2-Time Grammy Nominees Disturbed Announce Second Leg of Evolution Tour

After kicking off the year with a North American tour that saw them playing to more than 200,000 frenzied fans, 2-time Grammy nominees DISTURBED have announced a much-anticipated second leg of arena shows set to begin July 21st including a tour stop at Wilkes-Barre’s Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Saturday, October 5th.  Joining Disturbed in Wilkes-Barre will be In This Moment.

Tickets for Disturbed’s tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 29th at 10:00AM local time at http://www.disturbed1.com/tour. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour, and Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, March 27th at 10:00AM local time until Thursday, March 28th at 10:00PM local time. Every ticket purchased online for Disturbed includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of the band’s latest album, Evolution. You’ll receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album after ticket purchase. A limited number of VIP tickets will also be available.

Disturbed is touring in support of new album Evolution (Reprise Records), which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts, as well as No. 4 on the Billboard 200.

Since launching the tour back in January with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Disturbed (vocalist David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, drummer Mike Wengren and bassist John Moyer) has drawn rave reviews for their emotionally powerful live show, with critics pointing out the band’s uplifting messages and the many moving moments that take place during their nightly set, including a tribute to the late Chester Bennington and Pantera’s Vinnie Paul and a call to help those in need who are battling addiction and depression – click HERE to watch Rafa Alcantara-directed clip with some of the tour’s highlights.

What The Press Is Saying About Disturbed’s Live Show

“…A positive uplifting concert” – “one of the best rock shows ever at the [Pinnacle Bank] Arena.”

– Lincoln Journal Star

“a unique night where the arena felt fully alive due to the bond between band and fans.”
The Times

“Disturbed has become quite adept at being an arena rock band,” and called the band “a well-oiled big rock production with pyro, a mini-stage they use for an acoustic set and solos for all the musicians in the group. It’s the type of big rock show you only see a few times a year at Toyota Center, even rarer from acts that had a hit after the year 2000.”

– Houston Press

“Nineteen years into what’s been a mostly chart-topping recording career, the Chicago-formed group remains a prototype of what can be right about the its genre. During [their] two-hour, 19-song show Disturbed mixed its brand of brawn with musical sophistication and also showed just as much heart with a deeply felt message that, at appropriate times, even quieted the headbangers into intent listening. Disturbed has clearly, as its latest album title boasts, evolved during nearly two decades, and clearly for the better.”

– Oakland Press

“Classifying Disturbed as anything less than one of the biggest rock bands in the world is a rookie mistake. With hits that span all the way from the percussive growls of ‘Down With The Sickness’ to the lasting message of acoustic ballads like ‘A Reason To Fight,’ their range and depth is hard to deny. Even after diving into the calming thrill of acoustic songs and proving their versatility with Evolution, the Chicago rockers are staying true to their roots with a theatric performance decorated by stunning pyrotechnics, expert stage presences and booming vocals.”

– Radio.com

Evolution’s success has been fueled by overwhelming fan response to tracks like blockbuster lead single “Are You Ready” (which has over 19 million Spotify streams and a companion video with more than 11 million YouTube views) and the lyrically poignant “A Reason To Fight (almost 10 million Spotify streams and close to 9 million YouTube views). The latter was directed by  Matt Mahurin (U2, Metallica), who previously collaborated with the band on the clip for their GRAMMY® nominated rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence,” a video that has over 504 million YouTube views to date.

A deluxe version of the album—which includes a live version of “The Sound of Silence” featuring Alter Bridge/Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy—can be heard in its entirety by clicking HERE.

Prior to the upcoming North American tour, Disturbed will head overseas for an international run that kicks off April 18th at La Riviera in Madrid, then travels to Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, France, London, Glasgow and Manchester. They come back home for festival shows in Columbus (Sonic Temple Art & Music Fest) and Oklahoma (Rocklahoma), then back overseas for another slew of dates, including multiple concerts in Russia. Click HERE for the full itinerary.

DATE                                                   CITY                        VENUE

Sunday, July 21 Mankato, MN Mankato Civic Center^
Tuesday, July 23 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place^
Wednesday, July 24 Regina, SK Brandt Centre^
Sunday, July 28 Billings, MT Rimrock Auto Arena^
Tuesday, July 30 Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena^
Wednesday, July 31 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena*
Friday, August 02 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre*
Saturday, August 03 Portland, OR Moda Center*
Tuesday, August 6 Sturgis, SD Sturgis Buffalo Chip%
Thursday, September 19 Estero, FL Hertz Arena*
Saturday, September 21 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena*
Sunday, September 22 Orlando, FL Amway Center*
Tuesday, September 24 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
Wednesday, September 25 Duluth, GA Infinite Energy Arena
Friday, September 27 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena*
Tuesday, October 01 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center
Wednesday, October 02 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center*
Friday, October 04 Hershey, PA GIANT Center*
Saturday, October 05 Wilkes-Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza*
Monday, October 07 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum*
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 Cedar Rapids, IA U.S. Cellular Center
Friday, October 11, 2019 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena*

^ Pop Evil supporting

* In This Moment supporting

% festival

About Disturbed:

Simply put, DISTURBED are one of the most successful rock bands in modern history. The multiplatinum-selling quartet accomplished the rare feat of achieving five consecutive number one debuts on the Billboard Top 200. That accolade historically elevated them to rarified air alongside Metallica, the only other hard rock group to do so in the history of the chart.  Immortalized (2015) received a platinum certification and spawned the triple-platinum crossover smash “The Sound of Silence,which garnered a nomination at the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards in the category of “Best Rock Performance.” Since their formation in 1996, the band has sold 16 million albums globally and scored twelve No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut, The Sickness, formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by subsequent GRAMMY® Award nominations as well as gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records, as well as countless sold-out shows around the globe.  Named “Best Rock Artist” during the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Disturbed continue to boldly forge ahead with the release of their aptly titled seventh offering, Evolution.

About In This Moment:
In This Moment’s latest album, Ritual, arrived in July 2017 on the back of the Top 10 single “Oh Lord.” The album landed at #1 on the Hard Music Chart, #3 on the Rock Chart, #9 on the Top Current Albums Chart, #10 on the Digital Albums Chart, and #23 on the Top 200.  The critically lauded album also included the hit singles “Roots” and “Black Wedding,” the latter featuring an assist from Judas Priest’s Rob Halford. Known worldwide for their dramatic and cinematic live performances, In This Moment have received rapturous praise in a range of national outlets and are planning to release new music this year.

About Pop Evil:

Pop Evil released their fifth (and first-ever self-titled) album last year via Entertainment One. Produced by Kato Khandwala, POP EVIL came out of the gate strong with “Waking Lions” hitting #1 on the Mediabase Active Rock airplay chart in the U.S., their fifth #1 single. “Waking Lions” reached #1 after 20 weeks on the chart and went on to be one of the most spun songs at Rock Radio in 2018. They even landed themselves at #8 on the 2018 Year-End Billboard Chart for Mainstream Rock Artists. With 11 straight top ten singles in 6 years, POP EVIL emphasize they’re just getting started.

Personnel Report: Mohegan Sun Pocono

David Parfrey has been named vice president of marketing at Mohegan Sun Pocono. In this role, he will oversee all consumer and casino communications, including entertainment, promotions, special events and more. A graduate of Penn State University with a focus in accounting, Mr. Parfrey’s career took root at Mohegan Sun Pocono in the mid-2000s, eventually leading to being named director of finance in 2009, which he held until 2017 when he was named director of financial planning and analysis. In this role, he led Mohegan Sun Pocono’s Marketing Analytics team, along with advising senior management on operational trends, maintaining financial budgeting and overseeing financial modeling projects associated with capital investment opportunities.

Personnel Report: Marywood University

Marywood University recently announced the appointment of Joy Hughes as the founding director of its new Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) Program, which is the only BSRT program in the region. She will develop the new program’s curriculum, oversee its accreditation process, and develop and maintain relationships with medical facilities.

Since 2012, Ms. Hughes served as an assistant professor and director of clinical education for the respiratory therapy program at Harrisburg Area Community College. She had previously served that institution as an adjunct professor and clinical instructor, beginning in 2005. Additionally, her professional experience also includes service as interim program director of the respiratory therapy program at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology from 2011-2012 and as a respiratory care practitioner at Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital from 2004-2017.

Ms. Hughes holds a master of science degree in health administration and a bachelor of science in healthcare leadership from the University of St. Francis. She received her associate of science degree in respiratory therapy from Harrisburg Area Community College. She is a certified respiratory therapist and a registered respiratory therapist, with specializations in both neonatal pediatric and adult critical care.

Personnel Report: NEPIRC

Sheree Klemow was recently named marketing and events coordinator for NEPIRC (Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center). In this role, Ms. she will increase awareness of NEPIRC’s mission of providing state-of-the-art training, innovation and technical assistance to keep business growth and vitality in the region. Most recently, Ms. Klemow served as the Business Development Manager for a General Motors affiliate, where she grew business through special marketing initiatives, advertising, website and social media and special events. She attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications of Syracuse University for graduate work in advertising and broadcasting and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester.

Janelle Farkas was recently named industrial engineer for NEPIRC (Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center). In this role, she will provide seminars, workshops and consulting services to regional manufacturers and other NEPIRC clients. She specializes in Six Sigma, statistical analysis, continuous improvement strategy, data strategy, design and implementation of operational metrics, and Lean Enterprise. Ms. Farkas received her Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Personnel Report: HKQ Law

Attorney Christopher C. Quinn has joined the personal injury team at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC (HKQ Law), where he will provide legal counsel to personal injury clients, specializing in product liability, medical malpractice and auto negligence. He will be based in the firm’s Kingston office.

He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, and a minor in Political Science. Attorney Quinn pursued his legal career at Duquesne University School of Law, and was selected as a national member of the Order of the Barristers. He received the 2016 CourtCall Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the 2016 Shalom Moot Court Award. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Attorney Ryan M. Molitoris has joined the Personal Injury Team at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC (HKQ Law). A graduate of The University of Scranton, Attorney Molitoris pursued his legal career at Widener University School of Law, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. Attorney Molitoris is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Luzerne County Bar Association, the Lackawanna County Bar Association and the Federal Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is treasurer of Wyoming Seminary Alumni Council and a member of the Vanguard Committee at the Westmoreland Club.

Attorney Kevin Walsh has joined the Commercial Team at Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC (HKQ Law). He earned his Bachelor’s Degree at Bucknell University and pursued his legal career at Syracuse University College of Law. He was selected as a recipient of the Lampe Bar Scholarship and received the CALI Award for Achievement in Insurance and Society Seminar Activities. Attorney Walsh is a member of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Personnel Report: Borton Lawson

Borton-Lawson recently welcomed three new employees to its Wilkes-Barre office.

Benjamin Jacobson recently joined Borton-Lawson’s IT team as a systems network administrator. He is a graduate of Penn State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management.

Joshua Piestrak recently returned to Borton-Lawson as a survey assistant after previously working as an intern for the company. He is a graduate of Penn State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Survey Engineering.

Amy Tsai has joined Borton-Lawson’s Oil and Gas Facilities team as a process designer. She is a recent graduate of Lehigh University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Prior to attending Lehigh, she worked at CTCI, Taiwan’s largest engineering, procurement, and construction company.  Her seven years of project experiences include LNG facilities, oil refineries and polymer plants.

Personnel Report: Allied Services

Allied Services Integrated Health System recently named Michelle Peffer, RN, as the new director of nursing for the team at Allied Services Transitional Rehab Unit in Scranton. She has more than 18 years of experience in healthcare, with more than seven years dedicated to helping patients in a skilled nursing setting. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Gerontology from the University of Scranton in 1999, followed by her nursing degree from Penn State in 2004.

Kevin E. Bowman, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, Assistant Vice President of Pharmacy Services, Allied Services Pharmacy, recently met the requirements for a seven-year recertification as a board bertified geriatric pharmacist awarded by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). He earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from Creighton University. Prior to joining Allied Services, he served as the pharmacy director for several acute care facilities as well as in a long-term care pharmacy.

Gary A. Beppler, PharmD, the Certified Antibiotic Stewardship Pharmacist and Consultant Pharmacist for  Allied Services Pharmacy, recently achieved certification in antibiotic stewardship through the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists. He earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from Temple University. Prior to joining Allied Services, he served as a pharmacist at an area hospital.

Chris Langley was recently promoted to the position of Vice President of Information Systems at Allied Services Integrated Health System. A 17-year employee, through his dedication to team building and leadership, the information systems and system improvements/outcome analysis departments at Allied became unified as the information systems department. Mr. Langley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Wilkes University.

Melissa Kelleher, RN, BSN, has been named Assistant Vice President of the Home Health division at Allied Services Integrated Health System. She oversees a staff that provides skilled nursing, medical social services and physical, occupational and speech therapy to patients in their own homes. Ms. Kelleher earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Bloomsburg University. She is a certified OASIS Specialist, COS-C and a Home Care Coding Specialist, HCS-D. She joined Allied Services in 2013 as a patient care supervisor.

Kathy Casarin Named Penn State Scranton Alumni Society’s 2018 Alumna of the Year

Kathy Casarin was recently recognized as the Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society’s 2018 Alumna of the Year.

Ms. Casarin began her studies at Penn State Scranton, where she was a student athlete for the women’s volleyball team and worked as a peer leader under the direction of Dr. Gail Keating. Additionally, she worked as an intern in Mercy Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation and public relations departments.

She is a Lifetime Member of the Penn State Alumni Association and has served on various boards and committees at Penn State, including the Penn State Scranton Alumni Society for two terms as president; Penn State Scranton Advisory Board member; and Campaign Fund Committee member.

In addition, she actively volunteers at numerous campus events and has served as chairperson for the Penn State Scranton Alumni Society’s annual James D. Gallagher Golf Tournament, for which she is a passionate fundraiser each year.