Uncasville, Connecticut's Mohegan Sun has announced that SHINEDOWN will be the newest Walk Of Fame inductee — the 36th group or individual to receive the honor. The members of SHINEDOWN will be presented with a Walk Of Fame star outside Mohegan Sun's Box Office a few hours before their sold-out show on Saturday, April 16 in a public ceremony starting at 2:00 p.m. Media and the public are invited to attend. The multi-platinum band's upcoming show will be its sixth performance and its fifth sold-out show at Mohegan Sun Arena.
The Walk Of Fame award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the success of Mohegan Sun as the Northeast's premier entertainment destination. All of the individuals inducted into the Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame will have their name engraved on a plaque that will be permanently located at the entrance to Mohegan Sun Arena.
BON JOVI, KISS, Rod Stewart, Taylor Swift, MÖTLEY CRÜE, Keith Urban, NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK and so many more have been honored as Mohegan Sun Arena Walk of Famers and have stars lining the floor outside of the Mohegan Sun Box Office. SHINEDOWN, which made its Mohegan Sun Arena debut in 2010, will be the 36th inductee to receive the honor.
SHINEDOWN — Brent Smith (vocals),Zach Myers (guitar),Eric Bass (bass, production),and Barry Kerch (drums) — has sold more than 10 million albums and 10 million singles worldwide, earned 14 platinum and gold singles, six platinum and gold albums, 17 No. 1 Active Rock hits, and amassed more than 4.5 billion total streams. They were recently named No. 1 on Billboard's Greatest Of All Time Mainstream Rock Artists chart after totaling 17 No. 1 singles on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs Chart — the most in the history of the Billboard chart. Each of SHINEDOWN's 28 charting singles on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs Chart has reached the Top 5 — an unparalleled achievement — and they hold the record for most Top 5 singles ever on this chart.
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."