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Concert Gallery: Puddle of Mudd on the Carnival of Madness tour at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT

August 10, 2010 by  
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Puddle of Mudd
Carnival of Madness Tour
August 4, 2010
Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Concert Gallery: Sevendust on the Carnival of Madness tour at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT

August 7, 2010 by  
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Sevendust
Carnival of Madness Tour
August 4, 2010
Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Concert Gallery: Shinedown on the Carnival of Madness tour at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT

August 5, 2010 by  
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The Carnival of Madness tour featuring Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust & 10 Years rolled into Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT last night and TWRY was on hand.  Check out our full gallery of Shinedown photos below and for a list of remaining Carnival of Madness tour dates visit their official site here.  We should note that Chevelle is also part of this tour but they were not on this particular date.

Shinedown
Carnival of Madness Tour
August 4, 2010
Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Concert Gallery: RUSH at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT

July 20, 2010 by  
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At the beginning of the month RUSH kicked off their “Time Machine” tour.  Earlier this summer the band revealed that they would be playing their fan favorite album “Moving Pictures” in it’s entirety during their current jaunt.  Last night at a seemingly sold out Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, the crowd enjoyed a 25 song, 2 set show from the band.   The first set offered up a  healthy mix of the classics mixed in with some of their newer offerings and even a brand new song from their forth coming album “Clockwork Angels” – due out next year.  I guess when your discography dates back to 1974 the options are limitless.  The second set was the aforementioned Moving Pictures” from start to finish and a few extra goodies including drummer Neil Peart’s time to shine during his solo.

The trio have been playing together for longer than I’ve been alive so it’s no surprise that their sound was tight and sounded like a well oiled (time) machine. It’s this precision in part that’s helped them amass a legion of loyal fans and followers, some as old as them and some quite new to the scene – a timeless sound that’s fit to pass down from generation from generation.  Looking out through the predominantly male crowd it was fun to see many youngsters accompanying their Dads who had given them the gift of music and likely passed down the torch of being a lifetime RUSH fan.

With no opening act and proving that you can indeed open for yourself RUSH intro’ed their first set with a fun video montage that showed off their sense of humor and allowed them to slap on a fat suit and a fake moustache or two – all in the name of rock n’ roll.  So get their early enough to catch it!

RUSH takes their “Time Machine” tour across the country and back through the next few months before wrapping it up at the beginning of October.  You can check out a full list of tour dates here.

TheyWillRockYou.com was on hand to capture the concert in photos, check out our gallery below.

RUSH
July 19, 2010
Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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’80s Guy Concert Review: Warrant / Uncasville, CT

Warrant
July 16 2010
Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun
Uncasville, CT

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Reviewed by:  Roger Scales

 

Friday night in the summer time –  what better way to enjoy the start to a weekend then to go check in with one of my favorite bands of the 80’s than the new and improved Warrant.  I say this because the “improved” factor is new vocalist Robert Mason.  I saw him in 2 different versions of Lynch Mob, enjoyed his work in Cry of Love and also his original band Big Cock.  It’s nice to hear the classic Warrant tunes sung with passion, on key, coherent and without their front man falling over.  Of course my comparison here is to Jani Lane who has had more chances to get straight and sober than most and has failed at each attempt. I didn’t see Warrant with Jamie St. James but did enjoy the Born Again album from a few years ago.  I really hope Warrant decides to record an album of new material with Mason because clearly he is the best they have ever had had (sorry about the “So Damn Pretty” reference here!) from a pure vocals stand point.

If you’re a fan of early Warrant the set list was chock full of select choices from DRFSR (7 songs) and Cherry Pie (8 songs).  Makes sense since you have original members Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Joey Allen and Steve Sweet rounding out the current lineup.  Band sounded tight all night long and had very few breaks between songs which kept the tempo at a brisk pace.  This is Warrant 2010 all business and all about the songs.  I will admit Lane did bring an unpredictable factor to any performance, you were never sure what could happen next and that was ok in 1989 but by 2009 when that still holds true and your voice is shot and your balding and fat it sort of loses its appeal.

Openers “Sure Feels Good to Me” and “Down Boys” showed off immediately how much the “Mason Effect” would reflect on the rest of the band for the whole show.  The band looked like they were having fun all night long, they were never rolling their eyes hoping their singer “didn’t drop the ball” by saying or doing something that could disrupt the flow of the performance.  Although I did over hear one gal near my booth say to her friend “Jani looks like he has lost a lot of weight and his voice is stronger than ever!” 

The band went on to play hit after hit after hit with ”Sometime She Cries” ‘Heaven” “I Saw Red” ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin” with Mason encouraging to sing along with him but not for him.  They even pulled out “Machine Gun” off the often overlooked “Dog Eat Dog” album from 1992.  But the most pleasant surprise of then night came from a brand new song “Sex Ain’t Love” which again showcased the “Mason Effect” in full force with some big vocals and crunchy guitar work from Joey Allen.  If this is a sign of the future I’m psyched for a new record!!

Special shout out to Scotty D from Dunbar productions (running merchandise for the guys) who saved me from waiting in “The Den Line” and allowing me to have a seat waiting for me as I arrived just minutes before the start of the show.  The guys were gracious as always after the gig meeting/greeting with their fans.  Secret to the new Warrant..Robert Mason.  Record with him and we’ll see ya next summer! 

The '80s guy with WARRANT

Set List:

Sure Feels Good To Me
Down Boys
Big Talk
Sometimes She Cries
32 Pennies
So Damn Pretty (Should Be Against the Law)
Heaven
Love in Stereo
Machine Gun
I Saw Red
Bed of Roses
Blind Faith
Mr. Rainmaker
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
DRFSR
Sex Ain’t Love
Cherry Pie

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For all the latest on Warrant visit their website

Concert Gallery: Jay-Z / Uncasville, CT

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Jay-Z
March 5, 2010
Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

Concert Gallery: Three Days Grace / Uncasville, CT

February 18, 2010 by  
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Three Days Grace
February 16, 2010
Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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