PHOTOS: Joey Belladonna’s Chief Big Way at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton, 08/20/17
The last time vocalist Joey Belladonna was in Scranton, he was performing with Anthrax at the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. On Sunday, Aug. 20, he played to a much more intimate crowd at the Irish Wolf Pub in downtown Scranton, but with just as much energy.
In fact, he was pulling double duty, playing drums as well as singing with his cover band, Chief Big Way. The trio from Central New York played hours of rock and metal covers for Anthrax fans who were eager to meet him and see the vocalist behind classic albums like “Spreading the Disease,” “Among the Living,” “State of Euphoria,” and “Persistence of Time” up close. Most recently, he recorded the acclaimed albums “Worship Music” and “For All Kings” while continuing to tour the world with Anthrax, but Belladonna remains humble and down-to-earth, taking time with each fan who approached him for photos and autographs.
Local bands Kids Laughing at Pedestrians and Reach for the Sky opened the show and were just as excited to share the pub with a legend.
by Keith Perks
Keith is an artist, photographer, and writer. He loves diners, dive bars, Southern culture, anything Irish, and vintage America. He knows Cytoxan kicks in after about eight hours and he once helped save a green pig.