June 20, 2018
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Avalanche Tour drummers to stop in Bangor for meet and greet with fans

By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff

BREWER, Maine — The drummers for all four featured bands now making up the Avalanche Tour, which will make a stop in Bangor at the Waterfront Pavilion on Saturday, will be on hand to meet and greet the public before their performances.

Joey Dandeneau from Theory of a Deadman, Jen Ledger of Skillet, Roy Mayorga of Stone Sour and Jeff Brown from Art of Dying are scheduled to attend a free public face-to-face session at Mark’s Music store in Brewer before their Waterfront Concerts evening show.

The hourlong autograph session is free and starts at 3 p.m. It’s sponsored by Mark’s Music as well as Sabian cymbals.

“It’s pretty exciting to have four drummers like this all together,” said Mark’s Music owner Mark Braveman. “Thanks to my good relationship with Sabian, one of the key sponsors for the whole tour, we can offer events like this.”

A similar event featuring Godsmack members Sully Erna and Shannon Larkin drew almost 600 fans last October.

“We got all of them through here in an hour for Godsmack and I think we’ll have another big turnout,” said Braveman, a Bangor native. “We’re expecting at least 600 again and probably more.”

Braveman said the large crowd of fans doesn’t necessarily translate into large or increased sales.

“Saleswise, it’s not a moneymaker because I have to practically close the store down to handle the crowd going through, but I really enjoy doing events like this,” Braveman said. “It’s a way to give back and do something nobody else does.”

Mark’s Music will have a photographer on hand to take photos with the drummers and also will offer a limited number of autographed cymbals and drum heads for sale.

Mark’s Music is located at 203 Penobscot Square in Brewer.

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