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Scranton’s Menzingers and Captain, We’re Sinking play Chameleon Club in Lancaster on July 20

Scranton’s Menzingers and Captain, We’re Sinking play Chameleon Club in Lancaster on July 20
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It was announced today that Scranton punk bands The Menzingers and Captain, We’re Sinking, who share both a hometown and a familial connection in vocalists and guitarists Greg and Bobby Barnett, respectively, will play a short run of shows together in July, including a stop at the Chameleon Club in Lancaster on Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for the all-ages concert, which are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show, go on sale this Friday, May 19 at noon and can be purchased online via Ticketfly, at the Chameleon Club box office (223 N. Water St., Lancaster), and at CI Records (226 N. Prince St., Lancaster) during its regular business hours.

This show, the first of nine, will be the closest to Northeastern Pennsylvania. From there, both bands will spend the rest of July in Boston, Somerville, and Worcester, Massachusetts; Buffalo, New York; Toledo, Ohio; Newport, Kentucky; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The Menzingers recently made their television debut on “Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC and just finished a European tour with many sold-out dates with The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil following a largely sold-out national headlining tour here in the States with Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid.

Meanwhile, Captain, We’re Sinking announced their next full-length record, “The King of No Man,” last week as they debuted the first single, “Trying Year,” on Billboard. The album, their first in four years, is due out Friday, June 23 via Run for Cover Records and can be pre-ordered on the Boston label’s website now as a CD, digital download, or limited yellow, light blue, and dark blue vinyl separately or in bundles with t-shirts and hats.

The Menzingers returned to their hometown area in February for an acoustic album release show for their latest Epitaph Records release, “After the Party,” at the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre, meeting local fans and signing autographs afterward. See photos and videos of the entire 10-song set here.

Listen to Bobby Barnett talk about his acoustic tour, his music, working on the new Captain album, his family, the Scranton music scene, working as a substitute teacher, and more in Episode 42 of the original NEPA Scene Podcast:

Photos by Keith Perks/1120 Studios