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3 Doors Down and Pop Evil rock Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 7

3 Doors Down and Pop Evil rock Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 7
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From a press release:

The F.M. Kirby Center and SLP Concerts will welcome rock bands 3 Doors Down and Pop Evil to Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Red Sun Rising will be opening the show.

Tickets, which are $49.50, $59.50, $79.50, and $89.50, plus fees, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

3 Doors Down first found their own voice in 1995. It’s only gotten louder over the past two decades. Everything kicked off with their 2000 debut, “The Better Life.” The album went six-times platinum and introduced the world to their now-classic “Kryptonite.” Their fan base continued to grow with 2002’s triple-platinum “Away from the Sun,” which yielded the smashes “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” Both 2005’s platinum-certified “Seventeen Days” and 2008’s “3 Doors Down” bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, followed by “Time of My Life’s” No. 3 debut in 2011.

Following “Time of My Life” with “The Greatest Hits” in 2012, the band continued its nonstop touring, performing for audiences across the globe. Gearing up for “Us and the Night,” the group recorded the album at Rivergate Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Train, Faith No More) over the course of 2015. It nods to the spirit of their breakout debut with seasoned songwriting and the biggest and boldest songs of their 16-year career to date.

In between countless sold-out shows, the guys notched three Grammy Award nods, scored two American Music Awards, and received a total of five BMI Pop Awards, including an award for vocalist Brad Arnold for BMI’s “Songwriter of the Year.” 2003 saw the group begin a tradition of giving back in a big way with the launch of their The Better Life Foundation. The organization has lived up to its name by giving as many children as possible a better life and supporting the Center of the Prevention of Child Abuse, Habitat for Humanity, and various other charities. Its annual concert has hosted everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd and Sara Evans to Staind, Shinedown, and Alter Bridge.

Simply put, Pop Evil is a larger-than-life true rock ‘n’ roll band, blending the earnestness of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden with the celebratory showmanship of Mötley Crüe and KISS, capable of empathizing with the daily struggles of their fans while simultaneously offering the escapism a truly bombastic concert provides. It’s an attitude and a way of life Pop Evil has put proudly on display on tour with Godsmack (as part of Rockstar Uproar), Five Finger Death Punch, Three Doors Down, Papa Roach, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Theory of a Deadman, Black Stone Cherry, and more.

Pop Evil was named the No. 4 Mainstream Rock Artist of 2014 by Billboard, had three consecutive No. 1 Rock Radio Singles from their last album (and a fourth that cracked the Top 10), the Top 10 Independent debut, and Top 40 Billboard 200 debut of their 2013 album, “Onyx.”

See photos of 3 Doors Down performing with Candlebox at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center earlier this year here.