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Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna brings his band Chief Big Way to Finnegan’s in Scranton on July 20

Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna brings his band Chief Big Way to Finnegan’s in Scranton on July 20
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Joey Belladonna, the vocalist of Anthrax, one of the legendary Big Four thrash bands, will return to Scranton with his cover band, Chief Big Way, for a show at Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club on Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

Local bands Rockstar Revolution and the Jay Orrell Band will open the 21+ concert. Belladonna’s side project, where he both sings and plays drums, will present a massive set of classic rock and metal songs for the rest of the night.

Tickets, which are $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show, are on sale now at Finnegan’s (514 Ash St., Scranton) and the Irish Wolf Pub (503 Linden St., Scranton), where Chief Big Way played their first Scranton shows in 2017 and 2018. For more details, see the Facebook event page.

When not touring the world as the lead singer of Anthrax, Joey Belladonna brings his passion for music to the people of his hometown area in Central New York with Chief Big Way. The six-time Grammy Award nominee has been featured on over 12 albums and sold over eight million records. He was voted No. 20 in a list of the 50 the best metal frontmen of all time by Metal Edge Magazine and is a part of the Big Four with Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth, playing to sold-out crowds at Yankee Stadium and the Sonisphere festivals in Europe and Australia. He has performed the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden, the Minnesota Viking’s Metrodome, and at the United Center for the Chicago Bulls.

Belladonna has shared stages with Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Alice in Chains, Dio, Public Enemy, Living Color, Primus, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Testament, Overkill, Exodus, Helloween, Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, and many others. In the mid to late ’90s, he released his first two solo albums with great press and reviews from around the world.

With Belladonna’s world-class pipes and rock-solid drumming, Chief Big Way performs a cornucopia of classic rock, covering artists ranging from Black Sabbath to Collective Soul, from Cream to the Eagles, and from the Stones to Skynyrd. Accompanied by guitarist Joe Precourt, bassist Dave Mickelson, and keyboardist John Goodwin, he enjoys sharing his love of music through Chief Big Way.

Chief Big Way covers include AC/DC, Alice in Chains, Anthrax, Bad Company, Black Sabbath, Bon Jovi, Boston, Bryan Adams, Cheap Trick, Collective Soul, Cream, Creed, Deep Purple, Dio, The Doors, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Foreigner, Free, Grand Funk, Iron Butterfly, James Gang, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Walsh, Journey, Judas Preist, Led Zeppelin, Lit, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink Floyd, Queen, Rolling Stones, Rush, Shinedown, Steppenwolf, The Who, Tommy Tutone, Triumph, Van Halen, and ZZ Top.

See NEPA Scene’s photos of Chief Big Way’s first show at the Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton in 2017 here.

Photo by Keith Perks/1120 Studios/NEPA Scene