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BOSTON ROCKS THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A 2016 TOUR

As Tom Scholz wrote in the rock anthem on the BOSTON album Don’t Look Back, "It’s a Party, Party, Party!"  Indeed, the 40th anniversary BOSTON tour promises to be a celebration honoring the group’s loyal fans. Many of them have supported BOSTON since 1976 when the debut album, Boston first hit the airwaves and took rock radio by storm, so it’s not surprising to see concert audiences that span generations.  


The concerts kick off on Friday, April 29th in Hollywood, FL at the Hard Rock Live.  The tour finale will feature a return to their first-ever headline venue in the city of Boston on Sunday, August 14th at the Boston Music Hall, now known as the Wang Theater.

Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage show, out-of-this-world sound, and remarkable musicianship and singing, BOSTON prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements, delivering the extraordinary sound that is faithful to their studio recordings.

BOSTON became an iconic classic rock fixture when they joined the music scene with their self-titled album in 1976.  With over 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits such as "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," and "Smokin'," rock staples that are still in heavy rotation today. Their second album, Don't Look Back was another chart-topper that confirmed their place in rock history, followed by Third Stage, which hit #1 on the charts, with the top single of 1986, "Amanda." With over 31 million albums sold to date, BOSTON has stood the test of time. 

Fans can expect to hear all the classic songs they have grown to love, and will be treated to wild Hammond organ work, soaring harmony guitars, and exceptional vocal arrangements, as well as BOSTON’s unique visual stage presentation and plenty of extra-terrestrial sounds heard nowhere else on earth.
 
For the latest confirmed tour dates, visit the official website: www.bandboston.com


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Classic Rock from the Beatles to Led Zeppelin

Announced today: Tom Scholz is coming home to join the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart at Symphony Hall for two nights only - May 10 and 11 - for "Classic Rock from Beatles to Led Zeppelin." Tom will sing some of BOSTON's biggest hits, including "More Than a Feeling," and the Pops will perform famous rock and roll classics of the past 50 years, including songs by Chuck Berry, Queen, and U2! Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. For more info: Boston Pops

 

BOSTON celebrates 4 decades with 2016 North American Tour

Forty years ago today, February 1st 1976, the amazing story of the iconic band BOSTON officially began when Tom Scholz and Brad Delp signed their recording contract with Epic Records.  Their first album, Boston, would quickly become the best selling debut album in history, and its founder Tom Scholz would become recognized for his charitable work, promotion of higher education, and technical innovation.

BOSTON recordings are known for their sonic purity and massive "cathedral of sound" (Cameron Crowe, Rolling Stone), thanks to Scholz' novel arranging, production, and instrumental performances, and Delp's artfully layered vocals.

Back in 1976 no one could have guessed that two unknown writer/performers were about to create albums that would eventually sell over 30 million copies.  The phenomenon surprised Scholz as well as the staff of Epic Records, at a time when the industry was caught up in the 70s disco bubble.  However, the popular description of the debut album as an overnight success, a "Cinderella story," could not have been farther from the truth.

For six long years Scholz worked as a design engineer for Polaroid during the daytime and then went to work at night in his home studio, writing, recording, engineering, performing - even inventing novel musical equipment - that would eventually bring the "BOSTON" sound to life.  But BOSTON almost never saw the light of day.  By the end of 1975, after so many years of exhausting work and spent savings, Scholz had decided it was time to accept defeat, dismantle his studio, and sell his equipment.  He then completed his planned final demo, almost as a formality, and suddenly everything changed.  That demo was "More than a Feeling."

Scholz' inspired compositions, musical instinct as a multi-instrumentalist, and technical wizardry, complimented by Delp's stratospheric vocals, created a new sound that many other groups and their record labels tried to imitate.  Following BOSTON's success, Scholz felt a new obligation as a role model, and has used BOSTON's popularity to promote education, empathy, and a healthy lifestyle.  He has donated millions of dollars to organizations that fight animal cruelty, feed the homeless, and help children.   Both Delp and guitarist Gary Pihl, a 30 year veteran of the band, also made substantial donations to these causes.  Under his direction, the band's tours have raised money and awareness for numerous causes including National Hospice, Sierra Club, Shriner's Hospital for Children, Sea Shepherds, and AIDS relief. 

Today BOSTON is recognized for the technical excellence of its live productions, the outstanding performance of its talented band members on stage, and their uncanny ability to reproduce all the unique sounds of their studio albums without the use of prerecorded material.  For their 2016 "Four Decades Tour" BOSTON will delight their audiences with a high energy set of their well- known hits plus extended live arrangements, accompanied as always by their own unique visual stage presentation.  The tour finale will feature a return to their first ever headline venue in the city of Boston at the Boston Music Hall, now known as the Wang Center.

Dates to be announced, check www.bandboston.com  and  https://www.facebook.com/bandboston for show dates as they are confirmed.

Keep an eye on the tour calendar and join in on the conversation in our community forums.

Tom Scholz - Boston is touring! They are at Hoosier Park in Anderson August 7th

He is the mad scientist who created the sound that became Boston, which went from nothing to the hottest band in rock and roll in 1976. Tom Scholz and Boston are touring again this summer. They will play Hoosier Park in Anderson on August 7th.

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An Interview with Boston’s Gary Pihl

April 9th, 2015 by Cassie Morien

In the 70s, the most popular city in Massachusetts raised a rock band that stole the city’s name and the hearts of listeners around the world. Now, almost 40 years later, the band refuses to surrender stadiums, airwaves, and their loyal fans.

BOSTON is known for their contagious, ageless singles, like “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” “Rock and Roll Band,” and “Amanda.” Their 1976 self-titled album remains one of the best-selling debut albums in U.S. history. BOSTON went on to release five more studio albums. The band traveled the world with a dreamy spaceship. With them, the world mourned the loss of their original lead singer.

The greatest American rock band continues to conquer the scene.

Founder, guitarist, keyboardist, chief-songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz has performed with many talented musicians who have helped contribute to Boston’s incredible legacy, but no one more than the band’s lead guitarist Gary Pihl.

The endlessly talented and wise Pihl took time out of his busy schedule (preparing for another fantastic tour) to speak with us before Boston’s SunFest debut. In the interview below, Pihl shares with us his path to BOSTON, his philanthropic side projects, and the “glue” that ebony porn has kept BOSTON in our ears and hearts all these years.

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