Entertainment

***MEDIA ALERT*** Mötley Crüe Set To Become Latest Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame Recipients!

Monday, May 6th, 2013

What: One of Rock & Roll’s all-time powerhouse bands will be taking part in a special Walk of Fame ceremony outside the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Mötley Crüe will have a star placed alongside some of Mohegan Sun Arena’s most beloved talents, some of which include Bon Jovi, KISS, Rod Stewart, Toby Keith and Taylor Swift.  Their upcoming show marks Mötley Crüe’s third performance at Mohegan Sun Arena and they will also become the 25th entertainer inducted into the Walk of Fame.

Media and public invited to attend the induction ceremony.

WHEN/WHERE: Saturday, May 18th at 4:30 pm

Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office Forecourt

WHO:  Bruce Bozsum, Chairman of The Mohegan Tribe

Tom Cantone, VP of Sports & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun

Mötley Crüe

IN DETAIL:  Mötley Crüe takes the Mohegan Sun Arena stage later in the evening on Saturday, May 18th, but hours before then, the band will be inducted into Mohegan Sun’s Walk of Fame.   The special induction ceremony will be held outside the main entrance of the Arena, near the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

The award seeks to recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of Mohegan Sun as the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination. All of the individuals inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be permanently placed at the entrance to Mohegan Sun Arena.

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet—Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)—has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. The first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, MÖTLEY CRÜE is best known for continuing to reinvent not only their live show (with mind blowing elements such as Tommy Lee’s 360 drum roller coaster) and music (brand new song “Sex” released in summer 2012), but remain on the forefront of entertainment via cutting edge social media interaction. The band was featured in the award winning Super Bowl commercial for the KIA Optima. MÖTLEY CRÜE’s New York Times bestselling memoir, The Dirt is currently being adapted into a major motion picture. For more information, please visit: www.motley.com

KISS Brings Their Monster Tour 2013 To Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Live in concert on August 10th. Tickets on sale May 10th

In support of their latest studio album, Monster, KISS is on the road again for the aptly titled Monster Tour 2013. Mohegan Sun Arena welcomes the legendary Rock band with special guest Leogun on Saturday, August 10th for a 7:30pm performance.

Tickets are $96.00 and $76.00 and go on sale Friday, May 10th 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, May 11th, subject to availability. More details available at mohegansun.com/entertainment also.

“We’re a real, flesh-and-blood Rock and Roll band with people who’ve spent 40 years doing what we believe in.” – Paul Stanley

January 2013 marked four decades since Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, then members of a band called Wicked Lester, joined up with drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley to form KISS. Forty years later, having racked up 28 U.S. gold albums along with 40 million U.S. and 100 million in world sales, Simmons and Stanley, with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, return stronger than ever. Released through Universal Music Enterprises, Monster is the 20th studio album in their historic career.

The 12-song (plus bonus track), straight-ahead Rock ‘n’ Roll album features collaborations from all four members in an effort that shows KISS at the top of its game. Monster is the group’s first studio album since the band’s 2009 smash success Sonic Boom, and was also produced by Paul Stanley with Greg Collins at Conway Studios in Hollywood, CA, and The Nook in Studio City, CA. “We weren’t interested in making just a great KISS album, but a great Rock album that lived up to the bands we loved growing up,” explains Stanley, “the ones who got us to play music in the first place.”

“There are no symphony orchestras, boy choirs, keyboards, outside producers or guest songwriters,” boasts Simmons. “The best thing we did was turn inwards to ourselves.

Tommy and Eric have revitalized the group with a work ethic and the talent to back it up. This is a real band effort. KISS has become a behemoth. We are going where no Rock group has gone before.”

Monster represents KISS’ nod to the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flame-throwers and don makeup to entertain millions. The group goes back to their own beginnings with the Who-like “Freak,” while Gene lives up the title track’s declaration on the raucus prehistoric Punk-Rock of “Back to the Stone Age” and the bludgeoning, self-referential “The Devil is Me.” “Take Me Down Below” is one of the KISS’ classic sexual double entendres in the mod of “Love Gun” or “Lick It Up.” Guitarist Thayer takes a solo turn on this own with “Outta This World,” a tribute to his KISS “spaceman” character, while drummer Singer provides the vocals (and the inspiration) for the Stanley-penned arena anthem “All for the Love of Rock & Roll.”

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 4th 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.

