Archive for 2013

Bruno Mars Reveals Worldwide Tour Dates; “The Moonshine Jungle World Tour” Kicks Off June 22nd

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The Moonshine Jungle World Tour will hit Mohegan Sun Arena Thursday, June 27th

Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars has unveiled details of his hugely anticipated world tour.  The North American leg of “The Moonshine Jungle World Tour” gets underway on June 22nd at Washington, DC’s Verizon Center and then continues through August with a June 27th performance at Mohegan Sun Arena.  The European leg of the tour begins October 2nd in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  A special promo video for “The Moonshine Jungle World Tour” is now viewable here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m59LgGC4IIQ.  For full details and ticket availability, please visit www.brunomars.com.  Special guests on the Mohegan Sun Arena show are newly signed Elektra artists Fitz & The Tantrums.

Tickets are $85.00 & $65.00 and go on sale Friday, March 8th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  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.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, March 9th subject to availability. More details are available at mohegansun.com/entertainment as well.

The announce of “The Moonshine Jungle World Tour” comes just as “When I Was Your Man” – the latest single from Mars’ just-released sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox” – has exploded into the top 10 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” where it joins the album’s blockbuster first single, “Locked Out Of Heaven,” which recently spent six consecutive weeks atop the “Hot 100” chart. The immediate success of “When I Was Your Man” – which additionally earned honors as the week’s top “Streaming Gainer” and “Airplay Gainer” – marks the GRAMMY®-winner’s 10th consecutive single to hit the top 10, continuing his already-established status as the male artist with the longest streak of top 10 hits as a performer since his debut.

Furthermore, the single’s chart ascension places Mars in the history books as the first male artist to simultaneously place two titles in the top 10 since his own “Grenade” and “Just The Way You Are” doubled up on the chart in December 2010/January 2011.

The official companion video for “When I Was Your Man” – directed by Mars and his frequent collaborator, Cameron Duddy (“Locked Out Of Heaven,” “The Lazy Song”) – is also looking like an instant smash.  The clip, which premiered earlier this month, has already drawn close to 5 million individual views at Bruno’s official YouTube channel, located at http://youtu.be/ekzHIouo8Q4. “When I Was Your Man” first shot to the top 10 on the iTunes “Top Singles” chart within 48 hours of its official release last year.

Mars recently led a breathtaking performance on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards fronting an all-star tribute to Bob Marley alongside the likes of Sting and Rihanna, which marked the Grammy-winner’s third consecutive year to perform on the acclaimed show.

As its title suggests, Unorthodox Jukebox once again sees Mars melding a multitude of musical approaches to create his own distinctive sound.  Executive produced by The Smeezingtons, the hit-making production team comprised of Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine, the collection also features contributions from such top producers as Jeff Bhasker (fun., Kanye West, Jay-Z), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lil Wayne, Black Lips) and Diplo (M.I.A, Usher).

Unorthodox Jukebox made a stunning SoundScan/Billboard 200 debut upon its release last year, entering the chart at #2 with sales in excess of 192,000 – the singer/songwriter/producer/musician’s highest first week sales debut thus far. In

addition, the album exploded to the top spot on the British album charts, making history as the United Kingdom’s fastest selling solo album of 2012.  The phenomenal success of Unorthodox Jukebox follows the equivalent popularity of Mars’ now classic 2010 debut, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which proved the U.K.’s third best-selling album of 2011 and also entered the charts at #1.

Bruno Mars is undoubtedly among contemporary pop’s most gifted and compelling artists.  And with global sales currently certified at 40x-platinum and over 50 million singles sold worldwide, the 14-time Grammy Award nominee has fully proven himself as a true superstar.

Released in October 2010, Doo-Wops & Hooligans was greeted with both popular success and critical acclaim from all corners of the globe.  “The year’s finest Pop debut,” raved Rolling Stone.  “Near-flawless…(the album) delivers pleasure without pretension.”  Fueled by a remarkable string of hit singles, including the multi-platinum #1 smashes, “Just The Way You Are” and “Grenade,” the album instantly confirmed Mars as a major force in modern Pop music.

Mars soon racked up a remarkable record of prestigious international awards and nominations, with victories including a “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” Grammy Award (for “Just The Way You Are”), an American Music Award for “Pop or Rock Music/Favorite Male Artist,” a 2012 Brit Award (for “International Male Solo Artist”), two Teen Choice Awards, a 2012 People’s Choice Award (for “Favorite Male Artist”), a Soul Train Music Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, two MTV Music Awards Japan, a BT Digital Music Award, an ECHO Award, and multiple 2011 Billboard Awards including “Top Male Hot 100 Artist of the Year.”

As if that weren’t enough, Mars received a truly stunning assortment of 2011 and 2012 honors from ASCAP, including the ASCAP Pop Award for “Song of the Year” (for “Just The Way You Are”).  In 2011, he was named to the prestigious Time 100, confirming the superstar as one of the most influential people in the world.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit: www.brunomars.comwww.mohegansun.com/entertainment, www.facebook.com/thatbrunomars, www.youtube.com/brunomars, and twitter.com/BRUNOMARS.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011 and ranked in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Mohegan Sun Appoints New Vice President Of Human Resources

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Former Director of Compensation and Benefits, Jeff Hamilton, to begin his new responsibilities immediately

Jeff Hamilton, Vice President of Human Resources

Mohegan Sun is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Jeff Hamilton to Vice President of Human Resources.  Jeff has served in a variety of roles since starting at Mohegan Sun in 2004, most recently holding the title of Director of Compensation and Benefits.

In his new role, Jeff will be responsible for overseeing the development of customer service and skills training, administering all Human Resource company policies and procedures and providing direction and operational oversight for all Human Resource departments and functions.

Jeff received a bachelor’s degree at Seton Hall University and a master’s degree at the University of New Haven.  He is a member of the Mohegan Tribe and has been part of organizations like the United Way and the Connecticut Adoption Resource Association during his time at Mohegan Sun.

About Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, 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.com/mohegansun, follow us on twitter.com/mohegansun, find us on pinterest.com/mohegansun and view us on youtube.com/mohegansunvideos.

New Kids On The Block Show Love For Their Fans With Ultimate Valentine’s Day Announcement 3rd Show Added At Mohegan Sun Arena!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Highly anticipated “The Package Tour” Now Kicks Off With String Of Three Concerts On May 28th, 29th & 31st; Tickets For Added Show On Sale Saturday, February 23rd

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, New Kids on the Block are showing their fans just how much they love and adore them by adding a string of new dates to the Package Tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.  A third Mohegan Sun Arena show has been added for Tuesday, May 28th at 7:30pm. This new date will kick off the three super groups “The Package Tour!”

Tickets are $79.00 and $59.00 and can be purchased starting Saturday, February 23rd at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to www.ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Sunday, February 3rd, subject to availability.

After announcing The Package on The View, NKOTB, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men set out on a day long media blitz stopping by outlets like Access Hollywood, CNN, E!, ET, EXTRA, OMG! Insider, VH1 Big Morning Buzz, US Weekly and Rolling Stone. They then wrapped the day with a fan event at Irving Plaza in which each band gave admirers a taste of what is to come. Over the screams of a packed Irving Plaza, it was obvious that people couldn’t wait for The Package.

“Wow! We are overwhelmed by the love and support that has come from us announcing this tour,” Donnie Wahlberg of the New Kids on the Block said. “We can’t wait to come to your city and give you “The Package!””

Please visit mohegansun.com/entertainment, www.ThePackage-Tour.com or Ticketmaster.com for up to date information or join the discussion at #thepackagetour.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”

Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011 and ranked in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.