Breaking Benjamin isn't the band it used to be. Literally.
Only one member, Benjamin Burnley. Who is in the band during its commercial peak -- the 2006 platinum album "Phobia" is still a member now.
The others feel by the wayside over the years, two of them after Burnley sued and fired them.
But as many observers have noted, Breaking Benjamin's sound has remained remarkably constant over the years, from its debut album "Saturate" in 2002 through to the latest release, "Dark before Dawn," which came out in June. That's partly because Burnley has always been the band's main singer and songwriter.
The band has been both praised and criticized for sounding pretty much the same through its 13-year existence (which included a hiatus while Burnley reassembled his band.) But whether that's a good or bad thing, its fans will have a good idea of what they're going to hear Breaking Benjamin plays in St. Petersburg. The popular post-grunge band will be at Jannus Live on Wednesday.
There are two opening acts. Young Guns is a British rock band who just released their third album. If you only know one song by Young Guns, it's probably "Bones," which was a big hit in 2013.
The other opener is Starset, a Columbus, Ohio, band led by Dustin Bates, who's also the lead singer for Downplay. The band's debut album "Transmissions" was a minor hit last year.
Details: 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets: $36. Information: 727-565-0550, jannuslive.com.
-- Marty Clear