Live Nation announced that Beyoncé’s North American Tour begins on June 28 in Los Angeles. The tour will travel to over twenty cities throughout North America this summer, including Brooklyn, Atlanta, Houston, Toronto and Boston.

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyoncé will also be making a stop at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday, July 26. This event is sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City.  Tickets will go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10a.m. Tickets will Parkwood Entertainment today announced that The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyoncé kicks off in Europe on April 15, 2013.  With stops in twenty European cities, including Dublin, be available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, at or by calling 800-736-1420.

On June 28, Beyoncé returns to Los Angeles, California as part of the BET Experience At L.A. Live at the Staples Center.  She is set to headline the first of the three-night STAPLES Concert series.   And continuing her successful run at international music festivals, following a headlining night at Glastonbury in 2011, she is confirmed to headline at the world’s largest music festival, Rock in Rio, on its first night, September 13 at the "City of Rock" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.   Rock in Rio has set records for its massive crowds and its powerful media drive.

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The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour promises to be the entertainer’s most ambitious undertaking to date.  It is expected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows. Slated to run for almost one year, the second wave of the tour is planned for Latin America, Australia and Asia.

Following her historic performance at the Pepsi SuperBowl XLVII Halftime Show, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Beyoncé officially returns to a full-time touring schedule, her first since the I AM…WORLD TOUR in 2009, with a new, bolder state-of-the-art production.


Fans can join the Beyhive Blog for free at to access exclusive content, pre-sale tickets, VIP packages and more, including an exclusive MasterCard package to the Bey Stage.   A limited number of tickets to The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour will be available early for purchase in the US and Europe.  Fans can sign up now for the chance to be among the first to purchase tickets.  Public sales for the European dates start on Friday, February 8.  North American dates begin on Monday, February 11, 2013 at  Pepsi, MasterCard and Coty sponsor The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.  A complete list of tour dates, markets and on-sale dates follow.  Additional information including on-sale times in all markets, available at


Trump Taj Mahal announced that Natalie Cole will perform in the Arena on Saturday, March 16, 2013.  Show time is at 8pm with doors opening at 7pm.  Ticket prices are $49 and $35. Tickets can be obtained by either calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or on line at

Nine-time GRAMMY® award winner singer, songwriter, actress and author, Natalie Cole has proven to be one of the most beloved entertainers of our time. Natalie Cole rocketed to stardom in 1975 with her debut album, Inseparable.  Inseparable earned her a #1 single, “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and two Grammy® awards for Best New Artist, as well as Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. More hit singles followed, including 1976’s “Sophisticated Lady (She’s A Different Lady),” 1977’s “I’ve Got Love on My Mind,” 1978’s “Our Love” and 1980’s “Someone That I Used to Love.” In 1987, she released Dangerous, which sold over two million copies in the U.S. and garnered her three hit singles: “Jump Start,” “I Live For Your Love” and a remake of Bruce Springsteen’s “Pink Cadillac.” In 1991, Natalie took a bold leap that would change her life and career forever.

Already a highly successful R&B artist, Natalie amazed everyone when she recorded Unforgettable…With Love, an album of standards from the American Songbook that included a duet with her late father—Nat King Cole—on the title track. The album spent five weeks at #1 on the pop charts, earned six Grammy® awards (including Song, Record and Album of the Year) and sold more than 14 million copies worldwide. Natalie then released Take A Look which won Cole a GRAMMY® in 1993 for Best Jazz Vocal Performance and Stardust in 1996 which won her a GRAMMY® for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. This was followed this up with the release of “Snowfall on the Sahara” in 1999 and “Ask a Woman Who Knows” in 2002 which awarded Natalie the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Artist. 2006 saw the release of Leavin’ a cover album of popular tracks which garnered Natalie a GRAMMY® nomination for Aretha Franklin’s “Daydreaming.”


Classical crossover soprano prodigy Jackie Evancho will perform at Revel’s Ovation Hall on Saturday, February 16 for one night only. 


The star made her breakthrough on the world stage at the age of ten as first runner-up on NBC’s America’s Got Talent  where she amazed the judges and audience alike with her flawless voice during the fifth season of the show.  Songs from the Silver Screen, Evancho’s  latest album, was released in October, 2012 and debuted in the Top Ten on the Billboard Top 200  Albums chart.  It is her third Top Ten album on Billboard 200 and fifth #1 Billboard Classical and Classical Crossover album.   


A classical crossover singer, Ms. Evancho’s career has seen her performing for President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Muhammed Ali.  The 12-year old soprano was recently named to Billboard Magazine’s “21 Under 21” list as one of music’s rising stars. She will make her feature film debut in Robert Redford’s upcoming film, The Company You Keep where she plays Redford’s daughter. She starred as the face of Guess Kids’ Fall 2012 print campaign and recently collaborated with philosophy on bath and shower gel to believe available at Sephora and to benefit WhyHunger.


Designed by Cirque du Soleil veterans Scèno Plus, Ovation Hall provides fans with an up-close-and-personal concert experience with the artist.  Every seat has an unobstructed view of the performer and a state-of-the-art sound system puts the audience in the center of the action with immersive audibility.  Ovation Hall continues to be the stage for exclusive talent, including international superstar Beyoncé who returned to the stage during Revel’s premiere on Memorial Day weekend.


Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 18 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, online at and by calling 800-745-3000.   



