’90s rockers Fuel, Marcy Playground, and Dishwalla play Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 24
From a press release:
1990s rock bands Fuel, Marcy Playground, and Dishwalla are hitting the road this summer for the Rockin’ Road Trip ’17 Tour, which stops at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. Lehighton hard rockers Another Day Dawns will be opening the show.
Tickets, which are $32 in advance or $37 the day of the show, go on sale next Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. and will be available at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.
Fuel formed in 1993 while playing the club circuit in and around Harrisburg. The band signed to Sony Records and in 1998 released their critically lauded debut album “Sunburn” with the massive hit single “Shimmer.” They’ll will be celebrating the 20-year anniversary of “Sunburn” on this tour.
Their second album, “Something Like Human,” took the band to a new level of stardom, hitting multi-platinum status driven by the singles “Innocent” and “Hemorrhage,” which remained at No. 1 for 10 weeks. In 2003, Fuel released their third record, “Natural Selection,” and found success on the radio again with the hit song “Falls on Me.” At that point, the band had sold over 3.5 million records in the U.S. alone and had scored a trio of releases with Top 5 singles. The band has headlined their own sold-out tours and supported the likes of Aerosmith and Kid Rock.
In 2014, Fuel released “Puppet Strings” on MRI/Red. Catapulted by the first single, the driving, hypnotic “Soul to Preach To,” the album entered the Billboard rock charts at No. 1. The fans spoke loud and clear to the band, and “Cold Summer” became the second single. The Fuelies were right, as “Cold Summer” became a staple on rock radio, cracking the Top 20 throughout the summer with a video that is a classic throwback to when rock videos were fun.
Marcy Playground is an alternative rock trio from New York consisting of John Wozniak (lead vocals, guitar), Dylan Keefe (bass), and Shlomi Lavie (drums), best known for their 1997 hits “Sex and Candy” and “Saint Joe on the School Bus.”
Dishwalla is an alternative rock band based out of Santa Barbara, California. Best known for their 1996 hit song “Counting Blue Cars,” the band currently consists of original members Rodney Browning Cravens on guitar, Scot Alexander on bass, George Pendergast on drums, Jim Wood on keyboards, and Justin Fox on lead vocals, who in 2008 replaced former vocalist J.R. Richards.
Another Day Dawns started out in 2010, with drummer Nick McGeehan and guitarist Tyler Ritter learning classic rock covers. The addition of frontman Dakota McGeehan would mark their evolution into a full-on original act, writing music at a breakneck pace. The trio quickly generated buzz across the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene, earning opening slots for Fuel, Sammy Hagar, Ted Nugent, and Trapt while cultivating a strong, loyal fan base.