Posts Tagged ‘Rock’

Nick Fradiani To Open For Bon Jovi Next Saturday At Mohegan Sun Arena

Friday, April 27th, 2018

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 27, 2018) – Bon Jovis legacy is as much about giving back as it is about epic performances on record setting tours. In 2017, the Grammy-winning global Rock icons and newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees gave 28 talented acts an opportunity to spotlight their talent to capacity crowds on the This House Is Not For Sale Tour. When the This House Is Not For Sale 2018 Tour kicked off in March, bands across North America once again had a shot at a coveted opening slot on the tour.

Now, after an intense search, local act Nick Fradiani has been selected to perform the opening set at Bon Jovi’s This House Is Not For Sale 2018 Tour in Uncasville. Prior to Fradiani winning the fourteenth season of American Idol in 2015 and releasing his major label debut studio album Hurricane the following year, Nick and his band Beach Avenue won Mohegan Sun’s Battle of the Bands. Fradiani now returns to take the stage as opening act when Bon Jovi brings ‘This House Is Not For Sale 2018 Tour’ to Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, May 5th at 7:30pm.

“I am beyond excited for the opportunity to open for Bon Jovi at Mohegan Sun. This will be my fourth time on this amazing stage, but this will without a doubt be one of the more special ones. Bon Jovi is a legendary band, and I’m honored to be able to open for them.” -Nick Fradiani

This is the third tour in recent years that the Grammy Award®-winning band has invited local and regional artists to share the stage (2006’s Have A Nice Day Tour and 2010’s The Circle Tour). Those chosen will demonstrate that they have the sound, style and substance to open an arena show.

The This House Is Not for Sale Tour (2017) was Bon Jovi’s first outing since the band’s 2013 Because We Can World Tour.  2013’s tour was their fourth in six years to be ranked the #1 top-grossing tour in the world (a feat accomplished by only The Rolling Stones previously) with a total of $259.5 million. Bon Jovi also earned the #1 grossing worldwide tour in 2010 for The Circle Tour, with $201 million total, and 2008’s Lost Highway tour, which earned $210.6 million. Bon Jovi’s touring legacy was recognized with the “Legend of Live” award at the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards prior to the kick-off of The This House Is Not for Sale Tour.

Bon Jovi’s #1 debuting album, This House Is Not For Sale, has been reissued by Island Records and is available now as This House Is Not For Sale (When We Were Us) containing two new tracks “When We Were Us” and “Walls.” Both “When We Were Us” and “Walls,” were written by Jon Bon Jovi, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007, and John Shanks. The songs reflect current events, both personal and nationwide, respectively.

Visit bonjovi.com for updated information.

ABOUT BON JOVI: Over an illustrious career spanning more than three decades since their formation in 1983, Bon Jovi has earned their place among global rock royalty.  With over 130 million albums sold worldwide, an extensive catalog of hit anthems, more than 2,800 concerts performed in 50 countries for more than 35 million fans, and ticket sales grosses well over $1 billion in around the world in just the past decade, Bon Jovi is the consummate Rock and Roll band.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN ARENAMohegan 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.

Halestorm & In This Moment To Co-Headline Mohegan Sun Arena On August 2nd

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 20th

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 16, 2018) – Atlantic recording group Halestorm has announced details for a second leg of their highly anticipated milestone North American tour showcasing all female-fronted Hard Rock outfits. Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale said, “After the announcement of our tour with In This Moment, the response was so great that we decided to do another run together! It’s going to be so much fun to tour with our good friends! See you all on the road!” The first leg of the tour – co-headlined by Roadrunner recording group In This Moment – kicks off later this month on April 30th at Houston, TX’s White Oak Lawn with dates through May. The new dates begin July 27th at Kansas City, MO’s SEC Arena and then travels through the end of August. New Years Day and Stitched Up Heart join Halestorm and In This Moment on the first leg of the tour and New Years Day will return for the second leg of the tour. The tour is set for Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, August 2nd starting at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $39.00 and $29.00 and go on sale Friday, April 20th 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, April 21st, subject to availability.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most vital and iconic bands in modern Hard Rock, Halestorm is currently continuing work on their hugely anticipated fourth studio album. In the meantime, the GRAMMY® Award-winning band continues to celebrate the blockbuster success of their acclaimed third album, INTO THE WILD LIFE.  That collection made a stunning Top 5 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its April 2015 release while also entering Billboard’s “Top Hard Rock Albums” tally at #1 – both marking Halestorm’s highest chart placement to date.

INTO THE WILD LIFE – which followed 2012’s blockbuster THE STRANGE CASE OF… – is highlighted by the record breaking smashes, “Apocalyptic” and “Amen,” both of which ascended to #1 at Rock radio outlets nationwide, as well as the Top 5 Active Rock favorite, “I Am The Fire.” Companion videos and much more can be found at Halestorm’s official YouTube channel, HalestormRocks.

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.

Rise Against Announces North American ‘Mourning In Amerika Tour’

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 30th

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 26, 2018) – Rise Against will kick off their extensive North American Mourning In Amerika Tour with a headline performance at ’77 Montréal Punk festival on July 27th. The run, produced by Live Nation, will include a show at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in New York City (August 1st), a concert with Fall Out Boy at Wrigley Field in the band’s hometown of Chicago (September 8th) and an evening at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver (September 15th). Making a stop in Uncasville, Mohegan Sun Arena welcomes the tour on Friday, August 3rd starting at 7:00pm. Special guests AFI and opener Anti-Flag will perform at all headline shows.

Tickets are $50.75 and $40.75 and go on sale Friday, March 30th 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, March 31st, subject to availability.

The band won acclaim for its hard-hitting 2017 performances in support of its eighth studio album, WOLVES. Illinois Entertainer said, “The return of Rise Against feels more timely than ever.” Houston Press observed, “If any Rock band could convince their fans to not bury their heads in the sand in 2017 America, it might just be Rise Against.”

WOLVES (Virgin Records) debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock albums charts. Lead single “The Violence” topped the Mediabase Active Rock chart and the follow-up track, “House On Fire,” is currently in the Top 10 and climbing.

Rise Against – comprising Tim McIlrath (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Joe Principe (bass), Zach Blair (lead guitar) and Brandon Barnes (drums) recently wrapped up a tour of Australia and New Zealand and will embark on a European run in June.

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.