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Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns play virtual Music Festival live on Twitch on April 25

Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns play virtual Music Festival live on Twitch on April 25
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From a press release:

Today, Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns announced that they will be performing on the virtual Music Festival on Saturday, April 25 on Twitch, the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment.

The free online festival will live stream performances of both rising and favorite artists, including Hanson, Francesco Yates, Netta, Louis York, Magic Giant, Kierra Sheard, Sharaya J, DJ Lizzy, and Shawn James. The event is partnered with the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, which benefits artists and industry workers who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

The festival will run for 12 hours, and Another Day Dawns is slated to play at 5 p.m. The viewership is expected to be over five million people over its duration.

Another Day Dawns made their Billboard chart debut last year, which solidified their foundation in the active rock market, and the first single from their latest EP, “Taste of Heaven,” peaked at No. 28 on BDS radio charts after receiving airplay on stations like 97.9X in Hazleton, 99 Rock in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and 97.3 The Rock in Dubuque, Iowa. The music video, which was filmed in Pittston, premiered on the Live Nation-owned website The Noise and YouTube on Jan. 31, garnering nearly 100,000 views.

The new EP, “Stranger,” was released independently on Jan. 31 and contained songs written with Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum hitmaker Desmond Child, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for creating decades of hits with artists like KISS, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Bon Jovi, Cher, Ricky Martin, and many more. The album was produced by Red and In Flames drummer Joe Rickard (Starset, Diamante, Joyous Wolf) and features a special guest performance by Aaron Bruch, bassist of Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin.

Another Day Dawns – Dakota Sean (vocals), Tyler Ritter (guitar), Jerome Betz (bass), and Nick McGeehan (drums) – has toured with bands like Hinder, Issues, Cold, and Buckcherry; signed with M7 Booking Agency; and picked up tour manager John Phillips, former Breaking Benjamin tour manager and the owner of 900 Management, MCR Design Group, and The Room at 900 in Forty Fort. His current clients include legendary rappers Public Enemy, Snoop Dogg, and Ice-T’s Body Count. ADD continues to be one of the most talked about up-and-coming rock acts in the Northeast to Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

Loop Media, Inc., an innovative streaming media company focused exclusively on premium short-form video and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Interlink Plus, Inc., will hosting the Music Festival in partnership with Twitch, the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment. On April 25, audiences can stream rising artist favorites directly in-home via the Loop TV channel and Twitch’s main page.

Viewers are encouraged to make donations benefiting MusicCares through Tiltify to help support the artists involved in the festival. A portion of Loop TV’s sponsorships will be going towards MusicCares to help all the artists and musicians affected by COVID-19. Talkhouse, the podcast and live event media company that gives top talent the space to discuss culture and art in their own words, will be partnering with the event to create new live podcast content.

“As COVID-19 continues, so many people are affected in so many ways, including artists and musicians losing revenue due to canceled tours,” said Jon Niermann, CEO and co-founder of Loop Media.

“While we’re all looking for new ways to entertain ourselves at home, now is the perfect time for audiences to sit back and watch the great live acts they’d otherwise be missing. Through MusicCares, the Music Festival will allow fans to directly support artists along with everyone else during these tough times.”

The free Loop app for iPhone and Android features the world’s largest music video library and the ability to broadcast your own 24/7 music video channel. Loop is also available on all popular connected TVs, including Amazon Fire TV and Android TV-supported sets such as Sony, Sharp, Philips, and more. Loop is available as both a free ad-supported service or a low-priced premium subscription.

See NEPA Scene’s photos of Another Day Dawns opening for Sponge at Stage West in 2019 here and learn more about them in an in-depth interview with the whole band in Episode 82 of the NEPA Scene Podcast, which also premiering their single “Psycho:”

Photo by Brittany Boote Photography