ALIEN ANT FARM TO JOIN HOOBASTANK & LIT: TRIED-N-TRUE TOUR AT STEELSTACKS | The Valley Register
Co-headlining rock bands will perform at Musikfest Café, joined by guests Alien Ant Farm and Kris Roe
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The Hoobastank & Lit: Tried-N-True Tour will be joined by Alien Ant Farm and Kris Roe of The Ataris at Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling on Sunday, October 16. Tickets for this co-directed tour are on sale for ArtsQuest members and the general public at steelstacks.org.
Californian rock band Alien Ant Farm formed in 1996 and have released five studio albums with over 5 million copies sold worldwide. Musically influenced by Faith No More and Primus, AAF releases its first album The biggest hits in 1996, winning Best Independent Album at the LA Music Awards. The band became a household name after their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” released topping charts around the world.
Formed in 1997, American rock band Hoobastank recently celebrated 20 years of their self-titled release, Hoobastank featuring vocalist Doug Robb with guitarist Dan Estrin, drummer Chris Hesse and Mark Lappalainen. The 2001 album launched the group into mainstream success with platinum singles: “Crawling in The Dark”, “Running Away”, and “Remember Me”. The band began touring with The All-American Rejects and Ozomatli before releasing their follow-up studio album in 2003. The reason. The title track “The Reason” went four times platinum, with the album going double platinum. Over the past two decades, the band has enjoyed continued success, building their fan base and recording six studio albums.
Co-headliner and fellow California rock band, Lit is best known for the hits “My Own Worst Enemy”, “Miserable”, “Zip-Lock” and “Lipstick & Bruises”. After releasing six studio albums, including certified platinum A place in the sun, the band includes original members: vocalist Jay Popoff, guitarist Jeremy Popoff, bassist Kevin Baldes and new member Taylor Carroll on drums. The mega-hit “My Own Worst Enemy” won a Billboard Music Award for Modern Rock Song of the Year and is one of the most recognizable rock hits of the past 20 years. In April 2022, Lit released his new album The taste of gold with the single “Kicked Off The Plane”.
Kris Roe, singer-songwriter and guitarist for American punk rock band The Ataris, will open the show. Making their debut in the late 90s, the California band recorded five studio albums including the certified gold record Farewell, Astoria featuring the cover song “The Boys of Summer”.
Information provided to TVL by:
Kelley Andrade, ArtsQuest
Public Relations Coordinator