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Kenny Chesney Announces His Big Revival

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Kenny Chesney Takes The Big Revival on the road and plays Mohegan Sun Arena for back-to-back shows beginning Friday, April 24th

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 3, 2014) — With a year making The Big Revival, his 13th #1 Country Album debut, 8x “Entertainer of the Year” winner Kenny Chesney is ready to get back to the fans! Having already spawned the multiple week #1 “American Kids” and “Til Its Gone” hitting Billboard’s Country Singles chart at #25 the week before, his new music has clearly reinvigorated the No Shoes Nation. Mohegan Sun Arena welcomes the huge tour for a 2-night stay on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th with special guest Chase Rice. Both shows will start at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $125.00 and $95.00 and go on sale Friday, December 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; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, December 13th, subject to availability.

Now, as revealed exclusively this morning to ABC’s Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, Chesney returns to the place he draws inspiration, energy and a reason to believe in the power of music: his 2015 tour! Again, the man The Wall Street Journal deemed “The King of the Road” mixes it up playing arenas, amphitheaters and stadiums. He kicks off The Big Revival Tour, presented by Corona Light, in Nashville on his birthday, March 26, 2015.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate,” Chesney, who confirmed he’s bringing The Big Revival Tour to America today on ABC’s Good Morning America, says. “I have been ready to get back out there for a long time. Now that we’re announced I’m fired up! This new music brings a new energy to the show, and I think it’s gonna take what we do to a whole other level.”

Impressive considering each of his headlining tours since 2002 has sold over a million tickets– making him the only Country act in Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Past 25 Years. That’s a strong showing, given Chesney’s only been headlining half that time.

“But this is really about us and the fans… the fact that every year, so many people make their summer about coming to see us. I’ve missed that sense of community and that passion for the music. There’s gonna be some stuff from the new record and songs people haven’t heard in a while. There’s gonna be a whole lot of music and some surprises…

“I didn’t know if I could take the music as far as we were able to with the album. That’s the beauty of giving things enough time to be what they’re supposed to. We’re already working on next year’s video. I’ve seen the stage – and the lights! As the set list comes together, and we start locking down in rehearsals, this is gonna be a whole night. I hope the fans are ready.”

Rolling Stone echoes that, saying The Big Revival “continuously brings a sense of musical energy and emotional urgency…” and Billboard raved it “captures the zeitgeist of American youth in a way that John Mellencamp once owned.” Look for this year’s tour to offer the same kind of energy, intensity and excitement.

“Because of the number of artists we’re pulling into this year’s tour, the roll-out is a little trickier, but I think it’s going to be worth the wait, the pieces and the finding out. Rather than locking into one thing, I wanted to try to make each market the best it could be. I think people will be fired up once they see who’s playing where. And that means, there’s more news to come… A lot of our favorite cities are on the list, and so are some places we’ve never been. Get ready!”

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.

Extreme Announce Mohegan Sun Arena Concert

Monday, November 17th, 2014

UNCASVILLE, CT (November 17, 2014) — Rock band Extreme will be heading to Mohegan Sun Arena Friday,mohegan-sun-arena-press-release-extreme-1.16.15 January 16th on their ‘Pornograffitti Live – 25th Anniversary’ tour. They will perform, in full, their multi-Platinum, top ten album ‘Pornograffitti’, including #1 hit ballad “More Than Words.” The concert is set for 8:00pm.

Tickets are $25.00 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.

Grammy-nominated Extreme, one of the most successful Rock acts of the late 1980s and 1990s, have sold over 10 million albums worldwide. They have released six studio albums, plus a greatest hits set and a recent live DVD since their formation in 1985. The band had initially described their music as ‘Funky Metal’, but it would evolve much more in the mid-90s by blending Classic Rock influences with Post-Grunge and Alternative Rock.

Extreme’s popularity is fueled by guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt’s signature style, Gary Cherone’s resonant vocals and socially conscious lyrics, Pat Badger’s rock solid bass, and the hard hitting Kevin Figueiredo on drums. Their unwavering songcraft and diverse musical approaches have earned the band multi-platinum albums with chart topping hits and sold-out tours all over the globe.

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.

