Entertainment

The Wanted Brings Their Infectious Hits To Mohegan Sun

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Max, Siva, Jay, Tom and Nathan perform live in Arena on August 24th

One of the hottest Pop bands on the airwaves today will take the stage in Mohegan Sun Arena as The Wanted performs live on Friday, August 24th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $30.00 and go on sale Saturday, May 19th 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 Sunday, May 20th, subject to availability.

Make no mistake about it, The Wanted are having the time of their lives. After only a year since their huge #1 debut single “All Time Low” they have already become one of Britain’s biggest, most brilliant Pop bands, living a dream that has far surpassed even their most optimistic expectations with their best mates by their side.

Hard working and quite plainly loving every single second, the band has already notched up four anthemic Top 5 singles and two #1 hits, been viewed a staggering 30 million times on YouTube and sold 400,000 copies of their eponymous debut album, which shook Pop music to its core upon its release last October. A year on and The Wanted are now set to shake up the charts all over again with their feverishly anticipated second album, a euphoric widescreen classic of epic Pop proportions. It comes at the end of simply phenomenal 2011, a year that has seen The Wanted become serious Pop players.

With their ferociously infectious tunes, rock solid friendship and laddish charms, they have stamped all over the typical boy band mold and brought a blast of much needed fresh air to British Pop music. The accolades have followed accordingly: The “Best British Single Brit” Award nomination for “All Time Low” in February, a deal with prestigious American label Def Jam in April and slots at the iTunes and V festivals in July and August, with 15,000 hollering revelers packing in the Big Blue Tent at V for a set many agreed was a highlight of the festival. All this from a band that started out paying their dues performing in somewhat dodgy nightclubs and a school tour that took them across the United Kingdom.

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.

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Brings Thick As A Brick Tour To Mohegan Sun

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The Jethro Tull front man will headline Arena on October 4th

Ian Anderson will be performing his composition Thick As A Brick in its entirety for the first time since 1972 and will also perform his new album, Thick As A Brick 2 in its entirety on tour, this summer.  Mohegan Sun is proud to have this legendary Rock star take the stage and perform these two albums live on Thursday, October 4th at 7:30pm in Mohegan Sun Arena.

Tickets are $35.00 and go on sale Friday, May 18th 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 19th, subject to availability.

Since 1972, the original Thick As A Brick has never been performed in its entirety, although a few minutes of the material have been a regular repertoire staple in both Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson shows over the years.

After 44 years of leading Jethro Tull to 54 countries worldwide and over 60 million albums sold, Ian Anderson celebrates these true Progressive Rock classics with old and new fans across the world. Ian is known as the flute, voice and composer of the legendary Jethro Tull, which formed in England in 1968. Since their first performance at London’s famous Marquee Club in 1968, the band has released 30 studio and live albums and earned a prominent place in Rock history.

Ian’s new album, Thick As A Brick 2 also features David Goodier, John O’ Hara, Scott Hammond and Florian Opahle. It was produced by Ian Anderson and mixed by Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson (who also re-mixed Jethro Tull’s Aqualung-Special Edition, released this past fall.

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.

Enrique Iglesias And Jennifer Lopez Bring Co-Headlining Tour To Mohegan Sun

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Their 2012 summer tour comes to Arena on July 26th

One of the summer’s hottest tours, just got hotter. With combined album sales of almost 125 million, Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez bring their superstar talents to Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, July 26th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $135.00 and $95.00 and go on sale Friday, May 18th 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 19th, subject to availability.

Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez are more than just superstars, they are some of the most dominant powerhouses in music today, tallying countless chart-topping hits, sold out tours and accolades from around the world.  Known for their spectacular and engaging stage shows, each artist plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience.  This summer’s tour is presented by State Farm® and promoted by AEG Live.

About Jennifer Lopez

International icon, Jennifer Lopez is an entertainer, recording artist, film actress, producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist.  Lopez has sold over 55 million records worldwide and has starred in multiple # 1 box office films including The Wedding Planner and Monster-In-Law.   She has achieved global landmark success and broken records when it come to her music.  Last year, “On The Floor” became the Most Watched Music Video by a female artist in the History of YouTube, with a staggering 1/2 billion views!     JLO’s music has impacted every continent in the world, transcending borders and languages.   The music and her celebrity has struck a common thread with all generations and all “walks of life.”   With #1 singles, #1 albums, #1 music videos, #1 TV series, #1 box-office smashes, Jennifer Lopez is the definition of an icon.   The Wedding Planner was the nation’s top grossing film, in 2001, while her album, JLO, was #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.    The two simultaneous #1 honors made Lopez the first woman in history to have a #1 movie and album in the same week.  Lopez  set the standard for celebrity branding in fragrance, apparel and accessories.    She has launched world-wide campaigns as the ambassador of L’Oreal and Venus Gillette and many more.    In 2011, the successful launch of an exclusive fashion collection with Kohl’s was another milestone.   Her new fragrance, Glowing, marks the 18th successful launch of a string of fragrances with combined sales exceeding $1 billion. Jennifer founded her “Maribel Foundation” along with her sister, Lynda and for years has been dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and children and raising the level of medical care available to them.    Coming full circle, Jennifer has been named the spokeswoman of the Boys & Girls Club of America, the same organization where she enjoyed the benefits as a girl growing up in the Bronx.  

2012 will mark another first, embarking on the most extensive concert tour of her career.

About Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide, released nine studio albums plus two greatest hits compilations, and is a multiplatinum artist in almost every country around the world.   Enrique has headlined eight world tours throughout his career having performed in literally every corner of the world including New York, Mexico, Madrid, London, Sydney, as well as going to cities such as Cairo, Latvia, Minsk, Morocco, Istanbul and Cape Town.  Undeniably the biggest Latin recording artist in music history, Enrique has 22 #1 singles on the Billboard Latin Songs Chart as well as having multiple #1’s across the Billboard charts with a combined total of 68 #1 charted positions.  Enrique’s 11th #1 Dance Club Song, “Tonight (I’m Loving You),” made him the king of the chart beating out Michael Jackson for the most #1’s in Billboard history.  Enrique’s last album Euphoria boasts six #1 hit singles and has sold more than 18 million songs.  In 2011, Enrique sold out arenas in 58 major cities around the world spanning across five continents selling over 650,000 tickets.   His sold-out, 20-night “Euphoria Tour” last Fall in the US, sold over 240,000 tickets including three sold-out nights in the New York area (two shows at Madison Square Garden), and landed the “Euphoria Tour” at #1, twice, on Billboard’s Hot Tours list.  Enrique has been celebrated with just about every award an artist can receive including, multiple Grammy’s for his recordings, Billboard awards for sales, and ASCAP honors for writing.  Enrique Iglesias continues to be one of the most successful artists in modern music and is currently in the studio working on his next release. For more information: www.enriqueiglesias.com

About State Farm®

State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 66,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts – more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies.

State Farm is ranked No. 37 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com or in Canada http://www.statefarm.ca.

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, American Idol, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain opening in December and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Our exhibition at portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.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.