Join Arena’s Inaugural Lineup of Concerts with Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Maroon 5, Grupo Firme
Acrisure Arena, the newest world-class venue in Southern California, today announced its latest slate of upcoming events to take place when the $300M+ venue opens in December 2022. Coming to Acrisure Arena in 2023, newly announced events include Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic, the longest-running stage show for children, on January 11 and 12; the original extreme sport, Professional Bull Riding (PBR) brings the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour on February 10 & 11; worldwide icons, iconic Harlem Globetrotters on February 24; Mexico’s “King of the Accordion,” Ramón Ayala on February 26; and one of the most legendary rock bands of all time, Journey on April 25 with tickets onsale Friday, October 21 for Journey.
The announcement comes following last week’s unveiling of Acrisure Arena’s inaugural lineup of artists set to open the highly anticipated arena, which include The Doobie Brothers on December 15, Grupo Firme on December 16, Maroon 5 on December 31, Eagles on January 18, and Jimmy Buffett, whose date is to be announced. Grupo Firme, Acrisure Arena’s first concert public ticket on-sale, sold out completely within its first two hours of going on sale.
“As a local resident of the desert, I’m very proud to see Acrisure Arena’s first ticket on-sale sell out within its first two hours,” said Irving Azoff, co-founder, Oak View Group. “That level of fan engagement speaks to the high demand from the local community to see major touring artists in the Coachella Valley.”
Tickets for Ramón Ayala and Professional Bull Riding go on sale on Friday, September 30, at 10am PT at www.ticketmaster.com.
Tickets for the other events announced today will go on sale at a later date and will be announced on AcrisureArena.com. Join the arena’s newsletter to receive presale information and show announcements. Additional opening week details and events will be shared in the coming weeks.
“Our goal is to present a diverse mix of events that appeal to everyone in the Coachella Valley,” said John Bolton, Acrisure Arena’s SVP & General manager. “From the iconic American rock band Journey to Norteno legend Ramón Ayala to the best in children’s programming and family entertainment events, we are aiming to find events for all age groups. We are also excited to announce a long-term relationship with PBR- Professional Bull Riders to bring their epic events to Acrisure Arena every year – on their way to the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas.”
In addition to the new shows announced today in Indio, CA, the event featured mechanical bull rides, in celebration of PBR, and also showcased a live performance by students and educators from Academy of Musical Performance (AMP), a local “rock band” style education program focused on musical performance and concert production training.
Arriving at Acrisure Arena on January 11 and 12 is Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic, the live touring show based on Sesame Street. For almost 40 years, Sesame Street Live! has thrilled audiences across the country with its famous cast, fabulous original music, and contagious movement. Families come face to face with lovable Sesame Street pals in an interactive spectacle that brings everyone to their feet—little and big, feathered, and furry. Sesame Street Live! mixes laughter with age-appropriate lessons such as “Make Your Magic,” which delivers awe-inspiring illusions with a side of self-discovery: Elmo learns that with perseverance and practice, nothing can stand between you and your dream. In the electrifying “Make Your Magic” Sesame characters get kids out of their seats to shout, sing, and boogie: just the thing to activate growing bodies and brains.
Experience the most exciting part of rodeo action up close with Professional Bull Riding. Heading to the arena for a two-day event February 10 & 11, come and see the toughest cowboys take on the biggest bulls in a challenge of strength and resilience. The Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour showcases the top rodeo athletes from all around the country as they compete for the winning ride. Bull riding is among the most recognized and exciting rodeo events where riders compete to maintain their balance on a bucking bull for a particular amount time – generally eight seconds. Viewed as probably the most dangerous of the rodeo sports, competing on the Bull Riding Tour calls for flexibility, balance, coordination, and a lot of courage.
Master accordionist, vocalist, and songwriter, Ramón Ayala comes to Acrisure Arena on February 26. With a career that spans over 40 years, conjunto superstar Ayala has defined norteño music with signature songs and definitive instrumental styling that have made him a superstar on both sides of the El Rio Grande. Ayala has recorded an astonishing 105 albums shattering sales records and becoming a legend of the beloved regional genres. A consummate showman and recipient of a Grammy for his renowned live shows, Ayala, continues to dazzle fans with his virtuosic accordion playing at his energetic performances.
On February 24, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike’s to Acrisure Arena! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are showing off their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and delivering a non-stop LOL good time. Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world’s winningest team! In 2023, every fan is getting in on this action…that means YOU, so get ready! It’s GLOBETROTTER game time!
The diamond-selling Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, Journey, will bring very special guest TOTO to the stage at Acrisure Arena on April 25. Tickets will be onsale Friday, October 21, 10am. Known for its catalog of chart-topping, decade-spanning anthems, including “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Faithfully,” “Lights,” and more. One of rock music’s most influential icons, Journey features founder Neal Schon (lead guitarist), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals) Jason Derlatka (keyboards, backing vocals), Deen Castranovo (drums, backing vocals), and Todd Jensen (bassist).
Fans can also take advantage of Acrisure Arena’s Concert Access Membership program. While Premium Club seats may be sold out, Concert Access seating will guarantee Firebirds hockey Season ticket holders the ability to purchase seats in Acrisure Arena for all concerts and family shows, without worrying the show will be sold out. Flexible options allow fans to pay in full or remain on the monthly automatic payment plan (starting at 8 months) with 0% interest. Interested fans can reach our Premium Sales team at 760-835-8778 or learn more on AcrisureArena.com/Membership.
Additionally, fans can also enter to Acrisure Arena’s Platinum Ticket Sweepstakes. One winner and their guest will win two (2) tickets to every ticketed event at Acrisure Arena for one year, a prize valued at $10,000. Enter to win at AcrisureArena.com before Sunday, October 9, at 11:59pm PT. Official rules and terms and conditions also can be found on the website.
Acrisure Arena will be the first of its kind in the greater Palm Springs area. Annually, Acrisure Arena will attract over one million visitors bringing year-round entertainment to the region, hosting sports, music, and family events. Acrisure Arena’s partnership with Live Nation, the world’s largest event promoter, will serve as a world-class venue providing a rehearsal space for artists launching major tours, a new routing model that will service the music needs on the West Coast, and the next major destination for artist residencies. The arena will be more than 300,000 square feet and feature 11,000+ capacity, including modern suites and four premium hospitality clubs. Additionally, it will be the home of the Seattle Kraken’s American Hockey League (AHL) team, the Coachella Valley Firebirds, and include an adjoining Iceplex that will serve as a year-round community gathering space and the training center for the AHL team.
For more information about the construction of Acrisure Arena, visit www.AcrisureArena.com.
***For the health and safety of everyone attending, these events will abide by local laws, guidance from public health authorities, and venue COVID-19 policies. While there are currently no restrictions, enhanced health and safety policies, including the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test (or alternatively proof of full vaccination), may be put in place at any time prior to the show date at the discretion of the venue, presenter, or tour. Please do not attend an event at Acrisure Arena if you have tested positive, been in close contact with someone who is positive, or are experiencing symptoms.
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