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'More Than a Feeling': The making of a rock classic
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Boston guitarist-songwriter Tom Scholz recalls the creation of his band's enduring debut single

By Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

Forty years ago, the band Boston released its debut single, "More Than a Feeling." The song was a big hit, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard chart -- but that was just the start of the story. "More Than a Feeling" became an enduring radio staple, one which established Boston among the biggest rock acts in the country and which helped turn the band's eponymous debut album into a huge seller. This bittersweet tale about the power of music also helped define an entire genre of immaculately-produced, and performed, pop-rock.

Over the years, "More Than a Feeling" has been covered by an absurdly diverse collection of acts, from *NSYNC to Nirvana, whose own classic track "Smells Like Teen Spirit" bore a striking, and much-noted, similarity to the Boston tune. The song has also appeared on a host of films and TV shows, including Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Sopranos, and, most recently The Walking Dead.

If the idea of an unknown -- and deliberately anonymous -- band having such an impact with its first ever release is incredible, then the way the song was crafted is no less so. In a rare interview, Boston founder, guitarist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz recalls the crazy creation of "More Than a Feeling" in his own words below.

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BOSTON Adds Second Home Show
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment announced today that due to overwhelming demand, legendary American rock band, BOSTON, has added a second show at the Wang Theatre on Monday, August 15. The previously announced show on Sunday, August 14 is sold out. These will be the first BOSTON concerts in decades in their namesake city. Tickets for the newly added August 15 show are on sale now.

BOSTON founder, chief songwriter and producer Tom Scholz said, "We are thrilled to be adding a second show for the finale of our 40th Anniversary Tour here in the city of Boston!  We're working to make these the most exciting BOSTON shows our fans here have ever seen.  What a great way to end our 2016 tour,"

The 40th anniversary BOSTON tour promises to be a celebration honoring the group's loyal fans, where they can expect to hear all the classic songs they have grown to love. Many of them have supported BOSTON since 1976 when their debut album, Boston, first hit the airwaves and took rock radio by storm, so it's not surprising to see concert audiences that span generations. Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage shows, out-of-this-world sound, and remarkable musicianship and singing, BOSTON prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of pre-recorded music or technical enhancements, delivering the extraordinary sound that is faithful to their studio recordings.  Tom Scholz also promises some amazing new electrifying visuals that will surprise and delight BOSTON's fans.

"I'm very excited to bring BOSTON back to Boston," said Tom Scholz.  "Music broadcast from Boston got me interested in rock when I was in high school living in Toledo, Ohio.  Later, studying and working in this city taught me everything I needed to know to create BOSTON's sound in my studio.  Our home town fans have always been great, and I could think of no better way to end our 40th Anniversary Tour than back here in Boston where it all started."

With over 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits such as "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," and "Smokin'," rock radio staples that are still in heavy rotation today. Their second album, Don't Look Back, was another chart-topper that cemented their place in rock history, followed by Third Stage, which hit #1 on the charts fueled by the top single of 1986, "Amanda." With over 31 million albums sold to date, BOSTON has stood the test of time. 

 
40th Anniversary Tour Promo
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

 
Boston Rocks Their 40th Anniversary With a 2016 Tour
Monday, February 22, 2016

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. Many of them have supported BOSTON since 1976 when the debut album, Boston first hit the airwaves and took rock radio by storm, so it’s not surprising to see concert audiences that span generations.

The concerts kick off on Friday, April 29th in Hollywood, FL at the Hard Rock Live and run through the end of August.

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 radio staples that are still in heavy 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.

Check out the tour dates page for the dates currently available. Keep checking back as more dates get added. Many of the shows have special fan presales. Keep on top of updates through our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

 
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