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Band BOSTON Kicks Off Summer Tour on June 6, 2008  Print E-mail
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Written by AVRev.com   
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

The legendary band BOSTON will headline the outdoor festival at Marina Parkon Friday, June 6 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, at one of the Canadian stops of the Great Race 2008.  The Œround-the-globe motor sports event will be making a pit stop in Thunder Bay as a part of its centennial anniversary. The show kicks off a summer of stadium, concert and festival dates that will span the United States and Canada.

BOSTON will be bringing two new recruits on tour this year. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Sweet, veteran Stryper frontman will both sing and trade riffs with Gary and Tom on guitar.  Unexpected phenomenon Tommy DeCarlo, the fan that posted his BOSTON covers on his myspace.com page and ended up on stage, will also be belting out the classics that skyrocketed the band to worldwide fame.

Many remember where they were when they first heard „More Than a Feeling‰ or „Hitch a Ride‰ on the airwaves back in 1976.  BOSTON‚s self-titled first album has sold over 17 million copies to date, and was the highest selling debut of all time.  It remains a rock classic, and has seen a  resurgence in sales after it was remastered by Scholz, along with their second album, „Don‚t Look Back,‰ in 2006. „Amanda,‰ off 1986‚s Third Stage, shot to the top of the charts and held a record-breaking stay at #1, in spite of being the only hit single that year not
accompanied by a TV video.

With over 30 million albums sold worldwide, hits like „Peace of Mind,‰ „Smokin',‰ and „Rock and Roll Band‰ are still as ubiquitous on rock and roll radio as they were when they were new. Coinciding with the summer tour is a fully re-mastered Greatest Hits CD (Sony Legacy.)  Lead-off singles from all five BOSTON albums will be included, as well as new photos from throughout the years and liner notes written by Tom Scholz.

BOSTON will be performing many of their classics, including some fan favorites that have not been on the set lists for many years.  For complete show itinerary updates, band bios and photos, visit bandboston.com
 
The Band BOSTON Tour Summer 2008
 
June 6                          Thunder Bay, ON CAN          Marina Park *
June 13                         Hinckley, MN                         Grand Casino*
July 2                           Los Angeles, CA                     Gibson Amphitheater*
July 17                          Cadott, WI                             Rock Fest*
July 18                         Monticello, IA                         Great Jones Fair*
July 26                         West Bend, WI         
Aug 4                          Bethlehem, PA                        Musikfest*
Aug 6                          Uncasville, CT                        Mohegan Sun Arena*
Aug 15                         Atlantic City, NJ                    Trump Taj Mahal, Etess Arena*







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