Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’

Tower of Power To Become Mohegan Sun’s Next Wolf Den Hall of Fame Inductees

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Oakland Soul, R&B, Funk and Jazz greats to perform and be placed alongside Wolf Den’s best with special ceremony

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 16, 2015) – Mohegan Sun is proud to announce that the next Wolf Den Hall of Fame inductee will be none other than the legendary Tower Of Power. The Oakland, CA band will be live in concert on Saturday, April 18th at Mohegan Sun. The longtime Wolf Den performers will kick off at 8:00pm and early into the show, Senior VP of Sports & Entertainment, Tom Cantone, along with Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin Brown, will take the stage to present Tower of Power with their well-deserved Wolf Den Hall of Fame honor.

About Tower of Power:
Tower of Power’s musical odyssey began in 1968 when tenor saxophonist/vocalist Emilio Castillo met baritone sax player Stephen “Doc” Kupka in July of that year. Originally named The Motown’s, the guys paid homage to the R&B sound that influenced them while adding their own personal twist. In 1970, the now renamed Tower of Power landed its first record deal with Bill Graham’s San Francisco Records. Their next album, Bump City, was recorded on Warner Brothers and produced a string of hits giving the band its first national exposure. At least 60 talented musicians have toured or recorded with the band in its 47 years and they have been featured with artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, Heart and many others, forever infusing the radio airwaves with Tower’s musical DNA. Each year Tower of Power tours the United States, Japan and Europe, playing sold out shows all over the world. Tower of Power has never been busier or more in demand. New generations of fans come to see the band perform as their timeless music continues to excite fans of all ages.

Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den Hall of Fame is an exclusive club that recognizes a distinct class of performers whose longevity and dedication have made Mohegan Sun a world-class entertainment destination. As some of our most celebrated performers, these artists have shown loyalty to fans at Mohegan Sun and have helped shape the Wolf Den into the successful venue it is today. The induction ceremonies will take place on the Wolf Den stage at the beginning of each performance.

Earth, Wind & Fire Returning To Mohegan Sun Arena This Spring

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Concert to kick off at 8:00pm and tickets are on-sale March 6th

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 2, 2015) — Mohegan Sun Arena will welcome back one of the greatest bands ever, Earth, Wind & Fire to Uncasville, CT for a Thursday, May 21st performance.

Tickets are $49.00 and go on sale Friday, March 6th 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, March 7th subject to availability.

Earth, Wind & Fire was born in Chicago in 1969 and is still making music that crosses years and decades and now connects the 20th and 21st centuries.  Rolling Stone Magazine said that Earth, Wind & Fire is “a Funk-fusion powerhouse that changed the sound and history of popular music.”

Inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Earth, Wind & Fire has earned eight Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards. EWF has sold more than 90 million albums worldwide and remains one of the world’s top touring bands.

In 2013, Earth, Wind & Fire released, Now, Then & Forever on Legacy/Sony Music Entertainment. “The Now, Then & Forever album is really about the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire,” said the group’s co-founder Philip Bailey.  “The spirit of the band has always been about uplifting the consciousness of humanity.  There’s a hope that this Earth, Wind & Fire music will go on forever.”

It’s a spirit echoed by fellow EWF co-founder Verdine White, who emphasizes the importance of the band’s incredible fanbase in the group’s abiding success.  “The album gave us the opportunity to tie everything together musically and culturally,” he explains. “Without the support of the fans around the world, the Earth, Wind & Fire journey would not have been possible.  We dedicate this album, Now, Then & Forever, to all the fans.”

One of the most important, innovative and commercially invincible contemporary R&B/Pop/Funk forces of the 20th century and beyond, Earth, Wind & Fire has been one of the world’s most reliably transcendent party bands.  With a signature sound beyond categories and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, Earth, Wind & Fire has proved–since its inception–profoundly influential…musically, socially and spiritually.

Successfully breaking musical genre boundaries across 23 albums, EWF have recorded eight #1 R&B singles and eight double platinum Top 10 Pop albums over the group’s career.

EWF has earned more than 50 gold and platinum albums worldwide, earning them a solid spot on the list of all-time bestselling music artists. VH1 ranked Earth, Wind & Fire on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.

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.

Michael Bublé Brings ‘Crazy Love’ To Mohegan Sun Arena

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Due to overwhelming demand, a third and final show has been added on Sunday, July 4th

Due to overwhelming demand, Grammy award-winning singer Michael Bublé has added a third and final show at13_Buble_193 Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday, July 4th at 8:00pm.  His first two shows, which went on sale this past weekend, sold-out in less than 15 minutes.

Tickets are $100.00 and $85.00 and go on sale Friday, February 12th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log onto 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, February 13th, subject to availability.

Bublé’s platinum plus CD Crazy Love debuted on the Billboard Top 200 charts at #1 in October and has been the #1 album on Billboard’s Traditional Jazz charts for the last sixteen weeks with no signs of slowing down.  In addition, he won his second Grammy award this year for “Best Traditional Pop Album” for Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden.                   

On the international front, Crazy Love reached #1 in the UK, Canada, Australia, Italy, Holland, Ireland and South Africa.  The album is already four-times platinum in the UK, Canada and Australia with international sales over three million copies.

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