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Pop punk band Patent Pending returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Dec. 23

Pop punk band Patent Pending returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Dec. 23
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From a press release:

It has been announced that New York pop punk band Patent Pending will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, which is featured in their music video for “Let Go,” on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m., this time performing their 2011 album “Second Family” in its entirety, along with other songs.

Tickets, which are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. and will be available through the Sherman Theater box office (524 Main St., Stroudsburg), online at and, and all Ticketmaster outlets. VIP boxes and sky boxes are available for this show and include eight tickets (VIP box) or 12 tickets (sky box), a fruit and cheese platter, and waitstaff. To purchase box seats, call the theater at 570-420-2808.

Patent Pending is an acrobatic gang of musical misfits from Long Island, New York. With a never-say-die attitude and enough live energy to power Times Square, the group is set on giving listeners a reason to forget about the chaos of everyday life. With shows growing in size from basements to amphitheaters, from VFW Halls to sold-out headlining shows in the United Kingdom, they’ve never let go of the genuine DIY code of ethics the band was founded on over a decade ago.

The live show, which has been described as “psychotically fun and dramatically moving,” is an inspiring testament to the passion the band pours into every aspect of their lives. With the support of their incredibly loyal fan base, better known as the “Second Family,” Patent Pending has released an impressive number of albums and EPs, including the most recent “Riot Hearts Rebellion” in 2015. Pulling from all corners of the musical spectrum, the band spiced things up with a cover album released on May 26, 2017 through Rude Records. Aptly titled “Other People’s Greatest Hits,” the release is a fearless and genre-bending take on arena-ready anthems like “Spice Up Your Life” and “Livin’ La Vida Loca.”

Hard work and dedication have yielded some incredible results for Patent Pending. They’ve enjoyed the success of three music videos reaching the coveted No. 1 spot on, with state side rotation on MTV, MTV2, MTVu, Fuse on Demand, and Scuzz TV in the United Kingdom. In 2012, the Pending’s warrior-like determination won them the Billboard Music Awards’ “Dream Seeker of the Year” trophy and afforded them the honor of delivering a ground-shaking performance of their song “Dance Til We Die” in front of a national television audience of over eight million home viewers.

Later that year, opportunity came knocking again in a big way when pop rock legends Bowling for Soup gave the band an opening spot on their massive U.K. Tour. That first trip to Europe proved to be a life-changer for the New York natives. The band has since returned for multiple headlining tours and performances at the historic Download Festival with the likes of Slipknot and Iron Maiden.

Equipped with an ever-expanding tour schedule, this has been another landmark year for these Long Island misfits. Patent Pending shows no signs of slowing down and even less of forgetting where they came from. Frontman Joe Ragosta can best explain: “The music makes us a band, the connection with the people who listen to that music makes us a family, and family is stronger than anything.”