Kevin Hart “WHAT NOW” Tour Live At Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Top touring comedian, TV and movie star to perform April 18th at Mohegan Sun; Tickets on sale Friday

UNCASVILLE, CT (November 10, 2014) — One of the hardest working, popular and talented comedians in the world, Kevin Hart, is set for a stand-up performance on Saturday, April 18th at Mohegan Sun Arena. The show is scheduled to start at 8:00pm.

Tickets are $99.00 and $79.00 and go on sale Friday, November 14th 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 15th, subject to availability.

If there’s one thing Kevin Hart can do, its sell shoes.  If there’s one thing Kevin Hart can do better than sell shoes, it’s explode into one of the foremost comedians and entertainers in the industry today.

Hart has continued to work non-stop and 2014 is no exception.  Kevin will next be seen in the Chris Rock directed film, Top Five, alongside Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld and Whoopi Goldberg, and has already completed production on three other comedies slated for 2015, Screen Gem’s The Wedding Ringer, Get Hard, opposite Will Ferrell and Ride Along 2, the sequel to this year’s one-hundred-million-dollar blockbuster hit of the same name. Hart starred earlier this year in About Last Night, a re-make of the iconic 1986 film, which opened to huge box-office success as well.  The consummate worker, Hart is a force in television too, Executive Producing the show, Real Husbands of Hollywood which premiered its third season in September.  Kevin’s determination and work ethic is simply a roll-over from a banner 2013 where he starred in Grudge Match for Warner Brothers, opposite Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro, and Think Like a Man Too, the sequel to its enormously successful predecessor, for Screen Gems.  Kevin also released a feature version of his comedy show Let Me Explain, in the same year.

Hart began his career sizing men and women for footwear, when a chance, electrifying performance at amateur night in a Philadelphia comedy club changed his life.  Kevin quit his shoe salesman job and began performing full time at such venues as The Boston Comedy Club, Caroline’s, Stand-Up NY, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.  However, it was his first appearance at the “Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival” that led Kevin into roles in feature films such as Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, and Along Came Polly opposite Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston.

In 2012, Hart was tapped to host the 2012 MTV VMA’s, garnering much industry praise for his appearance, before his next comedy tour, “Let Me Explain” took him to 90 American cities along with Europe and Africa.  Records have not withstood under his LME tour either, as Kevin became only the second American in history to sell out London’s O2 Arena. Kevin spent the fall of 2012 filming two movies back to back: Screen Gem’s re-make of Sexual Perversity titled About Last Night, and Universal’s buddy Cop movie Ride Along, opposite Ice Cube.  Kevin continued his incredible run with a starring role in Screen Gem’s Think Like A Man, a comedy based on Steve Harvey’s bestselling book, which grossed $95 Million worldwide, and had a supporting role in the Universal, Nick Stoller comedy, Five Year Engagement, produced by Judd Apatow.

In September, 2011 Hart released “Laugh At My Pain,” the feature film version of his comedy tour (under the same name).   The movie grossed over $7 million, and was 2011’s most successful film of those released in less than 300 theaters.  The LAMP tour was so successful, it catapulted Hart to 2011’s number one comedian on Ticketmaster, and in February, 2011, he sold out the Nokia Theater for two nights in a row, breaking the record previously set by Eddie Murphy. This lead to the LAMP DVD hitting double platinum in February 2012, after being on sale for only a month.

Hart’s previous film credits include Little Fockers with Robert DeNiro and Ben Stiller, Death at a Funeral, Fool’s Gold and The 40 Year Old Virgin.

In 2009, Hart’s one-hour Comedy Central special I’m A Grown Little Man became one of the highest rated specials for the network, and in 2010, Hart’s DVD Seriously…Funny was one of the fastest selling DVDs, going triple Platinum, aided by and the Comedy Central special of the same name, which was the highest rated comedy special of 2010.

Hart’s other television credits include, hosting BET’s classic stand-up comedy series Comic View: One Mic Stand, ABC’s The Big House, which he also executive produced and wrote, and recurring roles on Love, Inc, Barbershop, and Undeclared.

With his passion for stand-up and entertainment, Hart continues to tour the country to sold-out audiences. Hart currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.

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.