This is no April Fool’s joke: BOSTON celebrates four decades of rock with their 2016 tour, Sunday, July 31 at 7:30 pm at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids.
As Tom Scholz wrote in the rock anthem on the BOSTON album Don’t Look Back, “It’s a Party, Party, Party!” Indeed, the 40th anniversary BOSTON tour promises to be a celebration honoring the group’s loyal fans. Boston brings the tour to Grand Rapids on Sunday, July 31 at 7:30 PM in DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 1 at 10 am. Ticket prices are $49.95, $76, and $126 and will be available at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena box offices, all Ticketmaster ticket centers, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800.745.3000. A purchase limit of eight (8) tickets will apply to each order and prices are subject to change.
Always a huge crowd-pleaser with their high-energy stage show, out-of-this-world sound, and remarkable musicianship and singing, BOSTON prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements, delivering the extraordinary sound that is faithful to their studio recordings.
BOSTON became an iconic classic rock fixture when they joined the music scene with their self-titled album in 1976. With over 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits such as “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Smokin’,” rock staples that are still in heavy radio rotation today. Their second album, Don’t Look Back was another chart-topper that confirmed their place in rock history, followed by Third Stage, which hit #1 on the charts, with the top single of 1986, “Amanda.” With over 31 million albums sold to date, BOSTON has stood the test of time.
Fans can expect to hear all the classic songs they have grown to love, and will be treated to wild Hammond organ work, soaring harmony guitars, and exceptional vocal arrangements, as well as BOSTON’s unique visual stage presentation and plenty of extra-terrestrial sounds heard nowhere else on earth.
Joining Tom Scholz on stage will be 30-year veteran and right-hand-man Gary Pihl on guitar, keyboards and vocals, Tommy DeCarlo on lead vocals, keys and percussion, Tracy Ferry on bass and vocals, Beth Cohen on keys, vocals and guitar, andJeff Neal keeping the beat on drums.