Mohegan Sun Arena’s Rescheduled Meghan Trainor Concert Will Take Place On September 7th

After The Mtrain Tour was forced to postpone shows, Trainor announces postponed date for Mohegan Sun

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 7, 2015) –Mohegan Sun Arena will welcome the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum global superstar Meghan Trainor, for a newly rescheduled concert date set for Monday, September 7th at 7:00pm. Special guests will still include Life of Dillon and Who Is Fancy!

Tickets that guests have in hand will be valid for the new date. Guests may receive a refund at their original point of purchase if they are unable to attend the rescheduled date.

Tickets are $45.00, available at Ticketmaster, Live Nation and Mohegan Sun’s Box Office, subject to availability. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.

Meghan Trainor was forced to postpone some dates on The Mtrain Tour to rest her vocal chords. An updated statement from the superstar singer is below:

“I have bad news, while I am recovering I need to postpone two more dates, Detroit & Chicago and sadly I have to cancel my appearance at the Common Ground Music Festival.  But there is good news!!  I’m feeling much better, have already rescheduled most dates and will come back around to see you all soon!! Thank you Dr. Kessler for seeing me immediately and being so helpful and thank you guys for all the edits/get well posts you made. You made me feel a lot better about this crappy situation. Love you guys so much!”

Mohegan Sun Arena’s rescheduled concert date:

Monday, September 7th at 7:00pm

Following a string of scorching performances, Trainor’s show promises to be one of the hottest tickets of the summer. Don’t miss it!  For all the latest updates on The Mtrain Tour, visit meghan-trainor.com.

Mehgan Trainor’s first tour entitled, That Bass Tour, was hugely successful and critically acclaimed. About the tour, Billboard claimed, “Trainor stretched her set in ways that felt authentic,” while The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “The lifelong performer took advantage of the venue’s intimacy while also seizing the opportunity to serve a spectacle.” The Chicago Tribune said, “After a year that set the 21-year-old on an unexpected Pop star path, Trainor hit the stage in Chicago and showed that she had the verve and talent to justify her rise,” The Washington Post added, “Trainor’s voice sparkled almost as much as the bejeweled mike she poured it into,” and The OC Register claimed, “Her brand of Doo-Wop and Bubble Gum Pop, infused with bits of Funk and Hip-Hop, coupled with a sassy attitude and lyrics about female empowerment, have quickly made her a star.”

As soon as Title became available, it vaulted to the top of dozens of charts worldwide. With first-week sales of 237,511 units in total music consumption (albums/singles/streaming), the album ranks as the biggest-selling debut for a female artist’s first full-length album in more than five years; and the biggest-selling debut for a solo artist’s first full-length album in more than three years. Title has dominated iTunes Overall and Pop album charts in the U.S. at #1 since its release on January 13th, with #1 peaks reported from 67 countries worldwide.

Early critical reaction to Title was unanimously positive, with Rolling Stone magazine hailing Meghan’s “sass and self-empowerment,” and People proclaiming “she’s an It girl with staying power.” The New York Times profiled Meghan with references to Amy Winehouse and Adele; while Entertainment Weekly awarded the Title album an A-, declaring “right now, no Pop star is better than this 21-year-old singer, songwriter and producer at playing the sassy best friend.”  Billboard summed up, “You can’t miss this young artist’s skill with melodic and rhythmic hooks…along with her fluid, flexible voice.”

“All About That Bass” is a juggernaut in and of itself. Meghan’s phenomenal two-time Grammy®-nominated debut single spent eight weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has been certified 6-times RIAA platinum in the U.S. alone. The song has worked its way into Pop culture with numerous cover versions and homages, including NBC’s Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (with collective YouTube views of more than 40  million).

