That feeling has not faded for Boston

Ramiro Burr
San Antonio Express-News
Web Posted: 08/12/2004

He has been recording and touring with Boston for almost 30 years, but singer Brad Delp says he still gets a charge out of performing.

"Sometimes, every night is like the first time again," said Delp during a tour stop. "When the fans sing along on the songs, it makes it special. Fortunately, it's happened right from the first tour when we went out in '76, which surprised me.

"On that first tour, we went out for two or three weeks after the record came out, and people were singing along with almost every song. And it was unusual back in those days for radio to play anything other than whatever the single was on the record."

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Boston needs more than a feeling

By Jim Harrington, CONTRIBUTOR
Tuesday, August 10, 2004 - 6:50:04 AM PST

BOSTON kicked off its show Friday at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord with a proclamation: "Well, we were just another band out of Boston."

For much of the overly long two-hour show, that's exactly how the group came across. The Concord concert illustrated the group's shortcomings better than it did its strengths.

Most significant, the band simply doesn't have enough worthwhile tunes to fill up an entire evening.

Instead of going it on its own, Boston would have been better off hiring a suitable opening band to take up 40 minutes of stage time. That way the headliner could have trimmed its set significantly, which, in turn, would have helped reduce another key problem: low energy.

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Boston's first woman member lives her dream

By Victor R. Martinez
El Paso Times

Sometimes Kimberley Dahme has to remind herself that she is a member of her favorite band.

She still gets giddy around her rock 'n' roll idols.

"You have to pinch me," said Dahme, the bass player for Boston. "I stand right next to Brad, and I look across the stage and there's Fran and Tom and I'm like 'Somebody pinch me. This is crazy.'"

Boston - Dahme; founding songwriter, guitarist and producer Tom Scholz; lead singer Brad Delp; guitarist Anthony Cosmo; guitarist Fran Cosmo; guitarist and keyboard player Gary Pihl; and drummer Jeff Neal - will perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Don Haskins Center.

"I still get stupid around Brad and Tom," Dahme said in a telephone interview from Toledo, Ohio, where the band recently performed. "I'm like 'Oh my God,' then I go, 'Oh, yes, I work with you.' It's a trip. They are amazing. All the guys - Brad, Fran, Tom, Jeff, Anthony and Gary. It's an honor being on stage with these guys."

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Beantown nuggets

Revisiting  60s Boston with Brad Delp and  The Bosstown Sound.

FRIDAY, AUG. 06 2004

t s the perfect setting for a  60s garage band to be rehearsing in: a quiet residential street in western Peabody, with freshly cut grass and a few suburbanites walking their dogs  heck, it s just like the Monkees " Pleasant Valley Sunday. " And sure enough, the local rock band down the street are trying hard to learn their song. In this case they re huddled in a basement, running through " Last Train to Clarksville " and other hits of the day.

This isn t the  60s  it s 2001. But the group rehearsing are a genuine  60s garage band: they re called the Monks, and they played all over Boston and the North Shore between 1965 and 1970. A couple of them stayed in the music biz; bassist Roger Kimball went on to play with Carly Simon and others. The lead singer  Brad Delp, later of Boston and Beatlejuice  became a rock star. And on this night, they re doing exactly what they were doing 30-odd years ago: playing songs they love for the fun of it.

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Boston rocks the Alerus

Opening with "Rock & Roll Band," to a enthusiastic crowd that included fans aged 17 to 70, Boston rocked the Alerus Center on Saturday night on a mid-tour stop in Grand Forks. The band, currently mid way through their "Boston Over America" summer tour, is promoting their latest album "Corporate America." Although only two of the original band members, guitarist and songwriter Tom Scholz, and lead singer Brad Delp, are still playing with the band, they sounded as good as when they were topping the charts in the early seventies.

Boston's past clouded with problems, but lit up by success

Sunday, August 01, 2004 at 10:19 AM EDT
Knight Ridder Newspapers

When Boston was at the peak of its arena-rock stardom in 1978, songwriter/band creator Tom Scholz decided he wasn't going to be hurried. So he spent eight long years creating the band's third album, prompting the record label to sue and effectively putting his band members' careers on hiatus.

For some of the band mates, the delay was too much. But lead singer Brad Delp -- to borrow from one of the band's biggest hits -- had peace of mind.

"If I were a more ambitious person, I probably would have been upset about it," Delp said. "As it turned out, my daughter was born in 1980, and that was a little while after we got off the 'Don't Look Back' tour. So I got to spend a lot of time watching her grow up."

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Boston convenes: Delegates of classic rock put on five-guitar

Thursday, July 29, 2004
By Lorilee Craker
The Grand Rapids Press

Boston founder Tom Scholz was wandering around onstage wearing a "Crew" T-shirt, incognito to the casual observer, when the rest of his enduring classic-rock band stormed the stage at the DeltaPlex Entertainment &Expo Center on Wednesday night. The estimated 2,700 fans in the house greeted them with a huge ruckus that hardly let up during the nearly three-hour show.

There was Scholz, a surprisingly subdued figure who spent most of ebony porn the night intent on his superb guitar stylings while leaving the spotlight to others. His shrieking "Star Spangled Banner," though, was dazzling and set the bar high for the rest of the night.

And there was lots more to come.

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Boston's singer recalls Mankato's role in band's story

Take a look ahead
By Joe Tougas
Free Press Staff Writer
July 29th, 2004

Musically, it was a milestone night in Mankato.

Almost 10 years ago now, the Mankato Civic Center had opened as a music venue, with the promise and hope Mankato would soon be hosting bands that people around here had heard of. Proponents liked to point to Willie Nelson as a possibility, down the road, if all went well.

What happened on May 16, 1995, was an issue of perfect timing: The arena needed an opening act with a big name, and the band Boston was embarking on a reunion tour, “Livin’ For You.” Civic Center staff arranged not only for Boston to debut its comeback here, but to rehearse in the new facility for several days preceding the show.

The Saturday tickets went on sale, they sold out in a matter of hours. On the night of the concert, Tom Scholz and company opened the night with an electrified “Star-Spangled Banner.”

Mom's had a wild, mild ride with Boston

Sunday, July 25, 2004
By Lorilee Craker
The Grand Rapids Press

The scene is a rock 'n' roll tour bus, populated by a bunch of callused, seen-it-all, classic rockers and their road crew. Testosterone runs high.

Anyone who's seen "Almost Famous" knows what a tour bus is like. Yet in the midst of this rolling den of men and their Fenders, there's a young mother of two who instantly debunks the wild and woolly myth.

She's Kimberley Dahme, the bass player for Boston. And to hear her tell it, life on the bus is positively decorous.

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Boston brings 'More Than a Feeling' to Freedom Hill

By Tom Watts
Macomb Daily Staff Writer

Boston, one of the most popular live acts in rock 'n' roll history, will perform July 27 at the Jerome-Duncan Ford Theatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights, in a concert sponsored by The Macomb Daily.

Brad Delp lives 25 minutes north of where he grew up in Boston and still plays at his high school class reunions with his first garage band.

But this year Delp, the original lead singer of the band Boston, probably won't make his 35th class reunion. Instead he and Boston will be on a 30-city North American tour that comes to the Jerome-Duncan Ford Theatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights on July 27.

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