Tag: Wells Fargo Center
Mar. 17, 2017
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Toruk’ takes flight at Wells Fargo
A story told through vibrant colors, incredible acrobatics and puppetry and breathtaking cinematics — this is how I would summarize my first experience with Cirque du Soleil, and even that seems to be an understatement.
Mar. 10, 2017
Cirque du Soleil to present ‘Toruk: The First Flight’ at Wells Fargo
From March 8 to12, Philadelphia will be welcoming “Toruk: The First Flight” to Wells Fargo Center for Cirque du Soleil’s first touring production since 2015.
Mar. 3, 2017
Panic! at the Disco puts on pop punk spectacle at WFC
One of the most satisfying things about being a long-time fan of a band is seeing how they have grown over the span of their musical career. On Saturday, Feb. 25, Panic at the Disco performed a set at the Wells Fargo Center that proved just how far they have come since forming as a pop punk band in 2004.
Feb. 24, 2017
RHCP shows no signs of letting up at Wells Fargo show
As the lights went down on a beautiful Sunday evening in Philadelphia Feb. 12, the sold-out Wells Fargo Center filled with a crowd as diverse as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and their music.
Sep. 30, 2016
Amy Schumer exceeds expectations with stand up routine
Most of us know Amy Schumer from her debut movie “Trainwreck,” a huge success in the box office. If you pay attention to comedy at all, you would also know that she has come a long way since then as an actress and comedian, hosting her own shows on Comedy Central. When one of my friends saw a GroupOn offer for discounted tickets to her show at the Wells Fargo Center, we snapped them up within the minute. I wasn’t sure what kind of shenanigans Schumer was going to pull during this show. All I knew was that I would probably be cracking up the whole time.
Sep. 9, 2016
Upcoming shows: James Blake, Kanye West, M83
James Blake — Sept. 30 at Electric Factory
Feb. 5, 2016
Muse creates immersive concert experience with brilliant light show
As a concert junkie, I’ve experienced shows of all sorts, but Muse’s live show at the Wells Fargo Center Jan. 31 introduced me to a new realm of concerts. Combining their incredible alternative rock songs with out-of-this-world visual effects, the trio comprised of Matthew Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar and keyboard), Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals) and Dominic Howard (drums) killed it.
Dec. 4, 2015
Wells Fargo hosts walkthrough for DNC in July
Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center hosted the media logistics walkthrough for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee Dec. 3, 2015. The Democratic national convention is a four-day committee-run event at which the Democratic party announces its candidate nominees for president and vice president of the United States in the coming election.
Jun. 28, 2013
Philly welcomes One Direction
Philadelphia was taken over on June 25 by high-pitched screams and girls running down the street at top speed. Were they in danger? Of course not! They were just showing their excitement for the boys of One Direction, who stopped at the Wells Fargo Center on their Take Me Home World Tour. In case you didn’t already know, the band consists of Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson. The five boys were surely ready to put on an amazing concert, but the fans were even more ready. Tickets for the concert went on sale in June 2012, so thousands of fans have been anxiously awaiting this event for an entire year. Several could be seen hiding from the blistering heat as early as 9 a.m. just to ensure they had the perfect viewing spot for when the boys arrived. Several had homemade signs, saying things like “They lost ‘The X Factor’ but won the world.” Fans who had never met each other before were becoming fast friends and bonding over their shared love for the pop band.
Nov. 11, 2011
Jay-Z and Kanye West throw concert of the century at Wells Fargo Center
It’s around 9:15 p.m. on Nov. 2, and the lights in the Wells Fargo Center go out unexpectedly. The sold-out crowd begins to scream as the band plays the “Throne Music”, which is featured during interludes on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch the Throne.” Suddenly, Kanye steps onto the stage. As he appears on the main stage, a spotlight at the opposite end of the stadium turns on, and there is Jay-Z, standing straight across from him on a completely separate stage. If this hasn’t confused you already, something even crazier happened: The stages began to rise up above the crowd. By the end of their ascent, the hip-hop legends were towering over the audience, who were confused as to which artist to watch. Graphics of doves and barking dogs appeared on the sides of the stages as the two superstars performed “H*A*M,” the promo single from their collaborative album.