The record-breaking Rock band is the 36th inductee
On Saturday, April 16th, Mohegan Sun honored the 36th inductee of the Walk of Fame, Shinedown, ahead of their sold-out show that evening. President of Sports and Entertainment at Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Tom Cantone, presented the record-breaking Rock band with the Walk of Fame star.
“They’ve broken every record – I can’t even list off the things they’ve done. 10 million records sold, billions of streams, they’re (everywhere) on the Billboard charts. They’re awesome and incredible,” Cantone said before introducing the band amongst an eruption of cheers and applause.
Shinedown band members Brent Smith, Zach Myers, Eric Bass, and Barry Kerch were in attendance to accept the award in front of a large crowd of their most dedicated fans.
“We love playing this Arena,” Myers told the crowd after accepting the award. “It’s probably one of our most favorite arenas to play in, and I’m not just saying that. Everybody here has always been so amazing to us, and every time we come, you guys sell it out. Thank you very much, seriously. It means the world to us to come to this part of the world and have you guys show up,”
Shinedown performed to a sold-out crowd on Saturday evening as part of their Planet Zero World Tour, with Diamante and The Pretty Reckless as support. It was their fifth sold-out show and sixth performance at Mohegan Sun Arena since first playing in 2010.
The Walk of hosts names like Bon Jovi, Kevin Hart, KISS, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and so many more long-time sell-out acts that are enshrined outside of the Mohegan Sun Box Office forecourt. Mohegan Sun’s Walk of Fame awards seek to recognize individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the success of Mohegan Sun as the Northeast’s premier entertainment destination. All the inductees into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame have their name engraved on a plaque that will be permanently placed at the entrance to Mohegan Sun Arena.
Mohegan Sun Arena finished 2021 with its first “#1 Indoor Arena” ranking for its capacity in the world according to Pollstar and VenuesNow, ranked among the top 10 venues in the U.S. regardless of size based on ticket sales, and was named “2021 Innovator of the Year” by Celebrity Access for its ViacomCBS residency. In recent years, the “Most Beloved Venue in America” has also been the “#1 Casino Venue in the World,” “#1 Social Media Venue in the World” and a seven – time national award – winner for “Arena of the Year.” 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.
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