Megadeth Reveals Gigantour 2013 Line Up; Mohegan Sun Arena Plays Host On July 5th

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted, Death Division

Gigantour — the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine—returns in 2013 with an incredible new line up for the tour.  In addition to headliner Megadeth, the multi-artist bill features Metal heavyweights Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted and Death Division, all personally picked by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. The enormous Metal-Rock tour heads to Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, July 5th at 4:30pm.

Tickets are $35.00 and go on sale Friday, May 10th 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, May 11th, subject to availability.  A special Gigantour pre-sale will take place on May 9th also. Check www.gigantour.com for further details. More details available at mohegansun.com/entertainment also.

“This year’s power-packed lineup is probably the best Gigantour yet and we’ve had some pretty massive Gigantours over the years. Gigantour 2013 brings four of my favorite bands, each centered around a superstar. With Zakk, David, Vinnie, and Jason there are going to be fans from Ozzy to Disturbed to Pantera to Metallica and everything that’s Metal in-between! Don’t miss the Metal festival of the summer!” says Mustaine. He founded the tour in 2005 and over the years has had established artists such as Volbeat, Motorhead, Anthrax, Fear Factory and Dream Theater, as well as giving (then) up-and-coming artists Lacuna Coil, Into Eternity and Sanctity their first break on a national festival tour. Gigantour 2013 continues with this tradition.

For a Heavy Metal band that’s been around for nearly three decades, selling more than 38 million albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades including 11 Grammy® nominations, scoring five consecutive platinum albums—including 1992’s two-million-selling Countdown to Extinction—Megadeth’s founder, leader and primal guitar-slinger and lyricist Dave Mustaine feels the best is yet to come. They are about to release their 14th studio album titled Super Collider, June 4, 2013, through Mustaine’s new label, Tradecraft, through UMe, just in time for Gigantour 2013.

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY (www.blacklabelsociety.com)

For over 20 years, Zakk Wylde served as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist, a collaboration that produced a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling album No More Tears (Wylde wrote all of the music) and Ozzmosis. In 1998, Wylde formed the now legendary Black Label Society (BLS), which went on to earn its own fervent fan base (known as the Berzerkers). A limited amount of Black Label Society VIP packages will be available at http://shop.blacklabelsociety.com.

DEVICE (www.deviceband.com)

Experimentation remains the best catalyst for progression. Rather than sticking to any pre-existing blueprints or conventions, modern Hard Rock icon David Draiman of Disturbed and studio collaborator Geno Lenardo [ex-Filter] constructed DEVICE from strands of hard rock, industrial, and electronica.

HELLYEAH (http://hellyeahband.com)

The Dallas, Texas Heavy Metal supergroup HELLYEAH formed in 2006 and features Mudvayne lead vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribett, plus Tom Maxell from Nothingface, Bob Zilla from Damageplan and drummer Vinnie Paul from Pantera and Damageplan. Their self-titled debut is a wide-ranging collection of songs including stomping metal, melodic Hard Rock and fun-loving Southern Rock and has sold over 350,000 copies. Their follow-up, Stampede, was released in 2010 and debuted at No. 8 on The Billboard 200. Their new album, Band of Brothers, is heavier than anything they’ve done before and more emotionally expressive as well as more sonically reminiscent of the bands’ past groups, Pantera, Damageplan, Mudvayne and Nothingface.

NEWSTED (http://newstedheavymetal.com)

Legendary bassist, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and six-time Grammy-Award winner, Jason Newsted is now fronting his very own band, Newsted. The band’s explosive EP, accurately titled, Metal debuted #1 on the iTunes metal chart. Joined by Staind guitarist, Mike Mushok, guitarist Jessie Farnsworth and drummer, Jesus Mendez Jr, Newsted is currently on the road and putting the final touches on a full-length album to be released late this summer.

DEATH DIVISION (https://www.facebook.com/DeathDivision)

Death Division is the new Heavy Metal band out of Hollywood, California, and was founded by bass player Jerry Montano, whose past bands include Danzig, Nothingface, Down & Dirty and tour mates Hellyeah, drummer Tim Yeung who has played with Morbid Angel, Divine Heresy, Hate Eternal and Nile, and features Sean De La Tour on vocals and guitar, and Rick Di Marco on lead guitar. Death Division‘s sound is heavy and intense with a natural sense of melody. Their new single, “I’ve Had Enough,” recently made its debut on Full Metal Jackie and is out now.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 4th 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.