Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den Lines Up Stellar Cast Of Headliners

2009-10-05

Blue Öyster Cult takes the stage October 10th
Country singer Justin McBride invades the Wolf Den on October 15th
Tanya Tucker heats things up October 18th
Rockers Sister Hazel arrive on October 22nd
Five For Fighting with special guest Angel Taylor perform October 23rd
Ozzmosis is sure to frighten fans on October 31st

The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun will thrill this fall, beginning with hard rockers Blue Öyster Cult live on Saturday, October 10th.  Get your cowboy boots ready for Country stars Justin McBride on Thursday, October 15th and Tanya Tucker on Sunday, October 18th.   Florida natives Sister Hazel takes over the Wolf Den stage on Thursday, October 22nd and Pop sensation Five For Fighting with special guest Angel Taylor is in the Den on Friday, October 23rd.  Nothing says Halloween like Ozzy Osbourne tribute band Ozzmosis on Saturday, October 31st.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday Wolf Den shows are at 8:00pm and Sunday shows are at 7:00pm unless otherwise noted.   Admission is free, but all patrons must be 21 or over.
Blue Öyster Cult formed in New York in 1967 and is still heavily touring to this day.  The group is especially well known for songs including “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Godzilla” and “Burnin’ For You.”  They have sold over 14 million albums worldwide, including 7 million in the United States alone.  The current line-up consists of lead vocalist Eric Bloom, lead guitarist Buck Dharma, guitarist/keyboardist Richie Castellano, drummer Jules Radino and bassist Rudy Sarzo.
Justin McBride, a two-time Professional Bull Riders champion and the top money-earner in the sport’s history, will take over the Wolf Den stage the night before PBR invades Mohegan Sun Arena for the 2009 Mohegan Sun Invitational.  His debut album, Don’t Let Go, was released in 2007.  Out of the album’s twelve songs, McBride took part in writing two; the title track, “Don’t Let Go” and “God’s In Oklahoma Today,” which he wrote about his working ranch in western Oklahoma.
Country artist Tanya Tucker had her first hit at the age of 13.  Over the succeeding decades, Tucker became one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience, and during the course of her career, she notched a streak of Top 10 and Top 40 hits. She has produced a long string of successful albums, several nominations for awards from the Country Music Association and hit songs that include 1973’s “What’s Your Mama’s Name?” and “Blood Red and Goin’ Down,” 1975’s “Lizzie and the Rainman” and 1988’s “Strong Enough to Bend.”
Sister Hazel found mainstream success in 1997 with the release of their second album …Somewhere More Familiar.  A single from the album, “All For You” hit #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and remains the band’s most successful single to date. 
Five For Fighting became a household name in 2000, due in part to the success of the song “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” which helped propel the album America Town into platinum status.  The 2004 album The Battle for Everything has also enjoyed chart success in the United States with the hit single, “100 Years.”  Five For Fighting are set to release their fifth album Slice on October 13th.
Ozzmosis features a group of musicians who are dedicated to recreating the concert experience originated by the Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne.  Ozzmosis redefines the boundaries of a tribute band through sight, sound and stage show. 
For more information on the Wolf Den 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.