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Gibson And Greek Announce 2008 Premiere Marquee Club Season

by LA News (writer), , March 13, 2008

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GIBSON AMPHITHEATRE AND THE GREEK THEATRE ANNOUNCE 2008 PREMIERE MARQUEE CLUB SEASON Premiere Marquee Club Allows Fans to Package Their Own Concert Series

Award winning venues, The Greek Theatre (managed and booked by Nederlander Concerts) and Gibson Amphitheatre (managed and booked by Live Nation) announce their joint 2008 Premiere Marquee Club (PMC) line up.  The 2008 PMC season once again brings an outstanding roster of music ranging from Rock to Jazz, Latin to R&B and much more. The program offers over 60 concerts with additional shows being added throughout the year.  Anyone can join and there is no membership fee.

The Greek Theatre features Grammy® Award winners Robert Plant and Alison Krauss for two nights and the return of True Colors featuring 80’s icons Cyndi Lauper and the B-52’s.  Gibson Amphitheatre offers the MTV Movie Awards, the stand-up comedy of Carlos Mencia, Polo Polo and Katt Williams plus rock favorites Chicago will co-headline with the Doobie Brothers.  The Los Angeles Latin Jazz Festival starring Eddie Palmieri will kick off The Greek Theatre’s season in May, multiple Grammy® Award winner Mark Knopfler performs in June and legendary rocker Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band will play in August.  Latin artists are prominently featured at Gibson Amphitheatre with multi-platinum selling male vocalist Pepe Aguilar, Ana Gabriel and the ever popular Vicente Fernández who will perform for three nights in November.   In August, The Greek Theatre welcomes Melissa Etheridge back to the stage, country sensation Dolly Parton and two nights of Flamenco legends the Gipsy Kings.  Gibson Amphitheatre will round out the season with a dose of holiday cheer showcasing The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 7th Annual Christmas Extravaganza in December.

Fans may package individual shows to create their own concert series as part of the Premiere Marquee Club, the Gibson Amphitheatre and The Greek Theatre’s annual subscription program.  The program begins Friday, March 7 with an order deadline of Tuesday, March 25.  This joint subscription program offers preferred seating locations and advance notice of upcoming shows year-round, plus several exclusive discounts and amenities.

To become a Premiere Marquee Club member, patrons can simply log on to the PMC website, www.pmcla.com.  More information is available by phone at 818.622.9987.

 

SEASON SCHEDULE 2008

 

DATE                VENUE                                     ARTIST AND SUPPORT                                               

May 2               Gibson Amphitheatre                  Dream Theater

May 3               Gibson Amphitheatre                  Sin Bandera

May 10             The Greek Theatre                     The Los Angeles Latin Jazz Festival 2008 starring Eddie

                                                                        Palmieri plus (former members of Tito Puente

                                                                        Orchestra) The Latin Giants of Jazz with invited guests

                                                                        Dave Valentin, Oreste Vilato & Alfredo De La Fe and

                                                                        The Jazz On the Latin Side All-Stars

                                                                                               

May 11             The Greek Theatre                     Phil Lesh & Friends plus special guest

May 17             Gibson Amphitheatre                  Pepe Aguilar

May 17             The Greek Theatre                     Celtic Woman

May 24             The Greek Theatre                     Hot 92 – Hot Summer Nights presents War / Tierra

                                                                              featuring special guests the Salas Brothers / Malo

                                                                              with special guest Jorge Santana and Thee Midniters

                                                                       

May 25             The Greek Theatre                     Hot 92 – Hot Summer Nights presents War / Tierra

                                                                        featuring special guests the Salas Brothers / The El         

                                                                 Chicano Reunion and The Chris Montez Show

May 28             The Greek Theatre                     Benefit Concert for Griffith Park featuring Ludacris,

                                                                        Tommy Lee & special guests     

June 1               Gibson Amphitheatre                  MTV Movie Awards

June 5               Gibson Amphitheatre                  Chicago / Doobie Brothers

                                                                       

June 6               The Greek Theatre                     KPCC 89.3 presents A Prairie Home Companion with

                                                                        Garrison Keillor

June 7               Gibson Amphitheatre                  Roberto Carlos

June 7               The Greek Theatre                     MyFM Disco Fever starring KC & The Sunshine Band,

                                                                        Hues Corporation, Evelyn Champagne King, Musique,

                                                                        The Solid Gold Dancers and special guest host Deney

                                                                              Terrio

June 12             The Greek Theatre                     Erykah Badu and The Roots                  

