January 1, 2016 concert begins at 8:00pm; Tickets on sale this Friday
UNCASVILLE, CT (November 9, 2015) – She is both 20th and 21st century musical and cultural icon known the world over by her first name: Aretha. The reigning and undisputed “Queen of Soul” has created an amazing legacy that spans an incredible six decades and is set for a special New Year’s Day performance at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Tickets are $39.00 and go on sale Friday, November 13th 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, November 14th, subject to availability.
Her many countless classics include “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain Of Fools,” “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”; her own compositions “Think,” “Daydreaming” and “Call Me”;  her definitive versions of “Respect” and “I Say A Little Prayer”; and global hits like “Freeway Of Love,” “Jump To It,” “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” her worldwide chart-topping duet with George Michael, and “A Rose Is Still A Rose.”
The recipient of the U.S.A.’s highest civilian honor,  The Presidential Medal Of Freedom, an eighteen (and counting) Grammy Award winner – the most recent of which was for “Best Gospel Performance” for “Never Gonna Break My Faith” with Mary J. Blige in 2008 –  a Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Grammy Living Legend awardee, Aretha Franklin’s powerful, distinctive Gospel-honed vocal style has influenced countless singers across multi-generations, justifiably earning her Rolling Stone magazine’s #1 placing on the list of “The Greatest Singers Of All Time.”
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.