(Edmonton, AB) – With a cool strum of his electric guitar and the subsequent screams of thrilled country fans, Keith Urban helped kick off what has turned into a word-class line-up of artists who chose to bring their talents to downtown Edmonton’s newest concert venue, Rogers Place.
The likes of Dolly Parton, Drake, the Dixie Chicks, Carrie Underwood, Kanye West, John Fogerty, Chicago with Earth, Wind & Fire, Florida Georgia Line and Amy Schumer have since delighted more than 630,000 guests who have danced, laughed, cheered and brought the venue to life.
These incredible artists helped showcase what Rogers Place has to offer, leading to a Best New Major Concert Venue of the Year nomination by our entertainment peers at Pollstar – the concert industry’s leading trade publication.
“Rogers Place is truly becoming a must-visit destination for both the stars and the building itself.”
Fast forward just three months and the thunder rolled across Canada as the king of country, Garth Brooks, broke his Edmonton record, selling out five shows at Rogers Place and announcing a sixth show on sale Thursday, December 15 at 10:00 AM.
“Edmonton has such a rich history of arts and culture and I think it’s a testament to our live entertainment scene that we’ve been able to sell out a diversity of shows from hip-hop to country to comedy and everything in between,” said Sheena Way, Rogers Place Assistant General Manager of Live Entertainment. “Rogers Place is truly becoming a must-visit destination for both the stars and the building itself. Selling out five Garth Brooks shows on the same morning that Guns and Roses tickets went on sale was a highlight of 2016.”
Just as exciting as what was, however, is what’s to come for Rogers Place and Edmonton.
Painting the town blue, Cirque Du Soleil’s TORUK recently added an additional show at 5:00 PM on December 24 to their existing six-show lineup over the holiday season.
“Cirque Du Soleil shows don’t come to Edmonton as often as other cities, so we’re always thrilled to bring a new show here and especially to play in a brand new arena,” said Laura Silverman, Spokesperson for TORUK – The First Flight. “It’s such a treat for the artists and the technicians and even for the staff; everything is beautiful, so we’re really excited!”
Also adding an additional show, and helping promote Rogers Place as a multi-night venue, was Bruno Mars who is sure to keep fans on their toes for back-to-back performances this July.
For the Lumineers, tickets “Ain’t Nobody’s Problem” as they get set to bring their Cleopatra World Tour to Rogers Place in March – ranking second only to Madison Square Garden in ticket sales on the North American leg of their tour.
While the latter months of 2016 certainly offered a lot for live entertainment enthusiast at Rogers Place, 2017 is poised to be an exciting year rounded out with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cold Play and Rogers Waters.
Way added, “We’re just getting started!”
For more information on tickets and the heart-pumping acts coming to Rogers Place, please visit RogersPlace.com/events.