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Stryper Frontman To Tour With Boston


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The legendary band Boston will headline the outdoor festival at Marina Park on Friday, June 6 in Thunder Bay, Ontario, at one of the Canadian stops of the Great Race 2008. The 'round-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, the veteran Stryper frontman, will both sing and trade riffs with Gary Pihl and Tom Scholz on guitar. Unexpected phenomenon Tommy DeCarlo, the fan that posted his Boston covers on his MySpace 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. Boston will be performing hits from all five studio albums, including many of their classics, and some fan favorites that have not been played live for many years.

Upcoming Boston shows:

June 06 - Thunder Bay, ON - Marina Park

June 13 - Hincley, MN - Grand Casino

June 15 - Detroit, MI - DTE Ampitheater

June 18 - St. Lois, MO - The Family Arena

June 20 - Kinder, LA - Grand Casino Coushatta

June 21 - San Antonio, TX - Verizon Ampitheater

June 22 - Houston, TX - Woodlands

June 24 - Grand Prairie, TX - Noke Live Theater

June 25 - Oklahoma City, OK - Zoo Ampitheater

June 27 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre

June 28 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas and Mack

June 29 - Tucson, AZ - Anselmo Valencia Ampitheater

July 01 - San Diego, CA - Coors Ampitheater

July 02 - Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheater

July 04 - Wendover, NV - Peppermill Casino

July 05 - Reno, NV - Peppermill - Tuscany Ballroom

July 06 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery

July 08 - Portland, OR - Clark County Ampitheater

July 09 - Seattle, WA - White River Ampitheater

July 10 - Vancover, BC - General Motors Place

July 12 - Calgary, AB - [to be announced]

July 13 - Regina, SK - [to be announced]

July 15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks

July 17 - Cadott, WI - Rock Fest

July 18 - Monticello, IA - Great Jones Fair

July 20 - Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion

July 25 - Indianapolis, IN - Deer Creek

July 26 - West Bend, WI - [to be announced]

July 29 - Toronto, ON - [to be announced]

Aug. 01 - Big Flats, NY - Summer Stage

Aug. 02 - Guilford, NH - US Cellular Pavilion

Aug. 03 - Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center

Aug. 04 - Bethleham, PA - Musikfest

Aug. 06 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena

Aug. 07 - Long Island, NY - [to be announced]

Aug. 09 - Salamanca, NY - Seneca Allegany Casino

Aug. 10 - New Jersey - [to be announced]

Aug. 11 - Vienna, VA - Wolftrap

Aug. 13 - Baltimore, MD - The Pier

Aug. 15 - Atlantic City, NJ - Etess Center

Aug. 16 - Roanoke Rapids, NC - Carolina Crossroads Ampitheater

Aug. 17 - Atlanta, GA - [to be announced]

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Hi all,

It's always been Tom's band.That rought lawsuit with CBS never helped them. I saw them back in the late 70's,they couldn't get the same sound live,IMHO,at that time,....

Brad Delp,RIP. Was a sweet open guy,no diva-type attitude,that I ever saw.We he formed the band Beatlejiuce,they use to play at the local clubs around here.They played and sounded great and they had as much fun as the crowd did! Brad was the kind of a guy who would always willing to talk to ya,shke a hand,sign an autograph,jaw about some music,and take a request,...

Mister Delp?"

"Brad."

"Back in U.S.S.R.? Please,before I knock you out!"

He and I laughed,sure enough,after the break,..

'Oh, flew in from Miami Beach B.O.A.C.

Didn't get to bed last night

On the way the paper bag was on my knee

Man I had a dreadful flight

I'm back in the U.S.S.R.

You don't know how lucky you are boy

Back in the U.S.S.R. (Yeah)'

KB

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I'm not sure if I still have the stub but I also saw Van Halen and Boston on the same bill back in June of '79 except it was at Carter-Finley in Raleigh. Also on the bill were Poco and the Outlaws (who closed). Boston took forever to take the stage since it took several hours for a crane to lift a pipe organ on the stage for their set. Van Halen was next so there was lots of cheering for them prior to Boston's set. Live, they just didn't cut it. A riot nearly broke out during Van Halen's portion of the show as audience members were thrown red plastic NC State cups everywhere when a "train" of them were tossed at the stage and hit DLR. He said, "if another cup hits me I'm gonna drag the motherfucker up here and whoop his ass". He also threatened to end the show. After that lots of cups were thrown but none at the stage. It was too late, by that time people had starting throwing other objects (including George Dickel bottles). Someone in my are up in the stands took a pretty nasty gash to the forehead from one of them. Oddily enough there was no mention of the incident on the news that evening. Someone from NC State even said another concert was being planned for the next year with Foreigner and some other groups. No other concerts were held there until nearly ten years later when Pink Floyd came through town on their Momentary Lapse of Reason Tour.

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Sounds like you're a bit touchy on the subject. Don't worry, I said "essentially" NOT "exactly". Heaven forbid I equate Baltimore with Vienna, VA. I live in MD, both venues are about the same distance from my house.

Please don't :o

:P

My apologies;I didn't mean to come across as "touchy",I just wanted to point out the fact that they're two completely different areas-I would almost go so far as to say "two different continents ",but that's pushing it.I don't like the idea of consolidating everything within a certian distance of D.C. as the same "market",I think it's a disservice to anyone that lives there,it attempts to rob the areas of their unique-ness.

Besides;Baltimore is better. B)

:D

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Please don't :o

:P

My apologies;I didn't mean to come across as "touchy",I just wanted to point out the fact that they're two completely different areas-I would almost go so far as to say "two different continents ",but that's pushing it.I don't like the idea of consolidating everything within a certian distance of D.C. as the same "market",I think it's a disservice to anyone that lives there,it attempts to rob the areas of their unique-ness.

Besides;Baltimore is better. B)

:D

I grew up in New Jersey, so I hear ya. It will be interesting to see how the two shows sell.

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Boston To Wrap New Album After Summer Tour

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Gary Graff, Detroit

Boston leader Tom Scholz tells Billboard.com he hopes to finish recording the band's next studio album after its summer tour and have it out "just after the first of the year."

Scholz says the album -- Boston's first since 2002's "Corporate America" -- is a mix of "really straightforward rock 'n' roll songs and some things that are pretty esoteric.

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