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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 mohegansun.com/entertainment.

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.

Florida Georgia Line Takes Anything Goes Worldwide With 2015 Headline Tour

Monday, November 17th, 2014

CMA Vocal Duo of the Year to play Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, February 21st

UNCASVILLE, CT (November 17, 2014) — Fresh off their second consecutive CMA Vocal Duo of the Year award win, Florida Georgia Line will celebrate with fans worldwide next year on the headline ANYTHING GOES TOUR 2015. The superstar duo will bring their seize-the-day attitude and raucous party anthems to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT for a 7:30pm concert on Saturday, February 21st.

Tickets are $85.00 and $65.00 and go on sale Friday, November 21st 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 starting Saturday, November 22nd, subject to availability.

Kicking off on January 15th in Toledo, OH, the first leg of the ANYTHING GOES TOUR will cover 24-plus cities exclusively promoted by Live Nation and feature openers Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard.  FGL is taking anything goes to the next level for their fans with a special VIP package which includes a premium ticket, exclusive access to a pre-show acoustic performance, limited edition autographed merchandise and more.

“Anything Goes is a mindset for us, setting the tone for everything we do, and we believe in making memories at all cost. We can’t wait to bring the party to our fans at our live shows,” shares FGL’s Brian Kelley.

FGL’s Tyler Hubbard adds, “being out on the road with Jake Owen, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, we’ve learned from the best. We took note of the things we loved and then put the FGL stamp all over. Our fans are the best and we can’t wait to show them what we have in store!”

Florida Georgia Line is continuing the record-breaking momentum with the release of their sophomore album ANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville) soaring to a #1 debut on the all-genre Billboard 200 and Billboard Top Country Albums charts. Fueled by their hot new single “Sun Daze” and PLATINUM, #1 smash “Dirt,” music critics and fans alike have embraced the superstar duo’s fresh sound. FGL has skyrocketed to stardom becoming the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four back-to-back, multi-week #1 singles; breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and selling nearly 20 million tracks worldwide of their 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES. In addition to collaborating across genres with sensations like Nelly and Jason Derulo, FGL has won numerous industry awards and for a second consecutive year were named one of CMT “Artists of the Year.” In addition to scoring three nominations at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, FGL also picked up an American Music Awards nod for “Favorite Band Duo or Group, Country” and their first nomination for the 2015 People’s Choice Awards for “Favorite Country Group.” Fans can vote now at http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/. The talented pair has also been tapped to perform on WWE’s “Tribute To The Troops” on December 9th and to host the first-ever American Country Countdown Awards on December 15. Airing live on FOX, FGL scored six nominations for the new awards show, including the top nod for “Artist of the Year.”

For tour dates and more, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.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. 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.