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Former Misfits singer Michale Graves returns to Scranton with full band on Oct. 8

Former Misfits singer Michale Graves returns to Scranton with full band on Oct. 8
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From a press release:

After performing an acoustic set at Ale Mary’s late last year, former Misfits singer and solo artist Michale Graves will return to downtown Scranton with a full band performance at the Irish Wolf Pub on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. The show was originally coming to Levels Bar & Grill but has since been moved just a few doors down on the same block.

Graves’ three-month Beginning of the End Tour launches on Sept. 8 in Elmhurst, New York and crisscrosses the country twice with over 80 shows before winding down in Jamestown, New York on Dec. 23. The concerts will include his most well-known work from his days with the Misfits, Graves, Gotham Road, and his newest songs from his solo career.

Tickets for the show at the Irish Wolf Pub (503 Linden St., Scranton) are not on sale yet. For more information, see the Facebook event page.

Michale Graves is a singer/songwriter from Dumont, New Jersey whose career has spanned nearly two decades. Graves entered the music scene as lead singer of the Misfits in the 1990s and, after leaving the band, embarked on a successful solo career. He has appeared in many acclaimed film projects, including “Bruiser,” “Campfire Stories,” and notably starring in “Perkins’ 14.”

In August of 2012, Graves joined Hydraulic Entertainment as president and lead artist and began the most productive phase of his explosive career. He has released a series of sold-out albums, including “Vagabond,” “Lost Skeleton Returns,” “Vagabond Acoustic,” “Supernatural,” “Wanderer,” “Zombies Unite,” “Wanderer Acoustic,” “Drifter,” “Revenge of the Zombies,” and he has just released a new monster rock album titled “When Worlds Collide.” Graves has also acted in several short films produced by Hydraulic Entertainment, including “Zombie,” “Half Human,” “Wanderer,” “Zombies,” and “Ripper” as well as producing a spoken word anthology called “Nightmares.”

Always evolving as an artist, Graves has performed within several genres as fans followed his instantly recognizable voice across five continents. Known as much for his high-energy live shows and deeply moving acoustical interpretations as his full three octave vocal range and heart-wrenching lyrics, Graves is driven to create memorable performance experiences.

While entertainment is at the heart of who he is as a performer, Graves is also a social and pop culture media thought leader who has hosted as well as appeared on numerous broadcast properties, including “The Andrew Wilkow Show,” “The Flow with Kurt Wallace,” “The Sean Hannity Show,” “Adam vs. The Man,” “The Howard Stern Show,” “Truth Frequency Radio,” and “Where Monsters Dwell,” as well as in publications like The Guardian, the New York Times, and Rolling Stone.

On The Beginning of the End Tour, Graves will be joined by Loki on guitar, Christopher Dean on bass, and Tony Baptist on drums.

Carlos Cofino (a.k.a. Loki) is a Puerto Rican-born guitar player. He began playing at 15 and quickly started performing in underground punk bands shortly after. In 1998, Loki joined more notable bands, such as Mister Monster and Spy Society 99, which featured Myke Hideous (ex-Misfits, Empire Hideous). Loki would eventually form a band with Michale Graves called Gotham Road in 2003. After Gotham Road disbanded, he continued to work with Graves on his solo projects.

In 2013, Christopher Dean joined New Jersey punk band Darrow Chemical Company. He played guitar on two U.S. tours and a small Canadian run from 2013-2015. Later in 2015, he played bass for horror ska legends The Independents on a U.S. tour and filled in for Canadian punk rockers Black Cat Attack when lead guitarist Dave Baksh rejoined Sum 41 for a surprise appearance at the Alternative Press Music Awards.

Tony Baptist is a New Jersey-based drummer who has worked with many great artists from the New York/New Jersey metro area, most notably as the touring drummer for Michale Graves over the past five years, playing on his War of Information, Vagabond, Lost Skeleton Returns, Nightmares 2015, and When Worlds Collide North American tours, as well as on Graves’ “Vagabond” and “Wanderer” albums. Baptist has also toured Europe with former New York City metal band PUi in 2014 as support for the band Viza and played tour dates with NYC band Station and electro rock artist Evan Russell Saffer.

See photos of Graves performing with The Obscuse and Silhouette Lies in Wilkes-Barre back in 2014 here.