Rob Thomas brings his “Bright Lights” to Mohegan Sun Arena

Special guests OneRepublic and Carolina Liar open for Rob Thomas in the arena on November 7th

Rob Thomas, one of the most creative artists and recognizable voices in Pop and Alternative music is set to take the stage for his third visit to Mohegan Sun Arena. Rob Thomas will rock concert goers on Saturday, November 7th at 7:00pm along with special guests OneRepublic and Carolina Liar. 

Tickets are $46.00 and go on sale Saturday, July 18th 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, July 19th, subject to availability.

Grammy award winner Rob Thomas made his debut in 1996 with his former band Matchbox Twenty. The band produced hits such as “3am”, “If You’re Gone”, and “How Far We’ve Come”. After ten years with Matchbox Twenty, his first attempt at a solo career began with three Grammy awards for his chart topping hit “Smooth” featuring Santana. His first solo album, titled …Something to Be, debuted at #1 with the hit “Lonely No More.” Rob Thomas is not only known for his voice, but also for his songwriting abilities. He has written songs for Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger and Chris Daughtry. Thomas’s newest single “Her Diamonds” is rocking up the charts, which is from his second solo album entitled Cradlesong out now.

OneRepublic is a chart-topping Rock band who has gained mainstream attention for their hits “Stop and Stare” and “Apologize.” The song “Apologize” has gone platinum three times and was #1 on the charts for five months straight. The band is made up of five members; Ryan Tedder (lead vocals, piano, guitar), Zach Filkins (guitar, backing vocals), Drew Brown (guitar), Brent Kutzle (bass, cello) and Eddie Fisher (drums).

Carolina Liar came onto the American rock scene with their song “Show Me What I’m Looking For.” Their hit song has been featured on 90210 and in various TV commercials. The lead singer, Chad Wolf is a native of South Carolina and came up with the name of Carolina Liar when starting the band. The remaining four band members are from Sweden.

For more information on Rob Thomas and special guests OneRepublic and Carolina Liar, 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.

Howie Mandel Steps Outside the Box at Mohegan Sun Arena

The hilarious TV host of Deal or No Deal and Howie Do It goes live on Friday, September 11th

Howie Mandel, host of the wildly popular TV game show Deal or No Deal and Howie Do It steps outside the box, bringing audiences a night of live comedy on Friday, September 11th at 8:00pm.

All tickets are $45.00 and will go on sale starting Saturday, July 11th at 10:00am 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, July 12th, subject to availability.

Howie Mandel’s career had its start with amateur night at the renowned Comedy Store in Los Angeles.  His career took off with television and club appearances, and got a great boost with his role as Dr. Wayne Fiscus on the Emmy-winning NBC series St. Elsewhere.  Mandel also created the Emmy-winning Fox animated children’s series Bobby’s World which is now seen in worldwide syndication.  Currently, Mandel has gained what might be the greatest fame of his 30-year career as the host of Deal or No Deal, an NBC show that has enjoyed phenomenal success.   His night at Mohegan Sun Arena brings him back to his roots of live comedy, and promises to deliver something very special.  

Information about Howie Mandel’s show and other great events at Mohegan Sun is available by visiting mohegansun.com.  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Thrilling Author Christopher Reich Hosts “Winning Authors” Event at Mohegan Sun

Espionage author Christopher Reich hosts an open forum on Wednesday, August 5th to discuss his latest novel, Rules of Vengeance

Mohegan Sun’s “Winning Authors” series is proud to present New York Times best-selling author Christopher Reich.  The International Thriller Writers Award recipient will host a live discussion on Wednesday, August 5th in The Cabaret Theatre at 6:30pm to be followed by a book signing in the Spring Gateway in The Shops concourse at 7:30pm.

Christopher Reich’s first novel Numbered Account debuted in 1998 and, to date, has sold more than a million copies. His conspiracy-riddled plots and international appeal has made him one of the best writers in his genre. To date, Reich has written seven books including his latest novel, Rules of Vengeance, a sequel to his previous novel Rules of Deception. Reich’s appearance in Mohegan Sun’s “Winning Authors” series joins an elite class of authors including Sue Grafton, Lee Child, Nora Roberts, Robin Cook and Catherine Coulter.  

His appearance will take place a day after the release of his seventh thriller, Rules of Vengeance. The novel brings back main character Jonathan Ransom into a world of duress, suspense and high-octane action that promises to live up to the expectations of the original.  

Rules of Vengeance takes place months after foiling an attack on a commercial jetliner. Doctors Without Borders physician Jonathan Ransom is working under an assumed name in a remote corner of Africa while his newly-revealed spy wife, Emma, desperate to escape the wrath of Division, the secret American intelligence agency she betrayed, has vanished into the netherworld of international espionage. Both look forward to sharing a stolen weekend in London until an ambush on a convoy of limousines turns their romantic rendezvous into a terrorist bloodbath. In the confusion, Emma disappears.

As part of the “Winning Authors” event, a collaboration between Mohegan Sun and Spin Street, Reich will host a forum at Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theatre.  Included will be a question and answer session at 6:30pm where guests can ask Reich questions about his books and career. A book signing of Rules of Vengeance will then follow in the Spring Gateway at 7:30pm in The Shops at Mohegan Sun concourse.  Both events are free and open to the public.  Rules of Vengeance will be on sale and available for purchase at Spin Street beginning Wednesday, August 5th.

Spin Street, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, is one of the nation’s premier high- end music, movies and memorabilia entertainment stores offering thousands of CDs spanning every genre imaginable from the roaring 20s through today and an unmatched selection of DVDs, books and video games.  Spin Street carries an astounding array of personalized and one-of-a-kind pieces of autographed music, film and sports memorabilia and routinely hosts personal appearances by many of today’s musical heroes in intimate after-show CD signings.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.