Breaking Benjamin Breaks Down Beats

The Circle City is a hot touring stop for many great musicians. This Wednesday, December 16 Breaking Benjamin hits Indianapolis where they will fill the Murat Theatre Centre’s Egyptian Room with headbanging ballads. Tickets are still available for this hot Indianapolis event, open to all ages. The concert starts at 7:00 pm Wednesday night as part of x103’s Sled Banger’s Ball.

Breaking Benjamin is in Indy tonight from their home in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. This America alternative band was formed in 1998 by lead singer Benjamin Burnley and Jeremy Hummel. Their alternative rock/ post grunge sound has given them quiet a career. They found a heavily following in their home town during the late nineties. Though the bands line up changed early in the century, their music has gotten better and better. Over the past decade, Breaking Benjamin has released five albums and crossed the United States playing to adoring fans. Each year has gained them more popularity than the last.

Their edgy vibe permeates their music. With catchy choruses, thundering drumming and intricate riffs they have grown as musicians. Benjamin Burnley explains, “We’ve been together for [eleven] years now, which is like twenty years these days. We’ve honed our sound and focus. Being on the road, you become a better musician, and the more music you listen to and the more experiences and people you are exposed to, the more complicated you become, the more complicated your music can become.”

Video: Breaking Benjamin Live at the Murat Theatre Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana


Breaking Benjamin’s latest album, Dear Agony, was released in the September of 2009. It features the single “I Will Not Bow.” The song is featured in the film Surrogates. Dear Agony has already topped the charts, reaching number one of Top Rock Albums and Top Rock Albums and number 2 of Top Digital Albums and Top Alternative Albums. The band is even gaining a global following as Dear Agony reached number 13 of Top Canadian Albums. For more information about Breaking Benjamin, visit their official fan website. Tickets to see Breaking Benjamin at the Murat Theatre Centre in Indianapolis downtown are no longer available online, but are available at the Murat Theatre Centre box office.

Before the show check out all of the great Indianapolis restaurants and Indianapolis bars in the nearby Indianapolis cultural district, Mass Ave. With so many fun things to do in Indianapolis, let Fun City be your source for adventure in Indy! We have all the latest information on Indianapolis arts, Indianapolis music and other Indianapolis performing arts. Indianapolis entertainment is filled to the brim this Winter. As you gear up for the holiday season and entertaining out of town guests, be sure to check out our great Indianapolis hotel and Indianapolis shopping listings. Happy Holidays from the Fun City family.

Breaking Benjamin
Wednesday, December, 2009

Murat Theatre Centre (Old National)
502 N New Jersey St
Indianapolis, IN 46204