Mohegan Sun Arena Hosts WWE Superstars

The superstars of World Wrestling Entertainment are set to return to the ring at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza for Friday Night SmackDown on Friday, May 10, beginning at 7:45 p.m.

WWE has shared that the star-studded wrestling cast coming to Wilkes-Barre is set to include Superstars like LA Knight, Randy Orton, The Bloodline’s Jimmy Uso & Solo Sikoa, Bianca Belair, Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley, The Street Profits, AJ Styles and Damage CTRL, among others. The lineup is subject to change ahead of WWE’s return to northeastern Pennsylvania. Tickets for the event begin at $25 and will be available beginning next week.

Tickets for the event will be available for purchase starting Friday, February 2, at 10 a.m. All tickets can be purchased on or by visiting the NBT Bank Box Office at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Ringsider packages are also available exclusively online. For more information about the event, interested fans are invited to visit Mohegan Sun Arena’s official website,

The two-hour Friday Night SmackDown will be broadcast live from the Mohegan Sun Arena and air on FOX beginning at 8 p.m. With more than 1,100 original episodes, SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. primetime TV history, only behind WWE’s other flagship program, Monday Night Raw (by number of original episodes).

Mohegan Sun Arena Keith Urban’s Tour

Keith Urban’s “THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR” shifted into overdrive today, with news that Tyler Hubbard, lead singer of the multi-platinum-selling, record-breaking duo Florida Georgia Line, will join Urban’s fall lineup, that already includes 3x GRAMMY® nominee Ingrid Andress. Urban, whose shows are a legendary combination of freneticism and unpredictability debuts his new lineup, a musically explosive trifecta on September 3rd at The Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA.  The tour will hit Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, PA on Thursday, October 20th. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster or in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena.

“THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR,” which brought Urban back to the road late last month after nearly four years, continues through the summer with Andress, before taking on Hubbard for more than two-dozen shows to run through November.  For information on where to get tickets go to

Urban’s shows feature many of his 24 No. 1 hits, some not played in years, as well as new songs never performed live.  In addition, Urban’s set list includes his latest single “Brown Eyes Baby,” as well as songs reworked specifically for “THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR.”

“I’m psyched that my brutha Tyler Hubbard is gonna come out and join Ingrid (Andress) and me on the fall leg of my “SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR,” said Urban.  “…it’s like some Ocean’s 11 sh#t, and it’s gonna be a BLAST!!!!!”

Hubbard brings to the tour his trademark high-energy performance style, as well as songs from an upcoming new album. The project’s first single, “5 Foot 9,” has over 40M global streams and is quickly moving up the charts. The second track from the project, “35’s” has over 1M global streams and his next song, “Way Home,” will be released July 15.

“I’ve been writing and recording a lot of new music for my first solo album, songs that are made to be played live,” says Hubbard. “I am so excited to be joining Keith (Urban) on his fall tour and can’t wait to play them for the first time for fans across the country.”

Critics from around the globe have hailed Urban’s concerts as ones “not to be missed,” as unpredictable as they are explosive.  Combine his infectious showmanship, virtuoso guitar playing, effortless spontaneity with a fist-pumping, arena-ready arsenal of hits and “THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD” TOUR promises to be one of the concert event of the summer. 


September 3          Mountain View     Shoreline Amphitheatre

September 8          Phoenix                 Footprint Center

September 9          San Diego              North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre

September 10        Los Angeles           The Kia Forum

September 15        Salt Lake City       USANA Amphitheatre

September 16        Denver                  Ball Arena

September 17        Wichita                  INTRUST Bank Arena

September 22        Grand Rapids        Van Andel Arena

September 23        Columbus             Nationwide Arena

September 29        Kansas City          T-Mobile Center

September 30        Oklahoma City      Paycom Center

October 1              Ft. Worth               Dickies Arena

October 6              Lexington              Rupp Arena

October 7              Nashville               Bridgestone Arena

October 8              Atlanta                  State Farm Arena

October 13            Savannah              Enmarket Arena

October 14            Knoxville               Thompson Boling Arena

October 15            Charleston            Charleston Coliseum

October 20            Wilkes-Barre         Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

