BETHLEHEM, PA—Chart-topping, platinum-selling rock band Daughtry returns to Musikfest when it performs at the Sands Steel Stage Sat., Aug. 4, 7 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $34-$54 and go on sale starting Tues., May 22, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members and Fri., May 25, 10 a.m., to the public at www.musikfest.org and 610-332-3378.
Led by “American Idol” finalist Chris Daughtry, Daughtry has released four albums, all of which reached the Billboard Top Ten and have combined sales of more than eight million copies in the U.S. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the best-selling album of 2007, containing four Top 20 hit singles including the GRAMMY-nominated smash “It’s Not Over.” The album Leave This Town also reached number one in 2009, while 2011’s Break the Spell was certified gold and 2013’s Baptized featured the platinum-selling “Waiting for Superman.”
Performing together for over a decade, Daughtry unveiled its latest single “Backbone” in March. With its bluesy tone and soulful chant — “Ya gotta show a little backbone” — this anthem heralds the arrival of the band’s anxiously awaited fifth full-length album due out later this year.
The Daughtry performance is supported by media partner 100.7 WLEV. Other 2018 Sands Steel Stage headliners announced so far include Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown Tour on Musikfest Preview Night Aug. 2, STYX and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Aug. 3, Jim Gaffigan Aug. 5, Kesha Aug. 7, Brantley Gilbert Aug. 10, All Time Low & Dashboard Confessional Aug. 11 and Jason Mraz Aug. 12.
One of the largest music festivals in the nation, Musikfest features more than 500 performances on 16 stages throughout Bethlehem over 10 days. Proceeds from Musikfest 2018 will support ArtsQuest’s free concerts and programming for the community year-round at the Banana Factory arts center and the SteelStacks arts and cultural campus. Dates for the 35th edition of the festival are Aug. 3-12.
Information and image provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest