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Shinedown And Breaking Benjamin To Perform At The BJC On Nov. 20

Hard rock bands Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin are coming to rock the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday, Nov. 20, accompanied by special guest Sevendust. Though this pairing has never hit Penn State together before, neither bands are strangers to the BJC. Shinedown rocked the stage in 2010 with Skillet and Puddle of Mudd, while Breaking Benjamin energized the arena that same year with Three Days Grace. With these impressive groups performing together at the BJC, any heavy rock-loving student will surely be in for a treat.

For those who do not dabble in heavy rock, here’s a quick rundown. Shinedown is an American rock band hailing from Jacksonville, Florida. They were formed in 2001 by members Brent Smith, Brad Stewart, Jasin Todd, and Barry Kerch. Currently, the band’s lineup consists of the two only remaining original members (Smitch and Kerch,) along with guitarist Zach Myers and bassist Eric Bass. Their sound has also been described as “alternative metal.”

Familiar with Pennsylvania themselves, Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band from Wilkes-Barre, PA. The group was founded in 1999 by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel. With a similar sound to Shinedown, these rockers are described as heavy rock, post-grunge, and alternative metal. In the United States alone, the band has sold more than 7 million units. In addition, they were awarded two platinum records and a gold record.

So prepare to rock n’ roll this fall, and mark your calendars for Friday Nov. 20. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10:00, so if you’re looking to get your rock on, get ready. Those tickets might go fast!

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Carolyn Popescu

Current senior studying Advertising and Visual Arts, Carolyn has a passion for entertainment and music. She also loves photography, film, graphic design, social media, and all things in between. She's the current Sony Music Marketing Representative for State College, so be sure to reach out to her with any local music scene questions, ideas, proposals, or if you just need someone to geek out about music with.

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