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SUM 41


Nov 23, 2012 – 7:00 PM

520 West Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101 Map

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SUM 41

SHOW DATE:    Friday 11/23/12
ADVANCE TICKETS:    $20.00   -  You Save: $2.00
AT THE DOOR:    $22.00


Live show on the Main Stage featuring: SUM 41



ALL Ages Show

Doors open at 7pm

Presented live on the Main Stage

USD 20.00
Sum 41: After nearly one year of hibernation in their icy homeland, “Canada” (phonetically: CA-NA-DA), everyone’s guiltiest of guilty pleasures, SUM 41, have decided to thaw out and return to the airwaves with the hopes of annoying you and everyone you care about.

Confused after watching an evening news program covering the war in IRAQ, the foursome sprang into action convinced someone had launched a pre-emptive War On Rock.

“Who could it be?” They wondered. Right-Wing Conservatives? Tipper Gore and the Mom Mafiosi? Or was this the work of the dreaded “International Pop Conspiracy”? An “axis of evil” indeed.

Without a moment to spare, SUM 41 rushed to the studio and laid down the tracks for what could possibly be their most deadly album to date, CHUCK - A record with riffs as hazardous as depleted uranium and hooks as catchy as radioactive fallout!

Since the release of their last album, 2002’s Does this look infected? SUM 41 have played more than 200 live shows worldwide, have performed on Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, and Mad TV. The band made their acting debut as guest stars on an episode of King of the Hill, and also appeared on Iggy Pop’s latest album, Skull Ring. Asked why he chose SUM 41, Iggy replied, “because they have balls.” Coming from a man with an armadillo in his trousers, that quote speaks volumes. In addition to live performances SUM 41 has also been working with the charity group War Child Canada and in May of 2004 they helped in the making of a documentary that covered the effects of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

As luck would have it fighting erupted on the fifth day of filming and the boys had to be evacuated from their hotel while bullets whizzed over their delicate fontanels. The name of the U.N. worker who saved their lives is Chuck Pelletier, which is where the album gets its name.

CHUCK is SUM 41’s most creative and diverse album yet. To capture the desired sound SUM 41 once again teamed up with their manager and producer, Greig Nori to create what has become their heaviest, yet most melodic record to date. The first single, “We’re All To Blame” is a perfect example. Other songs, like “Some Say” and “Pieces” reveal a new direction and prove that this band is always open to change.

The War on Rock rages on, and in the words of George W. Bush: “War is a dangerous place.” He couldn’t be more correct. That’s why SUM 41 is fighting the good fight, so that you and yours don’t have to. Rest assured: Thanks to Chuck – Rock will prevail!

This is the trailer for the documentary about SUM 41's experience in Congo with Warchild. The whole doc will air on MTV on September 21st

IAMDYNAMITE: Big things come in small packages for IAMDYNAMITE (Formerly Mahoney) as they come armed with a simple guitar and drum kit, but pack clever harmonies, dancy guitar riffs, fist-pounding drums and undeniable dance hooks to leave an explosive fallout.

The Raleigh, NC based duo featuring Chris Martin and Chris Phillips have been cutting their teeth in the indie rock scene of their native Detroit for years but wanted to separate themselves with their own unique brand of music that presents itself as the armed robbery of dance rock.

The band caught the eye of their current producer and bass player of platinum rock act Blue October, Matt Noveskey, who produced the band's first EP in 2008 alongside Chuck Alkazian at the world famous Pearl Studios in Detroit. Noveskey fueled the duo with the power and confidence to beat down a few doors and are currently positioning themselves for their ambitious full length debut, to be recorded this fall at the legendary Pedernales studios in Austin, Texas.

IAMDYNAMITE's brand of distinct sound is filled with sharp, calculated guitar lines coupled with explosive, driving drum rhythms. If IAMDYNAMITE'S sound held a ruckus of a dinner party, Weezer, The White Stripes and Matt and Kim would all be seated at the table.

Even though the band is approaching the industry at blazing speed, the duo is known for their party-like live shows with a huge sound that beckons for fist-pounding, ass-shaking and sweaty high fives. Both Chris's have already filmed a couple of entertaining music videos ("Turn Off The Lights" and "Ms. Jones") that were Directed by Marty "LAZER" Stano. The videos have won several awards including Make a Star's Best Music Video two times in a row, and second place in the Super Shorts UK Film Festival among others.

With a full length release slated for early 2011 full of explosive songs and heavy touring to support it, the future looks very bright for the duo who claim, quite simply...IAMDYNAMITE.

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