Monday, March 6, 2017

Boston expand North American tour

Boston have expanded their Hyper Space North American tour with the addition of 21 concert dates across the continent.

Following a previously-revealed opening run of ten shows in April, the band have added a second leg starting June 14 in Mountain View, CA and announced that Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will be along as special guests.

One dollar from each ticket purchased this summer will be donated to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, who are committed to ending the slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans, as well as Mercy For Animals, who utilize a broad range of strategic approaches that seek to expose cruelty, prosecute abusers, and inspire consumers to make compassionate food choices.

"I am thrilled to have Joan and her band on tour with us this summer,” says Boston leader and guitarist Tom Sholz. “Not only is she an amazing rock and roll performing artist, but even more exciting to me is that she is a fellow vegetarian and shares compassion for animal welfare."

Presale tickets for Boston and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts fan club members begins March 7 at 10am local time and runs through March 9 at 10pm local time.

General public seats will go on sale March 10 at and on the Live Nation app.

Boston’s 2017 touring lineup includes Scholz, vocalist Tommy DeCarlo, guitarist Gary Pihl, keyboardist Beth Cohen, bassist Tracy Ferrie, drummer Jeff Neal and backing vocalist Curly Smith.

Four dozen concerts are planned, with more dates to be revealed soon.

Last year, Boston toured the continent to mark the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.

The group’s most recent release is 2013’s “Life Love & Hope.”

Hyper Space Tour 2017

Apr 14 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Apr 15 - Estero, FL - Germain Arena
Apr 17 - Sarasota, FL - Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Apr 18 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Apr 20 - St Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Apr 21 - Mobile, AL - Saenger Theatre
Apr 22 - Lake Charles, LA - Golden Nugget
Apr 23 - Shreveport, LA - Municipal Auditorium
Apr 25 - Rogers, AR - The Wal-Mart Amphitheatre
Apr 26 - Little Rock, AR - Verizon Arena

Jun 14 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jun 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Jun 18 - Chula Vista, CA - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Jun 28 - Houston, TX - Smart Financial Centre at Sugarland
Jun 30 - Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion
Jul 02 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Jul 05 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 07 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul 08 - Dayton, OH - Rose Music Center at The Heights
Jul 09 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 11 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
Jul 13 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
Jul 19 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre
Jul 20 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Jul 22 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Jul 23 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Jul 25 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Jul 27 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Jul 28 - Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
Jul 29 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
Jul 30 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live

See also:

Boston announce first dates for North American tour
Boston cancel three North Carolina concerts over transgender law
Boston announce 40th anniversary tour
VIDEO: Boston issue 2015 tour promo
Search Boston at hennemusic