October 21            Uncasville             Mohegan Sun Arena

October 22            Belmont Park        UBS Arena at Belmont Park

November 4           Peoria                    Peoria Civic Center

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces 2022 Winter Tour: ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – The Best of TSO & More’


Wilkes-Barre, PA (September 12, 2022) –Multi-platinum, progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra(TSO) – today announced the on-sale dates for its highly anticipated 2022 winter tour, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve – the Best of TSO & More.” After its first year off the road in more than two decades, TSO made a triumphant return to touring in 2021 with a 25th anniversary celebration of Christmas Eve and Other Stories. For 2022, TSO brings a completely updated presentation of the unforgettable, multi-generational holiday tradition, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” to 60 cities across the nation.  This year’s tour kicks off on Wed., Nov. 16 with performances in Green Bay and Council Bluffs, and will conclude after 101 shows on Fri., Dec. 30.

Larry Magid Entertainment Group is proud to welcome TSO when they return to Wilkes Barre for their 2022 Winter tour! The ASM Global managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza will host two spectacular shows on Sunday, November 27th at 3:00pm and 7:30pm.  

The public on sale is set to begin on Fri., Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. local time. Beginning with the public on sale, special $29* tickets will be available for one week only (or while supplies last). Tickets are available online at and in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Keeping with the O’Neill’s vision (Paul O’Neill, and his wife Desi), TSO remains one of rock’s most charitable bands. Once again, thankfully, TSO will give at least $1 from every ticket sold to charity. To date, approximately $18 million has been donated by the group. Desi O’Neill said, “we want to thank the fans so much for the kindness they showed in coming out last year. It meant the world to our family. Moreover, the credit for any charitable donation is due to you not us. The only way we are able to help all is because of you.” A portion of the ticket proceeds from this year’s concerts will benefit Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.  

A product of the imagination of TSO’s late founder Paul O’Neill, and his wife Desi, and based on TSO’s multi-platinum CD and TV special, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” the rock opera features such enduring fan-favorites as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” “Christmas Canon,” “Music Box Blues,” “Promises To Keep,” and “This Christmas Day.” 2022’s tour will also boast a rousing second set containing more of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers including “Wizards In Winter,” “A Mad Russian’s Christmas,” and many more.  

“It was so special to be back playing live last year. When you love something as much as we do and it’s taken away, it made us super thankful to be back. I look forward to seeing all our ‘repeat offenders’ and all our new friends when we hit the road,” said TSO’s music director and lead guitarist Al Pitrelli. “I love all of Paul’s stories, but ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’ is one of my favorites and can’t wait to unveil this incredibly amazing new show for everyone. We know some people may be having tough times, so we worked hard with the local promoters and arenas to have a low priced $29 ticket to do our part in helping out. God Bless all of you and see you in November and December when we celebrate in-person once again.”

For more details on tour dates and ticket sales, visit  

Judas Priest Brings Tour to Mohegan Sun Arena

One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest, will get the opportunity to celebrate their 50th anniversary again this year with the launch of a new North American fall tour. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Queensryche as openers and is being fueled by the highest charting album of Priest’s career, ‘Firepower,’ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200. 

The tour will include a performance at the ASM Global managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 at 8pm.

Tickets for the October 19th show go on sale Friday, June 24th at 10am at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena, or

Additionally in 2022, Priest band members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill and Scott Travis will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

“Defending the heavy metal faith for fifty years, the Priest is back!” – Rob Halford

“Time to don the leather and studs and roll out the Priest Machine – celebrating our 50 Heavy Metal Years!!” – Glenn Tipton

“After the horrific last few years of restrictions we’ve all had to endure, what better place to break free, than the land of the free – the USA!” – Ian Hill

Judas Priest originally formed in 1970 in Birmingham, England (an area that many feel birthed heavy metal). The original nucleus of musicians would go on to change the face of heavy metal. Throughout the 70’s Priest were responsible for helping trail blaze metal with such classic offerings as ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’ (1976) ‘Sin After Sin’ (1977) and ‘Hell Bent for Leather’ (1978) as well as one of the genre’s top live recordings ‘Unleashed in the East’ (1979) among others.

It was during the 80’s that Priest conquered the world, becoming a global arena headliner on the strength of such all-time classics as ‘British Steel’ (1980) and ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ (1982), as well as being one of the first metal bands to be embraced by the then-burgeoning MTV, plus performing at some of the decades biggest concerts (1980’s Monsters of Rock, 1983’s US Festival, and 1985’s Live Aid) and being the first to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and would eventually be embraced by metal heads throughout the world. Priest’s success continued throughout the 90’s and beyond with the addition of drummer Scott Travis, as evidenced by such additional stellar offerings as ‘Painkiller’ (1990) ‘Angel of Retribution’ (2005) and ‘A Touch of Evil: Live’ (2009) the latter of which saw Priest win a Grammy Award for a killer rendition of the classic ‘Dissident Aggressor’.

In 2011 new guitarist Richie Faulkner came in to replace the previous guitarist who had left in 2010 – the move seemed to have reinvigorated the band, as evidenced by a show-stealing performance on the ‘American Idol’ TV program that also served as Faulkner’s debut performance with the band (also in 2011 was the release of a new compilation ‘The Chosen Few’ which included Priest classics selected by some of metal’s biggest names) and the ‘Epitaph’ concert DVD in 2013. 

Priest’s next studio effort would arrive in 2014 ‘Redeemer of Souls’ which was supported by another strong tour. In 2018, Priest unleashed their latest studio album ‘Firepower’ (produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) which received global success and critical acclaim. In 2020, a fully official and authorized photographic book, ‘Judas Priest: 50 Heavy Metal Years,’ was issued, followed in 2021 by the 42-CD box set, ‘Judas Priest: 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music.’

Few rock or metal acts remain as much of a must-see live attraction as Judas Priest. 

FALL 2022 U.S Tour dates: 

October 13 in Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Oakdale
October 15th in Albany, NY @ MVP Arena
October 16 in Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall Fenway
October 18 in Uniondale, NY at Nassau Veterans
October 19 in Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
October 21 in Kalamazoo, MI at Wing Event Center
October 22 in Detroit, MI at Masonic Temple Theatre
October 24 in Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
October 25 in Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre
October 27 in Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center Theater
October 29 in Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Center Moline
October 30 in Mankato, MN @ Mayo Clinic Event Center
November 1 in Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center
November 2 in Rapid City, SD @ The Monument 
November 7 in Ontario, CA @ Toyota Center
November 8 in Tucson, AZ @ TCC Arena
November 10 in Loveland, CO @ Budweiser Events Center
November 12 in Park City (Wichita), KS @Hartman Arena
November 13 in St. Charles, MO @ The Family Arena
November 15 in Corbin, KY @ The Corbin Arena
November 17 in Southaven, MS @ Landers Center 
November 18 in Baton Rouge, LA @ Raising Canes River Center
November 20 in Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center
November 22 & 23 in San Antonio, TX @ Tech Port Center & Arena
November 25 in Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
November 26 in Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street
November 28 in Edinburg, TX @ Burt Ogden Arena
November 29 in Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall 


Trolls LIVE! in Wilkes-Barre Next Week

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and all their Trolls friends come to life on stage in Trolls LIVE! Jam-packed with epic music, glitter, humor and happiness, Trolls LIVE! will visit Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza May 24th and 25th, 2022 for 2 Trolls-tastic performances. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at, and in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena.

The journey begins when the Trolls’ Hug Time is unexpectedly put at risk. Knowing the only way to save it is by doing what the Trolls do best, Poppy hosts a toe-tapping, Trolls-tastic show! Poppy, Branch, Cooper, Cloud Guy, Satin and Chenille, Smidge, Guy Diamond, Fuzzbert, Biggie and Mr. Dinkles invite you into the colorful world of Trolls Village for this interactive performance only the Trolls can create. This is one Trolls party you won’t want to miss!

The world of the Trolls comes alive in this totally interactive, story-rich musical celebration of everything the Trolls love – singing, dancing, rainbows, glitter and plenty of hugs. The extravaganza utilizes the latest in scenic projection, puppetry and media technology, and features a host of special effects and interactive surprises. Trolls LIVE! includes two acts with an intermission and will enchant both children and adults alike with its popular Trolls show-stopping songs, as well as introduce audiences to all-new electrifying Trollsmusic and choreography.

