Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch Play KeyBank; Mr. Smalls Hosts The Psychedelic Furs (Tues., 8/14/18)

1) It’s a knockout of hard rock and heavy metal with Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch, respectively, at KeyBank Pavilion. The former originated across the state in Wilkes-Barre in 1999. The Benjamin in question is singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley. He is the sole remaining founding member of the band and also an avid gamer. No surprise then he and the band wrote the song “Blow Me Away” specifically for the Halo 2 soundtrack in 2004. 2002’s Saturate was the group’s first studio album. 2009’s Dear Agony was its last before going on hiatus until 2014. Its latest is this year’s Ember. Five Finger Death Punch, meanwhile, is from Las Vegas. Its name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death (aka King Boxer). The band’s first studio album was the appropriately titled The Way of the Fist, which was released in 2007 and certified gold. This year’s And Justice for None is the group’s latest album. The “Wrong Side of Heaven” video, done to call attention to the plight of homeless veterans, is a YouTube hit. 6 p.m. 665 Rt. 18, Burgettstown. (EC, CM)

2) The Psychedelic Furs’ core consists of vocalist/songwriter Richard Butler and his bass-playing brother, Tim. The Furs have had major chart success with the songs “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” and “The Ghost in You. The post-punk British rockers were MTV darlings during the ’80s and director John Hughes was inspired to create a movie around “Pretty in Pink.” In 2017 the Fur’s ’82 single “Love My Way” was featured several times in the Oscar-nominated film Call Me By Your NameLiz Brasher Opens. 8 p.m. Mr. Smalls, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale.