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EXCLUSIVE: Rock band Saliva will play Live and Unplugged at The Leonard in Scranton on April 14

EXCLUSIVE: Rock band Saliva will play Live and Unplugged at The Leonard in Scranton on April 14
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From a press release:

It was announced today exclusively through NEPA Scene that platinum-selling alternative rock band Saliva will take their Live and Unplugged Tour to The Leonard Theater in downtown Scranton on Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

The event at The Leonard (335 Adams Ave., Scranton) is 18+ and 21+ to drink. Tickets, which are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, go on sale this Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased via Eventbrite.

After acquiring frontman Bobby Amaru in 2011, Saliva became infused with new blood, energy, and spirit. The same energy launched Saliva’s career in 2001 with “Every Six Seconds,” a certified double platinum-selling album containing the hits “Click Click Boom” and the Grammy-nominated “Your Disease.” Saliva’s in-your-face, anthemic writing style continued in 2002 with the certified gold-selling album “Back into Your System” with hits “Always,” “Raise Up,” and the Nikki Sixx co-written “Rest in Pieces.” “Survival of the Sickest” and “Blood Stained Love Story,” which contained rock anthem “Ladies and Gentlemen,” followed as Saliva’s third and fourth albums, reaching No. 20 and No. 19 on the Billboard 200 chart, respectively.

Originating in Memphis, Tennessee, Saliva has toured the United States and the world with bands like Aerosmith, KISS, Sevendust, and Soil. They’ve also appeared on the main stage at countless fairs, festivals, and bike rallies – Sturgis, Rockin’ the Rivers, Daytona Bike Week, Rock on the Range, and Welcome to Rockville, to name a few.

Saliva’s most recent studio album, “Love, Lies & Therapy,” was written on their own terms around their road dog touring schedule. After taking a year to write, record, and self-produce new material with Bobby Amaru’s musical contribution of writing and production, Saliva had become a new unified team. With this 2016 album, the band would not be rushed or pushed into deals that were not advantageous toward the growth and expansion of Saliva as a whole. Upon adding former Shinedown and Fuel bassist Brad Stewart as a permanent member, Saliva solidified their new lineup of Wayne Swinny, Paul Crosby, and Amaru.

“Saliva is back with a vengeance and looking toward the future without forgetting where we came from. Frontman Bobby Amaru shines on our latest effort, and I am proud to share the stage with him and new bass player Brad Stewart each and every night on tour. ‘Love, Lies & Therapy’ stands toe-to-toe with our biggest hits and sets the stage for bigger and better things,” original member and lead guitarist Wayne Swinny said.

If you missed the explosive energy of this lineup on the 48-date Make America Rock Again Tour last summer/fall, Saliva will tour the country Live and Unplugged in 2017.