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Basketball-centric Spokane was saddened by the loss of the 2020 NCAA Tournaments in March, slated for men's games at the Spokane Arena and women's games at Gonzaga if not for the nation's coronavirus shutdown.
Sheryl Stone winced when she gazed at the capacity crowd cramming the Knitting Factory for a sold-out Alter Bridge show in late February. "I looked at this sea of people in the audience, and I just knew that these people were super-spreaders," Stone said.
Matt Meyer has spent a lot of time in virtual meetings the past five months.
Spokane event venues were awash in red light Tuesday as part of a nationwide campaign to call on Congress to provide a lifeline to a live events industry that has been decimated by COVID-19.
The regional foes will renew their series this season in a nonconference game at Spokane Arena, EWU coach Shantay Legans told Larry Weir in a Thursday edition of The Spokesman-Review’s Press Box podcast.
The Spokane Arena is slated to become Spokane’s next homeless shelter on Saturday when the Guardians Foundation vacates the downtown Spokane Public Library and Cannon Street shelters, according to Guardians CEO Mike Shaw.
At some point, concerts and other public gatherings will be scheduled. The bigger question is not when but how will promoters set up everything so that it is safe for performers and the audience?
Country music singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert has announced rescheduled dates for her two remaining U.S. shows and the upcoming Canadian run of her “Wildcard Tour.” Her show at the Spokane Arena, originally scheduled for April 24, is now Oct. 8.
So the Zags are left with a pair of pretty good consolation prizes, absent the theater of March Madness. First, one of the finest regular seasons in program history. Second, a promising outlook for next season and beyond.
If Cher could turn back time, her current tour would have been scheduled before the coronavirus outbreak changed the course of her “Here We Go Again” jaunt.
Following a handful of international festival appearances, Tool kicked off its “Fear Inoculum Tour” at the Spokane Arena on Monday night to a nearly sold-out venue with fans converging from all across the Inland Northwest.
The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series was at the Spokane Arena from Feb. 21-23, and I attended my first
Korn, Breaking Benjamin and Bones U.K. played to a sizable crowd at the Spokane Arena on Wednesday night. About two-thirds of the venue’s seats were filled, and eager fans on the ground floor packed together like sardines.
Korn is on the road and rocks the Spokane Arena on Wednesday. The rock genre has been through many changes through the years. Grunge started in 1988 courtesy of Seattle-based Nirvana, and nü metal kicked off in 1994 courtesy of Korn, a five-piece band from Bakersfield, California. It’s a small city encompassed by rural farms and sentiment, not unlike Spokane.
Chris Young and guests Scotty McCreery and Payton Smith are headlining the Spokane Arena on May 7 with their “Town Ain’t Big Enough World Tour 2020,” and tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at ticketswest.com.
“I love the Zags – I really do!” country music superstar Blake Shelton proclaimed unexpectedly during his Friends and Heroes 2020 Tour stop at the Spokane Arena on Saturday night. The four-hour celebration of country music old and new was equally a showcase for Shelton’s natural charisma, talent and humor and Shelton’s friends and heroes – music industry upstarts and legends Lauren Alaina, John Anderson, the Bellamy Brothers and Trace Adkins.
When Elvis Lainez was 2, he went to his first monster truck show at the Houston Astrodome. “My mom just took me having no idea what it was,” he said. It was just a fun night out for the family.
With a lineup like this, Blake Shelton’s “Friends and Heroes 2020 Tour” is an early frontrunner for country music party of the year in Spokane. The country superstar and his friends and heroes – the Bellamy Brothers, John Anderson, Lauren Alaina and Trace Adkins – have reunited and are bringing the celebration to Spokane Arena on Saturday night.
Legendary rockers Def Leppard are bringing their “20/20 Vision Tour” with guests ZZ Top to the Spokane Arena on Oct. 18, and tickets go on sale for the concert at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at livenation.com and ticketswest.com. The 16-city tour kicks off on Sept. 21 at Times Union Center in Albany, New York.
Three legendary music acts – a boyband turned, well, man band and two heavy metal groups – announced this morning concert dates at the Spokane Arena. After the success of last summer’s sold-out North American “DNA World Tour,” the Backstreet Boys have announced a second North American tour that kicks off on July 10 in New York and stops at the Spokane Arena on Aug. 7.