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The Harlem Globetrotters Take On The Washington Generals At Mohegan Sun Arena

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The rivalry game tips off at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 17th

UNCASVILLE, CT (October 7, 2014) — The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will bring their unrivaled family show to Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday, February 17th at 7:00pm during the Harlem Globetrotters 2015 “Washington Generals’ Revenge” Tour.

Tickets start at $20.00, $27.00, $39.00 and $71.00 and are on sale now and available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, Harlem Globetrotters and Ticketmaster, subject to availability. 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.

The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to match the franchise’s historic last victory over the Globetrotters nearly a half century ago.  It has been five years since the Globetrotters and Generals have faced off, as the Generals have been searching far and wide for the best players to retool their roster and have been preparing for one thing: victory over the Globetrotters.

In addition to the highly-anticipated matchup on the court, the Globetrotters, known worldwide as the Ambassadors of Goodwill™, will honor a Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero at each of their 310-plus games in North America.  The team is searching for active, wounded or retired members of the military who have made their community proud with their brave service and exemplary character.  Fans can nominate a Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero at harlemglobetrotters.com.  The

Globetrotters will also play a portion of each game with a camouflage basketball as a sign of respect to all who protect our freedom.

With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, Firefly Fisher and Moose Weekes – plus female stars TNT Maddox, T-Time Brawner and Sweet J Ekworomadu* – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. With incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.

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.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Debuts Their Rock Opera The Christmas Attic Live Across North America

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Returning to Mohegan Sun Arena on November 16th for two shows

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, beginning on November 13th. While 1998’s The Christmas Attic features one of the band’s most popular songs “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. The 2014 Winter Tour, presented by Hallmark Channel, will find TSO playing more than 120 shows in 71 cities across North America and will play Mohegan Sun at 3:00pm and 8:00pm on Sunday, November 16th.

Tickets are $51.00 and $41.00 go on sale Friday, September 12th 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, September 13th, subject to availability.  See Trans-Siberian for more details.

TSO creator, lyricist and composer Paul O’Neill explains, “After kicking off the New Year in front of two million fans at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, followed by our second European tour, the band felt that a perfect way to end the year would be to perform the only rock opera from the trilogy that has never been seen live. Some of the songs off The Christmas Attic have never been played live. As I have always said ‘it is fun to write the songs, it is fun to record them, but they are never really completed until we perform them in front of a live arena audience’. Of course the second half of the show will feature, TSO iconic classics and fan favorites, such as “Wizards In Winter,” “Requiem” and “Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo 12/24””.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera, The Christmas Attic will be re-released, to coincide with the tour, complete with bonus tracks, as well as a special vinyl edition. Called an “…inspiring story…” by USA Today and “Majestic, sweeping, …” by Billboard magazine. The album’s (and stage production’s) narrative begins on Christmas Eve, when a young girl’s curiosity leads her to a night of mischief and magic.  She decides to sneak up into the attic of her parents’ home while she should be asleep and there discovers a magical doorway to the past in the form of a mysterious trunk filled with ornaments, toys, old records and bundles of handwritten letters. A startling discovery in one of the letters, leads to an unlikely adventure.

TSO, which celebrated its 15th year of live shows last year, has consistently ranked in the Top 10 for yearly gross revenues and attendance, according to touring industry trade Pollstar. The group has played more than 1,600 shows for more than 11 million fans, and in the process, cemented itself as one of the world’s biggest arena Rock acts. This ongoing success is due to TSO founder Paul O’Neill’s vision. O’Neill has melded the sound and fury of Rock with the storytelling of Broadway to create a unique amalgamation he calls “rock theater” that leaves crowds of all ages speechless. Additionally, TSO’s live performances receives raves from critics, such as: “As the enthralled audience members filed out of the arena, more than one person was overheard saying something to the effect of ‘It gets better every year’,” “This current tour demonstrates once again the incredible showmanship of Trans-Siberian Orchestra,” and “The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is evidence that the genres of rock opera, progressive rock and symphonic rock have not died, and that they actually are thriving… What’s cool about it is that the people of all ages and all walks of life can enjoy it.”

As in all previous years, a portion of all ticket sales will go to benefit select local charities.  The consistent growth of TSO’s touring popularity has increased the group’s contributions and, to date, TSO has donated more than $11 million to local charities.

While off the road, TSO is constantly stockpiling new projects in their arsenal, including the rock operas Gutter Ballet and the New York City Blues Express, Letters from the Labyrinth, and Romanov: When Kings Must Whisper, an epic story set amidst the Bolshevik Revolution.

TSO will unveil exciting information on new music in the next few months. Stay tuned to http://www.trans-siberian.com/ for more details.

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.

For art assets and more information on the Winter 2014 Tour, visit: trans-siberian.com/press/winter/

2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival Comes To Mohegan Sun Arena

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Will feature headliners Godsmack along with Skillet, Pop Evil with These Raven Skies and TatteredGodsmack-Mohegan-Sun-Arena-2014-concert-promo-photo

The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival kicks off year five on August 15th with a powerful lineup that includes multi-platinum mainstage bands Godsmack along with Skillet, Pop Evil, These Raven Skies and Tattered. The 2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR festival hits Mohegan Sun Arena for a 7:00pm show on Wednesday, August 20th.

Tickets for the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival are $41.00 and go on sale on Friday, July 11th at 10:00am and can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com, by visiting the Mohegan Sun Box Office, or http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com. 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, July 12th subject to availability. More details are available at mohegansun.com/entertainment as well.

For the first 72 hours after tickets go on sale, Godsmack and the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival are offering a ticket upgrade option exclusively through Ticketmaster. During this time period, those who buy a ticket for the festival via www.RockstarUPROAR.com can also pre-order the new Godsmack digital album 1000hp (out August 5th) for only $7.99, and will receive Godsmack’s brand new “1000hp” single as an early track.

21st century Hard Rock titans Godsmack have sold over 20 million records worldwide. The band’s new smash single “1000hp” recently debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock chart and was already Top 10 on the Active Rock radio chart in its first week. Godsmack will release their sixth full length album 1000hp on August 5th. Frontman and founder Sully Erna says, “UPROAR Festival has been a long part of Godsmack’s history; we can’t wait to get out with some of our longtime friends and play our new music for our fans.”

Check out a promo video for the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival which includes an appearance from Sully Erna from Godsmack here: http://youtu.be/G3h3Guru50Q.

The Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival will entertain fans for a full afternoon and evening, with performances from the hottest Rock bands on the UPROAR Main Stage and Festival Stage, along with a concourse midway featuring band autograph signings, vendors and other activities.

Since its inception in 2010, the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival continues to receive widespread praise from the media. Here’s a sample of what the press have said:

“One of the most anticipated tours of the summer for Rock fans”

–Mary Ouellette, Loudwire.com, August 13, 2013

“A juggernaut of a summer tour illuminating that Rock ‘n’ Roll is alive and well”

–Rick Florino, ARTISTdirect.com, September 19, 2013

“the best tour of the year”

–Brandon Veal, Examiner.com, September 19, 2012

“a dream lineup for Hard Rock fans”

–Paige Montgomery, Denver Post, October 6, 2011

“one of the most electric tours of the year”

Revolver, September/October 2010

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.