Boston lead singer living a classic rock Cinderella story
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

By Colleen Jurkiewicz

Tommy DeCarlo is the lead singer of Boston – but he still considers himself just one of the fans.

It was only five years ago that the Florida resident and self-taught pianist was posting MP3's of Boston covers on MySpace while working a full-time job at Home Depot.

When the band's lead singer Brad Delp took his own life in 2007, DeCarlo was deeply moved and wrote an original tribute song to him. A friend on MySpace suggested he contact Tom Scholz, the guitarist and songwriter behind Boston's famous sound.

A star discovered
Saturday, July 28, 2012

By Cindy Votruba
Marshall Independent

Tommy DeCarlo never saw himself as a frontman for a rock 'n' roll band, let alone for the legendary group Boston.

"It was never anything I really wanted," he said. "I pretty much shied away from that."

But the former Home Depot employee is performing lead vocals for the band's summer 2012 tour.

Known for such hits as "More Than A Feeling," "Amanda" and "Don't Look Back," Boston will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Decotah Exposition Center at Jackpot Junction in Morton. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Boston - Casino Rama - Thursday July 26, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lithium Magazine

Classic rock band Boston brought their time capsule of hits to the Casino Rama stage for a sold out performance this past Thursday evening. As is customary at Rama, there was no opening band. The only founding member of the touring band now is guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, Tom Scholz. That's one heck of a resume for an artist, but for Scholz, its business as it has always been. Right from the beginning he has had his hand in creating everything that is Boston. One of the biggest problems for Scholz these days is finding a suitable vocalist to fill the unfillable shoes of Brad Delp, who left a canyon in the band after his untimely death in 2007.

Boston, welcome to London
Saturday, July 28, 2012

By Joe Belanger
The London Free Press

It was 'more than a feeling' that something special was happening in London Saturday night.

Boston welcome to London. London welcome to Boston. Boston welcome to Rock The Park because Harris Park rocked.

Three guitars, a solid back beat on drums backed by a heavy bass and keyboards with vocal harmonies that never missed and an estimated 10,000-plus fans left Harris Park satiated, most wanting more.

Boston to rock Horseshoe Casino's Venue
Friday, July 27, 2012

By Eloise Marie Valadez
The Times of Northwest Indiana

It'll be a bit like a homecoming celebration for Gary Pihl when Boston brings its show to The Venue at Hammond's Horseshoe Casino next week.

Pihl, a native of Illinois, who formerly lived in the Chicago suburbs Park Forest, Mt. Prospect and Park Ridge, said he's looking forward to rolling out the hits for region music fans during the Boston concert 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at The Venue.

"The shows have been terrific," he said, of the summer tour. "We've been having a great time."

Legendary rockers BOSTON to swing through Canada on North American tour
Thursday, July 26, 2012

By Andrew Lawton
Landmark Report

When the legendary rock band BOSTON was formed in the mid-70's, it was an unlikely success story. Musical renaissance man Tom Scholz spent every dollar he had to record a series of self-written tracks with his friend the late Brad Delp taking on the vocals.

The reaction from record labels when the heard the demos was much like North America’s reaction to the band’s unique, and energetic feel: Love at first sound. The result was the 1976 release of BOSTON, the self-titled album that holds its place in history as the highest selling debut album of all time.

Boston playing sold-out show at Casino Rama
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

By Nathan Taylor
Orillia Packet & Times

If you get a chance to see Boston live, take advantage of it. The opportunity doesn't around often.

But if you were planning to catch the Boston, Mass.-based classic rockers at Casino Rama Thursday night, you're out of luck. The show is sold out.

"People are hungry to hear it," said David Victor, guitarist, vocalist and newest member of the band, which has sold millions of albums and penned such hits as More Than A Feeling, Foreplay/Long Time, Smokin', and Amanda.

The experience has been a thrill for Victor, who was "one of those YouTube pickups."

Boston anticipates 'certain magic'
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

By Dale Carruthers
The London Free Press

Boston guitarist Gary Pihl has never been to London, but he has more than a feeling he's going to love playing at Harris Park Saturday.

The 61-year-old musician and his American rock band are headlining the closing night of the three-day Rock the Park festival in London.

While Boston has played hundreds of sold-out stadium shows, Pihl says there's something "special" about playing under the stars on a summer night.

"Outdoor (shows) have a certain magic to them," Pihl said. "There's definitely something special about it. The sound travels further, it just keeps on going."

Lifetime Boston fan to lead legendary band on Bismarck stage
Friday, July 20, 2012

By Kelly Hagen
Great Plains Examiner

Every musician starts off as a fan.

You grow up, listening to your favorite band, the same songs over and over again. You sing along, memorizing every word, pantomiming the notes on your air guitar, every beat on air drums. You picture yourself up on stage with your heroes. And, if you're dedicated and lucky enough, some day you get to the stage with your own band.

Or, you know, maybe you just end up joining the same band you grew up idolizing. That happens, too.

It happened for Tommy DeCarlo, the new lead singer of the legendary rock band, Boston.

When Boston takes the stage at the Bismarck Civic Center on Aug. 6, the legendary musicians will be backing up a lifelong fan who went from a job as a credit manager for Home Depot in Charlotte, N.C., to singer of his favorite rock band.

Rock band Boston to play White Plains with 'lucky' singer
Friday, July 20, 2012

By Chris Serico

As lead singer of Boston, Tommy DeCarlo is on a North American tour that includes a July 22 stop at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. But it wasn't long ago that he was just a lifelong fan, working at a Home Depot in Charlotte, N.C.

"I'll say to myself, 'How the heck did this happen?'" said DeCarlo, 47.

Growing up in Utica, DeCarlo was a teenager when he first heard Boston's "More Than a Feeling." He was mesmerized. Today, he acknowledges that "as corny as this sounds, it's been more than a feeling ever since."

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