Entertainment

ESPN Friday Night Fights Return February 10th

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade versus Derek Ennis headlines ESPN Friday Night Fights at Mohegan Sun Arena

Star Boxing will once again showcase one of the most promising boxers in the world, undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, against rugged Philadelphian Derek “Pooh” Ennis in a 10-round bout for the vacant North American Boxing Organization (NABO) junior middleweight title, headlining an ESPN Friday Night Fights show at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, February 10th at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $75.00, $45.00 and $30.00 and are on sale now 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 are also available now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability.

One of the most gifted all around boxers, Andrade (15-0, 10 KOs) has been favorably compared to a younger, heavier Floyd Mayweather, Jr. because of their similar styles, featuring lightning quick feet and hands, superior defensive acumen and dominant victories.  In Andrade’s five fights that have gone the distance, for example, he has won 30 of 34 rounds on the scorecards.

The 23-year-old Andrade, fighting only a short drive from his Providence home, was a 2007 World amateur champion who will be fighting for the seventh time on ESPN. 

In his last two fights, the slick southpaw pitched a near shutout in August en route to a 10-round unanimous decision against veteran Grady Brewer, winner of The Contender II television reality series and stopped former world title challenger Saul Duran after three rounds last September in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Andrade is rapidly climbing the ratings ladder, ranked in the top 15 of all four major governing bodies: #9 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), #11 by the International Boxing Federation (IBF), #13 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and #15 by the World Boxing Association (WBA).

Andrade is co-promoted by Star Boxing and Banner Promotions.

The winner of the Andrade-Ennis fight will better position himself for a world title shot against WBO titlist Zaurbek Baysangurov (26-1, 20 KOs), of Russia.

Star Boxing, Inc. has been in operation since 1992. Star Boxing has worked to produce some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star has continued to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world-rated contenders and young prospects. Star has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry. For more information on Star Boxing, visit the official website at starboxing.com.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 5th best venue 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. 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.

Big D And The Kids Table Postpone Mohegan Sun Show Indefinitely

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

January 12th performance will be rescheduled at a later date

The Big D and The Kids Table show that had been set for January 12th in the Wolf Den has now been postponed due to a personal matter with the band.  Mohegan Sun and Big D and The Kids Table apologize for the inconvenience and have rescheduled the performance with Boston’s own Eli “Paperboy” Reed. 

Wolf Den performances are free and open to the public, must be 21 years or older to attend.

For more information on the Wolf Den 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.

Rock And Roll Legends Van Halen Return To Mohegan Sun

Monday, January 9th, 2012

One of the most successful bands in Rock and Roll history performs live at Mohegan Sun Arena on March 3rd

Van Halen, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and one of the most important and influential Rock bands of all time, will rock Mohegan Sun Arena in support of their latest tour and album A Different Kind of Truth on Saturday, March 3rd at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $135.00 and $110.00 and are on sale Saturday, January 14th 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 starting Sunday, January 15th, subject to availability.

Van Halen confirmed their new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, will be released by Interscope Records on February 7th. The first single from the album, “Tattoo,” and its accompanying video will debut simultaneously on Tuesday, January 10th, with album pre-orders starting that day.  A Different Kind Of Truth is Van Halen’s first original studio album with singer David Lee Roth since the band’s classic multi-platinum album 1984.

Fans can expect Van Halen to perform selections from  A Different Kind Of Truth alongside songs from their arsenal of epic hits that include:  “Eruption,” “Running with the Devil,” “Jamie’s Cryin’,” “You Really Got Me,”  “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love,” “I’ll Wait” and more from their classic albums Van Halen, Van Halen II, Fair Warning, Diver Down and 1984.

Formed in Los Angeles in 1974, Van Halen changed the Rock and Roll landscape forever with the release of their self-titled, 1978 debut album displaying unparalleled stage presence, revolutionary musicianship and extraordinary songwriting abilities. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, the band’s record of achievement is hard to top.   Among a long list of awards, recognition and accolades, Van Halen joins an elite short list of two time Diamond Award honorees in the history of the music industry.  Presented with two Diamond Award RIAA Certified Status’ for their albums Van Halen and 1984, the band has produced a repertoire of hits that remain some of the strongest and most influential Rock songs ever written that fans will admire for decades to come.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 5th best venue 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. 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.