Alt 92.1 presents Bleachers, Bishop Briggs, and MisterWives at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 2
From a press release:
After being forced to cancel the new ALTitude Music Festival in Scranton due to a scheduling conflict, it was announced today that Alt 92.1 and Live Nation will present red-hot indie group Bleachers, with special guests Bishop Briggs, MisterWives, and Welshly Arms, at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets, which are $28, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at kirbycenter.org, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m.
New York City-based indie rock band Bleachers is the solo project of fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff. Formed while Antonoff was touring in support of fun.’s Grammy-nominated 2012 album “Some Nights,” the side project’s debut single, “I Wanna Get Better,” was released in the spring of 2014 by RCA, with an album, “Strange Desire,” following that summer.
After the record’s release, Antonoff put together a live band and launched a tour that lasted through much of 2015. That September, Bleachers released “Terrible Thrills, Vol. 2,” which featured versions of all the songs from “Strange Desire” performed by female artists, including Carly Rae Jepsen, Elle King, Tinashe, and Antonoff’s sister Rachel.
In June 2017, Bleachers released their latest album, “Gone Now.” Their first single off the album, “Don’t Take the Money,” made it to the Top 10 of the alternative song charts.
Sarah Grace McLaughlin, known by her stage name Bishop Briggs, is a British musician based out of Los Angeles whose 2016 single “River” was a commercial success, reaching No. 2 on Spotify’s global viral 50 and breaking the Top 10 on the rock airplay and alternative songs charts. Later that same year, she opened for Coldplay and made her national television debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
With just one EP and some demos to their name, MisterWives garnered great buzz among major music publications like Interview, Paste, and MTV Buzzworthy. Following the release of 2015’s critically-acclaimed debut album “Our Own House,” touring internationally, and performing at some of the biggest music festivals around the globe, the New York City-based pop group is poised to do even bigger things in 2017.
On the band’s breakout single, “Legendary,” Welshly Arms lead singer and guitarist Sam Getz belts, “’Cuz we’re gonna be legends, gonna get their attention.” Breathing life into those words, this anthem from the Cleveland-based blues rock outfit captured the globe’s attention in 2017. Initially igniting Germany after its independent release, the song quietly spread like wildfire across countless influential Spotify playlists, cracking 15 million streams and 600,000 Shazams in under six months.
See NEPA Scene’s photos of Bleachers and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness playing the 2015 Fuzz Fest here.