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New Kids On The Block Become The 30th Inductee Into Mohegan Sun’s Walk Of Fame

Friday, June 12th, 2015

One of the most beloved and long-time performers at Mohegan Sun Arena, New Kids On The Block, were inducted today into the Walk of Fame

UNCASVILLE, CT (June 12, 2015) – Earlier today, Donnie, Joey, Danny, Jordan and Jonathan of New Kids on the Block entered the Box Office forecourt outside of Mohegan Sun Arena to accept their honor as the 30th Walk of Fame inductees. Senior Vice President of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan Sun, Tom Cantone and Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown, spoke briefly through roars and screams as they introduced one of Mohegan Sun’s most beloved and all-time selling acts.  “We love you all and we love Mohegan Sun Arena every time we play here. It’s also great because it’s halfway between our hometown and New York. We get the best of our fans here!” said Donnie Wahlberg as the cheers grew even louder.

The event took place today just after 4:00pm in front of many of NKOTB’s faithful and shortly from now, the band will take the stage at Mohegan Sun Arena with Nelly and TLC to open, as part of the Main Event Tour.

“Tonight will mark the 9th consecutive sellout for NKOTB and with one more, they will tie Billy Joel’s record. It’s a tribute to the great team here that runs one of the top Arena’s now in the world,” said Senior VP of Sports & Entertainment, Tom Cantone.

Kevin Brown also mentioned how honored he was to take part in presenting one of Mohegan Sun Arena’s best ever, their Walk of Fame star. He also gave praise to the hard work and high level of performers that Tom and the whole entertainment staff provide for fans on such a consistent basis.

The band joins the likes of recently inducted Mohegan Sun Walk of Famers Kevin Hart, Bob Seger, Mötley Crüe, Frankie Valli and so many more.

New Kids On The Block sold more than 80 million albums worldwide — including back-to-back international #1 songs, 1988’s “Hangin’ Tough” and 1990’s “Step By Step” — and a series of crossover smash R&B, pop hits like “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Cover Girl,” “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time),” “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You,” and “Tonight.”

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. 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.

New Kids On The Block To Be Inducted Into Mohegan Sun’s Walk of Fame

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Public event to honor NKOTB in recognition of multiple big-time performances at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, June 12th

What: Mohegan Sun is proud to announce that the next Arena Walk of Fame inductee will be New Kids On The Block, a band that has played and packed Mohegan Sun Arena as many times as any act, where after their upcoming concert, will have played 9 performances in the last 8 years alone.  That concert, set for June 12th, brings the Pop legends back with the The Main Event tour with special guests Nelly & TLC. And a few hours prior to the concert, Mohegan Sun Arena is long overdue and very excited to present one of the most influential bands of our time, their Walk of Fame star outside of the Mohegan Sun Box Office.

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, June 12th at 4:00pm

Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office Forecourt

WHO:  Mohegan Sun and Tribal Executives

New Kids on the Block

IN DETAIL: Some of Mohegan Sun Arena’s most memorable performers including Bon Jovi, KISS, Rod Stewart, Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, Frankie Valli, Mötley Crüe and so many more have been honored as Walk of Famers and have stars placed outside of the Box Office.  NKOTB’s Main Event tour, scheduled for 7:00pm, will mark another sellout, one of many at Mohegan Sun Arena and will make the band the 30th act inducted into the Walk of Fame. For more info on this performance on the evening of June 12th, visit mohegansun.com/entertainment.

The award seeks to recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of Mohegan Sun as the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination. All of the individuals inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be permanently placed at the entrance to Mohegan Sun Arena.

*The public is invited to attend the event.

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New Kids On The Block Show Love For Their Fans With Ultimate Valentine’s Day Announcement 3rd Show Added At Mohegan Sun Arena!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Highly anticipated “The Package Tour” Now Kicks Off With String Of Three Concerts On May 28th, 29th & 31st; Tickets For Added Show On Sale Saturday, February 23rd

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, New Kids on the Block are showing their fans just how much they love and adore them by adding a string of new dates to the Package Tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.  A third Mohegan Sun Arena show has been added for Tuesday, May 28th at 7:30pm. This new date will kick off the three super groups “The Package Tour!”

Tickets are $79.00 and $59.00 and can be purchased starting Saturday, February 23rd at 10:00am through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to www.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 Sunday, February 3rd, subject to availability.

After announcing The Package on The View, NKOTB, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men set out on a day long media blitz stopping by outlets like Access Hollywood, CNN, E!, ET, EXTRA, OMG! Insider, VH1 Big Morning Buzz, US Weekly and Rolling Stone. They then wrapped the day with a fan event at Irving Plaza in which each band gave admirers a taste of what is to come. Over the screams of a packed Irving Plaza, it was obvious that people couldn’t wait for The Package.

“Wow! We are overwhelmed by the love and support that has come from us announcing this tour,” Donnie Wahlberg of the New Kids on the Block said. “We can’t wait to come to your city and give you “The Package!””

Please visit mohegansun.com/entertainment, www.ThePackage-Tour.com or Ticketmaster.com for up to date information or join the discussion at #thepackagetour.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”

Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011 and ranked in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. 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.