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.
Nicki Minaj has been called "the most influential female rapper of all time.” In 2013, she became the most-charted female rapper in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. Minaj has received ten Grammy-nominations throughout her career and has won six American Music Awards, ten BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, and was the recipient of Billboard's Women in Music 2011 Rising Star award.
Singer-songwriter and actress Ariana Grande was the first person in the history of Billboard’s music chart to have the lead single from each of her first three albums debut in the top 10. Grande's accolades include two American Music Awards, Music Business Association's Breakthrough Artist of the Year, an MTV Video Music Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards and two Grammy nominations.
Starting March 25th at 10:00 a.m. PT, T-Mobile customers can get their presale tickets at http://t-mobilearenapresale.com/. The presale will last from 10:00 a.m. PT Friday, March 25th – 11:59 p.m. PT Sunday, March 27th. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning 10:00 a.m. PT on Monday, March 28th at http://www.axs.com/.