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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.

Country Singer Kane Brown Signs Album at Mohegan Sun

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

WHAT: Country artist Kane Brown meets fans and signs copies of his self-titled album at Mohegan Sun on May 20th before opening for Jason Aldean in the Arena as part of the latest Signings & Sightings event.

WHEN: Saturday, May 20th

12:00pm – Signing Event

The Shops at Mohegan Sun

IN DETAIL: Country invades Mohegan Sun when singer/songwriter Kane Brown thrills fans with a special signing event of his self-titled CD on May 20th prior to his Arena show with headliner, Jason Aldean.

This is a braceleted event. Bracelets will be given out upon purchase of Kane Brown’s self-titled CD at Spin Street on Friday and Saturday for the Saturday signing. No personal photos (house photographers will take photos) and no signing personalization allowed.  Kane Brown will only be signing his self-titled CD.

Jason Aldean Returns To The Road With They Don’t Know Tour

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver will lend support

UNCASVILLE, CT (January 13, 2017) – RIAA’s top digital Country male artist of all time Jason Aldean makes plans to return to the road as he announces today details for his They Don’t Know Tour kicking off in April.  Named after the only Country album to claim the top spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart in 2016 that’s “packed with stadium-size songs and arena-ready hooks” (The Boston Globe), the multi-platinum entertainer is sure to bring that same energy to the stage while boasting support from special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver.  The tour will be live at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, May 19th & Saturday, May 20th.  Both shows will begin at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $99.00 and $79.00 and go on sale Friday, January 20th 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, January 21st, subject to availability.

In addition to the new tour, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced today that a special exhibit honoring Aldean will open its doors on May 27th, commemorating his wide-open sound that has been one of the defining influences on today’s Country music. “Country music’s hard-rocking everyman” is “the mirror image of his fans” (Rolling Stone) as his recent album They Don’t Know follows on the heels of each album release earning platinum certification or better, tallying more than 14 million total album sales and 18 #1 hits. The longevity of his career reached new heights as he debuted at the #1 position on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Album chart for the third consecutive time with his seventh studio album, which has already produced two consecutive chart-toppers. The ACM “Entertainer of the Year” incorporates his traditional roots into his nostalgic single “Any Ol’ Barstool,” as it serves as “a throwback to the early music that helped catapult Aldean into the spotlight more than a decade ago” (Forbes).

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.