First Posted: 2/22/2012


    Megadeth and Rob Zombie are embarking on a joint headlining tour, one that hits Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton) Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m. Lacuna Coil will open.

    The tour comes on the heels of Megadeth's Gigantour festival. The metal band fronted by Dave Mustaine released its 13th album, the aptly titled "Th1rt3en," in November. Zombie, who toured last summer with Slayer, spent the fall and winter shooting his sixth film, "The Lords of Salem," which he's making with the producers of "Paranormal Activity."

    Tickets for the Scranton show are $44-$65.50 and go on sale Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. via or the venue box office.


    P + J Comedy will present comedian Joe Matarese as a benefit for Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. at the 20th Ward (2028 Pittston Ave., Scranton).

    Matarese can be seen monthly on "Chelsea Lately" and has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," his own half-hour "Comedy Central Presents" special and more.

    The event also features Chuck Buono, Paul Spratt, Tommy Comer, Jeremy Pryal and music from Unshackled before the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For more info on the event, visit

    B4BC is a non-profit, youth-focused education, awareness and fundraising foundation whose mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle. For more info, visit

    DMB, 05.28.12

    Dave Matthews Band will bring its summer tour to NEPA Monday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton).

    Tickets are $53.35-$89.90 and go on sale Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster and the box office.


    Winter Jam, featuring Blackberry Smoke, Citizens Band Radio and Cabinet will be held Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. at Penn's Peak (325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe).

    Tickets are $17 in advance or $22 the day of the show via Ticketmaster or the venue box office (walk up only, no phone orders).

    In other Cabinet news, the group — Pappy Biondo, J.P. Biondo, Mickey Coviello, Dylan Skursky, Todd Kopec and Jami Novak — will release "Eleven" Tuesday, April 24. The 10-song album was recorded live Nov. 11 at Abbey Bar in Harrisburg and includes "Tower," "Elizabeth," "Coalminers" and previously unreleased material.

    For more info, visit


    Comedian Teri Granahan of Goldsboro will headline "LOL Comedy Night" Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at Brews Brothers West (75 Main St., Luzerne). Joe Bryan will open.

    Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit Leadership Offers Laughter, a fundraiser for Leadership Wilkes-Barre Class of 2012. The event also includes special guest bartenders, a Chinese auction and Jeannine Luby as emcee.

    Call 570.446.8992 or 610.653.6841 for more info or tickets or visit


    The Menzingers released its Epitaph Records debut, "On The Impossible Past," this week.

    The Scranton-bred punk rockers will hit the road in March in support of the release, and a "Record Release Weekend" kicks off Thursday, April 19 at Redwood Art Space (740 Jumper Road, Plains Twp.) with Tigers Jaw, The Front Bottoms, The Holy Mess and Luther. Release shows in Boston, Philadelphia and Brooklyn follow.


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