Streetlight Manifesto playing Catch 22’s ‘Keasbey Nights’ for its 20th anniversary
New Brunswick ska punks Streetlight Manifesto formed back in 2002 by former members of Catch 22 (including lead vocalist Tomas Kalnoky), and in 2006, they re-recorded their own version of Catch 22's classic 1998 album Keasbey Nights. That album turns 20 this March, and to celebrate the anniversary, Streetlight Manifesto will perform the album from start to finish in their home state for one night only. The show happens May 5 at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River. Here's what the band writes:
Well, here’s something you probably weren’t expecting: to celebrate and commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of Keasbey Nights by Catch 22, the album that started this whole damn beautiful thing, Streetlight Manifesto will be performing the entire record, from Dear Sergio, all the way to 1234, 1234, at the Pine Belt Arena in Toms River NJ on May 5th, 2018. This is a one time event, and tickets go on sale this Friday. Happy New Year!
Tickets go on sale Friday (1/5) at 10 AM with a presale starting Thursday (1/4) at 10 AM.
Streelight Manifesto have just three other US shows currently announced: one in NYC and two in LA this month. They're special orchestral shows that feature both Streetlight Manifesto and Tomas Kalnoky's ska/classical collective Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution.
In case you're unfamiliar with Keasbey Nights, it's one of the finest ska-punk albums of the '90s and it holds up really well today. Stream it below: