Sia To Embark On North American Nostalgic For The Present Arena Tour

2016-05-16

With Special Guest Miguel and AlunaGeorge To Perform

UNCASVILLE, CT (May 16, 2016) – International icon, 5-time Grammy Award nominee and multi-platinum selling artist/songwriter/hitmaker Sia today announced her North American Nostalgic For The Present Tour, her first ever arena tour and return to the road in five years. The 22-city tour, produced by Live Nation, will be live in Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:00pm with special guests Miguel and AlunaGeorge.
Tickets are $95.00 & $75.00 and go on sale Friday, May 20th at noon 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 starting Saturday, May 21st, subject to availability.
Sia released her new album This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records) earlier this year to much critical acclaim. The New Yorker described it as “the Platonic ideal of a modern Pop album,” with rave reviews across the board from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, The Fader and many more. The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart, peaked at #1 on the ITunes chart in over 50 countries, and charted Top 10 in 8 countries worldwide, including #1 in her native Australia and #3 in the U.K. Currently, Sia’s single “Cheap Thrills” is Top 5 on Spotify globally and is #1 on Shazam’s Global chart for three consecutive weeks.
Grammy Award winning recording artist, producer and songwriter Miguel first hit the mainstream in 2010 with his infectious first single “All I Want Is You,” and “Sure Thing,” which hit #1 on Billboard’s Hip-Hop/R&B chart.  His critically-acclaimed, four-time Grammy Award nominated sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream, featured the intoxicating “How Many Drinks?” as well as his third U.S. #1 hit single “Adorn,” which garnered Miguel his first Grammy Award for “Best R&B Song” and resided at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hip Airplay chart for more than 23 weeks, becoming the longest running #1 in the history of the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hip Airplay chart.  Miguel’s critically acclaimed third studio album, Wildheart, released in 2015, claimed the #1 spot on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart for the second time and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 Album chart.  The album was recently nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Urban Contemporary Album” category, and its lead single “Coffee,” was nominated in the “Best R&B Song” category.
AlunaGeorge, which is singer/lyricist Aluna Francis and producer George Reid, have barely stopped since they released their 2012 single “You Know You Like It” followed by their critically lauded debut album, Body Music in 2013. Last year, DJ Snake’s remix of “You Know You Like It” became one of the most streamed songs of all time crossing double platinum in sales with over 85 million YouTube views. The London duo is confirmed to perform at a number of festivals this season including Lollapalooza, HARD Summer, Glastonbury and more. Earlier this year they released the first single, “I’m In Control” featuring Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan, from the band’s forthcoming sophomore studio album entitled, I Remember, to be released this fall via Interscope Records.
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.