Entertainment

Katy Perry Announces North American Dates For Her California Dreams World Tour Sponsored by Schick® Quattro For Women®

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Live at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, June 25th.  Tickets go on sale Saturday

Pop superstar Katy Perry has officially announced dates for her upcoming California Dreams World Tour, in support of her platinum-selling sophomore album Teenage Dream.  Katy will kick off the California Dreams tour on February 20th in Lisbon, Portugal, traveling throughout Europe, the U.K., Australia and Japan before hitting Canada and the U.S.  The North American leg of the tour sponsored by Schick® Quattro for Women® will start on June 7th in Atlanta, GA and will run through August 14th with two shows in Katy’s hometown Santa Barbara, CA.  The tour is making its way to Connecticut for one night only in Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, June 25th at 7:30pm with special guest Mariana & The Diamonds.

All tickets are $45.00 and go on sale Saturday, January 29th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  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 beginning on Sunday, January 30th, subject to availability.

Katy is planning on interacting with fans through social media networks throughout the California Dreams tour.   Using Facebook Places/Deals, fans will be able to check in to the venues each night to receive special treats.  Fans will also be able to submit their own photos of the show via Twitter which will be incorporated into the live show and also live on katyperry.com.  In addition, Katy has also partnered with I Love All Access to provide a variety of VIP ticket packages including premium seats, meet and greets, photo ops, pre-show parties and more.   More information can be found at katyperry.com.

As announced last week, Katy will perform at this year’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 13th.   Six-time nominee, Katy is up for four awards this year including the coveted “Album of the Year,” along with “Best Pop Album,” “Best Female Pop Vocal Performance” for “Teenage Dream” and “Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals” for “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg.  Katy has also been nominated for two BRIT awards for “International Album” and “International Female Solo Artist.”  The BRIT awards will be handed out live on February 15th at the O2 Arena in London.

Teenage Dream was released in August 2010 and has since sold 5 million copies worldwide.  The album’s first single, “California Gurls” featuring Snoop Dogg was the biggest selling song of 2010 according to Soundscan with 4,398,212 tracks scanned.   After “California Gurls” spent six weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Katy scored two follow-up #1’s with “Teenage Dream” and her current single “Firework,” making her the first female artist in 11 years to score three Billboard #1 singles from the same album.

Katy is gearing up to launch the album’s 4th single “E.T.” which will impact radio next month.  She will soon shoot the video with director Floria Sigismondi (Marilyn Manson, Bjork, David Bowie, Christina Aguilera, Muse, The White Stripes).   

Earlier this month, Katy won two People’s Choice Awards for “Favorite Female Artist” and “Favorite Online Sensation” — awards voted on by fans.  Katy won a People’s Choice Award in 2009 for “Best Pop Song” with her debut anthem “I Kissed A Girl.”   Over the course of her career, she has also won a BRIT Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, an NRJ Music Award and two Teen Choice Awards, among other international honors.

Mohegan Sun Arena was ranked the 4th busiest venue in 2009 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.

Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Live At Mohegan Sun

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Heart & Soul 2011 North American Tour stops in Uncasville on March 27th

Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks have joined forces for one of the most anticipated musical events of the year, The Heart & Soul Tour.  The tour will feature both artists performing all Rock & Roll sets from their incomparable catalogs of hits, backed by an incredible band of musicians and stage production.  The tour will be stopping at Mohegan Sun Arena for one night only on Sunday, March 27th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $175.00 & $125.00 and go on sale Saturday, January 22nd at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  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 beginning on Sunday, January 23rd, subject to availability.
 
Said Rod Stewart: “We haven’t yet begun rehearsals, but I can already tell you this; with Stevie on board, our audiences are in store for an evening of pure Rock & Roll music. I’m already thinking about which of my old favorites to bring back and vocally, I think we’ve both begun thinking about which songs might be great fun and well-suited for a duet or two.”

In a career spanning five decades, with an estimated 250 million album and single sales, Rod Stewart is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and indisputably one of the most successful performers of all time. He finished 2010 at the top of both the touring and album charts – highlighted by his critically-heralded, sold-out first run of concerts at The Colosseum in Las Vegas and a “Boxscore,” chart-topping, 33-date European summer tour which included four sold-out dates at London’s O2 Arena.  Throughout his prolific career, he’s garnered sixteen Grammy nominations, including his current for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album,” and sales of more than one million albums worldwide for his 2010 album Fly Me To The Moon…The Great American Songbook Volume V

Stevie Nicks, Rock and Roll’s reigning queen, will be releasing her highly anticipated new CD In: Your Dreams on May 3, 2011. The new album, her first of new material in a decade, was co-produced by former Eurythmic David A. Stewart and Glen Ballard. The new album is now available for fans to pre order at stevienicks.warnerreprise.com.  Fans who pre-order the CD will receive an instant download of the record’s first single, the Nicks’ penned “Secret Love.” The official release date of the single is February 3rd. Nicks is a multi Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and member of Fleetwood Mac.

Mohegan Sun Arena was ranked the 4th busiest venue in 2009 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.

Janet Jackson’s “Number Ones, Up Close And Personal World Tour” Live At Mohegan Sun

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Singer returns to the Arena on March 16th.  Tickets go on sale Friday

Janet Jackson has announced that her “Number Ones, Up Close and Personal World Tour” will be stopping at Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday, March 16th at 7:30pm.  

Tickets are $70.00 & $50.00 and go on sale Friday, January 14th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  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 beginning on Saturday, January 15th, subject to availability.

The tour celebrates the release of her 2009 greatest hit compilation Number Ones.  Jackson will play each of her thirty-five  #1 hit singles in thirty-five different cities around the globe.  She plans to dedicate one of her #1 songs to each of the thirty-five cities she performs. Jackson said she will also recognize twenty young people whose lives and work “have enriched their communities in a major way.” Fans can submit individuals to be recognized through Jackson’s website. Jackson’s upcoming self-help book True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself is set for release on February 8th.

Mohegan Sun Arena was ranked the 4th busiest venue in 2009 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.