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Pop punk bands We Were Sharks and Boys of Fall play at Back Breakers in Scranton on May 15

Pop punk bands We Were Sharks and Boys of Fall play at Back Breakers in Scranton on May 15
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From a press release:

Soon after it was revealed that Scranton pro wrestling facility Back Breakers Training Center will host all-ages concerts in its new second-floor lounge, Meat and Potato Entertainment announced that Canadian pop punk band We Were Sharks will bring their nationwide tour with Detroit pop punkers Boys of Fall (InVogue Records) to Back Breakers on Tuesday, May 15.

Local bands E57; Blind Choice; Dreamers, Like Us; and Honorable Mention will open the show. Tickets will be $10 in advance (available through the opening acts) or $15 at the door (1008 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). For more details, see the Facebook event page.

The We Were Sharks story is one of tenacity and passion, being told with catchy vocal hooks and crunchy guitar riffs. Since 2011, these Canadians have been dedicating their lives to pumping out tunes and tearing apart highways. With a recently solidified six-man lineup, We Were Sharks are poised to pop.

After their debut LP release, “Highways,” in 2012, the band started gaining national notoriety and laid the foundations of a loyal fan base, reinforced by their most accomplished work to date, 2015’s “Not a Chance” EP, which was released through Panic State Records. The record’s single “Bridge Burner” quickly amassed over 1,000,000 plays on Spotify.

Based in Ottawa and collecting members from the far reaches of Eastern Canada, We Were Sharks continue to wield the full force of Canadian alternative music. Through a penchant for blending melodic harmony with powerful dissonance, they continue to produce infectious music. Even though these boys already have a lot of mileage under their belts, their book is far from written.

They have shared the stage with State Champs, The Wonder Years, Beartooth, Andrew W.K., and many others. Victory Records signed the band in 2017 and released their new album, “Lost Touch,” on Feb. 23. Both We Were Sharks and Boys of Fall played at the Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton in February.