Entertainment

John Mellencamp To Embark On Summer “Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour”

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Legendary Rocker performs live at Mohegan Sun on August 13th

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 20, 2017) – Following the seventh and final installment of his hugely-successful Plain Spoken Tour, John Mellencamp will set out once again this summer for 22 stops across North America for his all-new Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Tour.  Kicking off on June 5th in Denver, Colorado, the tour will continue throughout the United States with stops at the historic Greek Theatre in Los Angeles before making its way to Connecticut for a performance in Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, August 13th at 7:30pm.  Mellencamp will be joined by his Plain Spoken tour mate Carlene Carter.

Tickets are $49.50 and go on sale Friday, March 24th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, March 25th, subject to availability.

Every online ticket purchased comes with one (1) physical CD of John Mellencamp’s forthcoming album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies. John’s 23rd full-length album, featuring Carlene Carter returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies showcases a poet who has wisely used the years between youth and the present day to become an absolute master of songwriting and interpretation. That passion and experience resonates most beautifully in this showcase of his music. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies is set for release on April 21, 2017 from Republic Records.

Described by the Hollywood Reporter as a “triumphant, career-spanning show” and hailed as a “superb performance…still full of fiery defiance” by the Boston Globe, the two-year run of John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken Tour further solidified the Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer’s place at the forefront of American music for the past 40 years.  The tour has received a massive amount of support from press around the nation, with AXS concluding Mellencamp “puts on one of the most electrifying Rock shows in the business,” and the Louisville Courier Journal highlighting his progression as a performer, noting, “he’s always been a consummate showman — but there was an underlying richness to his set that was far more impressive.”  The Fort Worth Star Telegram describes the audience’s reaction to the show, writing, “the near-capacity crowd roared its approval — they were shouting back the lyrics with the gusto of a bloodthirsty mob”.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Chris Tucker Plots Return To Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Comedian will perform live at Mohegan Sun on Sunday, May 28th

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 13, 2017) – Multi-talented entertainer Chris Tucker will be making his way back to Mohegan Sun Arena with a hilarious new routine as he returns to his stand-up roots on Sunday, May 28th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $45.00, $35.00 and $25.00 and go on sale Friday, March 17th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, March 18th, subject to availability.

Chris Tucker is best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker began his career as a frequent stand-up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 90s. He rose to prominence in the 1995 film Friday, alongside Ice Cube and then appeared in Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element before beginning work on the highly commercially successful Rush Hour films.  More recently he co-starred in the 2013 Oscar®- nominated film Silver Linings Playbook with Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. To date, Tucker has starred in films that have collectively grossed over one billion dollars in box office sales worldwide.  His first stand-up movie, Chris Tucker Live, is available exclusively on Netflix, and marks the first project that Tucker has starred in and produced through his own company, Chris Tucker Entertainment.

Tucker is also a humanitarian and spends much of his spare time traveling and working with his foundation.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Ed Sheeran Announces North American Arena Tour

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Dates beging June 29th; Tour Hits Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, July 14th & July 15th; Pre-sale powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan begins March 13th at 10:00am local; New album, “÷,” quickly proving to be a global phenomenon, with historic sales and streams around the world

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UNCASVILLE, CT (March 8, 2017) – Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Ed Sheeran has announced details for his North American arena tour.  Dates begin June 29th in Kansas City and making its way to Mohegan Sun Arena for two consecutive nights, beginning Friday, July 14th. Both concerts begin at 7:30pm. For complete details, please visit www.edsheeran.com/live.htm.

Tickets are $105.00 and $85.00 and go on sale Friday, March 17th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, March 18th, subject to availability.

Pre-sales for all North American dates on the tour – powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan, an innovative new tech product from Ticketmaster built to help artists combat bots and get tickets into the hands of real fans who intend to go to the event – are set to begin Monday, March 13th at 10:00am and run through Thursday, March 16th at 10:00pm (all times local); supplies are limited.

The tour celebrates Sheeran’s landmark third studio album, “÷.” The album – pronounced “divide” – includes the universal hit singles, “Shape of You” and “Castle On The Hill,” both of which made incredible chart entries after their simultaneous January release. “Shape of You” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” – Sheeran’s first time atop the overall chart – and has remained there for six weeks total thus far. Meanwhile, “Castle On The Hill” entered the Hot 100 at #6, establishing Sheeran as the first artist to ever have two singles make simultaneous Top 10 debuts in the chart’s 58-year history. “Shape of You” was quickly certified 2x-platinum by the RIAA, while “Castle on the Hill” earned gold — the first two songs released in 2017 to achieve RIAA certifications this year.

“Shape of You” is currently #1 at both CHR/Top 40 and Hot AC radio outlets nationwide while also continuing to rule the top spot on iTunes’ Top Songs chart and Spotify’s “Top 50” (both Global and U.S.). The song’s official companion video – directed by MTV Video Music Award winner Jason Koenig– is further achieving record-shattering numbers of its own, with individual views in excess of 300 million at Sheeran’s official YouTube alone.

“÷” has fast proven an even greater phenomenon than Sheeran’s 4x RIAA platinum certified second album, 2014’s “x.” Released March 3rd, the album immediately rocketed to #1 on iTunes charts in 96 countries around the world, including the United States and the United Kingdom. “÷” has also achieved historic levels of steaming success including the best-ever one day streams for a single artist (68,695,172), best one day streams for an individual album (56,727,861), and best first day streams for an individual album (56,727,861), the latter two statistics almost doubling the previous record-holder’s success. In addition, “Shape of You,” the album’s stellar first single, earned the best one day streams for a single track with a remarkable 10,123.630 streams – besting Sheeran’s own record set earlier this year upon the single’s initial release.

“÷” also stormed streaming worldwide charts, with all 16 of the album’s tracks forming the actual top 16 on Spotify’s Top 50 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The complete tracklisting also instantly entered Spotify’s Global Top 50 chart, as well as the Top 50 in 13 international markets including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, The Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, and Switzerland.

Sheeran is celebrating the announcement of the tour this morning with a live appearance in New York City’s Rockefeller Center as part of NBC’s TODAY “Citi Concert Series.” The performance continues a long series of high profile media appearances supporting “÷,” including NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS This Morning, and both the 59 Annual GRAMMY® Awards and the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

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Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas.  Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.”  Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.