esperanza spalding & janelle monáe added to “a special evening with prince”

December 13, 2013

Mohegan Sun is excited to announce that for Prince’s trio of performances taking place later this month in Mohegan Sun Arena, two incredible talents have been added to the bill. For the Friday, December 27th and Saturday, December 28th concerts, Grammy Award winning Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding will be the special guest. For the Sunday, December 29th show, the amazingly talented Janelle Monáe will be joining Prince as support.

Tickets for all three of these concerts are $195.00 and $125.00 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to; call any Ticketmaster Charge by Phone number; 1.800.745.3000 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability.

Tweeting about the news yesterday, Janelle Monáe said “Dec. 29th! @3RDEYEGIRL & @JanelleMonae will be #givinemwhattheylove LIVE @Mohegansun!”

Monáe has worked with Prince on her critically-acclaimed album The Electric Lady and opened for him on his 2011 tour, Welcome 2 AmericaMonáe has multiple Grammy nominations already in her short career and is Billboard’s “2013 Women in Music’s Rising Star” award winner. The Electric Ladydebuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and the single “Q.U.E.E.N” featuring Erykah Badu was ranked #1 on Paste Magazine’s best songs of 2013.

From the beginning of her life to her current success as a creative musician, Esperanza Spalding has charted her own course. The young bassist/vocalist/composer was one of the biggest breakout stars of 2011—not just in Jazz, but in all genres of music. Her receipt of the 2011 Grammy for “Best New Artist” was unprecedented—the first time a Jazz musician had won the award— but Spalding continues to make the unprecedented the norm.