New Kids On The Block Add Jesse McCartney to their “Full Service Tour” at Mohegan Sun

Live in the Arena on June 18th

Pop sensation Jesse McCartney has been added to the bill at the New Kids On The Block “Full Service Tour” when it hits Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, June 18th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $85.00 and $65.00 and are on sale now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and 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.

Jesse McCartney’s song “How Do You Sleep?” featuring Ludacris is #7 on the CHR/Top 40 Chart and climbing higher each week. “Leavin” spent five weeks at #1 and had over two million digital downloads on iTunes. McCartney was also honored with “Song of the Year” at the 26th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards for Leona Lewis’ 2008 hit, “Bleeding Love,” a song McCartney co-wrote with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder.

New Kids On The Block enjoyed enormous success in the 80s and 90s, selling over 70 million albums worldwide and paving the way for other successful acts like Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC.   Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood are back together with a new, critically acclaimed album and their latest single, “2 In The Morning,” is currently riding the airwaves.

For more information on New Kids On The Block with very special guests Jesse McCartney and JabbaWockeeZ 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.

Bellator Returns to Mohegan Sun June 12th for World Welterweight Championship

Two warriors will compete for the World Welterweight Championship Title

Bellator Fighting Championships will continue its 12-week, nationwide world championship series with its eleventh event, Bellator XI, taking place at Mohegan Sun on Friday, June 12th at 8:00pm.  Returning to Mohegan Sun after the packed house at Bellator II, June’s event will feature the Bellator World Welterweight Championship bout in Uncasville.

Tickets are $60.00 and $30.00 and are on sale now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and 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. 

“We have seen spectacular action in the Welterweight division and can’t wait to see the culmination of our three-month tournament with a world title fight at Mohegan Sun, the Northeast’s premier casino/resort location,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.  “Bellator fighters earn their right to compete for the world championship title by beating the best the division has to offer, and this division, stocked with undefeated phenoms, former champions and world-class challengers, has been really entertaining.  We are genuinely looking forward to sharing this excitement and passion with Bellator’s fans during our second trip to Connecticut.” 

The championship bout will feature Dominican standout Omar De La Cruz vs. undefeated Tiger Schulmann phenom Lyman Good.  Undercard fighters for Bellator XI will include the explosive Uriah Hall and the return of Matt “Weapon X” Makowski.  All the action will occur live at Mohegan Sun Friday, June 12, 2009 and will air exclusively on ESPN Deportes on Saturday, June 13, 2009.

Tournament Bouts:

World Welterweight Championship Final Bout:
170 lbs. – Lyman Good (9-0) vs. Omar De La Cruz (5-1)

Non-Tournament Bouts:
185 lbs. – Uriah Hall (1-0) vs. Armando Montoya (pro debut)
170 lbs. – Igor Gracie (1-1) vs. Vagner Rocha (1-0)
170 lbs. – Matt Makowski (5-1) vs. Justin Torrey (4-0)
135 lbs. – Collin Tebo vs. Nick Pace (1-0)
185 lbs. – David Branch (3-0) vs. Dennis Olsen (6-2)
135 lbs. – Jimmie Rivera (2-1) vs. Nick Garcia (1-2)

For more information on Bellator XI 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.

Daryl Hall & John Oates Return to Mohegan Sun Arena

Chart-topping Pop duo perform in the Arena on August 8th

Daryl Hall and John Oates are making their way back to Mohegan Sun for a very special performance in the Arena on Saturday, August 8th at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $45.00 and go on sale Friday, May 29th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call any Ticketmaster Charge By Phone number; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, May 30th, subject to availability.

The list of hits by Daryl Hall and John Oates goes on forever.   Beginning with “She’s Gone” in 1974, they were consistently found on the charts and on MTV over the next ten years.  Their releases include the #1 singles “Rich Girl,”  “Kiss On My List,”  “Maneater,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” and “Out of Touch.”  The duo will be honored with the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement by The National Association of Recording Merchandisers this summer. 

For more information on Daryl Hall & John Oates 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.