Eric Church at Target Center
EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Church will bring the “Holdin’ My Own Tour” to Target Center in Minneapolis, MN on January 20, 2017. Tickets go on-sale Friday, Sept 23 at 10AM at AXS.com or charge by phone at 888-929-7849.
For the first time ever, there will be no support act on this tour. Eric Church and the ECB will play two full sets with an intermission in between. In an effort to ensure his core fans get great tickets at face value, Church is revamping the pre-sale and on-sale process to eliminate scalpers from the equation.
“In this era where growing inequality seems to be the norm, we wanted to do everything within our power to put the advantage back in the hands of true fans rather than those that take advantage of the system, and by extension our people,” said John Peets, Church’s manager. “It was important to us to invest time into evaluating and redesigning the ticket buying process and build the technology to level the playing field.”
Church has secured a larger allotment of fan club tickets than in the past so Church Choir members will have much better success buying tickets in the pre-sale. The Church Choir pre-sale will be the ONLY pre-sale. There will be no venue, credit card or radio pre-sales. Church and his team developed a new fan club pre-sale system that allows them to remove scalpers from the pre-sale process before it even happens. Scalpers that are found to be gaming the system and posing as real fans won’t receive the buy link at all.
As on past tours, Church will continue to cancel any and all orders found to be made by scalpers. New for the Holdin’ My Own Tour, Church commissioned a proprietary technology that scrubs ticket purchases using up to 10 different data points and automatically flags orders made by scalpers. Orders may be cancelled at any time and without warning. Church cautions fans to stay away from the secondary market because it’s likely that tickets found there will be invalid by the time the show happens.
Finally, delivery of all ticket orders will be delayed until the days leading up to each show. Church hopes that this will make it impossible for scalpers to complete their transactions.
By doing this – investing time and energy to create a more efficient and balanced model – the Church team is not only communicating directly to the fans the best source for face value tickets, but also building a model that protects fans and can be adopted by the industry as a whole.
“The way this album came together mandated we release it as a surprise, straight to our fans, as it was important for me to deliver the music the same way the creativity hit me—directly and swiftly. What I didn’t anticipate is that it left me scratching my head a little as this year was supposed to be spent writing.” Church continues, “What this year’s open schedule did afford us was time to think through the way the fans experience our music live, and it was important to us that we find a way to stick to these same principles when it came to approaching our shows, down to the way they go on sale.”
Church’s 2014-2015’s The Outsiders World Tour topped Billboard's Hot Tours consistently after Church set new attendance records in five markets including Chicago's Allstate Arena on March 20 with 18,626 present. Church also shattered Nashville's Bridgestone Arena attendance on January 10 with an unprecedented 18,411 fans assembled, surpassing The Blue Collar Comedy Tour’s record set on Feb. 2006. On April 7, 2015 he also broke the attendance record at Grand Forks, N.D.’s Ralph Engelstad Arena, which was previously set by Sir Elton John's 2012 show. The Outsiders World Tour saw Church performing to over 800,000 fans in more than 65 cities with nearly 20 stops from September 2014 through September of ‘15 and was named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Must-See Tours.
For further details on the ticketing system plus tour information, "These Boots by Lucchese" and Church's custom-designed Gibson Hummingbird Dark on tour, go to www.ericchurch.com.... See MoreSee Less
Red Hot Chili Peppers
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Jack Irons
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Target Center
** Tickets On Sale This Friday, September 23 at Noon **
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS ANNOUNCE 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN SUPPORT OF LATEST ALBUM, THE GETAWAY
Red Hot Chili Peppers announce the first three legs of their 2017 North American Tour today. The band is touring in support of its 11th studio album, the worldwide No. 1 The Getaway.
The Getaway Tour kicks off January 5th, 2017, in San Antonio, TX, and will crisscross its way across North America and include a stop in Minneapolis at Target Center on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Jack Irons will provide support. Reserved seat tickets ($101/$51) go on sale this Friday, September 23 at Noon and will be available at Target Center’s Box Office, online at AXS.com, or call 888.9.AXS.TIX. Four ticket limit – strictly enforced. Every ticket purchased includes a choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of The Getaway.
A fan club ticket pre-sale launches this Wednesday, September 21st at 10:00 AM local time.
The Getaway debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart and at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release in June. The Getaway marks the Grammy Award-winning band's seventh top 10 album and third #2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at #1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, and New Zealand and at #2 in the United Kingdom and Germany. The Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich.
The album was praised by Rolling Stone: “top-shelf modern-rock splendor”, People: “their best album in ages”, USA Today: “…proves not only that the longtime rockers still sizzle 30 years in, but also are capable of victoriously revamping their sound”, and many more.
About Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including "Best Rock Album" for Stadium Arcadium, "Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group" for "Dani California," "Best Rock Song" for "Scar Tissue," and "Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal" for "Give It Away." The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers' last studio album, The Getaway, was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 17, 2011.... See MoreSee Less
Disney On Ice presents Dream Big
Believing is just the beginning when dreamers from the Twin Cities witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics in Disney on Ice presents Dream Big. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Dream Big features an incredible display of special effects, stunning set design and breathtaking choreography on the ice.
Audiences are invited to join eight Disney Princesses – Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White – as they embark on incredible adventures, determined to make their dreams come true. In addition, experience the sisterly love that has captivated millions as Disney’s Frozen is brought to life on the icy stage.
Performing at Target Center from March 1 – 5, 2017, audiences will be transported to a world where imaginations soar and anything can happen. Through enchanted pixie-dust, Tinker Bell takes audiences on a journey of beloved Disney tales. Make a splash with the fearless dreamer Ariel as she yearns to explore life above the waves.
Watch Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle as they learn about the power to make their own magic. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman Olaf from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love is the greatest magic of all. Be there to discover a whole new world with the daring Jasmine, and join Snow White, Aurora and Tiana as they remind you that strength and kindness go hand-in-hand. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make Disney On Ice presents Dream Big an experience your family will never forget!
Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Dream Big start at just $16.50 for both adults and kids to the weeknight performances. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available at Target Center's box office, online at AXS.com or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.
Wednesday, March 1 - 7pm
Thursday, March 2 - 10:30am & 7pm
Friday, March 3 - 7pm
Saturday, March 4 - 11 am, 3pm, & 7pm
Sunday, March 5 - 1pm & 5pm... See MoreSee Less
Keith Sweat, Ginuwine, 112, KCi & JoJo - 4/7 at Target Center
Keith Sweat, K-Ci & JoJo, 112 & Ginuwine
Friday, April 7 at 8pm - Doors open at 7pm
$52 - $125
Tickets on sale Friday, December 9 at the Target Center box office, online at AXS.com and charge by phone at 1-888-9-AXS-TIX.
www.targetcenter.com/events/detail/keith-sweat... See MoreSee Less
Alan Jackson *Rescheduled*
Country superstar Alan Jackson’s Minneapolis concert at Target Center – originally planned for Saturday, November 19 – was postponed due to winter weather conditions in the Midwest this past weekend. Jackson will return to the Twin Cities on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the original show will be honored at the rescheduled date. Refunds are available by contacting AXS.
The rescheduled date will be among the first shows to be held at the newly-renovated Target Center following a $129 million, 18 month project that began in spring 2016 and will be completed in fall 2017.
Tickets for the rescheduled concert are on sale now at the Target Center box office, online at AXS.com, or by calling 1-888-9-AXS-TIX.... See MoreSee Less