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Mohegan Sun Arena Continues Success With Record Setting Year In 2017

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Ranking amongst top concert venues in the world with major U.S. tours, sellouts and national awards

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 11, 2017) – Mohegan Sun Arena recorded yet another successful year of A-list national tours and national awards in 2017. Two major awards were “Prime Site” and “Casino of the Year,” bringing the total to 15 national awards for the Arena over nine years. Named in Connecticut Magazine as “Best of Connecticut 2017” for large entertainment venue, Mohegan Sun Arena continues to be one of the busiest venues in the world, and surpassed 11 million guests this year as well.

“I am blessed to have so many talented people who help put our entertainment brand on the world stage – they are the reason we have a world-class venue sitting right in our backyard,” said Tom Cantone, Sr. VP of Sports and Entertainment.

Along with recognitions, 2017 brought in multiple Grammy winners, Billboard chart toppers and Top Hot 100 artists with a record of 39 sellouts, as well as two major sport franchises, CT Sun and Black Wolves Lacrosse who both made the playoffs, filling in some of 165 dates drawing some 800,000 fans.

Among the celebrated artists and bands in 2017, one of the hottest tours includes Lady Gaga’s, “Joanne World Tour” which hit Mohegan Sun Arena with two sold-out shows. The Arena also hosted other highly touted tours that sold-out within minutes including Ed Sheeran, Bon Jovi, Neil Diamond, Depeche Mode, Journey, Pentatonix, Backstreet Boys and Ariana Grande.

Major National Awards and Tours:

  • #1 Ranked Casino Venue in the World (Billboard, Pollstar, Venues Today)
  • #1 Social Media Venue in the World for Size (Venues Today)
  • Prime Site Award (Facilities & Event Management Magazine)
  • Casino of the Year (IEBA – International Entertainment Buyers Association)
  • Named Most Instagrammed Location in CT (Buzzfeed)
  • 3rd in the U.S. for Size (Billboard)
  • 3rd in the World for Size (Billboard)
  • 39th in the World for All Size Venues (Pollstar)
  • 17th in the U.S. for All Size Venues (Pollstar)
  • Ed Sheeran – Grammy nomination for “Song of the Year;” Presented a check for $10,000 to the CT Children’s Hospital in his name
  • Lady Gaga – 2017 American Music Awards “Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist;” Wore the CT Sun game jersey on stage during her show
  • Katy Perry – Met the family of a local cancer victim who listened to her music during treatment. The full story is available to read here: Poughkeepsie Journal
  • Bon Jovi – Rehearsed and started his “This House Is Not for Sale Tour” at Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Ariana Grande – Grammy nominations: “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Pop Solo Performance;” BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards “Best International Solo Artist”
  • The Weeknd – Power Artists (Billboard Power 100)
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Top Country Song” (Billboard)
  • Imagine Dragons – 2017 American Music Awards “Favorite Duo/Group Pop/Rock”
  • Halsey – “Top Hot 100 Song,” “Top Collaboration,” “Top Dance/Electric Song” (Billboard); Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance”
  • Vets Rock – With Joe Walsh and Eddie Money, raised a total of $250,000 for our Veterans and USO

*Rankings reflect mid-year reporting with year-end results due out January 2018.

Other notable national tours in 2017 included: Eric Church, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tim & Faith, Jason Aldean, Neil Diamond, The Who, New Kids on the Block, Pentatonix, Chris Rock and Kevin Hart.

Mohegan Sun Arena keeps pace in the New Year with big name acts set for 2018 as: Walk The Moon on January 20th, Dancing With The Stars on January 26th & 27th, Cole Swindell on February 17th, Little Big Town on February 23rd, Kid Rock on March 2nd, Alice Cooper on March 8th, Rod Stewart on March 24th, Celtic Woman on March 30th, Lorde on April 7th, Brett Eldredge on April 28th, Tim & Faith on June 15th and many more.

To view the full entertainment calendars for Mohegan Sun, visit

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.

New Kids On The Block & Backstreet Boys One Stage

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

After months of rumors and anticipation, NKOTB & BSB confirm co-headlining tour

NKOTB and BSB shocked and delighted fans when they took the stage together for a medley at the sold-out NKOTB Radio City Music Hall show.  The unprecedented performance wowed the audience and excited fans across the country.  The collaboration also ignited rumors that swirled for months. Now, as announced exclusively on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, NKOTB and BSB are making it official.  NKOTBSB on ONE STAGE will kick off at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:30pm. 

Tickets are $95.00 & $75.00 and go on sale Saturday, December 11th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to; 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 Sunday, December 12th, subject to availability.
“It started when we got together at Radio City Music Hall a few months back.  We wanted to do something big for the crowd in NY.  So we got the Backstreet Boys to come down to Radio City and we put together a performance of ‘I Want It That Way’ in about five minutes.  It was electric.  Something happened when they came out on stage.  The crowd went to a place that we never heard it go to before,” said the guys of New Kids on the Block live on air with Ryan Seacrest on November 23rd.  “We started talking, people started talking and it seemed right.  It’s really just going to be an amazing night of pop music and pop culture.”

“We are blessed.  This is a wonderful opportunity for fans of all— not only New Kids fans, or Backstreet fans, but fans of music.  It’s not about who opens or who closes.  It’s a night of continuous music, hit after hit.  We are going to give people a show to remember,” added the Backstreet Boys.  “We want to make this a night that people will never forget.  We want to give them something to take them to another place that they’ve never been before.”

“The New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys are world-class entertainers that have left a mark on Pop music like only the best in music can,” said Brad Wavra, SVP of Touring at Live Nation.  “This is a once-in-a-lifetime event, with an extraordinary live production, and countless mega hits that will surely be the BoyBandBash of the summer.”

With over 200 million albums sold between both bands, and smash hit after smash hit, these two Pop sensations have dominated the music scene for over three decades.  Aiming to please, these guys are giving concert goers and diehard fans everywhere the ultimate “night out” experience.

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  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Backstreet Boys Host After Party In Ultra 88 At Mohegan Sun

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

BSB_Ultra88_casinowebsiteOfficial after party hosted by some of the members of the Backstreet Boys following their performance on June 15th at Mohegan Sun

The Backstreet Boys keep the party going with their official after party in  Ultra 88 Night Club following their performance on Tuesday, June 15th in Mohegan Sun Arena. The party starts at 9:00pm, and appearances by some members of the Backstreet Boys will take place after their show in Mohegan Sun Arena.

Tickets are $25.00 and go on sale Tuesday, June 8th at noon at the Mohegan Sun Box Office.  Tickets can be purchased over the phone through the Mohegan Sun Box Office at 860.862.8499 or in-person at a ticket window. Tickets purchased after Monday, June 14th at 8:00pm must be purchased through Ultra 88 directly.  To purchase tickets after June 14th at 8:00pm or for VIP Table reservations with bottle service, please call 860.862.7042. Ticket purchasers and attendees of the event must be 21 or older. 

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