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DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, LUIS MIGUEL ADDS ADDITIONAL MIAMI AND LOS ANGELES DATES TO NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ¡MÉXICO POR SIEMPRE!

LOS ANGELES (March 2018) – Due to sell out shows in Miami and Los Angeles, Mexican singer, icon, and one of the most successful artists in Latin American history, Luis Miguel, has added second shows in both cities to his previously announced North American dates for his ¡México Por Siempre! Tour. Miguel has added a second show in Miami, FL on June 2 at the AmericanAirlines Arena. The legendary singer has also added a second show in Los Angeles, CA at The Forum on September 16, coinciding with Mexican Independence Day.

The 22-date outing will kick off May 4 in San Diego, CA, followed by his first ever headlining performance at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA on May 6. Produced by Live Nation, the highly anticipated tour will also make stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada, including Chicago, Houston, Miami, Toronto, New York, and more.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 16 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Citi® is the official pre-sale credit card of the ¡México Por Siempre! Tour.  As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning February 13 at 10AM local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

¡México Por Siempre! was also the title of Miguel’s most recent studio album, which was certified double platinum.

LUIS MIGUEL ¡MÉXICO POR SIEMPRE! 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:

DATE                            CITY                                VENUE
Friday, May 4, 2018 San Diego, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Sunday, May 6, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Thursday, May 10, 2018 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Friday, May 11, 2018 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Sunday, May 13, 2018 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Saturday, May 19, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
Friday, May 25, 2018 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Saturday, May 26, 2018 Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Arena
Sunday, May 27, 2018 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Friday, June 1, 2018 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
Saturday, June 2, 2018 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Washington, DC The Theatre at MGM National Harbor
Thursday, June 7, 2018 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
Friday, June 8, 2018 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Saturday, June 9, 2018 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Thursday, August 30, 2018 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Friday, August 31, 2018 Edinburg, TX Bert Ogden Arena
Sunday, September 2, 2018 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
Saturday, September 8, 2018 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
Sunday, September 9, 2018 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Sunday, September 16, 2018 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

Luis Miguel has always established records without precedents, not only because of his extraordinary voice, his versatility which lands him in different genres such as pop, bolero, mariachi, big band and romantic ballads, but also because of the preparation, elegance and his true artistry, all of which has made him one of the great icons in music and a major Latin artist around the world.

Throughout his exceptional 36-year career, Luis Miguel has released 33 albums, many of which have reached gold, platinum and diamond status. He has sold over 100 million albums all over the world, has a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, and is a 6-time Grammy winner and 4-time Latin Grammy winner. The International Press Association in Las Vegas has honored him with their most prestigious award—The Galardón Diamante. After completing an extensive 3 and a half year-long tour, he holds
the record of highest tour revenue in the history of any Latin artist. During the prestigious Viña del Mar Festival, he received the Gaviota in silver, gold and platinum, which has never been granted to any other artist. He has broken attendance records on each of his world tours and has received numerous other awards. In the National Auditorium, the most important forum in Mexico, Luis Miguel shattered attendance records with 223 shows at this venue, which has yet to be surpassed to this date.

IMPRINT Exclusive Interview with Just Brittany

 

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Photo By | Joshua Sowemimo

 

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Photo By | Kiki Archer

We had the chance to do an interview with the beautiful and talented Just Brittany from Houston, TX. She told us about some of her biggest influences in music being Lana Del Rey, Amy Winehouse, Beyonce and a few others. She mentioned upcoming music with Rick Ross and her latest project “Miss Understood” she compared her style of music as soulful, and idolized artist like Erykah Badu.

 

The venue for our interview Exclusive Game was very unique it had a stylish feel as well as urban culture and environment. The red velvet walls and their signature chair added to even more character to the interview.

Thank you Exclusive Game Clothing @exclusivegame

 

 

IMPRINT TEAM MEMBERS

Host: Mike Love @1.lov

Photographers: Kiki Archer @imprint_ent and Joshua Sowemimo @sosovisions

Videographers: Leel Wan @call_me_leel  and Joshua Sowemimo @sosovisions

Artist: ArmofCasso @armofcasso

 

Normani’s debut solo single with Khalid ‘Love Lies’ surpasses 200M streams on Spotify

Khalid and Normani‘s ‘Love Lies‘ has amazingly surpassed 200 million streams on Spotify.

‘Love Lies’ was released commercially for digital download through RCA Records this year on February 14 as the second single from the movie soundtrack for Love, Simon.

