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Billy Joel to perform at Fallsview Casino Resort Mohegan

17 Nov 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Fallsview Casino Resort Mohegan and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) are thrilled to announce one of the greatest singer, songwriter and composers of all time Billy Joel will perform at the grand opening for the new OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino on 25 February 2023 with a history-making performance - marking the next chapter in the songwriter's longstanding relationship with Mohegan.

One of the biggest concert draws in the world, Joel has sold over 160 million records worldwide. He is also the recipient of six Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards including a Tony for “Movin’ Out,” a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music.

Joel has been entertaining crowds with his music and incredible on-stage presence since 1972. His hits include Big Shot, Piano Man, and It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me, to name just a few – and he has performed at the world’s most prestigious venues, including a 10-show residency at Mohegan Sun Arena. The award-winning venue, located at Mohegan’s flagship property in Uncasville, CT, played host to Joel’s first-ever residency that drew more than 100,000 people to witness the living legend first-hand.

“From the time we opened the conversation about bringing a world class venue to Niagara we knew the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino was going enhance the entertainment landscape of Niagara,” says Richard Taylor, President of Casinos Niagara. “Today, with this announcement of a true Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and cultural icon as our grand opening act, we are achieving that goal.”

“Niagara Casinos has always had amazing performances and in partnership with Mohegan will continue to raise the bar in entertainment,” said Taylor.

Mohegan, the service provider for Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara, has long delivered top-notch performers. When it comes to live music and entertainment, top headlining concerts and premier sporting events, Mohegan is the leader in entertainment and award-winning venues.

“At Mohegan, we are no stranger to securing world-class performers and providing bucket-list calibre entertainment for our guests,” said Ray Pineault, Mohegan CEO and President. “The grand opening performance at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino will be no exception. We look forward to watching our old friend grace the stage at this show, and to the many inspiring, exhilarating, unforgettable performances that will undoubtedly follow.”

On 31 August of this year, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and Mohegan announced their new partnership to name the entertainment center the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino.

“OLG is very excited to showcase the spectacular new OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino with an incredible award-winning performer like Billy Joel for the grand opening celebration”, said Duncan Hannay, OLG’s President and CEO. “This state-of-the-art 5000 seat entertainment centre will draw world-class entertainment that will enhance the experience for residents and the growing number of visitors to the Niagara region for years to come.

The OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino is yet another great demonstration of OLG’s purpose to ‘Play for Ontario’ The OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino opened in October 2022 and has begun hosting world class entertainment including Canada’s Got Talent, +LIVE+, and The Lumineers. Upcoming shows include Blue Rodeo, Michael Bolton, Larry the Cable Guy, Don Felder and the Impractical Jokers.
 
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