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New York City ska legends The Toasters heat up Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 23

New York City ska legends The Toasters heat up Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 23
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From a press release:

It was announced today that New York City ska legends The Toasters will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. as part of the venue’s ongoing “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series. They will be supported by opening act The Pomps.

Tickets, which are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show, go on sale next Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A special Kirby Member pre-sale will begin next Wednesday, June 15 at 10 a.m. Members buy first, so join today at 570-823-4599, ext. 225.

Formed on NYC’s Lower East Side in 1981, The Toasters, led by Robert “Bucket” Hingley, quickly became synonymous with American two-tone ska music and forged their instantly recognizable “East Side beat” sound in such famous Big Apple dancehalls as CBGB’S, where they have been named a Top 20 core artist alongside the Ramones, Blondie, and the Talking Heads.

Widely acclaimed as launching the third wave ska revival, Hingley and The Toasters went on to form the famous Moon Ska Records label and kick-started the careers of dozens of bands.

Their early collaborations with the iconic Joe Jackson helped define their sound and establish them as the premier US.S. ska act of their generation. The Toasters have been hailed as “ska pioneers” by Billboard magazine and the “sound of NYC” by the New York Times.

Now celebrating their 35th anniversary, The Toasters continue to tour the across the globe.