It is Normani’s debut solo single. It entered at number 43 on the Bilboard Hot 100, opening with 22,000 downloads and 11.7 million streams in its first week. This tied Fifth Harmony with Destiny’s ChildThe Go-Go‘s and Labelle for the most members (three) from an all-female group to chart solo on the Hot 100, with Normani being the third.

It also scored the highest first-week position for a debut single by a girl group member.

The duo gave a sultry performance of the single on ‘The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon‘ last month on April 10 (see below).

Beyoncé reigns at Coachella once again

Written By | Chloe Melas

Ring the alarm!

Beyoncé did not disappoint at the closing weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday night — turning it once again into what fans are calling, “Beychella.”

Queen Bey made headlines for her unbelievable performance last weekend. Backed by a full marching band in tribute to historically black colleges, a drumline and dozens of dancers, her powerful headlining set featured a surprise Destiny’s Child reunion, her husband Jay-Z and more. But with Beyoncé being, well, Beyoncé, some wondered how the superstar might mix things up for the festival’s second weekend.

With the exception of a wardrobe twist — shades of magenta instead of bright yellow — the set followed the same course and was equally all encompassing, complete with her former Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams taking the stage for some of their greatest hits, along with another dance-off with her younger sister, Solange Knowles.

Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z also made a highly anticipated return for another round of duets to promote their upcoming “On The Run II” tour.

The one surprise guest was J. Balvin, who joined Beyoncé to perform “Mi Gente.”

Watch Beyonce Reunite With Destiny’s Child at Coachella

Trio reemerge for medley of “Lose My Breath,” “Say My Name” and “Soldier” during singer’s headlining set

 

Beyoncé’s epic headlining set at Coachella Saturday featured guests like Jay-Z, Solange Knowles and, as rumored, a Destiny’s Child, with the trio reforming onstage to perform a three-song medley.

Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams rejoined Beyoncé for the first time in three years and delivered “Lose My Breath,” “Say My Name” and “Soldier” during the final segment of Beyoncé’s set.

Destiny’s Child last performed together in 2015 when Knowles, Rowland and Williams staged a surprise reunion to sing the latter’s “Say Yes” at the Stellar Awards.

The Coachella medley was the trio’s most high-profile reunion since Destiny’s Child performed together during Beyoncé’s Super Bowl headlining gig in February 2013.

“Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline,” Beyoncé said earlier in her 24-song set.

 

The Martin Lawrence “Lit AF Tour” With Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson, Bruce Bruce, And More

Our folks at just gave us the info on the Martin Lawrence “Lit AF Tour” and we can’t believe all the big comedians on the ticket. From Bruce Bruce, to Adele Givens, to Deon Cole & Jay Pharoah… The tour is going to be more popping than any other.

Comedian, actor, director and producer Martin Lawrence will return to the stage as the host of  2018’s hottest comedy event: the LIT AF Tour, featuring an amazing lineup of comedic talent.  Coming off the 20th anniversary of  Def Comedy Jam, where he is known for his legendary hosting, Lawrence has made a triumphant return to the stand-up stage wowing audiences with his signature style of hilarious stories, social commentary and more. The LIT AF Tour stars Lawrence as your high-powered host who presents a fire lineup of comedians including DeRay Davis, JB Smoove, Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson, Jay Pharoah, Deon Cole, Bruce Bruce, Adele Givens and Benji Brown.

Kicking off on March 31 in Atlantic City, the LIT AF Tour will make stops in at least 16 cities across the country this Spring including engagements at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Barclays Center in New York and Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 16. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, February 14. The lineup and on sale date for each show can be found in the tour itinerary below.

Martin Lawrence started in stand-up comedy at the legendary The Improv, where he honed his talents until he was asked by Russell Simmons to host his groundbreaking comedy series Def Comedy Jam on HBO. From there, Lawrence became a household name after his hugely popular self-titled TV show, Martin, was an instant hit with TV viewers. He starred for five years as not only the title character, but other support characters like the sassy Sheneneh and Mama Payne, who became comedy classics. Lawrence would later go on to star in comedy blockbusters like Bad Boys 1&2 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, which he also directed and Big Momma’s House, 1, 2 & 3 where he once again proved his talent for creating and acting as multiple characters in one storyline.

