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Grammy-Winning Singer, Guitarist Jack White to Perform ‘Phone-Free’ Show at Coliseum

On Monday, promoters announced that twelve-time Grammy Award-winning alternative rock singer, guitarist and producer Jack White will be performing at the El Paso County Coliseum on September 19th.

White’s concert will be a phone-free show. Fans’ phones and other photo or video-capturing equipment and gizmos, including watches, won’t be taken away, but instead will be secured in a “locked” Yondr pouch, which fans keep with them, but can only be unlocked in designated areas.

An official tour photographer will capture the concert for fans, who are invited to share photos and videos that will be posted on online and @officialjackwhitelive on Instagram.

“I want people to live in the moment,” White said in a recent interview. “If your phone is that important to you that you can’t live without it for two hours then I don’t know.”

White hit the music scene with the White Stripes in 1997, but it was in 2003 when the duo’s release “Elephant” hit No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and earned a Grammy Award nomination for Album of the Year and a win for Best Alternative Music Album, as well as a win for Best Rock Song for the mega-hit “Seven Nation Army.”

White, nominated 33 times, won 12 Grammys for his work with the White Stripes, Raconteurs and as a solo artist. His win total also includes two awards for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for his art direction on the “The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records.”

He won his first Grammy as a producer in 2004 for Loretta Lynn’s Best Country Album-winning “Van Lear Rose.” In 2017, White was honored with the Grammys’ President’s Merit Award for his support for the art and craft of recorded music. His latest release, “Boarding House Reach,” reached the top of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.

White founded the independent record label Third Man Records in 2001.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online. A special presale will get underway Thursday, June 21.

 

Ex-Diablos President Returns, Joins El Paso Sports Commission

El Paso Baseball Hall of Famer and former El Paso Diablos leader Rick Parr is officially joining the El Paso Sports Commission team, taking the reins as president under CEO Brian Kennedy.

“We are very pleased to bring in someone of Rick’s caliber to join us in moving forward to help take El Paso and the El Paso Sports Commission to the forefront of entertainment and sports tourism,” Kennedy said. “His events and sports experience will add to a strong collaboration that will enhance our efforts, all in the best interest of making El Paso shine.”

The mission of the El Paso Sports Commission is to increase the influx of sports tourism dollars to the El Paso community through the creation of local tournaments, the enhancement of existing tournaments and by attracting regional, national and international events to the El Paso community.

The longtime non-profit organization, since 2003, also oversees the El Paso County Coliseum, which hosts close to 200 events yearly, and is considered the oldest and one of the most popular entertainment venues in the Southwest.

“I’m excited to be back in El Paso and joining the El Paso Sports Commission,” said Parr, who spent close to three decades in the Sun City at the beginning of his career. “Our focus is to make our community better and offer a great quality of life with exciting events, and I’m thankful that I can be part of it.”

Via a Wednesday news release, Sports Commission officials shared, “The highly-respected Parr brings with him an amazing résumé of experience, including his recent stint as president and national director of sales, as well as radio host, for America Matters Media in Reno, Nv. He also served as general manager for more than 30 years in Minor League Baseball in Triple-A with the Reno Aces in 2008-14 and the Tucson Sidewinders in 2001-08, and in Double-A with the El Paso Diablos in 1979-2001, taking over as president in 1996.”

Parr is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, where he was an Academic All-Western Athletic Conference football player and later a graduate assistant and assistant coach for the Miners.

Parr has earned numerous awards and honors, as well as several organization titles while with the El Paso Diablos, including the President’s Trophy (best overall operations), threetime McPhail Award (best promotions), Freitas Award (best overall operations and community commitment; Diablos were the first organization to receive the honor) and Organization of the Decade 1980-89 by Baseball America Magazine. Parr, alongside owner Jim Paul, set the standard in MiLB for many events, operations and promotions while with the Diablos.

Parr also was a member of the National Association/MiLB Licensing Committee, facilitated and helped implement the El Paso Professional Baseball Seminar, chairman of the Pacific Coast League Promotional Committee, hosted the International Baseball/Double-A All-Star Game and the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game, and facilitated and helped implement the Promotional/Marketing Baseball Seminar for more than 25 years for MiLB, soccer and college executives.

Parr was inducted into the El Paso Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. He is married to Julie and the couple have two children: Lizzie, 15, and Joe, 13.

Texas Country Music Fest Returns to Coliseum in April

The Texas Country Music Fest returns for year number two at the El Paso County Coliseum. The festival, which features popular names in country music, will once again take over the Coliseum (4100 East Paisano) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14.

Singer-songwriter Tracy Byrd will open, while the award-winning Randy Rogers Band will headline the event, which is considered a key stop on the Texas country music circuit.

