Connecticut rockers Goose are playing their first arena concert this December. Goose will hold their eight annual Goosemas event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Dec. 18.
The holiday event first took roots in the basement of Norwalk, Conn., music studio Factory Underground Studio and will now top off the group’s 19-date national fall tour. At the arena, Goose will take the stage for three sets with additional surprises promised.
“We’re so stoked to host Goosemas back home in Connecticut,” said Goose guitarist-vocalist Rick Mitarotonda in a release. “It has truly been incredible to see how the event has grown over the past few years, and we can’t wait to do it again in front of a live audience.”
Due to the pandemic, Goose was unable to host fans for the 2020 Goosemas celebration so they turned to streaming. The band hosted Goosemas on the roof of Rockefeller Center in New York, which livestreamed exclusively on Twitch. The concert drew over 60,000 viewers worldwide and raised $45,000 for Conscious Alliance and Save Our Stages.
“We are so grateful to everyone who will make plans to travel to Mohegan; this will be our biggest show to date and we couldn’t be more stoked!” added guitarist-keyboardist-vocalist Peter Anspach.
Prior to Goosemas, the band will perform throughout the U.S. on their fall tour, including sold-out stops at Terminal 5 in New York, the new Eastern in Atlanta, The HiFi in Dallas and Mission Ballroom in Denver. In 2022, the group will continue to the West Coast to play sold-out shows in California, Washington and Oregon. Goose’s current schedule closes out on Feb. 7 at The ELM in Bozeman, Mont.
Initial tickets for Goosemas will be available through a lottery with a request period running now through Wednesday (Aug. 25) at 5 p.m. ET. Winners will be notified before the general onsale beginning Friday at 10 a.m. ET.
GOOSE FALL TOUR:
SEP 3: 4848 Festival – Snowshoe, WV (Sold Out)
SEP 4: Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN (Sold Out)
SEP 18: Sea.Hear.Now Festival / Asbury Park, NJ
OCT 8: Terminal 5 / New York, NY (Sold Out)
OCT 9: Terminal 5 / New York, NY (Sold Out)
OCT 28: State Theatre / Portland, ME
OCT 29: State Theatre / Portland, ME (Sold Out)
OCT 30: The Palladium / Worcester, MA (Sold Out)
OCT 31: The Palladium / Worcester, MA
NOV 6: The Eastern / Atlanta, GA (Sold Out)
NOV 7 : The Eastern / Atlanta, GA (Sold Out)
NOV 9: Republic New Orleans / New Orleans, LA (Sold Out)
NOV 10: House of Blues / Houston, TX
NOV 11: Scoot Inn / Austin, TX (Sold Out)
NOV 12: Scoot Inn / Austin, TX (Sold Out)
NOV 13: The HiFi Dallas / Dallas, TX (Sold Out)
NOV 16: Tower Theatre / Oklahoma City, OK
NOV 17: The Truman KC / Kansas City, MO
NOV 21: The Mission Ballroom / Denver, CO (Sold Out)
NOV 22: The Mission Ballroom / Denver, CO
DEC 18: Goosemas / Mohegan Sun Arena / Uncasville, CT
GOOSE WINTER TOUR 2022:
JAN 26: Marquee Theatre / Tempe, AZ
JAN 27: The Observatory North Park / San Diego, CA (Sold Out)
JAN 28: The Fonda Theatre / Hollywood, CA (Sold Out)
JAN 29: The Regency Ballroom / San Francisco, CA (Sold Out)
JAN 30: The Regency Ballroom / San Francisco, CA
FEB 2: Midtown Ballroom / Bend, OR
FEB 3: Wonder Ballroom / Portland, OR (Sold Out)
FEB 4: Wonder Ballroom / Portland, OR (Sold Out)
FEB 5: Neptune Theatre / Seattle, WA (Sold Out)
FEB 7: The ELM / Bozeman, MT