MARTIN LAWRENCE LIT AF TOUR DATES

Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Saturday, March 31 On sale Wednesday 2/28 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, DeRay Davis, Michael Blackson, Adele Givens, Benji Brown*

Los Angeles Microsoft Theater Friday, April 06 On sale Friday 2/16 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson, Benji Brown*

Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, April 07 On sale Friday 2/16 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, Deon Cole, Rickey Smiley, Bruce Bruce, Benji Brown*

Oakland Oracle Arena Sunday, April 08 On sale Friday 2/16 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, Deon Cole, Michael Blackson, Jay Pharoah, Adele Givens*

Atlanta Philips Arena Friday, April 13 On sale Friday 2/16 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, JB Smoove, Michael Blackson, Adele Givens, Benji Brown*

Columbia Colonial Life Arena Saturday, April 14 On sale Friday 2/23 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson, Adele Givens, Benji Brown*

New York Barclays Center Friday, April 20 On sale Saturday 2/17 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, JB Smoove, Deon Cole, Adele Givens, Benji Brown*

Saint Louis Chaifetz Arena Thursday, May 03 On sale Friday 2/23 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, DeRay Davis, JB Smoove, Rickey Smiley, Benji Brown*

Kansas City Sprint Center Friday, May 04 On sale Friday 2/23 at Noon

Martin Lawrence, JB Smoove, Jay Pharoah, Adele Givens, Benji Brown*

Tampa USF Sun Dome Thursday, May 10 On sale Friday 3/2 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, JB Smoove, Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson, Benji Brown*

Miami American Airlines Arena Friday, May 11 On sale Friday 3/2 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, JB Smoove, Michael Blackson, Bruce Bruce, Benji Brown*

Houston NRG Arena Saturday, May 26 On sale Friday 2/23 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, JB Smoove, Rickey Smiley, Jay Pharoah, Benji Brown*

Chicago UIC Pavilion Friday, June 08 On sale Friday 3/2 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, DeRay Davis, JB Smoove, Rickey Smiley, Adele Givens*

Washington, DC Capital One Arena Saturday, June 09 On sale Friday 3/2 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, DeRay Davis, JB Smoove, Rickey Smiley, Adele Givens*

Nashville Bridgestone ArenaFriday, June 15 On sale Friday 3/2 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, JB Smoove, Rickey Smiley, Jay Pharoah, Adele Givens*

Memphis FedEx Forum Saturday, June 16 On sale Friday 2/23 at 10am

Martin Lawrence, JB Smoove, Bruce Bruce, Jay Pharoah, Adele Givens*

*Lineups subject to change

Jay-Z and Beyoncé Announce Additional OTR II Tour Dates Due to Overwhelming Demand

– More Shows Added in the US and Europe This Summer –

– Citi, TIDAL, and Beyhive Pre-sales Begin March 21st for Newly Announced Dates –

– Tickets On Sale to General Public Starting March 26th at LiveNation.com for Newly Announced Dates –

LOS ANGELES, CA (Tuesday, March 20, 2018) – JAY-Z AND BEYONCÉ have announced additional OTR II stadium tour dates due to overwhelming demand. Kicking off Wednesday, June 6 in Cardiff, UK, the international leg has added a second Amsterdam date on June 20. In the US three new cities will go on-sale: Columbus, OH, Columbia, SC, and Seattle, WA. Due to sold out shows, second dates have also been added in Washington, DC, East Rutherford, NJ, Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA, and Los Angeles, CA. The highly anticipated tour will stop in 15 cities across the UK and Europe and 24 cities in North America. The full itinerary can be found below.

The tour is presented by Live Nation Global Touring in association with Parkwood Entertainment and Roc Nation. Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale to the general public starting Monday, March 26 at LiveNation.com and all usual outlets. On-sale dates and times vary (full on-sale schedule provided below).

Beginning Wednesday, March 21 at 10am through Saturday, March 24 at 5pm (all times local) members of the Beyhive and TIDAL subscribers will have a pre-sale opportunity for the new dates announced in Amsterdam and the US. To join the Beyhive and get access to tour pre-sales, go to Beyonce.com. TIDAL members can find details for purchasing tickets on TIDAL.com or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps.

Citi is the official credit card for the OTR II stadium tour and as such, Citi cardmembers can take advantage of a special pre-sale opportunity for show dates in the United States, Europe and the UK. For the new performances going on sale on Monday, March 26 Citi cardmembers may purchase tickets starting Wednesday, March 21 at 12pm through through Saturday, March 24 at 5pm (all times local).

