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Watch: Acrisure Arena announces first round of concert lineups; Check out the names here

Big names are coming to Acrisure Arena when it opens.

"Everything we thought would happen is now starting to come true," said CEO of Oak View Group Tim Leiweke. "The good news is, this is what we wanted, we wanted the best of the best."

The shows announced Tuesday include:

  • The Doobie Brothers on December 15
  • Grupo Firme on December 16
  • Maroon 5 on December 31
  • The Eagles on January 18
  • Jimmy Buffett - date to be announced

Arena officials expect Grupo Firme to be a sell-out show. Tickets for their performance go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

"If you were one of the million people that live in Coachella Valley unless it was a festival, you had to go to Los Angeles for music, big events, big musicians, big sports, none of that came here," said Leiweke.

He said the arena's economic impact on the Coachella Valley is going to be close to $150 million dollars each year.

The arena's booking team has traveled across the country looking for diverse acts to bring to the valley.

"We're selling the dream of what it's going to be like and how great it's going to be, how amazing it's going to be for the artists who come and visit us," said JoAnne Armstrong, Vice President of programming for Acrisure Arena

Acrisure Arena also officially unveiled its Concert Access Membership program.

While Premium Club seats may be sold out, Concert Access seating will guarantee Firebirds hockey Season ticket holders the ability to purchase seats in Acrisure Arena for all concerts and family shows, without worrying the show will be sold out.

Flexible options allow fans to pay in full or remain on the monthly automatic payment plan (starting at 8 months) with 0% interest. Interested fans can reach our Premium Sales team at 760-835-8778 or learn more on AcrisureArena.com/Membership.

“We are thrilled to kick off our Platinum Ticket Sweepstakes today. One winner and their guest will win two (2) tickets to every ticketed event at Acrisure Arena for one year, a prize valued at $10,000. We encourage everyone to enter to win on AcrisureArena.com,” said John Bolton, Acrisure Arena’s general manager. Official rules and terms and conditions also can be found on the website.

More shows and concerts are scheduled to be announced next week.

Check Out the Live Acrisure Arena Construction Cameras

The arena leaked some hints about the announcement on social media accounts.

Acrisure Arena is scheduled to open in December. The $300 million, 11,000-seat arena is currently being built in Thousand Palms next to the Classic Club Golf Course just north of the Cook St. Interstate 10 exit.

The arena will be the home of the American Hockey League's Coachella Valley Firebirds. The Firebirds will be the 32nd franchise in the AHL.

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