BOK CENTER WRAPS UP BUSIEST TWO WEEKS IN ARENA’S HISTORY
March 29, 2022 – The ASM Global-managed BOK Center just wrapped up its busiest two weeks in arena history. Between Thursday, March 16 and Saturday, March 26, BOK Center hosted 10 separate events in 13 days, which included 4 sold-out concerts.
“Since re-opening, our ASM team aggressively engaged the industry to bring top talent back to Tulsa. It was a huge success and we’re ready to do it all over again,” said BOK Center Vice President and General Manager Bryan Crowe. “10 events in 13 days kept our team busy, but the buy-in and dedication we have from our employees and the local community who support these events is what makes it all worth it. The success of these sold-out concerts is why Tulsa and BOK Center are a must-play for touring artists.”
Highlights from the past two weeks at BOK Center include:
- Global pop superstar, Dua Lipa performed her first-ever headline show at BOK Center in front of a sold-out crowd. The tour featured support from rap artist, Megan Thee Stallion.
- The night following Dua Lipa, Justin Bieber played a sold-out BOK Center on his “Justice World Tour.” This show was originally scheduled before the pandemic on July 8, 2020.
- Hot off his performance at the Super Bowl, Snoop Dogg & Ice Cube performed to a sold-out crowd not one, but two nights in a row. The event originally went on sale as a single show, but due to high demand, a second show was quickly added.
- Snoop Dogg also hosted the first ticketed event ever at the newly opened River Spirit Casino Resort Lounge inside BOK Center with pre-parties and after-parties on both of his event nights.
- Heavy metal band, Slipknot brought their Knotfest Roadshow to Tulsa and had fans rocking all night long.
- Concerts weren’t the only thing making noise inside BOK Center. The Tulsa Oilers hosted the Toledo Walleyes for 3 back-to-back games.
Looking ahead, BOK Center’s calendar will stay full and the future looks bright as new shows continue to be booked for 2023, 2024 and beyond. Upcoming events include:
- The NCAA has awarded Wrestling Championships to the city of Tulsa for the 2023 season and the event will take place at BOK Center on March 16 – 18. This is Tulsa’s first time hosting this renowned event.
- The Big 12 Wrestling Championship will return to Tulsa through 2024. The upcoming event in 2023 will mark the 8th neutral-site conference championship for the sport and the 6th in Tulsa.
- Thousands of high school students representing 365 FFA chapters are expected to attend the 96th Oklahoma FFA State Convention and Expo May 3 and 4 at BOK Center and Cox Business Convention Center in Downtown Tulsa. The convention was previously held in Oklahoma City for more than 30 years and is known as the state’s largest annual convention of any kind. The convention will remain in Tulsa through at least 2026.
- The week of May 19 marks PGA Week in Tulsa, but golf won’t be the only thing on everyone’s minds as BOK Center will host two blockbuster events – The Eagles and Brooks & Dunn. The Eagles are set to perform to what is sure to be a sold-out crowd on Monday, May 16 followed by Brooks & Dunn on Saturday, May 21. The Eagles, who performed the opening concert at BOK Center in 2008, haven’t been back in town since 2018 to help celebrate the venue’s 10th anniversary.
- OneRepublic and their leading man and Tulsa native, Ryan Tedder is set to rock BOK Center on Wednesday, August 10 with their “Never Ending Summer Tour.”
The Oklahoma City Thunder is set to return to Tulsa during the 2022 preseason on Wednesday, October 5. The matchup against the Dallas Mavericks marks the 13th preseason game in Tulsa and the 3rd time OKC and Dallas will face off here.