Watch the tour trailer now on TIDAL. Embed code available here: http://tdl.sh/OTRII. In the summer of 2014, Beyoncé and JAY-Z performed six weeks of sold out stadium dates across North America with their highly anticipated ON THE RUN tour. The tour closed with two international dates in Paris, France that were filmed for an HBO special that received an Emmy nomination.

Atlanta ticket prices are $324.00, $184.00, $114.00, $83.50, $53.50, $24.00. JAY-Z AND BEYONCE OTR II

Click here for Tickets & Details for concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

*Newly added dates in bold

 

Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s On The Run II Tour Could Do Double the Business Their 2014 Tour Did

Written By | Dave Brooks

More cities, higher priced tickets and new stadiums could net more than $200 million for Bey & Jay

Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s just-announced On The Run II Tour through Europe and North America is on track to be one of the highest-grossing ever for the power couple.

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The two last toured together in 2014 on the much shorter 19-date On The Run Tour, grossing $95 million according to Billboard Boxscore. The upcoming 2018 tour includes 36 stops — 15 in Europe and 21 in North America — and if additional dates are added to On The Run II — as is normally the case — this tour could do double the business of their 2014 outing.

The first On The Run Tour averaged about $5 million per show, so assuming this tour does the same, that could mean $180 million to $200 million, depending on how many dates they play. There’s a possibility that OTR II could gross even higher because of more aggressive pricing and stops at new cities with huge stadiums that could net even more money. On this tour, the famous couple are playing 11 cities they skipped in 2014 and playing three new stadiums that were built after 2014 — US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (Aug. 8), Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta (Aug. 25) and Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Sept. 29).

The 2014 On The Run Tour only consisted of two shows in Europe, both at the Stade de France. This time the couple will play in nine different countries in Europe, with four shows in the U.K. and one show in Warsaw, Poland (June 30). JAY-Z and Beyoncé played most of these cities individually on their solo tours, with JAY-Z playing arenas in 2017 and Beyoncé hitting the stadium circuit in 2016.

Ticketmaster and promoter Live Nation have gotten more aggressive about pricing tickets for large-scale tours, which can push the overall tour gross upwards. Sales for JAY-Z’s 32-date 4:44 Tour in November and December grossed a personal-record $48.7 million for the rapper, thanks in part to his in-the-round arena configuration which allowed him to sell more tickets and charge more for lower level seats while utilizing expensive VIP packages and platinum seat programs. The pricing strategy means artists can make more money while charging less for upper-level seats.

The strategy means more pressure on scalpers and professional resellers — high-priced tickets are difficult to sell because there’s not much room to mark up the price, while a large inventory of available cheap upper-level seats incentivizes fans to buy directly from the artists instead of resale sites like StubHub or Viagogo.

Ticketmaster is not utilizing its Verified Fan platform on this tour, instead opting for more traditional presales and fan club sales. Citi is the official credit card of OTR II and cardholders in North America can purchase tickets from March 14 to March 17. (European cardholders can also get their tickets early, too.)

Tidal members also get an early shot at tickets, as do members of Beyoncé’s Beyhive fan club. Everyone else will have to wait until March 19 to buy tickets in North America and some dates in Europe, while the remainder of the tour goes on sale March 23.

The couple won’t be the only ones playing large venues this summer. Dead and Company, Pearl JamEd Sheeran and Def Leppard with Journey are all playing stadiums this year, as are the EaglesBilly Joel and Taylor Swift, whose Reputation Tour is playing many of the same venues as Bey and Jay. Those two tours are spaced about four months apart.

But demand for OTR II could withstand competitive pressure if Beyoncé’s 2016 Formation Tour is any guide: that one was the highest-grossing tour of 2016 according to Billboard Boxscore, clocking in $256 million over 49 shows.

CHILDISH GAMBINO UNVEILS 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST RAE SREMMURD

Infinite Energy Arena on September 6

Tickets On Sale to the General Public Friday, March 9 at Noon (12PM)

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 5, 2018) – Today, GRAMMY, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning and multi-talented recording artist, actor, and producer Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino announced dates for his upcoming North American tour with special guest Rae Sremmurd. Produced by Live Nation in partnership with Wolf + Rothstein, the month-long outing will visit 13 cities across North America, kicking off in Atlanta on September 6 and wrapping in Vancouver on September 30.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 9 at 12pm local time. Purchase tickets at InfiniteEnergyCenter.com, the Arena box office or by calling (770) 626-2464. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, March 6 at 12pm local time through Thursday, March 8 at 10pm local time.