June 13            Gibson Amphitheatre                  Return to Forever (featuring Chick Corea, Stanley

                                                                        Clarke, Al Di Meola, Lenny White)

June 13             The Greek Theatre                     Hot 92 – Hot Summer Nights presents

                                                                              An Evening with Smokey Robinson

June 14             The Greek Theatre                     An Evening with Crosby, Stills and Nash

June 14             Gibson Amphitheatre                  Polo Polo

June 21             Gibson Amphitheatre                  Save New Wave (hosted by Richard Blade) with

                                                                        Blasphemous Rumors, Sweet and Tender Hooligans,

                                                                        The Cured, Dead Man’s Party, Love Vigilantes

June 22             The Greek Theatre                     Earth, Wind & Fire plus special guest Macy Gray

June 23 & 24     The Greek Theatre                     Robert Plant and Alison Krauss featuring T Bone Burnett

June 26             Gibson Amphitheatre                  Katt Williams

June 27             The Greek Theatre                     An Evening with Mark Knopfler

June 28             The Greek Theatre                     True Colors featuring Cyndi Lauper, The B-52’s, Wanda

                                                                        Sykes, plus host Carson Kressley and more

June 29             The Greek Theatre                     Bob Weir & RatDog plus special guest

July 2                Gibson Amphitheatre                  Boston / Styx

July 19              The Greek Theatre                      70’s Soul Jam with The Stylistics / Chi Lites / Bloodstone

                                                                             / The Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding Sr. / Billy

                                                                             Paul / Carl Carlton

July 25              The Greek Theatre                     Los Lonely Boys plus special guest Los Lobos

July 26              The Greek Theatre                     L.A. Jazz & Music Festival

July 27              The Greek Theatre                     Go Country 105 “Summer Under The Stars” Concert

Aug. 1               The Greek Theatre                     Buddy Guy / George Thorogood

Aug. 2               The Greek Theatre                     An Evening with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band with

                                                                        Colin Hay, Billy Squier, Hamish Stuart, Edgar Winter,   

                                                                 Gary Wright and Gregg Bissonnette

Aug. 3               Gibson Amphitheatre                  Teen Choice Awards

Aug. 3               The Greek Theatre                     An Evening with Dolly Parton

Aug. 5               Gibson Amphitheatre                  Regeneration Tour featuring:  Human League, Belinda

                                                                        Carlisle, ABC, Dead or Alive and Naked Eyes

Aug. 9               The Greek Theatre                      Hot 92 – Hot Summer Nights presents Funk Fest

                                                                              featuring with Morris Day / S.O.S Band / Zapp / Midnight

                                                                              Starr and Con Funk Shun

Aug. 15 & 16     The Greek Theatre                     An Evening with Gipsy Kings

Aug. 17             The Greek Theatre                     An Evening with Jethro Tull

Aug. 22             Gibson Amphitheatre                  YES

Aug. 23             The Greek Theatre                     2nd Annual Los Angeles Salsa Music Festival

Aug. 23             Gibson Amphitheatre                  Poison plus special guests

Aug. 29             The Greek Theatre                     Melissa Etheridge

Sept. 20            The Greek Theatre                     Hot 92 – Hot Summer Nights presents

                                                                              Gladys Knight / Al Green

Sept. 20            Gibson Amphitheatre                  Ana Gabriel

Sept. 26            Gibson Amphitheatre                  Carlos Mencia

Sept. 26 & 27    The Greek Theatre                     Wavefest

Nov. 7 – 9          Gibson Amphitheatre                  Vicente Fernandez

Nov. 28             Gibson Amphitheatre                  The Temptations / The Four Tops

Dec. 19             Gibson Amphitheatre                  Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 7th Annual Christmas

                                                                        Extravaganza

 

SPECIAL OFFERS INCLUDE:

April 19             Gibson Amphitheatre                  V100 SuperFest featuring Bell Biv DeVoe, Biz Markie,

                                                                        Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh and MC Lyte

April 26             Gibson Amphitheatre                  Chris Rock

May 3               Long Beach Terrace Theatre       Lewis Black

May 5               The Wiltern                                KT Tunstall

May 11             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre   Rush

May 18             Grove of Anaheim                       George Carlin

May 21             Long Beach Arena                     Gigantour: Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom

May 30             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre   Iron Maiden      

June 28             Theatre at Honda Center Marco Antonio Solis                  

June 28             Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre   311 / Snoop Dogg

July 29 & 30      The Greek Theatre                     James Taylor and His Band of Legends

Dec. 10             Kodak Theatre                           Kathy Griffin                             



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