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Wilkes-Barre rockers Breaking Benjamin perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 5

Wilkes-Barre rockers Breaking Benjamin perform at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 5
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From a press release:

In between tour dates with Disturbed, multi-platinum Wilkes-Barre rockers Breaking Benjamin will stop at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center for a concert on their own on Friday, Aug. 5 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $45, go on sale this Friday, May 6 at noon and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem),, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Over the past decade, Breaking Benjamin has amassed a sizeable and diehard fan base, both through their chart-topping music as well as their electrifying live performances. Their latest release, “Dark Before Dawn,” was released on June 24, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and spun off two No. 1 rock tracks, “Failure” and “Angels Fall.” “Failure” was also named the most played song on Active Rock for 2015.

Their discography includes 2002’s “Saturate,” 2004’s “We Are Not Alone,” 2006’s “Phobia,” and 2009’s “Dear Agony.” The second two – “We Are Not Alone” and “Phobia” – were certified platinum.

“We Are Not Alone” spawned a pair of No. 1 radio hits (“So Cold” and “Sooner or Later”) and sold 2.3 million units (albums and digital tracks). “Phobia debuted” at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200, hit No. 1 on the Rock Album Chart, and was one of the Top 50 selling rock albums of 2006. It featured one No. 1 and two top 5 rock radio hits (“Breath,” “Diary of Jane,” and “Until The End”) and sold 2.8 million units.

2009’s “Dear Agony” debuted No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart on one of the busiest release days of the year and No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. “Dear Agony” also spun off the platinum-selling and No. 1 song Active Rock single “I Will Not Bow,” where it stayed No. 1 for five weeks straight while the album itself was certified gold, selling over 500,000 copies.