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Up-and-coming rock band Dirty Honey plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 3

Up-and-coming rock band Dirty Honey plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 3
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X will present up-and-coming rock band Dirty Honey at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. as part of the Chandelier Concert Series.

Scranton hard rock band The Holtzmann Effect will open the show.

Tickets, which are $9.79 in advance or $12 the day of show, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Thursday, June 13 at 10 a.m.

Los Angeles rock band Dirty Honey is gearing up for an ambitious 2019. Led by frontman Marc Labelle, guitarist John Notto, bassist Justin Smolian, and drummer Corey Coverstone, the band released their debut self-titled EP on March 22. Produced by Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine), the album is accompanied by a nonstop touring schedule.

Dirty Honey is set to perform at more than a dozen festivals this summer, including Sonic Temple, Welcome to Rockville, Rocklahoma, Louder Than Life, Exit 111 Festival, Lunatic Luau, Heavy MTL, and Epicenter, among others. With supporting slots for The Who, Guns N’ Roses, Red Sun Rising, and a return invitation to join Slash on tour this summer, expect Dirty Honey’s talent and relentless drive to earn them a key role in defining today’s rock movement.

Their new single, “When I’m Gone,” has been featured on many top rock playlists and has broken into the Top 20 on Billboard’s Rock chart. Dirty Honey has also been chosen as the iHeart Radio On the Verge Rock Artist for June 2019.

Learn more about The Holtzmann Effect and see a live acoustic performance in Episode 65 of the NEPA Scene Podcast: