Las Vegas Star Tony Orlando Announces Farewell Tour
Grammy nominee Tony Orlando is best known for crooning in Las Vegas. He began performing there in the early 1970s and became a top act, headlining the historic Las Vegas Hilton. During his long career, he has headlined at many of the most iconic spots including The Mirage, Caesar’s Palace, and The Desert Inn. The 79-year-old is now traveling around the country for his farewell tour.
Orlando will be performing some of his biggest hits including “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree,” “Knock Three Times,” “Candida,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose,” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)” in cities such as Atlantic City, Niagra Falls, and of course, Las Vegas. March will mark his final performance at Mohegan Sun’s 10,000-seat arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. His final show will be his 65th appearance at the venue and Tom Cantone, President of Sports & Entertainment for Mohegan shared his gratitude that Orlando chose the venue for his last show.
He said, “We are honored that after such a historic entertainment and humanitarian career, Tony Orlando has chosen Mohegan Sun to host his final live performance. It’s now time for us to give him a standing ovation for entertaining over 100,000 fans at Mohegan Sun over the years, something that only Billy Joel has done, as he will be forever part of Mohegan’s entertainment family.”
Orlando responded, “I am so honored that my last concert will be at my favorite venue on Earth, Mohegan Sun Arena. My relationship with Tom Cantone, the stage crews, and the staff at Mohegan Sun Arena has been flawless. I also want to thank all my friends within the Mohegan Tribe for making me feel like family and for the opportunity to say goodbye. Thank you for making my dreams come true.”
While Orlando is retiring from performing, he will continue to host his radio program Saturday Nights with Tony Orlando on 77 WABC Music Radio. The show airs in New York and reaches New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Orlando shares his knowledge of music history on the show and interviews fellow artists, all while providing a unique playlist for his fans. The show airs on Saturday nights at 10PM-Midnight ET and can be streamed online.
Tony Orlando’s final shows (grab your tickets on his website!):
January 19, 20, 21 – Las Vegas, Nevada – South Point Casino
February 27, 28 – Niagara Falls, Ontario – Fallsview Casino
March 2 – Des Plaines, Ill. – Des Plaines Theater
March 3 – St. Charles, Ill. – The Arcada Theater
March 16 – Atlantic City, N.J. – Resorts Casino Hotel
March 22 – Uncasville, Conn. – Mohegan Sun Arena