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Fastball

July 29, 2017 – July 29, 2017

Event Facility: F.M. Kirby Center
Event Address: 71 Public Square
Event Town: Wilkes-Barre
Event Phone: 570.826.1100

‘90s hit-makers, Fastball, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series, presented by City Market and Café, on Saturday, July 29th at 8:00 p.m. in support of their new album due out on May 19th.

Tickets are available online at kirbycenter.org, at the Kirby Box Office and charge by phone at 570-826-1100.  A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m.

“It was just circumstance,” led singer Tony Scalzo says of the eight-year recording gap that preceded the new Fastball album, Step Into Light.  “We’ve always been active, and we’ve never really gone a year without doing a bunch of Fastball shows.  But things are really picking up now, and things are rolling like crazy.”

The new 12-song record, on the band’s own 33 1/3 label, embodies all of the qualities that have endeared Fastball to listeners during the trio’s twenty-year-plus career.  Such catchy, compelling new tunes as “We’re On Our Way,” “Behind The Sun,” “Best Friend,” “Love Comes In Waves” and “I Will Never Let You Down” continue the band’s longstanding legacy of infectious songcraft and pointed lyrics.  The album will mark the band’s first studio effort since 2009’s Little White Lies.

Fastball found mainstream success with 1998’s All the Pain Money Can Buy, which included hit singles "The Way,” "Fire Escape" and "Out of My Head."  The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in June 1998 and went Platinum in September of the same year, making it Fastball's most successful release to date.The smash hit record stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for a full year, earning the band two Grammy Award nominations.