Harlem Globetrotters Bring Their Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour to EIA 1-31-18

The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their one-of-a-kind family entertainment, will bring their Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour to the Erie Insurance Arena on January 31, 2018 at 7:00pm to take on their long-time adversaries the Washington Generals.

The Harlem Globetrotters will face a revamped Washington Generals team which recently launched a more competitive profile over the summer, making an appearance at the Basketball Tournament. The new tournament-tested team is looking to snap a 47-year losing streak against their world famous rivals during their 2018 season.

With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister, Ace Jackson and Hoops Green – the Globetrotters’ show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Their game at the Erie Insurance Arena will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, the Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.

Tickets start at $24.50 and can be purchased at harlemglobetrotters.com, http://www.erieevents.com, by phone at 814-452-4857 or at the Erie Insurance Arena Box Office.

The Harlem Globetrotters are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 91 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 123 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. The American Red Cross is the official charity of the Harlem Globetrotters. Sponsored by Entenmann’s Donuts, Ticket Galaxy and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International Inc., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For he latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters’ official website: http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter @Globies.

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Brantley Gilbert Announces Erie Insurance Arena Date

Nashville, TN – Brantley Gilbert spent all of 2017 taking his music to the people. Working the Rust Belt, the Heartland, the mid-South, the deep South and the Northeast, Gilbert knows it’s the people who make – and keep – the music strong. As Billboard said of the Georgia born ‘n’ raised songwriter “Brantley Gilbert knows his audience. With a pair of platinum albums and nine of his singles being certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum, Gilbert’s music strikes a chord with people.”

And that’s exactly why he’s calling this year’s tour The Ones That Like Me 2018.

“People tell you all kinds of things about marketing,” Gilbert says of his tour’s name. “But I want to call it something that speaks to what the tour is: a chance for me to get together with all the people out there who get this music, who believe in these songs and live their lives just like the people back home do.  We are all proud Americans, who try to stand up and do the right thing. That isn’t marketing, that’s life – and that’s what my music is made of.”

Having spent the summer playing – and selling out – hard ticket dates in amphitheaters, as well as a handful of festivals as headliner, Gilbert got to look the BG nation in the eye. As he’s home waiting for the birth of his first child, he’s reflected on the power and the heart of those people, and he’s even more determined to give them a show that gives back everything they are!

“I say every album is a chapter of my life,” Gilbert explains, as the first 19 dates of his tour go on sale. “IT’s real, even when it’s simple, because life is pretty simple, even when it’s rough. ‘One Hell of an Amen’ looks some tough in the eye, and stands tall. It’s how I was raised, and I think everyone in the BG Nation feels it the same way. So these aren’t just my songs, they’re the songs of all of our lives. When I get back out there, man, we’re gonna have even more life to lift up and celebrate.”

The Ones That Like Me 2018 kicks off February 1 at DCU Center in Worcester, MA. The initial leg of what promises to be Gilbert’s most gauntlet-throwing live experience yet – one that dials back the pyro and turns up the musical intensity – is slated for 36 concerts. Joining the hard-hitting songwriter in Staind’s Aaron Lewis, who’s been making country albums with iconic Nashville producer Buddy Cannon (Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson.)

With The Devil Don’t Sleep debuting at #1 for physical sales and Just As I Am winning the 2014 American Music Awards Favorite Country Album, Gilbert connects with the flyover. When Rolling Stone assessed the Best of Country and Americana so far this yuear, Gilbert’s soul-scraping album – written completely by the Georgia native – made on the list alongside progressive truth tellers Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Allison Krauss and Nikki Lane.

Deeming it “the soundtrack to Friday night in small towns everywhere,” critic Jon Freeman wrote, “Where the majority of bro-country’s standard bearers switched up their approaches upon Chris Stapleton’s coronation as country’s new king – softening their sound with boy band-flavored pop or moving away from the party vibe to more adult songwriting – Gilbert stuck to his guns and released his best album yet with The Devil Don’t Sleep.”

Entertainment Weekly concurred declaring, “With swaggering guitars, catchy hooks, and a DGAF attitude, Devil promises to keep the ‘One Hell of an Amen’ singer at the top of the country charts.” NPR offered, “the tough guy tentatively wading into introspective territory … Gilbert is acutely aware of what keeps his audience feeling connected to him – that his fans, branded the BG Nation, identify with his bellicore tone, his defiant posture, the contempt he aims at any hint of condescension, the slight suggestion of softness behind the sneer.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10am and can be purchased at the Erie Insurance Arena box office, http://www.erieevents.com or by calling 814-452-4857.

