UNCASVILLE, CT (November 15, 2023) ––The best of 80’s Rock hits the Mohegan Sun Arena stage for an 80’s Rock Invasion featuring four of the genre’s favorite multiplatinum selling, internationally known, award winning artists including Stephen Pearcy of RATT, Quiet Riot, Vixen & Riley’s LA Guns on Saturday, January 20th at 7:30pm.
Tickets for this one-of-a-kind Rock show go on sale Friday, November 17th at 10:00am via Ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting on Saturday, November 18th, subject to availability.
80’s Rock Invasion Lineup:
Stephen Pearcy of RATT
As the founder, lead singer and songwriter of the Metal Rock band RATT, Stephen Pearcy is credited with being a pioneer of the early 80’s Sunset Strip Rock scene. He led his creation to mega multi-platinum success year after year from 1984 to 1991, capturing critical acclaim for his performances, style and uniquely salacious vocals. Pearcy formed RATT in Los Angeles in 1982 from his previous band Mickey RATT. Known for their overtly sexual appearance, rebellious attitude and take no prisoner approach to Metal, Atlantic Records recognized RATT’s potential and star power, thus signing the band to a contract resulting in the 1984 album Out of the Cellar, which became one of many multi-platinum successes. RATT climbed up the charts with singles from Out of the Cellar, soaring past Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy”, Van Halen’s “Panama”, Madonna’s “Borderline” and David Bowie’s “Blue Jean”.
QUIET RIOT is a Rock & Roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first Heavy Metal band to top the Pop chart at #1 on Billboard Magazine, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album Metal Health.
Vixen is the only all-female band of the 80’s to sell over a million albums, have six #1 videos on MTV, and have four songs in Billboard’s Top 100. EMI Records released their self-named debut album Vixen featuring the groups’ first hit “Edge of a Broken Heart”, penned by Richard Marx and Fee Waybill (The Tubes). MTV became Vixen’s playground and so coupled with exhaustive touring Vixen embarked on their ride.
Riley’s LA Guns
L.A. Guns got their start on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip. The band was formed in 1986 and signed with Polygram Records in 1987, recording their first album that summer. This first album, titled L.A. Guns, went on to sell over 1,000,000 copies giving the band its first platinum award. Tours with AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Def Leppard followed. A compilation of the videos made from this first album also earned the band earned the band a gold video award from the RIAA. L.A. Guns went into the studio to record their second album, Cocked and Loaded, in the spring of 1989. It was a hit right away with the release of “Rip and Tear” as the first single and video. “Never Enough” and “The Ballad of Jayne” followed, pushing the album toward platinum status once again. With more than 30 years’ worth of noteworthy material, the band have proved to be true warriors of the 80’s genre.