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Alt 92.1 hosts Snow Show with Dashboard Confessional and Tigers Jaw at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 28

Alt 92.1 hosts Snow Show with Dashboard Confessional and Tigers Jaw at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 28
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From a press release:

Following Alt 92.1’s first big concert event last night, it was announced today that the Scranton alternative radio station will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre to present its inaugural Snow Show featuring Dashboard Confessional with Tigers Jaw, AJR, and SYML on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets, which are $20, $25, $35, and $92.10 (VIP with meet and greet), plus fees, go on sale this Monday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins today at 10 a.m., and pre-sale tickets can also be purchased now on using the offer code “SNOW2018.”

Propelled by Chris Carrabba’s intimate and emotionally raw lyrics, sweeping acoustics, and his charismatic presence, Dashboard Confessional stands as one of the biggest alternative bands of the 2000s. Critically acclaimed and embraced by a legion of fans, Dashboard’s brand of alternative rock swept through a generation who embraced their albums and sold out arenas.

To date, Dashboard Confessional has a platinum album with their live release “MTV Unplugged,” three RIAA certified gold-selling albums (“The Swiss Army Romance,” “The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most,” and “A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar”), and has had numerous songs featured on television (“Cougar Town,” “One Tree Hill,” “Scrubs,” “All My Children,” “Laguna Beach,” “NCIS,” “Cold Case,” and “Clone High”) and in movies (“Shrek 2,” “Spider-Man 2,” “Made of Honor,” and “Sydney White”).

Formed in Scranton in 2005, indie rock band Tigers Jaw has always been known for its incredibly relatable lyrics. After many band member changes, their fifth full-length album, “Spin,” is the first collection of songs that was completely written and recorded solely by Ben Walsh (vocals, guitar) and Brianna Collins (vocals, keyboards). “Spin” was released in May through Atlantic Records’ new label Black Cement. Tigers Jaw has toured with many alternative bands, including New Found Glory, Yellowcard, Manchester Orchestra, and The Menzingers.

There is no band, no song, no video, no sound that is more “now” than AJR. The band – three brothers born and raised in New York City – has achieved a startling quick level of success with “I’m Ready,” a buoyant electro-pop single that’s taking off on social media with over 10 million views on YouTube, a gold record in the United States and double-platinum internationally, and features in Billboard and on MTV. They have also performed on the “Today Show,” “X-Factor,” “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” and many other national television shows.

From his basement recording studio in the small town of Issaquah, Washington outside Seattle, Brian Fennell, frontman for the band Barcelona, wrote and recorded a collection of songs under the name SYML, which means “simple” in Welsh. Adopted and not knowing his history or connection to his Welsh roots, many of these songs were influenced by the complex feelings that come from unknown lineage. His “Hurt for Me” EP was released in 2016.