 

 

Comedian Brian Regan Announces Erie, PA Show Date

Erie, PA | Warner Theatre | April 26, 2018 @ 7:30pm

Tickets Go On Sale Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 10:00am

Tickets can be purchased at the Erie Insurance Arena box office, www.erieevents.com or by calling (814) 452-4857.

October 16, 2017 – Comedian Brian Regan announces spring 2018 tour dates for his non-stop theater tour going on sale Friday, October 20, 2017. The spring tour will visit 31 cities from January through the first week of June 2018. Regan visits close to 100 cities each year selling out the most beautiful venues in North America. A list of new tour dates is below. For more information and links to purchase tickets visit http://www.BrianRegan.com.

On November 21, Regan will star in his first Netflix special, Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers. The special is the first of a two-special deal with Netflix. Regan taped the special on June 23 and 24, 2017 at The Paramount Theatre in Denver.

On October 17, 2017 at 8:30PM, Regan will be seen in Peter Farrelly’s TV series, Loudermilk, on The Audience Network.

Regan will make his Carnegie Hall debut on November 11, 2017.

A regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Regan will make his next appearance with Jimmy on November 8, 2017. Regan made 28 stand-up appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman, the most of any comic in the show’s 22 years on CBS.

Regan’s previous stand-up special, Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall (2015), was the first-ever live broadcast of a stand-up special in Comedy Central’s history. The special was critically acclaime with Vanity Fair calling Regan, “The funniest stand-up alive.” He made a scene-stealing cameo in Chris Rock’s film, Top Live, and was a guest on Seinfield’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Regan’s previous comedy releases include: Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall (2015) airing on Comedy Central and is available on CD and DVD and as a video or audio download; All By Myself (2010) is available on CD and download only through his website; his two previous hour-long Comedy Central specials, The Epitome of Hyperbole (2008), and Brian Regan Standing Up (2007) are available on DVD or as a video or audio download; I Walk on the Moon (2004) is available on DVD or as an audio or video download only through his website and Brian Regan Live (1997) is available on CD.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2017

Fan Club Pre-Sale Begins September 6th

Public Tickets Available September 15th

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) announced it’s highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2017. Over the past 20-plus years, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has become a critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, musical powerhouse, and its annual winter tours a beloved, multi-generational holiday tradition. 2017’s tour, a completely updated presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” is set to begin on November 16th and will visit more than 60 cities, for 100-plus performances, before concluding on December 30th.

The Winter Tour 2017 pre-sale opens to fan club members on September 6th and runs through September 10th, with the general public on sale set to begin on September 15th. For more details on tour dates and on sales, visit http://www.trans-siberian.com.

TSO’s tour will be a celebration of the art and accomplishments of the lauded group’s late creator/composes/lyricists, Paul O’Neill, and his inimitable creation, which he dubbed “Rock Theater.” Prior to his untimely passing, O’Neill worked tirelessly with his close-knit team preparing an exciting new take on “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” for the 2017 tour. Beginning November 16th, fans will experience this exciting stage spectacle, including new awe-inspiring effects, and staging, certain to make the story even more engaging for fans.

Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” the rock opera features such enduring fan-favorites as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” “Christmas Canon,” “Music Box Blues,” “Promises To Keep,” and “This Christmas Day.” 2017’s tour will also boast a rousing second set containing more of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers.

The Winter Tour 2017 will be presented by the Hallmark Channel and will begin in Erie, Pennsylvania at the Erie Insurance Arena November 16 with two shows: 4pm and 8pm.

As in all previous years, a portion of every ticket sold benefits select local charities. To date, more than $13 million has been distributed from TSO to worthy charities all across North America.

In July, TSO sadly lost another member, longtime bassist Dave Z (David Zablidowsky), in a tragic accident. For fans who would like to make additional donations in Paul or Dave’s names, TSO suggests you do something unusually kind or generous for someone less fortunate or for someone who could just use a helping hand.

 

Erie Insurance Arena Enhances Safety Measures for Patrons

Permanent walk-through metal detectors have been installed at the 8,000 seat Erie Insurance Arena to improve safety for all patrons. The Security enhancement, along with other updates behind the scenes such as additional cameras and monitoring systems, are consistent with a nationwide trend at public assembly facilities. The eight metal detectors will be fully operational starting July 29, 2017 for WWE and will be standard operating procedure for anyone entering the building during an event.

