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Monday, December 4, 2017

PATS ANNOUNCE THE EAGLES TO PLAY MOSAIC STADIUM


The Regina Pats Host organizing committee for the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup is pleased to announce that legendary rock band The Eagles, featuring Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, along with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey will perform an outdoor concert at Regina’s Mosaic Stadium. The concert will take place on May 17, 2017 as a part of the Centennial Salute Opening Ceremonies and will kick off the 100th edition of the Canadian Hockey League’s (CHL) national championship tournament.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale to the general public on December 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.ca. Presale will be offered to corporate sponsors and Mastercard cardholders and will take place on December 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. As an added bonus, ticketholders from February’s Homecoming Weekend Outdoor Hockey event will also be given the opportunity to participate in this presale offering.

“Our organizing committee has worked tirelessly to create a tournament that sets a new benchmark for Memorial Cup celebrations for a 100 years to come,” says Mastercard Memorial Cup Committee Chair Shaun Semple.  “The Eagles are one of the greatest bands of our time and having them perform at the opening ceremonies is only fitting to kick-off our national celebration of Canadian junior hockey.”

The concert will be the highlight of the spectacular Centennial Salute Opening Ceremony event and will kick off the 100th Mastercard Memorial Cup. The one-of-a-kind celebration is being staged by world-renowned Canadian event producers BaAM Productions and will feature a level of pageantry and grandeur that will be remembered for years to come.

“Our city has once again stepped forward to show the country that we are ready and able to host world-class events,” adds Regina Mayor, Michael Fougere. “I’d like to congratulate the host committee, the Regina Pats ownership, and Regina Exhibition Association Limited for their efforts to bring another exciting event to our community.”

The Eagles are one of the most influential and commercially successful American rock bands of all time. With their profound lyrics, tight harmonies and country-tinged melodies, they created a signature Southern California sound. The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, have scored six #1 albums, have topped the singles charts five times and have received six Grammy® Awards. The band has performed sold-out concert tours worldwide throughout their career. Their 2014 History of the Eagles Tour broke numerous U.S. box office records and included five sold-out concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY and six sold-out concerts at the Forum in Inglewood, California.  The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 in their first year of eligibility and received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.

The 100th MasterCard Memorial Cup will take place May 17-27, 2018, at the Brandt Centre, featuring the host Pats along with the champions of the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League, and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League competing in a traditional round-robin tournament format.

21 comments:

Scott Thompson said...

Wow, the hottest concert ticket of 1977! Next up unleaded gas and colour tv! What a time to be alive!

Scott Thompson said...

Will there also be a rascal scooter valet?

Anonymous said...

Better to have the Eagles playing than to have the stadium dark. So I take it if your a season ticket holder the only way you get first dibs on tickets is if you purchased the out door game package? Real incentive to buy a season ticket. C'mon Pats you have 5,000 season ticket holders for an outside concert that holds 34,000 people. Give us a bone once in a while.

Anonymous said...

Since when do the Eagles appeal to all age groups? I am guessing 9 out of 10, 25 yr old kids would have no clue who the Eagles even are!

@mrt_man said...

HOW DID VINCE GILL END UP PLAYING WITH THEM?

Anonymous said...

Decent band, not sure if they are a Stadium act. I'd rate this is swing and a miss. I'm sure ticket pricing will be ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with a Heartache tonight. Try getting The Byrds or Grateful Dead as opening acts. Ozark Mountain Daredevils and I'm there front row. This is a very good act to have for this.

Anonymous said...

What?????? No Metallica???

Anonymous said...

Not impressed, I'm not 60

Anonymous said...

As a 60 year old I'm jacked! This is going to be awesome dudes!

Anonymous said...

Give us a name of someone in todays music scene that a vast majority of the people would enjoy. .....hmm, that's what I thought. Nobody out there today worth a crap.

william weppler said...

There is an old saying "you can't please everyone".

Did the announcement say the Eagles appeal to all age groups? I don't think so Anon.

How Vince Gill? http://www.rollingstone.com/country/news/vince-gill-on-joining-the-eagles-i-feel-im-a-great-fit-w488389

Some people just can't read - announcement indicates who is eligible for pre-sale purchases Anon.

This will be one of the best Memorial Cups for the CHL...way to go Pats organizers...keep the good news coming!

Anonymous said...

Regardless of the era music is from, many bands are good draws regardless of a potential audience persons age. Musical tastes are extremely subjective as is any art form and no one selection is going to satisfy everybody.

As was written in the news piece (see below), the Eagles are a good draw, and their general fan base has the disposable income that most promoters like to market towards. (the same reason most casinos bring in bands from the same era, those 45-70 age group fans stay, eat, drink & gamble.)

"Their 2014 History of the Eagles Tour broke numerous U.S. box office records and included five sold-out concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY and six sold-out concerts at the Forum in Inglewood, California."

Anonymous said...

Some people need to read the initial concert coming announcement before they go shooting their mouths off about nothing on here as they usually do.

Anonymous said...

To bad it’s not the original band, but it’s still worth the while, I can’t see many other bands filling the stadium, eagles forever.

Anonymous said...

Are they going to be increasing the capacity of the wheel chair section at Mosaic??

Anonymous said...

I think a lot of people would enjoy Bruno Mars!

Anonymous said...

As a Regina taxpayer whose taxes have to help pay for that new stadium, where's my presale code?

Anonymous said...

Because his voice can pull off the harmonies of Glenn Fry.

Kellin Enslev said...

Season Ticket Holders of the Pats are the very first Pre-Sale....

Anonymous said...

Who the bleep is Bruno mars