18 June 2019

SPRINGFIELD, MASS (June 18, 2019) – MGM Springfield announced its final show of the jam-packed MGM LIVE Presented by The Big E outdoor summer concert series as American rock band, +LIVE+, will perform Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m.

+LIVE+, the multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania, features Ed Kowalczyk (vocals and guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar and backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums and percussion).  Together they have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two No. 1 albums, Throwing Copper and Secret Samadhi.

Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics on rock radio. Throwing Copper (1994) produced the band’s biggest single, “Lightning Crashes,” which was No. 1 at Modern Rock radio for 10 consecutive weeks. Throwing Copper also reached No. 1on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million albums with “Rolling Stone” honoring the album with placement on its “1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year.” Secret Samadhi (1997) immediately shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went double platinum.

The release of the platinum-selling The Distance to Here (1999) turned +LIVE+ into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. +LIVE+ has been, and remains, a global concert juggernaut.

Tickets for +LIVE+  go on sale to the general public Friday, June 21 at 10 a.m. EST, and may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or at the MGM Springfield M life Rewards & Cashier desk. M life Rewards loyalty members will receive access to a pre-sale from Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, June 20 at 10 p.m. EST. To join the M life Rewards program, or for more information, visit mlife.com.

Sponsors of MGM LIVE include The Big E, Williams Distributing Company, Taylor Street Dental, Westfield Bank, MIX 93.1 FM, KIX 100.9 FM, Springfield Technical Community College, Health New England, 94.7 WMAS-FM, Remy Cointreau, MassLive Media and Indian Motorcycle.

For additional details, including all MGM LIVE Presented by The Big E show times and ticket prices, visit mgmspringfield.com.

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About MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield covers three city blocks in the heart of downtown Springfield, Mass. As the world’s first LEED™ Platinum-certified gaming resort, MGM Springfield ignites a cultural and economic renaissance in a historic New England city by seamlessly blending new design with restored historic buildings. The resort offers more than 125,000 square feet of gaming space, a 250-room boutique hotel on Main Street, superior spa services, diverse retail and inspired dining headlined by award-winning Chef Michael Mina’s Cal Mare. MGM Springfield also features a seven-screen Regal luxury cinema complex, bowling lanes, a seasonal skating rink and outdoor marketplace displaying local art, events and talent. The property opened on August 24, 2018. For additional information, please visit mgmspringfield.com.

Media Contacts:
Saverio Mancini / Ellanje Ferguson
MGM Springfield Communications
(413) 273-5580 / (413) 273-5581
smancini@mgmspringfield.com / eferguson@mgmspringfield.com