Editor’s note: This post has been updated to reflect the dates of the performances.
ALBANY — Local teen rock star Moriah Formica announced she will be performing with rock sensations Joan Jett and Halestorm in August.
Formica, 17, said the concerts will take place on back-to-back nights, adding she is “so excited” for the performances.
The first concert is scheduled for Aug. 8 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with Dorothy and Joan Jett. The next night, Aug. 9, Formica will be in Moorhead, Minn. performing with Halestorm and Jett.
“Lzzy Hale is one of my biggest, biggest inspirations,” Formica told WNYT, “and I have tremendous, tremendous respect for Joan Jett. She has paved the way for young woman rockers such as myself.”
Formica, a recent Shaker graduate, will also be performing at Empire State Plaza tomorrow for its Fourth of July bash, opening for music icon SmashMouth. She has several others planned for the summer, including Clifton Common on July 29, the New York State Fair on Aug. 29 and the Schaghticoke Fair on Sept. 1.