Entertainment

The Smashing Pumpkins Bring The Oceania Tour To Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Band will perform their latest album Oceania in full, followed by a set of classics on November 4th

The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in music history having sold more than 30 million albums and they will bring their track record of success  to Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, November 4th at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $25.00 and go on sale Friday, September 7th 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, September 8th, subject to availability.

Formed in Chicago in 1988, they released Gish, their influential and platinum debut in 1991, which was followed by albums including the nine-time platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and the four-time platinum Siamese Dream as well as the platinum certified 1998 album Adore.   The pivotal group’s many hits defined the Alternative music era and continue to resonate on Modern Rock radio, influencing a whole new generation.  

The Smashing Pumpkins returned in 2007 with their acclaimed sixth album Zeitgeist. They have since remained on the cutting edge of music and technology with various online releases. In June 2012, the band released the album Oceania, via Martha’s Music/EMI Records/Caroline Distribution. Marking The Smashing Pumpkins’ 7th studio record, it is “an album within an album,” part of their 44-song work-in-progress Teargarden By Kaleidyscope.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th 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.

Meat Loaf Brings Hell In A Handbasket To Mohegan Sun Arena

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Famous Rock musician will perform live in Arena on November 10th

In light of Meat Loaf’s latest album,  Hell In A Handbacket, the famed rocker will headline Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, October 27th at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $30.00 and went on sale today 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, August 18th, subject to availability.

Hell In A Handbasket, is his 11th studio recording in a career that includes his 1977 classic Bat Out Of Hell, which has sold more than 15 million in the U.S. and 43 million worldwide, one of the Top 5 sellers of all time.

Backed by his longtime band The Neverland Express and produced and engineered by member, guitarist Paul Crook, Hell In A Handbasket is a thematic record that easily crosses any number of genres, featuring such unlikely contributors as rappers Chuck D and Lil Jon, country star Trace Adkins, and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath. It’s an album about feeling alone and disconnected from the world around you, at the same time as it tries to tap into what unifies us as fellow humans on this topsy-turvy planet in 2012. 

Meat Loaf gets inside the emotions of all these songs with his signature intensity, and the powerful support of his group, which includes, along with Crook, John Miceli (drums, percussion), Patti Russo (lead and backing vocals), Randy Flowers (guitars, vocals), David Luther (saxophone, vocals) Justin Avery (piano, organ, keyboard, vocals) and Danny Miranda (electric and upright bass).

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th 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.

More Big Changes On The Way For Mohegan Sun’s Nightlife

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Mohegan Sun continues to revitalize its nightlife with renovations to Bow & Arrow Sports Bar, Lucky’s Lounge and The Dubliner

This summer, Mohegan Sun has heated things up in southeastern Connecticut with the launch of GLO At The Pool and VISTA Lounge at Wombi Rock. The nightlife scene has never been better and it’s only going to continue as big changes are in store for Bow & Arrow Sports Bar, as well as a complete redesign of Lucky’s Lounge and The Dubliner.

GLO At The Pool was one of the first big additions Mohegan Sun made to its nightlife scene. The idea was to create an atmosphere like no other in New England by transforming the pool and large outdoor terrace area, located on the third floor of the hotel, to a late night pool party with drinks, swimming, full service cabanas, fire pits, live DJs and celebrity appearances.  And that’s exactly what happened.  Since it’s sold out opening on Thursday, June 28th with special guests DJ Clinton Sparks and Redfoo of LMFAO, GLO has become a hot spot, averaging 300+ guests every Thursday and Saturday night.  Mohegan Sun and its dedicated nightlife staff couldn’t be happier, as expressed by Nightlife Manager Gregory Romeyn. “We are very pleased with the success of GLO At The Pool.  We thought it would be a cool, unique nightlife option here at Mohegan Sun and that seems to be the case by the excitement it’s gained and the number of people it attracts.”

While the party was going on outside, Mohegan Sun also set out to re-identify what used to be Leffingwells Martini Bar.  Now VISTA Lounge at Wombi Rock, ran by The Lyons Group, the newly re-designed ultra-lounge debuted on Saturday, July 21st with special celebrity host Jenny McCarthy.  The new features in VISTA Lounge At Wombi Rock came by way of a brand new, state-of-the-art sound system with a live DJ booth, two blackjack tables located near the far end of the lounge, all-new drink menu’s and a dance floor, as well as completely new furniture to relax with friends.

President and CEO of Mohegan Sun, Jeff Hartmann, is very pleased with the direction nightlife has taken and is even more excited for what’s still to come. “While we have always had some really great nightlife offerings, we felt it was time to give the programming a little boost and what better way to do that than to launch our new pool parties – GLO At The Pool – hosted by LMFAO,” said Hartmann. “We are also really excited about the renovations to Wombi Rock – launching the new VISTA Lounge – and this fall, are eager to unveil changes to Bow & Arrow Sports Bar and the space formerly occupied by Lucky’s Lounge and The Dubliner which is being transformed into one large 10,000 square-foot Irish Pub.

Part of those new initiatives will be the changes to Lucky’s Lounge and The Dubliner. Construction has begun to combine the two bars, making it one large Irish Pub. It is set to be completed by early fall of this year.  The new pub, which the name has yet to be revealed, will feature great entertainment, food and drinks, as well as design elements directly from Ireland.

It doesn’t stop there. Over in Casino of the Earth, Mohegan Sun’s Bow & Arrow Sports Bar is also undergoing some major upgrades.  A 16 – monitor HD wall display that is equivalent to a 184” screen will be the centerpiece to an impressive video wall.  The sports bar, which will feature programming from DIRECTV’s Professional and College Football packages, will have more seating, wireless tabletop speakers and a completely revamped audio system, in addition to great food and drinks.

The sports bar closed on July 29th for renovations and is scheduled to reopen on Thursday, August 30th. A grand opening celebration is set to take place on Wednesday, September 5th as the pro football season kicks off.

More information on Mohegan Sun’s Nightlife can be found by logging onto the newly launched nightlife page at mohegansun.com/nightlife. It was designed specifically for all the new changes and attractions to be found at Mohegan Sun after hours. The page is stocked with party planning information, photos, details on giveaways and promotions, menus and plenty more.

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