By Francis Scarcella
The Daily Item
HUMMELS WHARF — If you are a fan of 1990s music, then be prepared to stay “Up All Night” with Slaughter.
Thanks to Fisher Promotions, of Northumberland, the hit band from the 1990s will be arriving in the Valley and jamming out in front of an expected packed crowd Saturday when they come to the Hummels Wharf Fire Company, located along the Old Trail.
Slaughter reached stardom with its album “Stick It to Ya” which spawned Billboard hits “Up All Night” and “Fly to the Angels.”
“We can’t wait to get to the Valley and meet everyone,” said Mark Slaughter, one of the founding members and lead singer of Slaughter, said in a recent interview with The Daily Item.
“We have been to State College and Harrisburg and we always wanted to come to that neck of the woods so this is an honor for us,” said Slaughter, 49, adding that he still loves hearing fans sing to the music.
“It’s amazing,” he said.
Travis Fisher, of Fisher Promotions, said he is also excited for Valley rock and roll fans.
“We are bringing in national acts to this small area at a really good price at a great venue,” he said. “People don’t have to drive to Hershey, Williamsport or Harrisburg. After the show is over and I can relax and see what was put together with months of hard work — and frustration at times — it’s nice to hear people saying ‘thank you’ with a smile on their face. That makes me want to move on to the next show.”
Before the formation of Slaughter, Mark Slaughter was the front man for the rock and roll band The Vinnie Vincent Invasion that had a hit song, “Love Kills,” which appeared on the “Nightmare on Elm Street 4” movie soundtrack in 1988.
After that band disbanded in the late 1980s, two of its members, Slaughter and Dana Strum, formed the group Slaughter.
Both members are still touring and loving every minute of it.
“I love this and after doing 40 to 50 shows a year, I want to continue to do more,” Mark Slaughter said.
Slaughter sold more than 5 million records in the 1990s and toured with bands such as Kiss, Poison, Ozzy Osbourne and Damn Yankees.
There will be a meet and greet after the show for pictures and autographs.
Opening for Slaughter are Sunbury band Kill Scheme and Harrisburg band Gun Metal Gray. Gun Metal Gray will be shooting a video for their new song and also selling their new CD.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at The Hummels Wharf Fire Company, Surplus Outlet’s in Northumberland, Berwick or Montgomery, The Danville Pharmacy, PAYPAL (firstname.lastname@example.org) or through Fisher Promotions at (570) 847-1946.