What: Trolls LIVE! coming to Wilkes-Barre
When:   Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00pm
               Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00pm
Where:  Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
               255 Highland Park Blvd.
               Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Tickets: Tickets start at $18 (plus applicable fees). Tickets are available at the NBT Bank Box Office or online at Prices are subject to change. Additional fees and special offers may apply. A limited number of tickets are available for the Trolls LIVE! VIP Party, starting at $128 (plus applicable fees). VIP Party perks include premium show seating, a souvenir lanyard, and an after-show Meet & Greet with your favorite hosts, Poppy and Branch!

For more information or to join Trolls Hair Mail for presale and other exclusive offers, visit Follow Trolls LIVE! on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @trollslive, and use #TrollsLIVE. 

Keith Urban To Perform at Mohegan Sun Arena

Four-time GRAMMY© Award winner Keith Urban has set Summer ’22 for the North American debut of his first world tour in four years, THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR. The tour’s newly announced North American leg, with 3x GRAMMY© nominee Ingrid Andress, will hit the ASM Global managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, October 20th.

“Every night is the first time we’ve played these songs for that audience, in that moment,” says Urban. “It’s why every show is different – spontaneous and unpredictable – even for us!” He adds, “After two years we’re finally gonna get the chance to play some of the new songs we haven’t done live before. We’ll throw in a bunch of the songs that everyone comes to hear, a couple of which we’ll rework a bit, and it’s really gonna be tough to get us off the stage.”

Tickets are on sale Friday, April 29th at 10am online at or in person at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Blue Ain’t Your Color, The Fighter, Somewhere In My Car, Wasted Time, Somebody Like You, Long Hot Summer, his latest single Wild Hearts, and his global smash One Too Many with P!NK, will anchor a night of music from one of the touring world’s best.

Critics from around the globe have hailed Urban’s concerts as ones “not to be missed,” as unpredictable as they are explosive. Combine his infectious showmanship, virtuoso guitar playing, effortless spontaneity with a fist-pumping, arena-ready arsenal of hits and THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR promises to be one of the concert events of the Summer.

Tickets On Sale Friday, April 29th at 10am at

Educational Leader Thomas P. Foley Will Speak at Marywood’s Commencement

A leader in education, workforce development, volunteer service, and public policy over the last four decades, Thomas P. Foley, J.D., current president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP), an association of more than 90 independent, nonprofit colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, will address graduates at Marywood University’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1 p.m., at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

One of 12 siblings and the grandson of Irish immigrants, Foley is a first-generation college graduate, who merited scholarships from Dartmouth College, University College in Dublin, Ireland, and Yale Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctorate. While on leave from Yale, he spent two years as a full-time volunteer with the Nobel Prize winning Peace People in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at the height of that country’s Troubles. He co-founded the non-partisan Committee on the Administration of Justice and continued to volunteer, work, and write on those issues for the next 30 years.

He was the youngest Secretary of Labor and Industry in Pennsylvania history, serving under Governor Robert P. Casey. After that, he joined the U.S. Labor Department, leading efforts on lifelong learning and workplace safety and earning the Secretary’s Award for Exemplary Public Service. As President of the United Way of Pennsylvania, Foley was a key leader in efforts that resulted in the first statewide public investment in preschool education. Currently, he is co-chair of the Governor’s Early Learning Investment Committee.

For nearly a decade before he became president of AICUP, Foley was the president of Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA, named by the White House as one of four “Engines of Opportunity” in the nation for its work with low-income students.

Additionally, his professional background includes service in both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, where he worked for Congressman James Shannon and then-Senator Joseph Biden. He did intensive work in Washington, D.C., on issues involving peace and justice in Northern Ireland and Central America, and he has written on a wide range of public policy topics, including issues on justice, foreign policy, preschool education, sports, workforce development, and Irish history.

Honored for his work in a broad range of fields, Foley was named a Top 100 Irish American in both education and law (one of only two to receive both honors), is the recipient of the Centennial Medal for Service, the Liberty Bell Award, numerous humanitarian awards, and serves as an honorary member of the Philadelphia Fire Department.