Posts Tagged ‘Acoustic’

Rob Thomas Unveils Summer Dates; Grammy®-Winning Superstar Announces ‘The Great Unkown 2015′ North American Tour

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Trek Begins In Ontario And Heads To Mohegan Sun Arena For An August 9th Concert; Dates Herald Long Awaited Third Solo Album; Due Out This Summer

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 30, 2015) – Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced plans for a major North American tour with special guests, Plain White T’s. Dates for “THE GREAT UNKNOWN 2015”  – which herald the multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter’s hugely anticipated new album – get underway June 11th at Orillia, Ontario’s Casino Rama Resort Stephens Auditorium and then continue through August 10th. Mohegan Sun welcomes back Thomas on Sunday, August 9th for an 7:30pm show. The band Plain White T’s will be special guests!

Tickets are $48.50 and go on sale Friday, April 3rd through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  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 Saturday, April 4th, subject to availability.

Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning on Wednesday, April 1st. VIP Packages, including Photo Opportunities with Rob Thomas and exclusive merchandise, will be available.  For complete details and ticket information, please visit robthomasmusic.com Fan Club membership packages will soon be available at fanclub.robthomasmusic.com.  Check out this video of Rob here: //youtu.be/khsqNfsdzj8

Thomas is currently in the studio putting finishing touches on his long awaited third solo album, his first in more than six years. The new album – which follows 2009’s acclaimed CRADLESONG – is slated for release in late summer.

Rob Thomas is one of the most distinctive artists of this or any other era – a gifted vocalist, spellbinding performer and accomplished songwriter known worldwide as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty as well as for his multi-platinum certified solo work and chart-topping collaborations with other artists. Among his countless hits are solo classics like “Lonely No More,” “This Is How A Heart Breaks” and “Streetcorner Symphony,” Matchbox Twenty favorites including “Push,” “3AM,” “If You’re Gone” and “Bent” and of course  “Smooth,” his 3x RIAA platinum certified worldwide hit collaboration with Santana. Thomas earned three GRAMMY® Awards for his role as co-writer and vocalist on “Smooth,” which topped Billboard’s Hot 100 for an astounding 12 consecutive weeks and spent 58 total weeks on the chart, the #1 song in Billboard’s Top Hot 100 Rock Songs chart history and #2 “Hot 100” song of all time. The #1, multi-platinum …SOMETHING TO BE, made history as the first album by a male artist from a Rock or Pop group to debut at #1 on The Billboard 200 since the chart was launched.

In 2004, Thomas was the first artist to be honored with the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, created to recognize a composer in the early years of his or her career that has already made a lasting impact.  He has won numerous BMI and ASCAP Awards, and twice earned the “Songwriter of the Year” crown from both Billboard and BMI. Overall, Thomas has contributed to sales of more than 80 million records.

Thomas’ most recent solo album, 2009’s CRADLESONG, marked still another milestone, generating two #1 singles in “Her Diamonds” and “Someday.”  Rob made Billboard chart history once again as the only male artist with multiple #1 hits at Adult Top 40.  With this coronation, Thomas tied Pink with the most #1′s by a solo artist in the chart’s history.

In 2012, Matchbox Twenty returned with their first all-new album in a decade, NORTH. Fueled by the hit singles, “She’s So Mean,”  “Overjoyed” and “Our Song,” NORTH proved a landmark for the band, their first ever #1 debut and Billboard 200 chart-topper.

A charismatic, engaging and indefatigable live performer, Thomas has spent much of the past two decades on the road, fronting massive world treks with Matchbox Twenty and on his own as well as a series of intimate acoustic tours. Thomas is also a dedicated philanthropist, establishing The Sidewalk Angels Foundation with his wife Marisol Thomas in 2003. Dedicated to providing critically needed funds and support to grassroots groups across the country, the New York-based not-for-profit organization is the primary supporter and sponsor of a number of no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues. Additionally, The Sidewalk Angels Foundation also supports a myriad of other causes, from childhood health and wellness to the fight against homelessness, reflecting the passion of its co-founders to

fight for the rights and fair treatment of those with no voice. For additional information on The Sidewalk Angels Foundation, please visit sidewalkangelsfoundation.org.

