Theory of a Deadman, Skillet brings the tour to Reading’s Santander Arena [Spotlight]

Two rock titans, Theory of a Deadman and Skillet, have announced a joint Rock Resurrection Tour with support from Saint Asonia, which will stop at Reading’s Santander Arena on February 24th. Tickets are on sale at www. .theoryofficial.com and www.skillet.com.

“We’re excited to be touring with our good friends in Skillet and Saint Asonia this winter,” says Theory of a Deadman frontman Tyler Connolly. “We’re also really looking forward to playing new material for our fans!!”

“We are so excited to be touring with our friends at Theory again!” says Skillet’s John Cooper. “It’s been a few years since we last toured together and this time we were joined by our friends in Saint Asonia. We look forward to kicking off 2023 the right way by joining forces for a super packed rock show! Panheads get ready!”

Skillet is one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century. As of 2019, not only have they racked up a pair of Grammy Award nominations and sold over 12 million albums worldwide, they also took home a Billboard Music Award for the double platinum “Awake”. His breakthrough single “Monster” is 5 times platinum and remains one of the most streamed rock songs of all time.

Their 2019 release ‘Victorious’ featured the top 10 rock radio hit ‘Legendary’, living up to its name with over 108 million streams. To date, nine original tunes have earned RIAA recognition in tandem with high-profile syncs with everyone from WWE and Marvel to ESPN and the NFL.

Theory of a Deadman — Tyler Connolly (vocals, guitar), Dave Brenner (guitar, backing vocals)]Dean Back (bass) and Joey Dandeneau (drums, backing vocals) — quietly persisted as an unapologetic, unbreakable and undeniable hard rock force with the main multi-platinum hits and countless sold-out concerts in each of the last two decades.

The band exploded out of their small Canadian hometown with the self-titled album in 2002. In addition to the double-platinum breakthrough album “Scars & Souvenirs” (2008) and the gold-certified “The Truth Is…” (2011), Theory have scored a procession of hits, including the gold-certified ” All Or Nothing’, ‘Bitch Came Back’ and ‘Lowlife’, platinum certified ‘Angel’, ‘Hate My Life’ and ‘Not Meant To Be’, double platinum ‘Bad Girlfriend’ and triple platinum ‘RX (Medicate).

Art

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown, announces the opening of “Luminous: Shining Light Especially in the Dark,” Friday, Dec. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. during Boyertown’s annual holiday open house tour. The award ceremony will take place between 6 and 7 p.m

The annual exhibition, which runs through January 22, features dozens of local artists and offers a variety of styles.

“Luminous will showcase the best works and talents of our artists,” said Studio B director Susan Biebuyck. “This exhibition is another opportunity for the many talented people who have graced our walls to exhibit and for us to celebrate their artistic achievements. We want to ease our community into the darker months by spotlighting the incredible talents of our local artists to ‘light up’ our lives.”

The judge of the exhibition is Jaap Vanliere. Vanliere is a longtime resident of the Boyertown area, a private New York contemporary art dealer, collector and avid gardener.

“Even in difficult economic times, art is an investment and a gift that brings joy and hope to both givers and recipients,” Biebuyck noted. “This December exhibition is a special event for us every year. We first opened our doors in conjunction with Boyertown’s Holiday Open House Tour in 2008. As part of the Holiday House Tour, we were introduced to hundreds of visitors to Studio B that evening, and we look forward to hundreds more each year during this annual community celebration!”

The studio is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m., during class, by chance or by appointment at 484-332-2757 or 610-563-7879. Visit studiobbb.org for more information.

Music

“Unleashing Your Inner Opera Fan” returns Thursday, December 1 with “Who’s Afraid of Modern Opera” to open the 2022-2023 season. The series consists of multimedia presentations with live Berks Opera artists lasting approximately 60 to 80 minutes. Performances begin at 7pm and are led by Berks Opera’s Education and Outreach Director, David Richie.

The main opera will be “The Hours” by Kevin Puts, with Mary McCormick, soprano, and James Damore, piano.

Admission is $20 for adults and seniors, $15 for students and those under 30. Payment is made on site by cash or check or online at berksopera.org using the “Donate” button.

Call Berks Opera at 484-752-2462 or email berksoperacompany@gmail.com to make a reservation or with questions. The location will be specified at the time of booking.

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