This past week, The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in announced an upcoming concert from bestselling recording artist and American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert; Lambert will be stopping in Wilkes-Barre, PA with Orianthi ("According To You," lead guitarist for the ill-fated Michael Jackson This Is It Tour) and fellow American Idol alumni Allison Iraheta.
However, what wasn't announced is that Adam Lambert is actually kicking off his first solo nationwide tour (The "Glam Nation" Tour) in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, June 4th.
This announcement is not only undeniably groovy, but it also brings to mind that Lambert isn't the first recording artist who have launched major tours in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
Similarly, on Thursday, October 16, 2003, Simon & Garfunkel launched their Old Friends Tour at Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The Old Friends Tour was the legendary duo's first tour together since 1983...and they kicked it off in Wilkes-Barre.
Are any blog readers out there aware of any other major concert tours launched in Wilkes-Barre, PA or Scranton, PA? If you know of any others, please email me.