Childish Gambino’s last live music production, “PHAROS,” was a runaway success in 2016. The highly-acclaimed performances took place in Joshua Tree, California, where Gambino debuted songs from his third studio album “Awaken, My Love!” The performances were recorded and later accompanied the vinyl release of the album, along with a VR headset and an app that allowed owners to access the “PHAROS”
performances. The critically-acclaimed, certified gold album was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2018 GRAMMY Awards, while “Redbone” won for Best Traditional R&B Performance and received nominations for Record of the Year and Best R&B Song.

“PHAROS” returns this year to New Zealand on November 23, 24 and 25. More information and tickets are available now through the Pharos Earth mobile app https://pharos.earth.

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CHILDISH GAMBINO WITH SPECIAL GUEST RAE SREMMURD TOUR DATES:
Thu Sep 06      Atlanta, GA                Infinite Energy Arena
Sat Sep 08       Chicago, IL                 United Center
Mon Sep 10     Toronto, ON               Air Canada Centre
Wed Sep 12     Boston, MA                 TD Garden
Fri Sep 14        New York, NY             Madison Square Garden
Tue Sep 18      Philadelphia, PA        Wells Fargo Center
Wed Sep 19     Washington DC          Capital One Arena
Sat Sep 22        Houston, TX                Toyota Center
Sun Sep 23      Dallas, TX                     American Airlines Center
Wed Sept 26    Los Angeles, CA          The Forum
Thu Sept 27     Oakland, CA                Oracle Arena
Sat Sept 29       Seattle, WA                  KeyArena
Sun Sep 30       Vancouver, BC            Rogers Arena

 

 

ATL UTD fall to Houston Dynamo in disappointing 2018 debut

Written By | Ryan Catanese

A disappointing start to the Atlanta United season, who couldn’t quite shake off the preseason rust and fell 4-0 on the road against the Houston Dynamo.

Tata Martino started much of the team that lined up during preseason, with Franco Escobar and Darlington Nagbe making their official MLS debuts for Atlanta United. Miguel Almirón drifted out left in place of the injured Ezequiel Barco with Julian Gressel taking his spot in the middle, and Michael Parkhurst started the match on the bench as he works his way back to full fitness. The full starting XI: Brad Guzan (GK), Greg Garza (LB), Jeff Larentowicz (CB), Leandro González Pirez (CB), Franco Escobar (RB), Chris McCann (CM), Darlington Nagbe (CM), Miguel Almirón (LW), Julian Gressel (CAM), Tito Villalba (RW), Josef Martinez (ST).

The first half didn’t go as planned for Atlanta, and it started just five minutes into the game. After some early pressure from the Five Stripes, Houston hit a long ball into the path of Alberth Elis at the byline, who beat the Atlanta defense with pace and crossed to Andrew Wenger for a 1-0 tap-in. 18 minutes later, Houston made it two with a short corner routing that was crossed onto the head of Dynamo defender Philippe Senderos, who rose highest at the far post to head home the second.

Things got worse just three minutes later after some nice passing play by the Dynamo just outside the penalty box. Escobar cleaned up with a last-ditch tackle but the ball fell to the feet of Mauro Manotas who hit home into the empty net. And after a mix-up on a cross, Atlanta United goalkeeper Brad Guzan swatted the ball into the stride of Darwin Cerén, whose deflected volley found the back of the net. And to make the first half even worse, Leandro González Pirez was stretchered off with injury just before the halftime whistle, with Michael Parkhurst coming in for his place.

Atlanta United showed a spark of life coming out of the second half. Michael Parkhurst made an instant contribution with an inch-perfect through ball to Josef Martinez, who rounded the goalkeeper only to be brought down for a penalty. But Miguel Almirón’s spot kick rattled off the crossbar and stayed out, keeping the score at 4-0.

Atlanta United kept up the fight throughout the second half, but couldn’t find the breakthrough. Kevin Kratz and Brandon Vazquez came on in place of Darlington Nagbe and Tito Villalba in an attempt to find a spark. But it just wasn’t Atlanta’s day, with the match ending 4-0 to the home side.

Atlanta United’s players will look to learn from the mistakes of the day and put this fixture fully in the rear view mirror with 33 matches still left to play in the season, and that starts at the first training session this week. They’ll look to get back on track next weekend at their home opener in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as they host D.C. United on Sunday, March 11th. Tickets to that match are still available, make sure you’re there to push the team on by getting your tickets here.