Posts Tagged ‘Bon Jovi’

Bon Jovi’s Fourth And Final Uncasville Show On May 7th Solidifies Iconic Band As Highest Grossing Act Ever At Mohegan Sun Arena

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Local Band Lakshmi to Perform Opening Set As Winner of 96.5TIC FM’s “Wanted…Opening Band for Bon Jovi” Contest

Bon Jovi’s 2011 Tour, promoted by AEG Live, returns to Mohegan Sun Arena on May 7th for the fourth and final Uncasville show of the tour. With this concert, the legendary band earns the status of being the highest grossing act ever to perform at the venue. Local rockers Lakshmi, recently chosen as winners of 96.5TIC’s “Wanted… Opening Band For Bon Jovi” contest, will take the stage at 8:00pm.

Lackshmi beat out three other finalists at the Black Bear Saloon in Hartford to earn the opening slot.  Drummer Jake Siberon says, “We are so incredibly thankful to WTIC, Mohegan Sun and Bon Jovi for this incredible opportunity.  We work really hard as a band and to be able to represent ourselves on this kind of stage, at this kind of event, is an amazing feeling.”  

With comparisons to Paramore, Kelly Clarkson, No Doubt, Coheed and Cambria, and Dream Theater, Lakshmi covers a wide spectrum of music to provide listeners with a unique experience. Heartfelt and passionate lyrics, catchy melodies and riffs, dance rhythms and grooves make up the Lakshmi sound.  Lakshmi released their self-titled debut LP in August of 2010.  Since then, they have been performing in Connecticut venues including Toad’s Place, The Space, Webster Theater and The Heirloom Arts Theatre.  For more information, please visit lakshmimusic.com.

Nearing three decades of an incredible career and currently in the midst of their biggest tour yet, Bon Jovi shows no sign of slowing down. Globally, the band has sold more than 125+ million albums to date, and has performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans.  In 2010, for the second time in just three years, Bon Jovi was named the #1 worldwide touring act, according to both Pollstar and Billboard (an honor which has only been achieved by three acts in history – Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and The Grateful Dead).  Bon Jovi Greatest Hits debuted at #1 around the world last November, with the band’s three-decade-spanning retrospective charting higher and selling more copies in its first week than their 1994 Cross Road release, which has sold more than 21+ million copies to date. For more information on all things Bon Jovi, visit bonjovi.com.

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and thirty state-of-the-art venues. The company is currently producing tours and productions including Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas.  The concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Wisin & Yandel, Britney Spears, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney. AEG Live is the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. For more information, go to aeglive.com.

About Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th best venue by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 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.

Bon Jovi 2011 Tour Set To Rock Mohegan Sun

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Live in the Arena on March 4th.  Tickets go on sale November 12th

As Bon Jovi’s #1 tour closes out 2010 with concerts in Spain, Japan, New Zealand and Australia, the iconic band will ring in 2011 with newly announced worldwide dates in the U.S., Canada and throughout Europe. Bon Jovi 2011 Tour, promoted by AEG Live, will stop at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, March 4th at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $210.00 and $135.00 and go on sale Friday, November 12th 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.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office beginning on Saturday, November 13th, subject to availability.

On November 9th (in the U.S. and Canada), the release of Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits collections will transport listeners back in time through the band’s worldwide monster hits, and offer a bridge to the future with the debut of four brand new tracks – “What Do You Got?,” “The More Things Change,” “No Apologies” and “This Is Love, This Is Life.”  These new songs were written and recorded specifically for inclusion in these compilations, which fans can pre-order now and receive free instant downloads of the exclusive unreleased track “This Is Our House” as well as the new single “What Do You Got?” The compilations, available in both double and single CD packages, are chock full of Bon Jovi’s biggest chart-toppers including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” and more.  

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and thirty state-of-the-art venues. The company is currently producing tours and productions including Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas.  The concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Wisin & Yandel, Britney Spears, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney. AEG Live is the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. For more information, go to aeglive.com.

About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining 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.

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.

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Bon Jovi Announces Opening Act Contest For Mohegan Sun

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Beginning March 15th local acts compete for once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to open for Bon Jovi in Mohegan Sun Arena

When Bon Jovi makes their highly-anticipated return to Mohegan Sun Arena to perform two concerts on Friday, March 26th and Saturday, March 27th, they will share the stage with two lucky, up-and-coming local bands.  To facilitate the competition, Bon Jovi has partnered with local radio station 96.5 TIC FM to present the Friday, March 26th opening act contest. For the March 27th opening act contest, Clear Channel Radio’s The River 105.9 FM, Country 92.5 FM and KISS 95.7 FM have been selected as presenting stations. All stations will promote the contests on-air, online and through station newsletters.

The “Opening Act Contest,” which launched Monday, March 15th, is open to all bands in the Connecticut region.  Friday night’s opening act contest can be entered at www.965tic.radio.com. Entries for Saturday night will be accepted at  www.theriver1059.com, www.kiss957.com and www.country925.com. All sites will feature homepage banners linked to a dedicated webpage where bands will submit a video of themselves playing an original song.  Each winning band will perform a 30-minute opening set at Mohegan Sun Arena as well as receive five (5) pairs of tickets to see the show.  The deadline for receiving submissions is Monday, March 22nd.
   
Tickets are $195.00 and $125.00 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.

The band’s 11th studio album, The Circle, was released in November 2009 and debuted at #1 in numerous countries, including the U.S., Canada and Japan.  Globally, the legendary band has sold more than 120 million albums, and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans.  With “The Circle Tour,” Bon Jovi will spend much of the next two years on the road, performing 135 shows in 30 countries.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked the 4th best venue 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.  More information on the search for Bon Jovi’s “Opening Act Contest” can be found at www.965tic.radio.com for the March 26th show, or www.theriver1059.com, www.kiss957.com or www.country925.com for the March 27th show. For other information, please contact Eve Samuels & Erik Stein from Scoop Marketing at 213.639.6160 or esamuels@solters.com