The ALT 92.1 Snow Show 2020 with Angels and Airwaves, scheduled for May 26th at the FM Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, has been CANCELED, amid ongoing concerns for the public's safety and well-being with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Here's a statement from Angels and Airwaves:
"What a wild ride this year has been. Seeing how many people are affected across the world in so many different ways, it’s clear this is a time to stop and focus on family, the people you love, and helping out your community. With this in mind and the ongoing dangers and self-distancing regulations surrounding this pandemic, it devastates us to announce that we are forced to cancel our May/June tour dates. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.
The great thing about this band is that everybody has wide-open hearts for our brothers and sisters across the world and I am positive that there are so many things that we can all do to help our communities in this time of need.
We look forward to coming out with this new album when the time is right (as it is almost done) and after things get back to normal our touring will start up once again across the world to help spread the message that this band has stood for, for over 13 years.... hope."
- Tom DeLonge
Angels & Airwaves
It’s been seven years since multi-platinum rock band ANGELS & AIRWAVES have played live and three years since they’ve released new music. The long wait is finally over with the announcement of a 2019 tour and the release of “Rebel Girl” (Rise/BMG), the first single from a highly anticipated upcoming album.
ANGELS & AIRWAVES (guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, guitarist David Kennedy and drummer Ilan Rubin) kicked off a long-awaited North American headline tour with a show in Phoenix, AZ this past September.
DeLonge, a founding member of seminal pop punk band Blink-182, formed Angels & Airwaves in 2005. A year later came debut album We Don’t Need To Whisper, which hit No. 4 on The Billboard 200 and featured Top 5 modern rock hit “The Adventure.” 2007’s I-Empire followed, hitting No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and featured rock radio hit “Everything’s Magic.” In 2010, AVA released Love and a year later, Love: Part Two accompanied by a critically acclaimed film, Love, which was shown in 460 theaters nationwide during a one-night film screening and live-streamed concert event titled Love Live. The band’s last full-length album was 2014’s The Dream Walker, which hit No. 1 on iTunes and No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Alternative Albums chart. A multimedia project, the album was accompanied by a graphic novel, comic books and a Blade Runner-meets Harry Potter short film, which won Best Animation at the Toronto International Short Film Festival.
“Rebel Girl” follows 2016’s Chasing Shadows EP, which was released alongside Sekret Machines, a novel DeLonge co-wrote with New York Times bestselling author A.J. Hartley.
In addition to his work with ANGELS & AIRWAVES, DeLonge created To The Stars, a multimedia entertainment company that creates original content across music, film, television, and publishing. To The Stars' content plays an essential role DeLonge’s To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a think tank of artists, scientists, intelligence officers and technology experts that explore, engineer and educate the public about unexplained scientific phenomena. DeLonge currently has a television series (“Strange Times”) in development at TBS and is executive-producing a 6-part docu-series on The History Channel titled “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation."
“After my kids, music has and will always be the most important thing in my life,” says DeLonge. “It’s given me everything - every opportunity and every relationship I have. There is no stronger art form than rock ‘n’ roll to deliver a galvanizing message and at the end of the day, change lives.”