Tony Bennett Returns to Mohegan Sun

Multiple Grammy award winner live in the Arena on September 30th

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 12, 2017) – Mohegan Sun presents Tony Bennett, the 19-time Grammy award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Saturday, September 30th at Mohegan Sun Arena. Adding to the performance, Tony’s daughter Antonia Bennett has been touring with her father and will open the performance with a collection of Jazz and Pop standards.

Tickets are $60.00 and $40.00 and go on sale Friday, July 14th 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, July 15th, subject to availability.

With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes 19 Grammy awards, including the prestigious “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award,” making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture. Often billed as the world’s most boyish octogenarian, Bennett is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers.

Celebrating his 90th birthday in August of 2016, the milestone was marked by the presentation of Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best is Yet To Come, a two-hour prime time special that aired in December while a companion CD of the same name was released simultaneously. Last fall also saw the release of Bennett’s fifth book, Just Getting Started, which he co-authored with journalist Scott Simon. Bennett’s 85th birthday in 2011 marked the release of Duets II and made music history by making Tony the oldest artist to ever have a #1 CD on the Billboard Album Charts.  Duets II followed up Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic CD, released in 2006.

2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the singer’s signature song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” as well as the release of a new documentary film, The Zen Of Bennett, created and conceived by Tony’s son and manager Danny Bennett. Bennett also authored his fourth book Life Is A Gift released in 2012 and entered the NY Times Best Seller list. In 2014, Tony Bennett released a collaborative album with Lady Gaga, Cheek To Cheek, featuring these two legendary artists performing Jazz standards. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album Charts making Bennett the oldest musical artist, at the age of 88, to have an album top the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy award in the “Best Traditional Pop Album” category.

For more information on Tony Bennett please visit: tonybennett.com and exploringthearts.org.

Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard MagazinePollstar 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.

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Jim Jefferies’ Stand-Up Tour Comes To Mohegan Sun Arena

Comedian will perform live on Friday, October 27th

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 11, 2017) – Presented by COMIX Mohegan Sun, the hilarious Jim Jefferies is set for a stand-up comedy performance in the Theater at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, October 27th.

Tickets are $60.00, $50.00 and $40.00 and go on sale Friday, July 14th 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, July 15th, subject to availability.

Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his controversial, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. Jefferies is currently starring in the new Comedy Central hit late show, The Jim Jefferies Show. The Weekly series features Jim traveling across the globe to tackle the week’s top stories and controversial issues of the day.

His international stand-up tour, The Unusual Punishment Tour, kicked off last summer to rave reviews. Last summer also marked the release of his fifth major stand up special in seven years, Freedumb. The special is Jim’s second to air on Netflix and follows the huge success of Jim Jefferies: BARE, in which he delivered a now iconic routine on guns and gun control in the United States. Jim created, wrote, produced, and starred in the critically acclaimed FX series, Legit, which ran for two seasons and has since gained a cult following.

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.

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Mohegan Sun Announces MADD About Dan + Shay

WHAT: Once again Mohegan Sun is teaming up with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, WCTY and the New London Day for MADD About Dan + Shay charity concert.

WHEN/ WHERE: Friday, September 22nd at 8:00pm

Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun

IN DETAIL: Taking over the Wolf Den, MADD About Dan + Shay will be the 9th year that Mohegan Sun is a proud partner of Mothers Against Drunk Driving for a benefit featuring a great night of fun and entertainment. Festivities will include a WCTY pre-party, meet & greet and a silent auction held at The Shops at Mohegan Sun. Longtime supporter and radio host, Shelly Martinez of WCTY-FM, will also be on-hand to give a special message before the concert. All proceeds benefit MADD.

Tickets are $100.00 and $50.00 and go on sale Friday, July 14th at 10:00am at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and through Ticketmaster.com. Ticketmaster customers can also call their national toll free Charge By Phone number, 1.800.745.3000. All ticket holders will also get access to the WCTY pre-party, taking place at The Cabaret Theatre at 6:00pm, with hors d’oeuvres, drinks and live entertainment!

Admission to the Wolf Den will begin at 7:00pm. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a special silent auction, taking place at The Shops at Mohegan Sun from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

For more information, visit MoheganSun.com.

About Dan + Shay:

Dan + Shay’s sophomore album Obsessed debuted last year and follows their 2014 Where It All Began, which made them the first new Country duo in SoundScan recorded history to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart. The album included the debut single, “19 You + Me” which earned RIAA Platinum certification, and their first #1 single, “Nothin’ Like You,” which earned RIAA Gold certification. Racking up more than 60 million YouTube views, the pair has impressively sold more than 2.2 million digital tracks and more than 620,000 album equivalents to date, including 240 million streams. Their first single off Obsessed, “From The Ground Up” earned RIAA Gold certification and marked their second to hit the top of the charts. They have earned three consecutive nominations for both ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” and CMA’s “Vocal Duo of the Year” award as well as nods for an American Country Count-down Awards, CMT Awards, and Radio Disney Music Awards. Dan + Shay are currently on the road headlining their 2016-2017 Obsessed Tour.

About MADD:

The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is to stop drunk driving, to support the victims of this violent crime and to prevent underage drinking. MADD Connecticut is committed to clearly and powerfully advocating for victims of alcohol-related crashes.  MADD delivers quality services to hundreds of families each year at no cost to them, as well as help victims/survivors through the multitude of emotions and criminal proceedings that take place through court accompaniment and by providing grief counseling and support groups.  MADD’s goal is to eliminate drunk driving and educate Connecticut youth about underage drinking. MADD introduces and follows legislation concerning bills to strengthen drunk driving laws.

About WCTY:

WCTY based in Norwich, Connecticut, is the home of continuous Country favorites for listeners in southeastern Connecticut. Owned by Hall Communications, a family-owned company that owns and operates 21 radio stations on the East Coast including six stations in Connecticut, Hall Communications has been in operation in Eastern Connecticut since 1964.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. 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. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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