ASSORTED DECLARATIONS BY STAFF WRITER
The Return of Rascal
Super group country kings Rascal Flatts announced they will bring their “Changed Tour 2013” to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m.. Special guests The Band Perry and Kristen Kelly will join Rascal Flatts for the Wilkes-Barre performance. Show time is set for 7:30 p.m.
Rascal Flatts is Gary LeVox (lead vocals), Jay DeMarcus (bass guitar, keyboard, piano, vocals) and Joe Don Rooney (lead guitar, vocals). The trio began the year with their successful “Thaw Out 2012” tour with a stop in the Diamond City last February with special guests Hunter Hayes and Sara Evans. Tickets ($49.75 and $59.75) go on sale to the general public for the Mohegan Sun Arena date on Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Pennstar Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena, online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or any Ticketmaster outlet. Visit www.rascalflatts.com or www.livenation.com for tour dates and information.
The Concert For Sandy Relief is shaping up to be another epic, star-packed event. Eric Clapton and Chris Martin of Coldplay have been added to an expanding line-up of musicians playing the Madison Square Garden benefit. Bon Jovi, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Alicia Keys, Billy Joel, The Who, and Roger Waters are all set to perform. Proceeds from the concert will go toward Hurricane Sandy relief via the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Tickets are on sale now. 12.12.12: The Concert For Sandy Relief will be broadcast to more than one billion people worldwide, event organizers announced. The event will air on 34 U.S. networks and television feeds worldwide, in addition to streaming online and on the radio.
The V Spot in Scranton hosted an event last weekend with the same goal of helping out victims of Hurricane Sandy. For a $5 dollar donation to the Red Cross at the door, attendees enjoyed live music from 2 Minute Warning, Jackson Vee, Pissed & Mizerable, Jigsaw Johnny, Destination West, Pink Slip and Governing Murphy. Organized by Brian “Boggs” Gaughan from Pissed & Mizerable, the event combined money collected from the door with a portion of the V Spot’s sales of the day as a donation to the Red Cross.
When Push Comes to Shove
The self-proclaimed greatest hit making musical machine known as The Push will release their new album in the New Year with a special rock extravaganza on Jan. 5, 2013 at The Vintage Theater in Scranton. The Push Album Release Concert is sure to feature nothing but infectious grooves brought to you by Scranton’s own Jim Reynolds and Tim McDermott, the brains and brawn behind The Push’s beefy sound. It’s going to be a straight rock show, boys and girls. Not a show for the lover of B-sides; they only know how to play the hits.
It has begun
There I was in the mall. It didn’t start off too horrific. I found a couple solid sales and accomplished a few secret Christmas missions. I dodged the hand lotion girl like a tennis ball being shot out of an air cannon by an American Gladiator and politely declined a beef sample. I almost made it to the safety of the exit door, but then it hit my ears; “The Christmas Shoes”. The holidays are here again, and so is THAT song.
Here’s what’s in my headphones this week: Deftones Koi No Yokan (Reprise) 2012
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