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John Fogerty Announces Additional “1969” U.S. Tour Dates

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Mohegan Sun Arena to host tour on June 25th; Autobiography Fortunate Son set for release October 6th

Beginning May 2nd, John Fogerty’s highly-anticipated worldwide “1969” tour will launch its U.S. dates with a special appearance, May 2nd, at the Beale Street Music Festival.  Newly announced dates include stops in Hawaii, Baltimore, NY, Philly, Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle, Denver and Uncasville, CT for a Thursday, June 25th concert.  The U.S. portion of the “1969” tour is set to conclude on August 9th in Albuquerque.  Mohegan Sun Arena’s concert is set for 7:30pm, and the CCR frontman will be playing treasured classics like “Fortunate Son,” “Proud Mary” and so many more from his catalogue of other all-time hits.

Tickets are $44.50 and go on sale Friday, April 3rd 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, April 4th, subject to availability.

And, coming October 6, 2015, from Little, Brown and Company, is the long-anticipated memoir by John Fogerty, titled FORTUNATE SON: My Life, My Music. With John Fogerty writing hit after hit, Creedence Clearwater Revival burst on the music scene with an energy so bright, his songs outsold The Beatles in 1969. Then, just as quickly, that CCR fire burned out in a series of internal band struggles that left the music world without the influence of one of its brightest stars for over two decades.

“I’m excited to share my story and my life with you,” said Fogerty.  “You’re going to hear where it all started, my passion to become the best musician I could be.  You’ll travel down some rough roads, but that road leads to something beautiful.  My book won’t be sugar coated!  It’s all in there.”

Creedence Clearwater Revival is one of the most important and beloved bands in the history of Rock ‘n Roll, and the story that John Fogerty’s memoir tells will keep music lovers and avid readers captivated.  Fogerty wrote, sang and produced the iconic classics “Born on the Bayou,” “Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising” and so many more. Now he reveals how he brought CCR to the top of the charts and how, one year later, CCR was falling apart. Their amazing talents and culturally-prophetic songs, however, have endured for decades despite the series of personal and legal issues. FORTUNATE SON takes readers from Fogerty’s northern California roots, through Creedence’s success, his retreat from music and public life, to Fogerty’s hard-won revival as a solo artist who finally, through it all, found love.

John Fogerty was songwriter, lead singer and lead guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival and is one of Rock’s most influential musicians and writers. Fogerty has been named one of the 100 Greatest Singers and one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists by Rolling Stone and his most recent album was named one of RS’s 10 Best Albums of 2013.

To Pre-Order the book, please visit:

Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fortunate-son-john-fogerty/1121149654?ean=9780316244572

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Fortunate-Son-My-Life-Music/dp/0316244570/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426705831&sr=8-1&keywords=fortunate+son+john+fogerty

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 world for 2014, regardless of size. 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.

Meghan Trainor Announces Dates For The Mtrain Tour Launching This Summer

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Mohegan Sun Arena to host superstar singer on Independence Day; Tickets on sale beginning March 20th at Livenation.com and Ticketmaster

Sold out The Bass Tour receives critical praise

Nominated and performing at iHeartradio Music Awards & nominated for 2 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 17, 2015) – Just as her sold out That Bass Tour comes to a close this week, Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum global superstar Meghan Trainor reveals dates for her headline summer jaunt—The Mtrain Tour—supporting her #1 debut album Title [Epic Records]. The tour hits Mohegan Sun Arena for a Saturday, July 4th concert beginning at 7:00pm. Rising star Charlie Puth and British trio Life of Dillon will open The Mtrain Tour!

Tickets are $45.00 and go on sale Friday, March 20th 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, March 21st, subject to availability. Tickets for this performance will also be on sale at Live Nation on March 20th.

Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, The Mtrain Tour kicks off Friday July 3rd at Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ and will make stops in nearly 30 major markets across the country this summer.

