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Scranton punk band The Menzingers will open for Weezer in Bethlehem on Dec. 3

Scranton punk band The Menzingers will open for Weezer in Bethlehem on Dec. 3
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Philadelphia-by-way-of-Scranton punk band The Menzingers will open for multi-platinum-selling alternative rock band Weezer at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $50 and $75, are on sale now and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office,, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Tickets also went on sale today for The Menzingers’ annual NEPA Holiday Show at the Scranton Cultural Center on Saturday, Dec. 17, where they’ll perform with Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; Three Man Cannon; Petal; and The SW!MS.

The Menzingers announced a national tour last week with Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid, which stops at Irving Plaza in New York City on March 30 and The Fillmore in Philadelphia on March 31, though the latter date will not include Rosenstock. Tickets for these shows are on sale now, and VIP bundles can be purchased here.

The Menzingers’ new album, “After the Party,” will be released on Feb. 3 via Epitaph Records and can be pre-ordered now on Kings Road Merch, where it can be purchased on green or black vinyl or on CD bundled with t-shirts, hoodies, pins, pennants, and even their own coffee blend.

Local fans may want to wait and pick up the album at a free record release show at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Feb. 4, which includes a meet and greet with the group.

Headlining the 2016 Fuzz Fest in Scranton back in June, Weezer – Rivers Cuomo (vocals/guitar), Brian Bell (guitar), Scott Shriner (bass), and Patrick Wilson (drums) – has sold over nine million albums in the U.S. and over 17 million records worldwide. The Los Angeles, California-based band has proven themselves a force in the industry with a 20-year catalog that features chart-topping hits such as “Buddy Holly,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Hash Pipe,” “Beverly Hills,” “Perfect Situation,” “Pork and Beans,” “El Scorcho,” “Island in the Sun,” and more.

Weezer released their self-titled 10th studio album (referred to as “The White Album”) on April 1 via Weezer/Crush Music. Produced by the band and Jake Sinclair, “The White Album” follows 2014’s critically praised “Everything Will Be Alright in the End” and continues that record’s celebrated return to musical form.

The first track from the highly anticipated album, “Thank God for Girls,” has charted across multiple genres and hit the Top 10 at alternative radio. In addition, the band recently wrapped up a popular 40+ city nationwide U.S. co-headlining summer tour with Panic! at the Disco.

Read a full review of The Menzingers’ outdoor concert in Scranton back in June with exclusive photos here.