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Cake returns to kick off Yuengling Summer Concert Series at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on May 25

Cake returns to kick off Yuengling Summer Concert Series at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on May 25
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From a press release:

It will be an electrifying night under the stars when chart-topping alternative rock band Cake comes back to kick off the 2017 Yuengling Summer Concert Series at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the show, which takes place at the Levitt Pavilion (789 E. 1st St., Bethlehem) at the base of the former Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces, are $39 and go on sale this Friday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. to the public and are on sale now for ArtsQuest Members. They’ll be available at and 610-332-3378.

Known for its unique style and blending of many musical influences, Cake got its start in the Sacramento, California area in the early ’90s, releasing its debut recording, “Motorcade of Generosity,” in 1994. Among the group’s many crowd-pleasing hits are “Short Skirt/Long Jacket,” “The Distance,” “Never There,” “Love You Madly,” and “No Phone.“ Over the past two-plus decades, the band has released seven albums, including the platinum-selling “Fashion Nugget” in 1996 and “Prolonging the Magic” in 1998. The band’s most recent release, 2011’s “Showroom of Compassion,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and included the Top 5 single “Sick of You.”

In 2002, Cake launched the Unlimited Sunshine Tour, a traveling festival that has featured artists as diverse as the Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, Cheap Trick, Tegan and Sara, and the Hackensaw Boys. The group has made numerous appearances on television, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” Over the years, the band has used its success to help spread awareness of social and environmental issues, even going so far as to create its own solar-powered recording studio in 2008 and giving away tree saplings to lucky audience members on the various stops on its tours.

See NEPA Scene’s photos of Dr. Dog closing out the Yuengling Summer Concert series at the SteelStacks last year here.