Following a string of scorching performances, Trainor’s show promises to be one of the hottest tickets of the summer. Don’t miss it!  For all the latest updates on The Mtrain Tour, visit meghan-trainor.com.

In tandem with the tour announcement, she premiered the undeniable, unique and unforgettable music video for new single “Dear Future Husband” on NBC’s The Today Show and Cosmopolitan.com this morning. Recently certified gold by the RIAA, the track impacts radio today as well.  You can see the video here http://smarturl.it/DFHvideo.

Fans and tastemakers continue to recognize her as Pop culture trailblazer and a dynamic presence. She’s nominated for “Favorite New Artist” and “Song of the Year” for “All About That Bass” at 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards, airing March 28th on Nickelodeon. The next day Sunday, March 29th, she will perform at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles broadcast live on NBC from The Shrine Auditorium. At the ceremony, she’s also nominated in three top categories including “Best New Artist,” “Renegade” and “Song of the Year” for “All About That Bass.”

This week, Meghan will appear on The Voice as the mentor for Blake Shelton’s team. She also graces the cover of the February issue of Seventeen Magazine.

Continuing this incredible streak of success, “All About That Bass” now is 6-times platinum and its follow-up “Lips Are Movin’” went double-platinum, while the sold out That Bass Tour has been receiving unanimous critical praise. This was Trainor’s very first tour, and each date actually sold out well in advance, proving her status as a live phenomenon.

About the That Bass Tour, Billboard claimed, “Trainor stretched her set in ways that felt authentic,” while The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “The lifelong performer took advantage of the venue’s intimacy while also seizing the opportunity to serve a spectacle.” The Chicago Tribune said, “After a year that set the 21-year-old on an unexpected Pop star path, Trainor hit the stage in Chicago and showed that she had the verve and talent to justify her rise,” The Washington Post added, “Trainor’s voice sparkled almost as much as the bejeweled mike she poured it into,” and The OC Register claimed, “Her brand of Doo-Wop and Bubble Gum Pop, infused with bits of Funk and Hip-Hop, coupled with a sassy attitude and lyrics about female empowerment, have quickly made her a star.”

As soon as Title became available, it vaulted to the top of dozens of charts worldwide. With first-week sales of 237,511 units in total music consumption (albums/singles/streaming), the album ranks as the biggest-selling debut for a female artist’s first full-length album in more

than five years; and the biggest-selling debut for a solo artist’s first full-length album in more than three years. Title has dominated iTunes Overall and Pop album charts in the U.S. at #1 since its release on January 13th, with #1 peaks reported from 67 countries worldwide.

Early critical reaction to Title was unanimously positive, with Rolling Stone magazine hailing Meghan’s “sass and self-empowerment,” and People proclaiming “she’s an It girl with staying power.” The New York Times profiled Meghan with references to Amy Winehouse and Adele; while Entertainment Weekly awarded the Title album an A-, declaring “right now, no Pop star is better than this 21-year-old singer, songwriter and producer at playing the sassy best friend.”  Billboard summed up, “You can’t miss this young artist’s skill with melodic and rhythmic hooks…along with her fluid, flexible voice.”

“All About That Bass” is a juggernaut in and of itself. Meghan’s phenomenal two-time Grammy®-nominated debut single spent eight weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has been certified 6-times RIAA platinum in the U.S. alone. The song has worked its way into Pop culture with numerous cover versions and homages, including NBC’s Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (with collective YouTube views of more than 40 million).

Globally, ”All About That Bass” has hit #1 in 58 countries, generated more than 10 million downloads, over 275 million streams, and nearly 700 million YouTube views to date. The follow-up single ”Lips Are Movin”  has been certified RIAA double platinum, has reached the top five on the Billboard Hot 100, top five at Top 40 radio and has over 180 million video views.

Don’t miss The Mtrain Tour this summer!   More info can be found on Meghan’s official website meghan-trainor.com.

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.

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.