Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Boston coming to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Friday

With final preparations completed, the first show has kicked off this summer's Heaven on Earth Tour June 5, and comes to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at St Louis this Friday, June 20.

 The band sounds amazing and everyone is psyched according to reports and reviews from the past couple of weeks. Performing a set list filled with all the Boston classics fans long to hear, as well as a couple of cuts from Boston's latest release, Life, Love & Hope, this show is certain to give your mind a ride.

 Joining original and founding member Tom Scholz on stage are 28-year Boston member Gary Pihl on guitar and vocals, Tommy DeCarlo on lead vocals, keyboards and percussion, David Victor on guitar and vocals, Tracy Ferrie on bass and vocals, and Kimberley Dahme on rhythm guitar and vocals. Drumming duties will be split between veteran Boston drummers Jeff Neal and Curly Smith, with Jeff handing the first leg of the tour.

This summer at selected shows, there will be a promotional sale of the Boston CD Greatest Hits. Each CD sold comes with a chance to win an Epiphone guitar signed by Tom Scholz. Net proceeds of the guitar contest will be split between Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Shriners Hospitals for Children. The new album Life, Love & Hope will of course be available at the merch booth.

Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists.

Boston's best-known works include the songs "More Than a Feeling", "Peace of Mind", "Foreplay/Long Time", "Rock and Roll Band", "Smokin'", "Don't Look Back" and "Amanda". They have sold over 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were for their self-titled debut album and 7 million were for their second album, Don't Look Back. Altogether, they have released six studio albums.

Check out the PBS/NOVA web-series The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, that recently interviewed Scholz in depth about the beginning of his interest in engineering and music. Sharing some never-heard before details, this informative and entertaining series is not to be missed.

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