For more information, please see robthomasmusic.com, twitter.com/ThisIsRobThomas, facebook.com/robthomas, youtube.com/user/RobThomasVideos, and atlanticrecords.com.

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. Also in 2013, Mohegan Sun won “Casino of The Year” in 2 categories at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 Arena venues in the world for 2014, regardless of size. 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.

Aaron Lewis Brings Acoustic Set Back To Connecticut

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Staind frontman will perform live at Mohegan Sun on January 15th

Aaron Lewis, lead singer of the multi-platinum selling band Staind, is returning to Mohegan Sun for a solo acoustic performance in the Arena.  The performance is scheduled for Saturday, January 15th at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $35.00 and go on sale Friday, December 3rd 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 beginning on Saturday, December 4th, subject to availability.
 
Best known as the lead singer of the multi-platinum selling Rock band Staind, Aaron Lewis is gearing up to release a solo effort made up of five Country tunes.  The album, Town Line, is set to be released in February, with its first single “Country Boy” hitting airwaves on Tuesday, December 7th. 

Country music comes naturally for Aaron Lewis.  It’s something the Staind frontman grew up with. It’s something that he comes back to. It’s something that inspires him. It’s something that’s in his blood. Hints of that are present in the stripped honesty and acoustic melodies of Staind hits such as “Outside,” “It’s Been Awhile” and “So Far Away.”

Lewis fully shows that spirit on his forthcoming five-song CD Town Line–marking his debut solo release for Nashville-based Stroudavarious Records– and, most prevalently, on its first single and video, “Country Boy.” With a little help on both the single and video from legends George Jones and Charlie Daniels as well as critically-acclaimed new traditionalist Chris Young, Lewis tells his story like never before on the song.  The video is set to premiere Wednesday, December 1st at CMT.com and then will have its on-air premiere on CMT Monday, December 6th.  The “Country Boy” single will be available Tuesday, December 7th at iTunes and all other digital retailers.

“Country Boy” serves as a fitting introduction to Town Line, which hits shelves in February. Lewis’ voice carries a catchy chorus over a slide guitar, and he opens up in this personal manifesto about his past, present, and future. Featuring a fiery fiddle lead from Daniels, a booming verse from Jones and Young’s lilting harmonies, “Country Boy” strikes a balance between classic and modern country.

Mohegan Sun Arena was ranked the 4th busiest venue in 2009 by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” For more information on concerts 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.

Mountain Heart Takes Part In “Signings & Sightings” Event at Mohegan Sun

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Acoustic and Bluegrass group Mountain Heart will greet fans and sign copies of their latest album on July 15th

Spin Street and Mohegan Sun are excited to join forces once again for an exclusive “Signings & Sightings” event with Mountain Heart, a acoustic and Bluegrass group.  This special appearance and CD signing will take place in the Wolf Den immediately following their performance in the Wolf Den on Wednesday, July 15th. 

Mountain Heart will be taking the Wolf Den stage at 8:00pm. The Wolf Den is free and open to the public and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Mountain Heart’s newest CD that features live recordings from previous shows, “The Road That Never Ends” will be available for purchase at Spin Street leading up to and on the day of this event.

Mountain Heart’s unique sounds of Bluegrass and acoustic have made them appealing to a wide variety of musical tastes since their beginning in 1999. As a group and individually, they have been nominated for multiple Grammys, CMA, ACM and IBMA awards, they have also preformed at the world famous Grand Ole Opry more than 100 times. They have had the pleasure of performing with major artists and bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brad Paisley, Allison Krauss, Merle Haggard, Yonder Mountain String Band, LeAnn Rimes and Montgomery Gentry. Mountain Heart’s cutting – edge musical style will undoubtedly bring a high-energy performance to their fans and make many new ones in the Wolf Den.

Collaborating with Spin Street, Mohegan Sun’s one-of-a-kind “Signings & Sightings” program provides guests the opportunity to meet entertainment superstars and world renowned artists.  In addition, the program provides entertainers the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with their fans in a unique and exciting venue in which to showcase their latest work.  “Signings & Sightings” events are free and open to the public. 

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 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.