Thursdays In Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den Are Indie Pop, Rock & Soul Central

Some of music’s next best, like Misterwives, have Thursday night shows lined up for the Wolf Den this April

Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den is already well-established in bringing in some of the best all-time acts like Eddie Money, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, America, Boyz II Men, Warrant and countless others.  The popular free venue has also largely come to be known as one of the top stops in the Northeast for today’s best in Country music, with friends like Dustin Lynch, The Cadillac Three, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Lady Antebellum, many of whom have graduated to Mohegan Sun Arena, all having played and continue to play, great weekend shows at the Wolf Den. And now Thursday evenings in The Den are making their mark too, with some of the next best bands and artists playing headlining shows every week. Some of these great new Indie bands and artists include the likes of Portland, OR Folk Rockers, Quiet Life, who just played a packed Thursday night in early February, the Cold War Kids out of Long Beach, CA, the very talented Ana Popovic, up-and-coming Country artist, John King and the sensational Soul rockers and Wolf Den favorites, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds.

These concerts showcase some of the most impressive touring Indie and festival acts around and April is lined up to bring plenty more of it to Mohegan Sun’s 21 and over Wolf Den. See below for more information and also visit mohegansun.com/wolfden for the full lineup.

Misterwives, Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:00pm

Website: misterwives.com

New York City based Misterwives are currently touring their widely successful album, Reflections and have multiple dates already sold out. The Pop Indie superstars are fronted by the very talented singer Mandy Lee. They’re upbeat single, “Reflections,” is a huge hit and currently has over 3.5 million plays on YouTube.  Misterwives will also be at the  Lollapalooza festival 2015, which kicks off July 15th at Grant Park, Chicago.

The Roosevelts, Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 8:00pm

Website: wearetheroosevelts.com/

Hailing from Austin, Texas, James Mason and Jason Kloess make up the band The Roosevelts and their biggest song to date is “Everybody Knows.” They self-proclaim their sound as a little Bluesy, a little bit Country and a little bit Rock ‘N’ Roll. Mohegan Sun is excited to welcome the electric duo on April 16th.

Madi Diaz, Thursday, April 23 at 8:00pm

Website: madidiaz.com

Her hit “Stay Together” has been in heavy rotation and has over 200k hits on YouTube to date and is also a big part of LA Weekly calling her album, “the most danceable break up record ever.” See this rising Indie Pop musician on April 23rd at Mohegan Sun.

David Fanning, Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8:00pm

Website: davidfanningmusic.com

Growing up practically on the top of the Tennessee-Alabama state line, David Fanning is a budding Country star who started out as a producer, helping guide three #1 hits by fellow Wolf Den performers Thompson Square and Parmalee.  Now Fanning is certainly making his mark behind the mic and guitar now.  Listen to his hit “Doin’ Country Right” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N05eZUt8axE and see him live and for free on April 30th inside the Wolf Den!

About the Wolf Den

The 350-seat Wolf Den, which has offered free nightly entertainment for guests 21 and over since its opening in 1996, is the pulse of Casino of the Earth and truly one of the most favored music venues in the region. Here, guests enjoy headline entertainment by some of the world’s top performing artists from almost every musical genre, including Pop, Country, Rock, Alternative, Big Band, Jazz, R&B and Folk, with no cover charge and no minimum. The Wolf Den has hosted such acts as Jordin Sparks, The Avett Brothers, Joan Jett, Duran Duran, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Skillet, Buckcherry, MC Hammer, Jerrod Niemann, Blue Öyster Cult, Gin Blossoms, Eddie Money, John Cafferty, America and Salt-N-Pepa.  In 2013, The Wolf Den was nationally recognized by winning “Theater of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music. 

Ariana Grande Adds New Tour Dates And Cities For Summer 2015 Following Overwhelming Success Of First Leg Of The Honeymoon Tour

One of music’s biggest stars will bring her first North American headlining tour to even more cities through the country, starting July 16th in Tampa, Fl.

Mohegan Sun Arena to once again host Ariana on August 2nd

Latin superstar, Prince Royce, to be special guest on tour

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 30, 2015) – Few artists are having a bigger year than Pop music superstar Ariana Grande. With two GRAMMY Award-nominations including “Best Pop Vocal Album” for My Everything and Best Pop  Duo/Group Performance for “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, a coveted performance spot on the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards, a platinum-certified #1 album for My Everything, several chart-smashing singles, a Billboard Women In Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award and a recently announced high-profile recurring role in a new FOX television series, Ariana has become an unstoppable force in Pop culture. Today, she announced that THE HONEYMOON TOUR, her North American headlining tour, has been extended into the summer. Produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, THE HONEYMOON TOUR kicked off on February 25, 2015 and has been an overwhelming success with sold out dates throughout the first leg of the tour. THE HONEYMOON TOUR summer run will kick off July 16, 2015 in Tampa Bay, Florida and visit nearly 40 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including stops in Nashville, Montreal, Las Vegas, Toronto and Uncasville, CT for an August 2nd show at Mohegan Sun Arena, starting at 7:30pm. Ariana Grande played to a sell-out crowd at Mohegan Sun on March 14, 2015. Latin superstar Prince Royce who recently debuted his first English single “Stuck on A Feeling” will be a special guest on all dates of the tour.

Tickets are $79.50, $59.50, $39.50 and $29.50 and go on sale Saturday, April 4th 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 Sunday, April 5th subject to availability.  Tickets will also be available at livenation.com and through the Live Nation mobile app.

Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 31st at 10:00am local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit citiprivatepass.com

Ariana Grande initially landed at the top with her first full-length album for Republic Records, Yours Truly. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Billboard Digital Albums chart and iTunes Overall Albums chart. Moreover, it yielded the game-changing Pop smash “The Way” featuring Mac Miller. One of 2013′s defining songs, the single went double-platinum, hit the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and reached #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart. In the aftermath, she was named “Best New Artist” at the American Music Awards in 2013. Grande’s magnetic charm, impressive voice and astounding presence have enchanted millions of fans worldwide. 2014 saw her reach incredible heights right out of the gate. The first single from her sophomore album, “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea, saw her become the “youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold first-week.” In addition to ranking as the 5th “highest digital song debut for a female artist” and 9th highest ever, the platinum smash debuted at #1 in 65 countries, topping the iTunes overall Top Songs and Pop Songs charts for four weeks. Other accolades followed throughout the year, with Grande winning “Favorite Breakout Artist” at the People’s Choice Awards 2014, the Young Influencer Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the Radio Disney Chart Topper Award, “Choice Female Artist” and “Choice Single – ‘Problem’” at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, and more. At the 2014 MTV VMAs, “Problem” was named “Best Pop Video” as well.

In 2014, she also became the first woman in history and the first artist since Michael Jackson to simultaneously have three songs in the Top 6 of the digital songs chart. Still, the future looks brighter than ever as her star continues to rise.

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 world 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.

Rob Thomas Unveils Summer Dates; Grammy®-Winning Superstar Announces ‘The Great Unkown 2015′ North American Tour

Trek Begins In Ontario And Heads To Mohegan Sun Arena For An August 9th Concert; Dates Herald Long Awaited Third Solo Album; Due Out This Summer

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 30, 2015) – Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced plans for a major North American tour with special guests, Plain White T’s. Dates for “THE GREAT UNKNOWN 2015”  – which herald the multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter’s hugely anticipated new album – get underway June 11th at Orillia, Ontario’s Casino Rama Resort Stephens Auditorium and then continue through August 10th. Mohegan Sun welcomes back Thomas on Sunday, August 9th for an 7:30pm show. The band Plain White T’s will be special guests!

Tickets are $48.50 and go on sale Friday, April 3rd 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, April 4th, subject to availability.

Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning on Wednesday, April 1st. VIP Packages, including Photo Opportunities with Rob Thomas and exclusive merchandise, will be available.  For complete details and ticket information, please visit robthomasmusic.com Fan Club membership packages will soon be available at fanclub.robthomasmusic.com.  Check out this video of Rob here: //youtu.be/khsqNfsdzj8

Thomas is currently in the studio putting finishing touches on his long awaited third solo album, his first in more than six years. The new album – which follows 2009’s acclaimed CRADLESONG – is slated for release in late summer.

Rob Thomas is one of the most distinctive artists of this or any other era – a gifted vocalist, spellbinding performer and accomplished songwriter known worldwide as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty as well as for his multi-platinum certified solo work and chart-topping collaborations with other artists. Among his countless hits are solo classics like “Lonely No More,” “This Is How A Heart Breaks” and “Streetcorner Symphony,” Matchbox Twenty favorites including “Push,” “3AM,” “If You’re Gone” and “Bent” and of course  “Smooth,” his 3x RIAA platinum certified worldwide hit collaboration with Santana. Thomas earned three GRAMMY® Awards for his role as co-writer and vocalist on “Smooth,” which topped Billboard’s Hot 100 for an astounding 12 consecutive weeks and spent 58 total weeks on the chart, the #1 song in Billboard’s Top Hot 100 Rock Songs chart history and #2 “Hot 100” song of all time. The #1, multi-platinum …SOMETHING TO BE, made history as the first album by a male artist from a Rock or Pop group to debut at #1 on The Billboard 200 since the chart was launched.

In 2004, Thomas was the first artist to be honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, created to recognize a composer in the early years of his or her career that has already made a lasting impact.  He has won numerous BMI and ASCAP Awards, and twice earned the “Songwriter of the Year” crown from both Billboard and BMI. Overall, Thomas has contributed to sales of more than 80 million records.

Thomas’ most recent solo album, 2009’s CRADLESONG, marked still another milestone, generating two #1 singles in “Her Diamonds” and “Someday.”  Rob made Billboard chart history once again as the only male artist with multiple #1 hits at Adult Top 40.  With this coronation, Thomas tied Pink with the most #1′s by a solo artist in the chart’s history.

In 2012, Matchbox Twenty returned with their first all-new album in a decade, NORTH. Fueled by the hit singles, “She’s So Mean,”  “Overjoyed” and “Our Song,” NORTH proved a landmark for the band, their first ever #1 debut and Billboard 200 chart-topper.

A charismatic, engaging and indefatigable live performer, Thomas has spent much of the past two decades on the road, fronting massive world treks with Matchbox Twenty and on his own as well as a series of intimate acoustic tours. Thomas is also a dedicated philanthropist, establishing The Sidewalk Angels Foundation with his wife Marisol Thomas in 2003. Dedicated to providing critically needed funds and support to grassroots groups across the country, the New York-based not-for-profit organization is the primary supporter and sponsor of a number of no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues. Additionally, The Sidewalk Angels Foundation also supports a myriad of other causes, from childhood health and wellness to the fight against homelessness, reflecting the passion of its co-founders to

fight for the rights and fair treatment of those with no voice. For additional information on The Sidewalk Angels Foundation, please visit sidewalkangelsfoundation.org.

For more information, please see robthomasmusic.com, twitter.com/ThisIsRobThomas, facebook.com/robthomas, youtube.com/user/RobThomasVideos, and atlanticrecords.com.

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 world 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.