Posts Tagged ‘Alice Cooper’

Alice Cooper To Headline Mohegan Sun Arena On March 8th

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 13th

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 9, 2017) – Alice Cooper brings his own brand of Rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, March 8th at 8:00pm.  Cooper, known as the architect of Shock-Rock, has rattled the cages touring worldwide with the dark and horror-themed theatrics, continuing to surprise fans and convey danger at every turn, like a great horror movie.

Tickets are $45.00 and $30.00 and go on sale Friday, October 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, October 14th, subject to availability.

Cooper was born in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Phoenix with his family.  The Alice Cooper band formed while they were all in high school in Phoenix, and was discovered and signed in 1969 by Frank Zappa in Los Angeles.  Their third break-through album Love It to Death which hit the charts in 1971, followed by Killer, School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies and Muscle of Love.  Each new album release was accompanied by a bigger and more elaborate touring stage show.  1974 saw the release of a Greatest Hits album, and then Cooper, in 1975, released his first solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare in 1975, accompanied by the legendary groundbreaking theatrical Welcome to My Nightmare concert tour.

Associated with that album and tour was the ground-breaking network TV special Alice Cooper: The Nightmare.  Other film and television appearances include The Muppet Show, Mae West’s last film Sextette, Roadie, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearst Club Band and appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and Tom Snyder’s Tomorrow Show.

Alice’s solo career skyrocketed in the late 1970’s, with a succession of hit singles, including “You & Me,” and classic albums, including Lace And Whiskey and From The Inside, and bigger and even more elaborate concert tours.

In the ‘80’s Cooper explored different sounds, highlighted by the new wavish album Flush The Fashion, the Heavy Metal “Constrictor” and “Raise Your Fist And Yell,” and then 1989’s melodic Hard Rock album Trash, which featured the massive hit single “Poison” and became his biggest selling album and single worldwide.  During this period Alice also appeared in the horror films Monster Dog and John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness, and recorded songs for the soundtracks to Roadie, Class of 1984, Friday the 13 Part VI:  Jason Lives and Wes Craven’s Shocker.

Cooper’s most memorable movie appearance was as himself in Wayne’s World in 1991.  He also played Freddy Krueger’s wicked step-father in Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, and appeared on Gene Wilder’s TV series Something Wilder as well as on That ‘70’s Show.  The 90’s also saw the release of the albums Hey Stoopid, The Last Temptation and Fistful of Alice.

In the new millenium, Cooper has been very productive and busy, writing, recording and releasing the albums Brutal Planet, Dragon Town, The Eyes of Alice Cooper, Dirty Diamonds, Along Came a Spider, and 2011’s Welcome 2 My Nightmare, plus Old School 1964-1974, a box set celebrating the original band.

He also wrote and published a memoir, Golf Monster, in 2007, which tracked his life from childhood to Rock stardom, and his journey from alcoholic to golf addict.  With his influence on Rock & Roll long since acknowledged, there is little that Alice Cooper hasn’t achieved in his remarkable career, including platinum albums, sold-out tours and any number of honors and career achievement awards.

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.

Mötley Crüe Reveals Date Of Final Show; Return To Mohegan Sun Arena In August

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Band announces details of 2015’s last leg of their “Final Tour,” 34 North American Dates To Mark 34 Years of Mötley Crüe; New single and video clip “All Bad Things” out today; Bestselling Greatest Hits album available for free via Google Play this week only

UNCASVILLE, CT (January 20, 2015) — Iconic Rock band Mötley Crüe announced today on Fox and Friends the details of their final performance. This will mark the end of their touring career and will conclude their two year Final Tour cycle at the end of 2015 on New Year’s Eve, December 31st at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band’s career began 34 years ago. The band will be celebrating this week’s big announcement with a performance on The Tonight Show on January 22nd. Mohegan Sun Arena welcomes back the Final Tour for a Sunday, August 16th concert beginning at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $99.00 and $79.00 and go on sale on Friday, January 23rd at 10:00am and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com. 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, January 24th subject to availability.

Mötley Crüe first announced plans for their 2-year Final Tour by signing a Cessation Of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of their Final Tour at the end of 2015.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million. “Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary

Rock band,” says Rick Franks, Live Nation’s Regional President of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in Rock history but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.”

