Something for Everyone

American Bank Center welcomes a rockin’ 2016.

By: Kristen Bily

As we can already see the New Year headed our way, you start to look at your new goals and new plans for the year to come. Why not plan on attending one of the many new shows coming to the American Bank Center? From wrestling with the family, to comedy, to music that will take you back to the good old days, the American Bank Center is preparing for the New Year with a great lineup of fantastic shows for the Coastal Bend. From comedy to music, we are sure to have a little something for everyone. Take a look at all of the great events headed to the American Bank Center and start off the New Year with some exciting fun!

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016
WWE Live
American Bank Center Arena
Join the American Bank Center for an exciting night as WWE Live takes over the arena! Corpus Christi has the best WWE fans around, and they will not be disappointed as WWE comes to kick off 2016. WWE has come full circle for all fans not just for the young generation. Some of the awesome entertainment includes the hit show, “Total Divas,” which is already coming to its fifth season in early 2016 on the E! Network, and Sin Cara, who is known worldwide for his high-flying style and awe-inspiring acrobatics. Don’t miss the WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, WWE tag team champions New Day, WWE Divas and so many more! Tickets start at just $15, so be sure to bring the family to see the best entertainment for everyone!

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016
The Original Harlem Globetrotters
American Bank Center Arena
Celebrate 90 years with the Harlem Globetrotters! Come see a star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball-handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. The Globetrotters will tip off their historic 90th year of smiles, sportsmanship and service in fall 2015. Once you see the Harlem Globetrotters live, you will never see basketball the same again! A fun mix of acrobatics, hilarious comedy and America’s favorite sport of basketball all tied into one event is something that you will definitely not want to miss!

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Def Leppard, Styx, Tesla
American Bank Center Arena
Def Leppard (Joe Elliott on vocals, Vivian Campbell on guitar, Phil Collen on guitar, Rick “Sav” Savage on bass and Rick Allen on drums) continues to be one of the most important forces in rock music. With 100 million records sold worldwide and two prestigious Diamond Awards to their credit, the group’s spectacular live shows, filled with powerful melodic rock anthems, continue to sell out venues worldwide. For the past 30 years, the band’s epic live shows and arsenal of hits have become synonymous with their name, leading Def Leppard to be heralded as an institution in both the music and touring industry.

Def Leppard recently debut their new track, “Dangerous,” the second off their long-awaited new studio album that was released on Oct. 30, 2015, via “Dangerous” follows their current No. 1 classic rock single, “Let’s Go,” which is climbing the rock and active rock radio charts. The new album was recorded earlier in 2015 at front man Joe Elliott’s studio in Dublin, Ireland. The album will feature 14 tracks in total. This self-titled album release will mark their first new collection of material in seven years and Def Leppard’s 11th official studio release.

Def Leppard’s influential career includes numerous hit singles and groundbreaking multi-platinum albums – including two of the best-selling albums of all time, “Pyromania” and “Hysteria,” capturing the group’s legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as “Rock of Ages,” Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Foolin.” The upcoming tour follows on the heels of the band’s unforgettable 2014 co-headlining tour with KISS. Get ready Corpus Christi – this will be a very memorable experience!

Sunday, April 3, 2016
Lewis Black Presents: The Naked Truth Tour
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
Lewis Black comes to the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium on Sunday, April 3, at 7 p.m. Lewis is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold-out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. He is one of few performers to sell out multiple, renowned theatres, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In August 2007, he was the first stand-up comedian to ever perform in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. He is a passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon. Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. Whether he is talking about the world of social media or technology, you will be sure to be laughing while he is ranting!

Here’s where you can purchase tickets:
• The American Bank Center box office
• and all Ticketmaster outlets
• Select H-E-B and Walmart locations
• By phone at 1-800-745-3000
*Additional fees may apply.

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