Platinum Productions proudly presents its 5th Annual Mother’s Day Music Festival Weekend in AC.  The main event for this weekend is the Mother’s Day concert at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, May 11 at 7:00 PM.  The concert this year will feature Charlie Wilson, Jaheim, Freddie Jackson and El Debarge. This year a VIP package hasbeen added for $125.00 this package includes VIP seating, after-party tickets and a $10.00 voucher for Boardwalk Hall concession stands.  Other seats are priced at $95/$80/$65 and $45.  Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or bycalling 1-800-736-1420. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 8 at 12PM noon.


Charlie Wilson was the lead singer for the Gap Band and sang on four number one R&B hits: “Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)”, “Early in the Morning,” “Outstanding,” and “Addicted to Your Love”. After a long hiatus, Wilson returned in 2000 with Bridging the Gap, issued by Interscope.  This album became an R& B hit and brushed the Top 200 album charts as well.  In 2005 LP Charlie, Last Name Wilson hit the Top Ten thanks to the success of the title track and “Magic.” Uncle Charlie followed in 2009 and Just Charlie released in 2010. In January he released With Love Charlie and the first single entitled My Love.


Jaheim is a forerunner and torch-carrier of today’s soul-originated R& B with his smooth and sonorous tone. Jaheim releasedthree albums over five years, with his first being Ghetto Love in 2001. One of his biggest hits “Just In Case”.  He has been nominated for the BET and Soul Train Awards. In 2010 he released the album titled “Another Round”.


Freddie Jackson has been a well-known soul singer since the 1980s. Among his well-known hits are “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times’ Sake)”, “Jam Tonight”, “Do Me Again”, and “You Are My Lady”. In 1985 his hit “Rock Me tonight” spent six weeks at number one on the R& B charts. Freddie Jackson continues to perform to crowds of people that still love both him and his music. 


El DeBarge, is the former lead singer of the R&B family group DeBarge until the mid-1980s. He went on to be a solo artist, his best known hits are “Who’s Johnny” and “Love Always”. He has collaborated with artist from Tone Loc, to Qunicy Jones. El Debarge is a three-time Grammy nominee. In 2010 after a lengthy hiatus he released a successful album titled Second Chances. That also featured a duet with Faith Evans titled “Lay With you”. 


Platinum Productions Mother’s Day Weekend Music Festival will also host an after-party at Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino on Saturday, May 11 immediately following the concert. On Sunday, May 12 the day will start with an all you can eat Sunday Jazz Brunch also being hosted at the Trump Plaza.  The Mother’s Day Music Weekend Festival will culminate with an Up Close & Personal concert featuring the legendary Whispers at Caesars Hotel and Casino Circus Maximus Theater. For more information on this dynamic weekend visit


For more information, photos, or to request media credentials, please contact Bill Ingram at 267-202-5260 or email


Business owners and community leaders have the opportunity to take advantage of a selection of advertising and sponsorship promotions for the 2013 ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship being held at Boardwalk Hall on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23. These promotions offer companies and organizations a valuable opportunity as they have the ability to reach a variety of different markets as this event attracts attendees from the local area, ECAC Hockey college towns, and alumni who reside throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region. It also allows businesses to promote themselves to a lucrative fan base who has disposable income available.


Submissions are now being accepted for program book advertisements for the event. Prices for these ads range from $95-$1995 depending on the size and color type desired. All submissions must be received by March 1 and be available in a PDF file format.


There are also a number of signage opportunities available at Boardwalk Hall, both inside of the arena and around the concourse. This is a great way for businesses to generate awareness of their product or service amongst our event attendees. The 2013 ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship will also be airing live on FOX College Sports which will significantly raise the number of in-arena impressions of signage for this event. Those interested in signage opportunities and program book advertising should contact Kara Cermanski at (609) 348-7021 or



Ready for a little Bourbon Street on the Boardwalk? Well then grab a Hurricane, a bowl of Gumbo, and break out the beads at Showboat Atlantic City, where Mardi Gras isn’t just a day, it’s a way of life. Showboat Atlantic City presents Mardi Gras 2013 on February 12th and for this Fat Tuesday celebration, the casino hotel is offering themed entertainment and plentiful food and beverage options.


More than a dozen of the world’s best competitive eaters will gather at Showboat Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City for the Fat Tuesday King Cake Eating World Championship, an 8-minute, open-to-the-public, stuff-your-face-a-thon beginning at 2:30 pm from the House of Blues Party Pit. The Major League Eating-sanctioned event is part of Showboat’s annual Mardi Gras celebration and offers $4,000 in cash prizes; $2,000 to the top finisher with the second through fifth place finishers earning $1,000, $500, $300 and $200, respectively.


Three-time King Cake Eating Champion Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti returns to defend his title and seeks to break his 2010 record of 10.5 pounds of King Cake in 8 minutes. Bertoletti, a mohawked chef from Chicago, is the #2-ranked eater in the world and holds 38 eating records, including 275 jalapeno peppers in 8 minutes and 72 cupcakes in 6 minutes.


Challenging Bertoletti will be the top female eater in the world, Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas (ranked #4 in the world), of Alexandria, VA and Philly-favorite Notorious B.O.B. Shoudt (ranked #5) of Royersford, PA. At just 105 pounds, Thomas once again made headlines in 2012 when she set a new female July 4th hot dog eating record by downing 45 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes and claimed her second Women’s Hot Dog Eating Championship. The Philadelphia region will also send to the table Sean “Flash” Gordon of Downingtown, Micah Collins and Eric “Steakbellie” Livingston, both of Drexel Hill.