The Texas-based Randy Rogers Band has reached the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart with each of its last three studio releases, including 2016’s “Nothing Shines Like Neon.” The Texas Regional Radio Music Award-winning group, behind such hits as “Tequila Eyes,” “Tonight’s Not the Night” and “In My Arms Instead,” has five consecutive No. 1 albums on the iTunes Country Albums chart and has sold more than one million albums.

The Academy of Country Music Award-nominated band will release a new album this year. Byrd has charted more than 30 singles, including 11 Top 10 hits, in his career. The Texas native has released 10 studio albums, including 2016’s “All American Texan,” and two greatest hits albums, earning one double-platinum and four gold certifications.

The festival also will include the Patio Pre-Party, which starts at 5 p.m. and will feature some of the best food trucks in town, fun family-friendly activities and live music.

Tickets are $35, $45, $55 and $70, plus fees, and available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Popular Christian Music Group Miel San Marcos at Coliseum

Popular Spanish Christian music group Miel San Marcos will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 5th at the El Paso County Coliseum at 4100 E. Paisano.

Miel San Marcos – founded in 2000 by brothers Josh, Luis and Samy Morales from San Marcos, Guatemala – has recorded nine albums and has been traveling the world and performing to packed crowds.

In 2014, the brothers made history when the group sold out the Mexico City Arena, singing to 17 thousand fans while on tour promoting the hit album, “Come En El Cielo,” which took the trio to more than 20 countries.

Miel San Marcos won the 2015 Dove Award for top Spanish Language Album of the Year for “Come En El Cielo,” which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Latino chart and Billboard’s Latin Pop Album chart. Other hits include “Invencible,” “Agradecido,” “Yo Creo,” “Eres Dios,” “Proezas,” “Levántate Señor,” “El Gozo Del Señor,” “Tú Presencia” and “Grande y Fuerte, among many others.

Tickets are $20, plus fees, and are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.  For more information 915-533-9899

 

Longtime Latin Entertainer Miguel Bosé to Perform at Coliseum

Longtime popular Latin singer and entertainer Miguel Bosé will bring his Estaré Tour 2017 to the El Paso County Coliseum, at 8 p.m. September 27.

Born Luis Miguel González Bosé in Panama City, Panama, the Spanish pop and new wave musician and actor started his career in 1975, recording his first two singles and eventually signing with a major record label. Behind seven top 10 hits, he became a major teen idol in Italy, Spain and Europe. In the mid-1980s, he became an international superstar when his song “Amante Bandido” rose to the top of the charts throughout Latin America and Spain.

In 2002, he won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album for “Sereno.”

In 2007, celebrating 30 years in the business, Bosé released the hugely popular “Papito,” an album that contains remakes of his past hits, featuring duets with major singers, such as Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Laura Pasini, Shakira and Ricky Martin, among others.

“Nena,” with Paulina Rubio, was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award and was the best-selling download in Spain that year. Bosé released “Papitwo” in 2012, again featuring hit remakes with popular singers, including Juan Luis Guerra, Tiziana Ferro and Natalia Lafourcade.

Bosé has released close to 30 albums in his career. His most recent releases include “Amo” in 2014 and “Miguel Bosé MTV Unplugged” in 2106.

Tickets cost $55, $90, $110, $160 and $190, plus fees, and are on sale now. They are available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

Mexican Duo Sin Bandera to Return to Coliseum in September

Latin Grammy Award-winning duo Sin Bandera will once again bring its Latin pop sounds to the El Paso County Coliseum at 8 p.m. Friday, September 22nd, tour officials announced Tuesday.

Leonel García and Noel Schajris, who make up Sin Bandera, became hugely popular after releasing their award-winning self-titled debut album in 2002. The name, which means “Without a Flag,” was created to bring awareness to world unity.

Sin Bandera burst onto the music scene with the hit “Entra En Mi Vida” (“Come Into My Life”), the first single written by the duo that was later used as the theme song for the popular Mexican telenovela “Cuando Seas Mía” (“When You’re Mine”). “Kilómetros” (“Kilometers”) and “Sirena” (“Mermaid”) are also favorites of the group’s countless fans from across Mexico, Spain, Costa Rica, Argentina, the United States and many other countries around the world.

Sin Bandera earned a 2017 Billboard Latin Music Award nomination for Latin Pop Songs Artist of the Year, Duo or Group. The duo also earned a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Song of the Year in 2016 for “En Ésta No” (“Not In This”), after winning Best Pop Album of the Year by a Duo or Group in 2002 for “De Viaje” (“Traveling”) and another in 2004 for “Sin Bandera.”

