Bellevue, Washington — March 24, 2016 — T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced that not one, but TWO, amazing artists will perform at the T-Mobile Arena Opening Celebration Concert in Las Vegas. On April 7, multi-platinum, GRAMMY®-nominated artist Nicki Minaj with special guest Ariana Grande will break in the new T-Mobile Arena and unleash an amazing Un-carrier celebration to officially open the stunning new venue. And, naturally, T-Mobile’s pulling out all the stops to give customers the VIP treatment, starting with an exclusive T-Mobile customer ticket pre-sale from 10:00 a.m. PT Friday, March 25th through Sunday March 27th. Tickets will be available to the general public starting Monday, March 28th at 10:00 a.m. PT.
“What better way to open this amazing arena than with TWO amazing artists – Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande –and a few thousand customers and friends?” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. “We un-leashed music and entertainment on your smartphone. Now, we’re taking that to the next level with T-Mobile Arena where T-Mobile customers get all the perks and can experience music and entertainment up close and in person!”
Located just west of the famed Las Vegas Strip, T-Mobile Arena will be the destination in Las Vegas for live events − from amazing music acts to thrilling sporting events − and will set a new standard for what entertainment means in the city that does it best. The 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena is already scheduled to host exciting, world-class events with something for everyone − from high-profile awards shows and top-name concerts to UFC and title boxing events. And T-Mobile customers will always feel like VIPs at T-Mobile Arena enjoying exclusive benefits like a dedicated fast-track VIP venue entrance at every event. At select events customers will also enjoy seat upgrade opportunities, access to ticket presales and premium VIP experiences. The home for wireless entertainment now has a home for live entertainment.
Grammy Award-nominated superstar Nicki Minaj stands at the top of the pop vanguard. Her two-time platinum selling and critically lauded third full-length album, The Pinkprint, arrived at the top of both the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, cementing her as rap’s reigning queen. To date, the global superstar has sold over 55 million singles and 5 million albums worldwide. Minaj has also been the recipient of a bevy of awards including American Music Awards, MTV VMA’s, Billboard Awards, People’s Choice Awards, BET Awards, and many others.
Grammy Award-nominated Ariana Grande is the first woman in history and the first artist since Michael Jackson to simultaneously have three songs—”Problem,” “Break Free” featuring Zedd, and “Bang Bang” with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J—in the Top 6 of the Digital Songs Chart. “Bang Bang” went platinum and was Grammy-nominated for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.” Ariana has enjoyed five Hot 100 Top 10 smashes. She also earned the distinction of becoming the first artist to debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 with the lead single from her first three albums. In 2016 she will release her mega-anticipated third full-length album, Dangerous Woman, driven by the title track which captured #1 on both iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Pop Songs Chart minutes after release.
Ariana and Nicki have been in touch multiple times, as we’ve seen them perform onstage in many events! Who thinks we’ll hear Bang Bang, Get On Your Knees, and their new song on Ariana’s upcoming album Dangerous Woman?!
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