5SOS Announces Summer North American Meet You There Tour

The band will be live in Mohegan Sun Arena on August 29th

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 9, 2018) – With the spring 5 Seconds Of Summer (5SOS) tour completely sold out, the band is making good on its promise to fans for a more extensive outing, including larger venues and amphitheaters across the run. The Meet You There Tour, produced by Live Nation, will launch on August 27th in Toronto, ON and include a show at Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday, August 29th starting at 7:30pm. The 25-city North American headline trek will conclude on October 12th with a concert at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre. Each ticket purchased for the Meet You There Tour also includes a copy of the forthcoming album.

Tickets are $59.50, $49.50 and $39.50 and go on sale Friday, April 13th 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, April 14th, subject to availability.

Additionally, Capitol Records will release Youngblood, the third studio album from 5SOS, on June 22nd. Today, the band shared the album’s cover and let fans know the title track will be released this Thursday, April 12th, at 7:00AM PT/10AM ET.

On Youngblood, 5SOS expands its musical parameters while retaining the hooks and trademark DNA that’s always been a massive part of the band’s appeal. Vocalist/guitarist Luke Hemmings explains, “Growing up is what we had to do on Youngblood. Seven years as a band may seem like a long time, but we were teenagers when we started. We had to look at each other and say, ‘Are we going to stop now, or do this forever? Because if we continue, then we have to go farther than we ever have before.’”

5SOS will performWant You Back,” the first single from Youngblood, on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this Wednesday, April 11th – the eve of the band’s sold-out show at New York City’s Irving Plaza. The track debuted at #1 on iTunes in over 18 countries and has already amassed more than 60 million streams worldwide. Want You Back” showcases the bold new approach 5SOS takes on Youngblood. Luke Hemmings’ passionate yearning for lost love finds him breaking into a searing falsetto on the infectious chorus. The soaring production and upfront bass line, meanwhile, finds the band exploring grooves and emotions like never before.

An acoustic version of Want You Back is out now along with Want You Back(Tritonal Remix). The official video, which was directed by James Larese (Eminem, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons), can be seen HERE.

Hailed as the “biggest new Rock act in the world” by Rolling Stone, 5SOS is the only band (not vocal group) in history to see its first two full-length studio albums enter the Billboard 200 at #1. 5SOS’s self-titled debut album has sold more than three million units worldwide, with 1.5 million albums and more than 4.5 million single tracks sold in the U.S. alone.  2015’s Sounds Good Feels Good charted at #1 in 12 countries, including the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. “She’s Kinda Hot,” the album’s first single, topped the iTunes charts in 44 countries. 5SOS – comprising Luke Hemmings (vocals/guitar), Michael Clifford (vocals/guitar), Calum Hood (vocals/bass) and Ashton Irwin (vocals/drums) – has won an American Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, an iHeartRadio Music Award, five MTV European Music Awards, two ARIA Awards and an MTV Video Music Award.

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.

Top Pit Masters Serve Up Their Barbecue Specialties At Sun BBQ Fest Presented By King’s Hawaiian

The 6th Annual Sun BBQ Fest Returns on June 2nd & 3rd,
Rain or Shine

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 6, 2018) – It’s time to get messy at Sun BBQ Fest presented by King’s Hawaiian, Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd at Mohegan Sun. Festival goers will be able to sink their teeth into barbecue-smothered favorites, full plate meals, ribs, wings and more! Live music and cooking challenges will also take place throughout the weekend for the whole family to enjoy.

Admission is $5.00 per day and now on sale through the Mohegan Sun Box Office or available at the festival door. Kids 6 and under get in free. The weekend of the event, $1.00 tickets for food and beverage will be available inside the festival.

Grills Heated Up – Wings, Ribs & More

The Winter Parking Lot will be smokin’ with the best BBQ for guests to sink their teeth into. Experience the BBQ action and decide who reigns supreme during the People’s Choice Contest all weekend long. $2.00 samples will be available from 20 participating Kansas City BBQ Society teams, and guests can cast their vote for the ultimate best at Sun BBQ Fest. On Saturday, the competition continues with a rib contest from Noon to 2:30pm, followed by a wing challenge from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. For $5.00, each contest offers a sampling of 5 wings or 5 ribs for fans to indulge and then judge. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Sun BBQ Fest official charity, Operation BBQ Relief.

BBQ Fest goers can taste their way through an endless supply of delicious meats and other flavorful options, all from some of the best restaurants and food vendors that can be found in the region. Wash it all down with a refreshing selection of beers that include Bud, Bud Light and Samuel Adams. Tito’s cocktails will also be offered for $7.00 – the perfect pairings for BBQ on a hot summer day!

Electrifying Entertainment

Ever wonder how the pros make it look so easy? Here is your chance to learn the tricks of the trade right from celebrity chef Myron Mixon, “the winningest man in barbecue” and four – time Barbecue World Champion.  On Saturday, June 2nd at 1:00pm and 3:00pm he will perform cooking demonstrations.

Be entertained all weekend long with live music on the main stage that will be providing the beats for this can’t-miss parking lot party. End Saturday night with a bang! – The spectacular fireworks display will be set to kick off at 9:15pm and guaranteed to be fun for the whole family.

NOTE: Mohegan Sun requires persons under the age of 18 to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during Sun BBQ Fest. Unescorted minors will have their parent/legal guardian contacted to pick them up immediately.

To learn more about Sun BBQ Fest, please visit the event website.

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Jason Varitek Joins Latest Signings & Sightings At Mohegan Sun

WHAT: Meet former professional baseball player Jason Varitek at Bow & Arrow Sports Bar at Mohegan Sun Friday, April 20th as part of the latest Signings & Sightings event.

WHEN: Friday, April 20th

7:00pm

Bow & Arrow Sports Bar

IN DETAIL: We’ve got “Tek” on deck at Mohegan Sun for an exclusive Signings & Sightings event. Catch former professional baseball player Jason Varitek at Bow & Arrow Sports Bar on Friday, April 20th for a FREE autograph session. This is one play you won’t want to strike out on!

*Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Jason will be signing one piece of memorabilia per guest or the headshot distributed at the event. Signings personalization and personal photos are prohibited. This event is bracelet – only. Bracelets will be distributed starting at 5:30pm at the signings location. Bracelet must be worn to gain entry into the event. Must be 21 or over to attend.