Entertainment

Shakira Takes On The Sun

Monday, May 10th, 2010

International superstar arrives in the Arena on September 17th

Shakira, one of the most exciting and successful global artists in recent history, with more than 214 global awardSHOT-4-0047_PhotoCredit_MarcBaptiste nominations and more than fifty million albums sold worldwide, has announced her 2010 global tour and her highly-anticipated return to North America.  Shakira will be making a stop at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, September 17th at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $110.00 and $80.00 and go on sale Friday, May 14th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log onto 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 15th, subject to availability.

Shakira has toured the United States just twice in her career, first in 2002 for the “Tour of the Mongoose” and again in 2006 for the “Oral Fixation” tour, which grossed more than $100 million.  The Washington Post raved about her 2006 tour saying, “Shakira doesn’t need much to take it to the rafters. No pyrotechnics, no army of back-up dancers, no elaborate staging – not even a pair of shoes.  Just her charisma, pipes and hips.”  

Shakira will perform songs from her collection of smash hits and her new album, She Wolf, released in the U.S. on November 23, 2009, by Epic Records. The album is the follow-up to 2005′s platinum-certified album Oral Fixation Vol. 2, which spawned the hit single “Hips Don’t Lie” reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 which was #1 in 55 countries and became the most played song in the history of U.S. Pop radio.  The critically- acclaimed She Wolf continues to grow in popularity with the recent release of the album’s third single, “Gypsy,” preceded by hit singles “She Wolf” and “Give It Up To Me,” featuring Lil Wayne.  Shakira made Billboard chart history again in 2010 with her 17th top five hit on the Latin Pop Airplay chart with “Gitana,” giving her the most top five titles by a female artist in the chart’s 16-year history.

Shakira is a Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, an entertainer, record producer and advocate for universal education. She is the founder and President of the Barefoot Foundation (Pies Descalzos), a founding member of the ALAS Foundation and an ambassador for 1GOAL and UNICEF.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th best venue by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” 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.

Maroon 5’s ‘Hands All Over’ Tour Stops At Mohegan Sun

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Highly-anticipated third album produced by studio legend Robert John “Mutt” Lange set for release on September 21st

Grammy-winning recording artist Maroon 5 is back with their highly-anticipated third studio album, Hands All OverPress Release Photo low res (A&M/Octone), set for release on September 21st. Produced by Rock studio legend Robert John “Mutt” Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard, The Cars), Hands All Over is a killer hybrid of Rock, Pop, Funk and R&B. In addition, the album’s first single will impact radio on June 28th. Following the release of the single, Maroon 5 has announced plans for a summer concert tour that will rock Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, August 1st at 7:00pm with special guests Guster and Ry Cuming.

Tickets are $65.00 and $45.00 and go on sale Friday, May 14th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log onto 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 15th, subject to availability.

Maroon 5 began writing the songs that appear on Hands All Over after winding down from a world tour in support of their 2007 studio release It Won’t Be Soon Before Long. Several months later, the band received a phone call from Lange, who heard that the band was beginning to write a new album, and expressed an interest in producing it.

“We didn’t even talk to anyone else,” Adam Levine, Maroon 5’s frontman says. “Mutt is undeniably one of the most successful producers who’s ever lived.”

Jesse Carmichael, the band’s keyboardist, added, “Mutt really helped us play to the best of our ability. And it drove us to be bigger and better than ever.”

The result is Hands All Over, a monumental record chock full of buoyant, unforgettable melodies.  Recorded at Lange’s Switzerland studio, the members of Maroon 5 locked themselves in the mountains to patiently craft their latest effort. Starting with the hard-rocking title track, the album’s fifteen tracks take several intoxicating twists and turns including such compositions as “Out of Goodbyes,” a stunning Country ballad infused with musical and vocal contributions from Nashville chart-toppers Lady Antebellum. Long-time fans will get a thrill out of “Misery,” with its funky guitars and high-stepping melody, as well as the propulsive “Stutter,” melody rich “Give A Little More” and “Don’t Know Much About That,” which professes a classic soulful vibe.

Guster continues to back 2006′s Ganging Up on the Sun, along with an eight-song EP from 2007, Satellite, which comprises live cuts and new recordings.  The group, which has been in the studio working on a still-untitled new album, will release its next studio set on Aware/Columbia after recording its last two albums for the Reprise label. According to a recent Billboard article, the band has purchased carbon credits to offset the environmental impact of recording and distributing the forthcoming album.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th best venue by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” 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.

American Idol Live! Tour 2010 Hits Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Season nine’s top 10 finalists will perform live.  Tickets go on sale May 15th

Reality television fans have something to look forward to this summer when the hotly-anticipated American Idol Live!IDOL Season 9 - Top #26AB4B Tour stops at Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday, July 13th at 7:30pm for one show only.  The American Idol Live! Tour 2010 will feature the American Idol Season 9 top 10 contestants Didi Benami, Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze, Andrew Garcia, Casey James, Aaron Kelly, Michael Lynche, Siobhan Magnus, Tim Urban and Connecticut’s own Katie Stevens. 

Tickets are $90.00 and $70.00 and go on sale Saturday, May 15th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log onto 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, May 16th, subject to availability.

America’s #1 show will make 49 stops this summer at a mix of top arenas and amphitheaters across North America giving fans a chance once again to catch their favorite “Idols” performing live in a town near them.  

Simon Fuller, creator and executive producer of American Idol stated, “We are all looking forward to this year’s American Idol Live! Tour. This is always one of the highlights of the year. Each of the Idols have the chance to meet the people that voted for them and perform at incredible venues all over America, another special moment in their developing careers.”

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th best venue by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” 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.