For the protection of all Erie Events patrons: bottles, cans, flasks, backpacks, weapons of any kind, dangerous or unlawful materials are prohibited in the Erie Insurance Arena. In order to increase the efficiency of these machines and to create a positive experience for everyone, patrons are asked to keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Arrive early.
  • Limit the amount of personal items brought into the venue to expedite the screening process.
  • Leave all weapons at home. Weapons may include, but are not limited to, firearms, pocket knives, pepper spray and wallet chains.
  • No detachable lens cameras will be permitted.
  • Once in the screening area, make sure you have your ticket in hand. Place purses, cell phones, keys and any other objects on the screening table and walk through the metal detector when instructed. Erie Events security employees will assist all patrons with the new process and accommodate those with special needs.

For additional information on security measures and prohibited items at the Erie Insurance Arena, please visit http://www.erieevents.com.

Champions of Magic – October 20 – Warner Theatre

The 5 world-class illusionists that make up the Champions of Magic come to the USA for the first time following four years touring the UK with sold out shows, rave reviews and a run in London’s West End.

With more than 20 million online views between them, this cast of Britain’s top magicians includes international award winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Their skills have been seen around the world on TV with appearances on the CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”, CCN’s “A Quest for Magic” and NBC’s “Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon.”

Witness the impossible, including disappearances, levitation, teleportation and a heart stopping finale, all presented with lighting and special effects to rival the biggest theatrical spectacles.

Described by the British Press as “a spectacular family show” (Heart FM) and “slick, clever, funny and amazing” (Hereford Times) Champions of Magic has been seen by thousands across the UK and in the Fall 2017 US audiences will get their first chance to see why British fans return to see the country’s biggest touring illusion show time and time again.

The Sussex Newspaper said “Quite simply, mind blowing. I urge you to quickly get whatever tickets are still available because Champions of Magic is a show that has to be seen to be disbelieved…five stars!”

The Western Mail declared “Move over David Blaine, there’s a host of new magicians in town. With a live video feed, fiery pyrotechnics and stunning lighting, the show is an immersive experience in the art of magic.”

The Herford Times called the team “The UK’s top illusionists…fast becoming household names with their high energy and spectacular tricks…theirs is a pulse racing performance like no other.”

Premier Productions and Newsboys Announce Big Church Night Out Tour

November 12 – Erie Insurance Arena

Public on sale- Friday, July 14 at 10am

Premier Productions and GRAMMY nominated Newsboys announce the all new Big Church Night Out Tour. With nearly fifty shows across the U.S., each night will foster a time of worship, ministry and unity. Joining the tour will also be Sidewalk Prophets, 7eventh Time Down, Derek Minor, Blanca, Adam Agee from Audio Adrenaline, illusionists Brock Gill, worship leader Jamison Strain and Jeremy Willet.

“When families, friend and neighbors take time out of their busy lives to come together and join in one in worship, that is the church,” says Newsboys Michael Tait. “That is the makings of one BIG night, and we could not be more thrilled to be a part of it.

Powered by Pandora and CCM Magazine, the tour will offer a change for rejuvenation in exchange for the chaos and business of everyday life. In anticipation for the tour, Big Church Night Out will be taking over Pandora’s Christian Contemporary Station from July 5th to July 13th offering a pre-sale to listeners as well as in-depth interviews from Newsboys front man, Michael Tait.

Kevin Sparkman, editor of CCM Magazine shares about the upcoming tour, “Go Big. Real Big. A night-out that everyone needs!”

Hitting the East Coast, South and Midwest, the tour will begin in Montgomery, Alabama and make its final stop in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“The concept behind this Tour has been in the works for more than three years,” expresses Roy Morgan, owner of Premier Productions Inc. “Timing is everything, and the launch of Big Church Night Out this Fall will create a new Touring Brand in the marketplace for many years to come. Plus, it will be the first time that Pandora has provided its digital assets to support a Christian Tour, along with the marketing efforts of our strategic radio partners and local churches.”

About Premier Productions:

Pollstar Magazine ranks Premier Productions as the largest producer of live Christian events both nationally and internationally. Over 18 million people have attended a Premier event in over 4,000 concerts worldwide. Premier promotes Tours for Hillsong UNITED, Hillsong Worship, Young & Free, Kari Jobe, Jesus Culture, Lecrae, Lauren Daigle, Gaither Homecoming, Sadie Robertson, The Newsboys, comedian John Crist, Rend Collective, as well as their annual Winter Jam Tour Spectacular and OUTCRY Tours. Premier Fesitvals promotes 10 of the largest Christian Festivals in the U.S. and over 80,000 Passengers have sailed with them through their Cruise Company.