Monday, February 29, 2016

Boston announce 40th anniversary tour

Boston have announced dates for their 40th anniversary tour.

The North American run begins April 29 in Hollywood, Florida and tickets are now on sale.

The band says the tour promises to be a celebration honoring the group’s loyal fans, many who have supported Boston since 1976, when the self-titled debut album first hit the airwaves and took rock radio by storm.

Led by the singles "More Than A Feeling", "Foreplay/Long Time" and "Peace Of Mind", the album peaked at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 and remained on the chart for 132 weeks. “Boston” went on to sell more than 17 million copies in the States alone (25 million worldwide) on its way to becoming the best-selling pop debut album in history at the time.

The group’s second album, “Don’t Look Back”, stormed out of the gate upon its release as a No. 1 US hit: selling 4 million copies in the States in its first month and 7 million in total.

Legal battles between the band and its label, Epic Records, held up work on a third record, which finally surfaced in 1986 as “Third Stage” after an 8-year wait.

More 8-year gaps followed before 1994’s “Walk On” and 2002’s “Corporate America” arrived, which stretched to 11 years before album number six – 2013’s “Life, Love & Hope”, surfaced.

All told, Boston have sold more than 31 million albums in the US to date.

40th anniversary tour 2016

Apr 29 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock
Apr 30 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 01 - Savannah, GA - Johnny Mercer Theatre
May 04 - Charlotte, NC - Uptown Amphitheatre
May 05 - Greensboro, NC - White Oak Amphitheatre
May 06 - Raleigh, NC - The Red Hat Amphitheatre
May 07 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
May 18 - Cleveland, OH - Jacob's Pavilion at Nautica
May 21 - New Buffalo, MI - Silver Creek Event Center
May 25 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center
Jun 24 - Englewood, CO - Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
Aug 04 - Baton Rouge, LA - River Center Arena
Aug 09 - Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest
Aug 11 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena

See also:

VIDEO: Boston issue 2015 tour promo
Boston announces 2015 tour
Boston guitarist featured on Secret Life web series
Boston expand North American tour
Search Boston at hennemusic