80s Extravaganza Concert To Take Place At Mohegan Sun Arena

The Pointer Sisters, Taylor Dane, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson plus many more to perform in the Arena on Friday, February 6th

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 1, 2014) — The iconic music of the 80’s take over Mohegan Sun for a once in a lifetime event.  Join all of your most popular acts of the 80’s together on stage for one night only, including The Pointer Sisters, Debbie Gibson, Berlin featuring Terri Nunn, Andy Bell of Erasure, Tiffany, Club Nouveau, Lisa Lisa and Shannon.  Collectively they have had over 70 Top 40 hits on the Billboard charts and have sold over 50 million albums worldwide, come re-live the biggest chart topping hits that made Pop music history one more time!  The 80’s Extravaganza in only at Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, February 6th, starting at 8:00pm.
Tickets are $68.00 and $48.00 and go on sale Saturday, December 6th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  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 Sunday, December 7th, subject to availability.  For more information visit: 80s Extravaganza.
The Pointer Sisters were one of the first black acts to be played in heavy rotation on MTV. The sisters, Ruth, Anita and June, saw incredible success in the 80s with albums Break Out, Contact and Hot Together. Collectively, the albums produced multiple top 40 hits, including “Neutron Dance,” which rose to #6 on the Pop charts and was included in the movie Beverly Hills Cop. Break Out was certified triple-platinum, making it the biggest selling album of the Pointer Sisters’ career.

Tiffany sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and scored hits like “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Could’ve Been” and “All This Time.” Now Tiffany’s voice—literally and figuratively— can be heard at its finest on Rose Tattoo, her eighth studio album and the first to fully explore her country music roots. “It’s come full circle,” she says.
A music prodigy, Debbie Gibson exploded on the Billboard Pop Charts at the tender age of 16 with the self-penned “Only In My Dreams.” The “Original Pop Princess” quickly became the youngest person ever to write, produce and perform a No. 1 hit song, “Foolish Beat,” a record she still holds today in the Guinness Book of World Records. To date, Gibson has sold
more than 16 million albums worldwide, performed for British Royalty and hosted “The American Music Awards,” produced by friend and legend Dick Clark.
Since the release of 1986′s debut, Wonderland, Andy Bell and Vince Clark of Erasure (recipients of Best British Group at The Brit Awards) – have gone on to sell over 20 million albums, 5 of them hitting #1 and had 17 Top 10 UK singles. The group were one of the pioneers of electronic music whose influence has certainly stood the test of time.
Club Nouveau is a contemporary R&B-Pop band that was formed by record producer/performer Jay King in 1986 in Sacramento, California, subsequent to the breakup of the Timex Social Club. From its debut album, Life, Love, and Pain, which was released in 1986, the group scored four consecutive hits with “Jealousy” (essentially an answer song responding to Timex Social Club’s hit “Rumors”), “Situation #9,” a remake of Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me,” and “Why You Treat Me So Bad.”
This Los Angeles-based synth Pop group, Berlin, founded by bassist John Crawford, singer Terri Nunn, and keyboard player David Diamond, made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. The group was filled out by guitarist Rick Olsen, keyboard player Matt Reid, and drummer Rob Brill. Berlin’s first full-length LP was the gold Love Life in 1984. In 1985, the group was pared down to a trio of Crawford, Nunn, and Brill. Berlin topped the charts in 1986 with the single “Take My Breath Away,” the love theme from the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun.
Lisa Lisa and her band Cult Jam were one of the first freestyle music groups to emerge from New York City in the 1980s. Cult Jam consisted guitarist/basist Alex “Spanador” Moseley, and drummer and keyboardist Mike Hughes. They were assembled and produced by Full Force.
Singer Shannon hit gold with the trendsetting, pulsating dance classic “Let the Music Play” and other similar-sounding hits in the mid-’80s that helped lay the foundation for the ’90s electronica music genre. Born Brenda Shannon Greene in 1958 in Washington, D.C., Shannon grew up in Brooklyn and attended York University, majoring in accounting and minoring in music.
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 visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.