Tickets for the Una Última Vez Tour stop will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 30, and will cost $59.50, $79.50, $99.50 and $125. They will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online. A special presale is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 29.

El Paso County Coliseum Celebrates 75th Anniversary

On May 21, 2017, one of the most popular and oldest venues in El Paso will celebrate its 75th anniversary: El Paso County Coliseum.

Originally built to host rodeos (the first event held was the El Paso Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo in June 1942), the ”El Paso County Live Stock & Agricultural Exhibition Building” was established on May 21, 1942.

The El Paso County Commissioners Court approved a resolution Monday, May 15, honoring the El Paso County Coliseum and the historic anniversary.

The El Paso County Coliseum, now under the direction of the El Paso Sports Commission and its President and CEO Brian Kennedy, has entertained millions of fans and hosted thousands of performances and events throughout 75 years, all the while celebrating El Paso’s rich history and culture.

Considered the premier entertainment and sports venue in the Southwest, the El Paso County Coliseum hosts between 125 and 150 performances a year. A variety of entertainers and Grammy Award winners have taken the stage, including music legends Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, to Latin heavyweights Juan Gabriel and Selena, to pop music superstars Ariana Grande and Ricky Martin, to heavy metal icons Slayer and Slipknot, to Hall of Famers like Green Day and Van Halen.

In addition to the music, sporting events have made the Coliseum their home.  Yearly events such as the rodeo, circus, boxing, soccer, festivals, dances, roller derby, Disney On Ice, nationally televised Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding, Oktoberfest, the El Paso Coyotes arena soccer team, the El Paso Rhinos Thorne Cup winning hockey team, the state champion UTEP Miners hockey team, the UTEP Miners men’s basketball team in 1967, and so much more.

On May 21, 1942, County Judge Joseph McGill and Texas Lt. Gov. H.L. Winfield officially dedicated and opened the doors at a grand-opening celebration to a capacity crowd of 7,000.

The festivities featured Fort Bliss soldiers, the Texas College of Mines (now UTEP) band, high school dance groups, Boy Scout troops and a variety of performances. In a newspaper article, the arena, the first-of-its-kind in the Southwest, was said to be “practically the same size as the one in Madison Square Garden.”

The official cost for architect Percy McGhee and contractor R.E. McKee to build the “one-of- a-kind, exposition building” was $321,000 and approved by County Judge McGill and County Commissioners John L. Andreas, M. Scarborough, Ray Sherman and T.M. Risinger.

The El Paso County Coliseum, considered one of the area’s most popular venues, has undergone several changes throughout the years, including renovations to the façade and box office, the addition of a state-of-the-art heating and air-conditioning system, new seating, expanded hallways and upgraded concession stands and restrooms. However, the original look since 1942 has basically stayed intact.

For more photos, videos and additional historical facts, visit the Coliseum’s facebook page.

 

Popular Latin Singer Ricardo Arjona to Open Tour at Coliseum

Popular Latin sensation Ricardo Arjona is kicking off his United States tour in El Paso, officials announced.

Arjona opens the U.S. leg of his “Circo Soledad” tour at 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the El Paso County Coliseum at 4100 East Paisano.

The Guatemalan singer and songwriter is considered one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time, with more than 40 million albums sold. Arjona’s music range is vast, including ballads, rancheras, Latin pop, pop rock and tropical, as well as Cuban, Tejano and Latin sounds.

Arjona has won a Grammy Award and a Latin Grammy Award, after earning a combined 21 nominations. He has won four Billboard Latin Music Awards (19 nominations), 13 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Awards, three Lo Nuestro Awards and is a member of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Arjona is currently on the world leg of his tour before hitting the United States, starting inthe Sun City and landing in Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, among other cities.

The tour is named after his 15th album, “Circo Soledad,” which hit the top spot of Billboard’s Latin Pop Albums Chart upon its release this year.

Tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 12, will cost $76.50, $96.50, $116.50 and $156.50, plus fees, and will be available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

 

Ultimate Foam Party Experience to Take Over County Coliseum Next Weekend

The “Ultimate Foam Party Experience” is set to saturate the El Paso County Coliseum. Foam Wonderland will take over the Coliseum Pavilion at 4100 E. Paisano, on Saturday, April 29.

The unique outdoor event will feature music, dancing, lasers and, of course, massive cascades of foam shooting through the air and drenching the audience in rhythm to pulsating electro house and techno sounds. Well-known DJ TJR will provide the beats, as well as special guest DJs Crankdat and Arius.

The world’s biggest foam production will get underway at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

VIP Area tickets will cost $30 and $40 and will allow fans, ages 21 and up, express entry into the event and access to a private area and bar.

Tickets are $15, $20, $25, $30 and $37.50, plus fees, and are now available at the El Paso County Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online.

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