Globally, ”All About That Bass” has hit #1 in 58 countries, generated more than 10 million downloads, over 275 million streams, and nearly 700 million YouTube views to date. The follow-up single ”Lips Are Movin”  has been certified RIAA double platinum, has reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, top five at Top 40 radio and has over 180 million video views.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Mohegan Sun Names New Chief Marketing Officer

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 6, 2015)- It is with great pleasure that Mohegan Sun announce the promotion of David Martinelli to Chief Marketing Officer for Mohegan Sun.  In this new position, Martinelli will set the Strategic Marketing Plan for Mohegan Sun. Additionally, Martinelli will oversee campaign management and analytics, strategic marketing, special events, promotions, loyalty programming, bus marketing, hotel sales, and player development.

Martinelli started out with Mohegan Sun in the Budgets department in 1999 after finishing his undergrad degree at Brown University.  He was soon after promoted to the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, where he served for four years.  His career then took another big jump when he became the Business Manager for the Connecticut Sun WNBA team.  The very next transition came in the form of Director of Business Operations for Sports & Entertainment where he resided for four years.  Before his current promotion, Martinelli served as the VP of Customer Relationship Management in Marketing.

Martinelli takes on his new position in Marketing as we start through a challenging time that will see increased competition in the Northeast gaming market. He brings with him strong and diverse work experience as well as excellent leadership capabilities. Martinelli is a Rhode Island native and currently resides in North Kingstown with his wife, Kerry, and two sons, David and Daniel.

About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.

MADD About Josh Turner Takes Over The Wolf Den

Tickets on sale this Friday; Special WCTY pre-party, a silent auction and one of Country music’s best in the Wolf Den, set for September 25th to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 6, 2015) – Mohegan Sun, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, WCTY and the New London Day are excited to announce that the MADD About Josh Turner concert will be taking place on Friday, September 25th at 8:00pm. Festivities will include a WCTY pre-Party, Meet & Greet and a silent auction.

Donations are $50.00 and $100.00 and go on sale Friday, July 10th at 10:00am at the Mohegan Sun’s Box Office and through Ticketmaster.com. Ticketmaster customers can also call their national toll free Charge By Phone number, 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. All ticket holders will also get access to the WCTY pre-party, taking place at The Cabaret Theatre from 5:00pm – 7:00pm, which will include food, drinks and live entertainment!

The VIP tickets priced at $100.00 will include preferred seating, access to the WCTY pre-party as well as a meet & greet with Josh Turner at 7:00pm.

Admission to the Wolf Den will begin at 7:00pm. Also, beginning at 3:00pm and continuing through 11:00pm, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a special silent auction, taking place at the Spring Gateway, just outside the Wolf Den and near the Box Office.

Mohegan Sun is proud to be a part of what will be another great night of fun & entertainment. It is the 7th year of the partnership between Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Mohegan Sun. Longtime supporter and radio host, Shelly Martinez of WCTY-FM, will also be on-hand to give a special message before the concert.  All proceeds benefit MADD.

For more information, visit Mohegan Sun.

About Josh Turner

Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner is one of Country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional Country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry.  From his 2003 platinum-selling debut to his most recent 2012 #1 release, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me” and “Time Is Love,” the most played Country song of 2012.

Turner recently added author to his list of accomplishments. His first book, was released April 29, 2014. The Hannah, SC native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools.

For more information on Josh Turner, visit JoshTurner.com.

About MADD:

The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, to support the victims of this violent crime and to prevent underage drinking. MADD Connecticut is committed to clearly and powerfully advocating for victims of alcohol-related crashes.  MADD delivers quality services to hundreds of families each year at no cost to them, as well as help victims/survivors through the multitude of emotions and criminal proceedings that take place through court accompaniment and by providing grief counseling and support groups.  MADD’s goal is to eliminate drunk driving and educate Connecticut youth about underage drinking. MADD introduces and follows legislation concerning bills to strengthen drunk driving laws.

About WCTY:

WCTY based in Norwich, Connecticut, is the home of continuous Country favorites for listeners in southeastern Connecticut. Owned by Hall Communications, a family-owned company that owns and operates 21 radio stations on the East Coast including six stations in Connecticut, Hall Communications has been in operation in Eastern Connecticut since 1964.

About Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, a 34-story, 1,200 room luxury hotel, a world-class spa and golf course, over 85 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and view us on YouTube.