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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.

Journey Set For Return To Mohegan Sun

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Rockers perform live in the Arena on June 16th

UNCASVILLE, CT (January 23, 2017) – Iconic Rock group Journey has set a concert in Uncasville at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, June 16th at 8:00pm, performing all their classic hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Faithfully,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways” and more.   Legendary British band ASIA is joining Journey as special guest on this show.

Tickets are $89.00, $69.00 and $49.00 and go on sale Friday, January 27th 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 28th, subject to availability.

Journey is one of the most popular American Rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music. Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and has headlined multiple sold-out stadium tours. The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders.  Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey. The band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.

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.

Journey And Santana Team Up For Special Concert Series

Monday, January 25th, 2016

New York City, Uncasville and Allentown; Tickets on sale starting Friday, January 29th

UNCASVILLE, CT (January 25, 2016) – JOURNEY and SANTANA will join up for three special concerts this April. The two legendary music artists will take the stage together starting in New York City at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, April 13th with shows also lined up in Uncasville, Connecticut at Mohegan Sun Arena for a Friday, April 15th concert set for 7:00pm.  The PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania rounds out the series on April 16th.

Tickets are $120.00 and $90.00 and go on sale Friday, January 29th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  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, January 30th, subject to availability.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for Mohegan Sun Arena’s show before the general public beginning Monday, January 25th at Noon local time.

Journey and Santana VIP Packages will be available, including premium seats, exclusive merchandise and more. For more information, visit journeymusic.com and santana.com.

JOURNEY is one of the most popular American Rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music, with iconic hits such as  “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Wheel In The Sky,” “Separate Ways,” “Only the Young,” “”Open Arms,” “Lovin, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” “Who’s Crying Now” and the seminal “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which is the top-selling digital catalog track in history. Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, JOURNEY has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, earning 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums, and has headlined multiple sold-out stadium tours. The Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-platinum, bringing JOURNEY into the elite club of diamond-certified award holders.  JOURNEY received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, Don’t Stop Believin: Everyman’s Journey.’

Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founder and bassist), and longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Arnel Pineda (lead singer), are welcoming virtuoso drummer Steve Smith back into JOURNEY, marking the first time he will perform with the band since 1998.  Schon’s musical career began at the age of 15, when he debuted with Santana as a guitar prodigy on the #1 album, Santana III. Since Arnel Pineda joined JOURNEY as its new lead singer in 2007, the band has released two albums and embarked on seven major tours, performing on four continents for more than five million fans, earning the group Billboard’s prestigious “Legend of Live Award.”

2015 was another milestone year for JOURNEY, including a three week, sold-out residency at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; a sold-out Hollywood Bowl concert for the opening night of the Bowl’s 2015 Season, accompanied by the 120-piece Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; and an extensive, sold-out Canadian tour.  JOURNEY recently announced its upcoming “SAN FRANCISCO FEST 2016” tour with The Doobie Brothers and special guest Dave Mason, which launches on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 in Irvine, California and runs through Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

For forty years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY® Awards. He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including “Album of the Year” and “Record of the Year” for “Smooth”) as well as three Latin GRAMMY’s. He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009) and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” And, with the 2014 release of Corazón, Santana surpassed the Rolling Stones and is one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album for six consecutive decades from the 1960s on.

April 15, 2016 marks the release date of Santana IV, the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early ‘70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band that burst with the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe.

Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. In the fall of 2014, Carlos Santana released his memoir The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light. It’s a profoundly inspiring tale of spiritual commitment and musical fearlessness that does not balk at finding the humor in the world of high-flying fame, nor at speaking plainly of Santana’s personal revelations and the divine and infinite possibility he sees in each person he meets.

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. 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.” 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.