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The Menzingers return to Scranton for outdoor concert at The Vault Tap & Kitchen on June 18

The Menzingers return to Scranton for outdoor concert at The Vault Tap & Kitchen on June 18
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From a press release:

It has just been announced that Philadelphia-by-way-of-Scranton punk band The Menzingers will be returning to their hometown for a rare outdoor show on Saturday, June 18 at 6 p.m. at The Vault Tap & Kitchen in West Scranton.

Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $23 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online via Eventbrite.

Supporting acts will be announced soon, and the show, presented by Fuzz 92.1, will take place in The Lot, a new outdoor venue located at The Vault (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton).

The Menzingers made their Epitaph Records debut in 2012 with “On the Impossible Past.” Voted Album of the Year by Absolute Punk and Punk News, the universal acclaim praised the band for its punk roots and quintessentially Midwest romantics. The same accolades have followed The Menzingers since forming as teenagers and producing “Chamberlain Waits” (2010) and “A Lesson in the Abuse of Information Technology” (2007).

No longer housemates in Scranton, the title to The Menzinger’s 2014 follow-up, “Rented World,” mirrors the band’s lifestyle since moving to Philly in 2008. The band was renting separate spaces around the city, but maintaining a practice space in North Philly, where the majority of the record was written.

Faithfully archetypal Rust Belt punk, “Rented World” is an album concerned with maintaining a sense of self, the softening of posture, and the burden of harsh realities. It remains punk while fearlessly colliding the snarl of emo with grungy, ’90s grit and exploring the celestial expanse of post-rock. It’s slightly new territory for a band coping with their mid-20s, a maturation that comes with the milestone.

Following the success of that record, the band is currently recording their next anticipated album in Philadelphia and will be touring with Bayside and Sorority Noise in August and September.

See photos from their last concert in Scranton, the NEPA Holiday Show, here and listen to singer/guitarist Tom May talk about the upcoming album, among several other topics, in Episode 43 of the NEPA Scene Podcast: