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Theory Of A Deadman revealed on The Ralphie Radio Show about a month ago that the band passed on a headlining Fall tour to support Daughtry’s arena tour. Chris Daughtry heard the interview.

“I was very flattered that they took us over (their own tour),” said lead singer Daughtry. “Any band like that, that’s doing it big in the rock world, that’s not too cool for school to hang with the Daughtry boys… we’re very flattered and honored.”

It’s certainly a humble statement from the front man of a band that has sold over 7.5 million albums worldwide to date. It seems as if Daughtry assumes nothing when it comes to the rock and pop realms.

“Same with Nickelback, when we did that tour… these guys are huge in the rock world, and we just feel like the freshmen in high school just trying to get our props.” Daughtry said.

Props or otherwise, the band is clearly doing something right as it readies for its first arena trek – a new venue that will bring a different performance.

“We’re gonna have pyro this time, I think,” said Daughtry. “Our stage is obviously going to be bigger – more production, more lights.”

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Click here to purchase tickets to Daughtry’s show at Wachovia Arena.

Chris noted that the target set time is about an hour and a half. This brings yet another facet in to view – the physical preparation.

“Any time you’re playing that long, as a singer, (it’s) definitely a stretch, especially when you’re used to playing, yunno, an hour at the most,” he said. “And these songs, some of them are just ridiculous to sing. Some of them… once you listen back to it, you’re like, ‘Why did I write that?’”

So Daughtry is hitting the gym to ready himself for the 36 date jaunt that begins October 19 in Topeka, KS. So is guitarist Brian Craddock, but he joked that it’s for different reasons.

“I developed, while in Germany, this beer gut,” Craddock admitted, while laughing. Although, Daughtry quickly pointed out that everybody sings during the show at one point or another.

Everyone doesn’t “tweet” though. Craddock is the self-described cynic of the crew – ever since a bad experience with his MySpace profile and spam, he stays away from the social networking sites. Meanwhile, Daughtry updates his Twitter account all the time. Apparently, he even checks his “at replies.”

“I think I see you on Twitter a lot,” Daughtry commented regarding my posts. “If I check, when I’ve only gotten maybe 40 or 50 tweets in, I can stay on top of it.”



Thanks to Rodano’s in Public Square, Wilkes-Barre for providing free food!

Powered by Rodano’s, Columbia Records & 97 BHT!

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E&R Entertainment’s CEO, Ricardo, chats about Lil’ Wayne’s artist rider, which leaked on to the Internet. Ricardo brought Weezy to the Wachovia Arena last fall.

E and R Entertainment is also bringing “The Terrific Teen Tour featuring Mitchel Musso” to the Wachovia Arena on Thursday, July 9th.

– Lil’ Wayne’s Wilkes-Barre Concert
– E and R Entertainment
– Lil’ Wayne’s Rider

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees outfielder Shelley Duncan calls up The Ralphie Radio Show on Friday, as the Yanks ready to open their home schedule and defend the Governor’s Cup!


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01.15.09 : The Academy Is… – About A Girl
William & Adam talk about the track with Ralphie:

The guys chat about the Presidential Inauguration, Warped Tour, & Cancun:

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Cliche? Very. But that didn’t stop 97 BHT’s Ralphie Aversa from interviewing Alex DeLeon and Ian Crawford of The Cab, in a cab, courtesy of Posten Taxi in Wilkes-Barre. The boys were in town with The Academy Is… for an acoustic performance at Hot Topic inside The Wyoming Valley Mall.

The boys talk about Fall Out Boy, Lil Wayne, Demi Lovato, & much more.

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The Academy Is… & The Cab will perform acoustic sets inside The Wyoming Valley Mall’s Hot Topic this Thursday! Win your way in to this exclusive performance by listening to A.J. In The Afternoon & Ralphie Aversa on 97 BHT. Only 30 people will be allowed in store to view the performance at 5 PM. Both bands will sign autographs for 200 people after, around 5:30. Details on how to obtain passes are here. Hot Topic will open at 7 AM on Thursday.

Plus – 1 Lucky Winner will eat lunch with both bands on Thursday afternoon! All thanks to Hot Topic & 97 BHT… Stay tuned!


The following will appear in this Wednesday’s edition of The Weekender.

An appearance by a disgraced pastor at a 97 BHT event led to a major collaboration between The Ralphie Report and the New York Daily News.

As of late Sunday evening, a reporter from the Daily News and me were in contact, exchanging e-mails. A phone interview followed Monday.

This second stream of communication began with revelation of a cameo by Episcopal Reverend Gregory Malia at “Club HD” – the Thursday night 18-and-up party held weekly inside Evolution at The Woodlands Inn & Resort. The evening in question fell two weeks before Christmas.

It seems the news won’t get better in the New Year for Fr. Greg, who found himself as the subject of a Daily News Sunday edition article last week. The piece cited various sources in outlining nights where Malia would spend tens of thousands of dollars on bottle service at posh nightclubs located throughout Manhattan, primarily in the Chelsea district. Some were quoted as mentioning that Malia was both a generous purchaser and tipper – sending bottles of Dom Perignon to complete strangers, all while throwing down thousands of dollars – and in some cases – shopping sprees as gratuity.

The day the article ran, Bishop Paul V. Marshall of the Diocese of Bethlehem, called for a probe in to the allegations, while stripping Malia of his priestly duties. Bishop Marshall previously appointed Malia vicar of St. James, a summers-only parish in Dundaff.

As widely speculated and confirmed by the Bishop – the small parish isn’t the revenue source of the outlandish Manhattan lifestyle. Rather, Malia’s spending is a result of his pharmacy. New Life Home Care launched in 2000 and specializes in medicines for blood disorders. According to the Daily News, the priest is a hemophiliac.

But this story seems far from finished with news of a rumored night of clubbing right here in Northeastern PA, as well as photos that emerged last week. The shots, printed in the Daily News, depict the pastor partying at New York hotspot Pink Elephant with short-skirted cocktail waitresses while shots were served and bottles handed out.

As of press time, the Diocese’s committee had not reached a decision regarding Malia. But, the Diocese’s website still contains Bishop Marshall’s initial statement, along with a running list of links to various news articles on the events. Yes, there’s even a link to the Daily News’s photo gallery of Fr. Greg inside Pink Elephant.

Call the Diocese what you’d like, but you’d be remiss to call them secretive.

BON JOVI BECOMES A “HILLRAISER”

Jon Bon Jovi will perform a fundraiser concert for Senator and soon-to-be Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The event, scheduled for later this month, could run you as much as $1,500 per ticket. But if you can afford admission, you will be afforded an intimate performance with the Garden State singer inside Manhattan’s Town Hall.

Clinton is still millions of dollars in debt from her 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Listen to Ralphie Aversa weekdays from 5-10p on 97 BHT.


The New York Daily News continues its coverage of Father Gregory Malia of Wilkes-Barre with these pictures taken inside Pink Elephant, an exclusive NYC club and one of Fr. Greg’s many haunts…

Big thank you to everyone who celebrated the 2K9 with myself and A.J. at The Wilkes-Barre Hardware Bar Entertainment Complex… I’m not really big in to “resolutions” per say – I have goals that I’m constantly reaching for on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis – but that being said, I do have a few things in mind…

– Go to Church!!! This carries over from last year – I did a great job the first half of the year, and fell apart in the second.

– More Blog Threads!!! Of course, the holidays always affect the number of posts to this site, but I am making more of a consistent effort in 2009 to not only post more, but report more, break exclusives more, and share more pictures from my events/life occurances.

And on with the 2009…