Headlining the 2012 Coors Light Birds Nest are the Goo Goo Dolls & a special DJ set by Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2011
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Grammy-award winning artists the Goo Goo Dolls and Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, who will be performing a special DJ set, will headline this year’s entertainment line-up at the 2012 Coors Light Birds Nest during the Waste Management Phoenix Open, February 1 – 4.
Legendary American rock band the Goo Goo Dolls will amaze the crowd with their unprecedented thirteen No. 1 and Top Ten multi-format hit singles including “Black Balloon,” “Name,” “Slide,” “Stay With You,” and “Sympathy” as they take the stage at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. One of the band’s more recent hit singles “Better Days” was adopted by CNN as a music bed anthem of sorts for the news channel’s Hurricane Katrina recovery coverage due to its uplifting lyrical spirit. The Goo Goo Dolls have sold more than ten million albums worldwide, and in 2011 the band’s commercially successful 1998 single “Iris” hit the No. 1 spot in the Top 40 in the UK 13 years after its initial success, demonstrating their ongoing international popularity. More recently, they released their single “All That You Are” for the Transformers: Dark of the Moon soundtrack earlier this year and are currently busy recording their next album.
Performing a special DJ set, Will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas, which has sold an estimated 56 million records worldwide, will hit the stage Friday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. Widely regarded as one of music’s top producers, Will.i.am has collaborated with artists such as Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and many more. Just last month he released his first single “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” featuring Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger off of his untitled electro album, which will be released at a later date.
Making his third consecutive appearance at the Birds Nest, national recording artist Kelley James will open Thursday evening at 6 p.m. James’ music is a fascinating collection of acoustic guitars, hip-hop beats, thoughtful lyrics, and freestyle flows. Earlier this year he joined O.A.R. on their 31-city summer tour and released his latest EP, “The Recent Future” in June 2011, which carefully infuses pop melodies with laid-back hip-hop flows.
Flashback Heart Attack, an 80s cover band from Southern California known for their twists on classic 80s hits by Billy Idol, Rick Springfield and other superstars of the decade, will close out the Birds Nest entertainment line-up on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Also, back again for a third straight year and performing nightly will be the world’s No. 1 Video DJ – Roonie G. Roonie G. is best known for his unique creative blends of audio and visual content encompassing popular music videos, iconic film footage, custom graphics and comedy shorts, delivering multi-sensory stimulation.
The main act for Wednesday, February 1st will be announced at a later date.
Birds Nest tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster (800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com, and all Ticketmaster outlet locations). General admission tickets for Wednesday are $25. General admission for Thursday, Friday and Saturday are $30 in advance, $35 day of. VIP tickets are also available for $150, which provides exclusive access to the Absolut Vodka VIP area. VIP guests are treated to a complimentary catered dinner provided by Tom’s Tavern, complimentary drinks and access to a premium viewing area for the show.
The Coors Light Birds Nest is located directly across from the main Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament entrance at 82nd Street and Bell Road. The entertainment venue opens at 3:30 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Wednesday, February 1 – Saturday, February 4. Headline acts will take the main stage each evening at approximately 8 p.m. The Coors Light Birds Nest is a 21-and-over venue.
The 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be played January 30 – February 5, 2012 at the TPC Scottsdale. The tournament host, The Thunderbirds, have raised more than $75 million for charities, with more than $48 million generated in the last decade. For information about the 2012 Coors Light Birds Nest, visit www.coorslightbirdsnest.com.