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour will see the band play Japan in February, then Australia/New Zealand in spring. In June, Mötley Crüe will say farewell to the European Festival circuit with 3 massive performances at Download (UK), Sweden Rock (Sweden) and Novarock (Austria) Festivals before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada and Mexico this summer for 34 final North American shows due to tremendous fan demand.

The North American dates will see the band visit cities such as Chicago, New York, Toronto, Atlanta, Mexico City and will be taking place in arenas exclusively to ensure fans in all cities get to experience the full show production of the Final Tour:

“In some of the cities, we could only reach a fraction of the fans who wanted to come see us play last year because of ticket demand so we’re coming back to those places to bring them our full production including the Crüecifly drum coaster, as well as all pyro and every other bell and whistle. Even despite the overwhelming fan demand we can only add so many new cities in North America because of our commitment to take the Final Tour global on our final year,” says Nikki Sixx (bass).

Audiences can also expect a high-energy performance from very special guest Alice Cooper, who joined the band for the Final Tour in 2014.  He will be tearing up the stage for crowds across North America once again. The pairing has been roundly praised as a must-see by fans and media alike.

The band’s exclusive VIP Packages (including opportunities to meet band members, exclusive merchandise and more) and Fan Club pre-sales for these dates start tomorrow, Wednesday, January 21st at 10:00am EST, with a special Citicard member pre-sale beginning at 5:00pm EST the same day.

Local pre-sales start this Thursday, January 22nd at 10:00am local time before the public on-sale begins on Friday, January 23rd at 10:00am local time. For VIP packages and ticket information, go to www.motley.com.

Following the North American summer shows, the band will take the Final Tour on more international dates this fall before “all bad things come to an end” for good on New Year’s Eve 2015.

Coinciding with today’s announcement and the theme of the Final Tour, the band also released its new single “All Bad Things” this morning which is available for sale digitally here: http://smarturl.it/MC_AllBadThings. The single is accompanied by a video clip of highlights of Mötley Crüe’s 34-year career which premiered today on The Tonight Show’s blog – http://fallontonight.tumblr.com/ to preview the band’s national TV appearance on the show this Thursday.

To give back to the fans for their support over the years, Mötley Crüe will give away their best-selling Greatest Hits album for free in partnership with Google Play for one week only. Download the album through Tuesday, January 27th here: http://goo.gl/3hg3Qw. The compilation album includes classic hits like “Dr. Feelgood,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Kickstart My Heart,” amongst many more – check out a special message here: http://youtu.be/Fj03fG7ngas.

Mötley Crüe are also in the process of putting together the ultimate collector’s album package for the fans to be released later this year which will include the new track, “All Bad Things” amongst many other surprises, details of which will be announced in the near future.

Since 2015 is all about celebrating the legacy of Mötley Crüe, the band and fans from around the world will also be able to share their memories, pictures, thoughts and stories of 34 years of Mötley Crüe online at www.motley.com using #RipMotleyCrue.

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. 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.

Alice Cooper And Marilyn Manson Team Up For Performance At Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The “Masters of Madness” 2013 tour is underway and heads to Mohegan Sun on June 21st

In what is obviously a “dream” pairing, or some might say a “nightmare,” Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson will be teaming up for the “Masters of Madness” tour in June. The long awaited combo heads to Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, June 21st.

Tickets are $35.00 and go on sale Friday, March 29th 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, March 30th subject to availability.  More details are available at mohegansun.com/entertainment as well.

Alice Cooper is a true Rock icon, having pioneered the use of theatrics and shocking images onstage in concerts from the earliest days of the original band of the same name. Since going solo, he has continued to produce elaborate stage shows providing fans with both shock and Rock of the hightest caliber.

Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, Alice has toured and recorded continuously, with his most recent album being Welcome 2 My Nightmare through Ume. Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original ground breaking, multi-platinum Welcome To My Nightmare album in 1975, the album picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind.

Marilyn Manson’s most recent full-length album Born Villain, his eighth overall, debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. It also grabbed the #1 spots on both the Heavy Album Chart and the Independent Album Chart.

Born Villain is a return to form,” says CNN. “A hard-rocking album, brimming with rich imagery, visceral blowback and the glamour-meets-gutter eroticism that his best work evokes.” Rolling Stone has called the album some of his most “visceral and provocative tunes.” Born Villain earned Manson his fourth Grammy nomination at the 2013 Grammys in the category for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for the album’s lead single “No Reflection.”

For more information and tour dates, go to www.alicecooper.com and www.marilynmanson.com.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011 and ranked in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. 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.