BOSTON is conquering the radio airwaves as "Heaven on Earth," the lead single from Life, Love & Hope, captured the #1 spot on Mediabase's Classic Rock chart this week. Written and produced by Tom Scholz, “Heaven on Earth” features David Victor on vocals with special guest Louis St. August. Additionally, Life, Love & Hope, released in the U.S. and Canada on December 3, 2013, debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart, as well as #5 on Billboard's Rock charts.
Scholz said, "Working for so many years in relative isolation, I had no idea how these songs would be received. It's amazing to see a BOSTON song at #1 again! I want to thank Frontiers Records, Azoff Music Management, and my wife Kim for believing in this record and for their extraordinary efforts. l'm also grateful to the many other performers and individuals who contributed to completing this album and making its release possible. All of us in BOSTON thank our fans for being so supportive over the years."
More than a decade in the making, Life, Love & Hope, the collection of brand new tracks, recorded at Scholz's very own Hideaway Studio II, was produced, arranged, and engineered by Scholz and is BOSTON's first release since 2002's Corporate America. Brad Delp, BOSTON singer Tommy DeCarlo, David Victor, Kimberley Dahme and Scholz himself, contribute vocals on the new album. Diverse yet cohesive, the long-awaited album has something for everyone and will fulfill the expectations of existing fans, while exposing a new generation to one of rock and roll's great acts.
BOSTON's hitting the road this summer.
The band will be on their Heaven on Earth tour. Dates are still being added, but there are over 30 dates listed so far. The tour list page is being kept updated with dates, cities and ticket info.
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Select shows have VIP packages available, where you can get great seats, preshow refreshments, exclusive merchandise, preshow refreshments, raffle for exclusive tour items, and more.
Unlike BOSTON's last tour in 2012, fans living in the western part of the US won't have to travel as far to see the band as there are some shows scheduled in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.
This is a previously unreleased song written and performed by Brad Delp and Steve Baker.
Here's the description from the YouTube video, posted by Steve Baker:
Brad and I co-wrote this back in the mid 90's. As you will be able to tell from the lyric, the inspiration was the Beatles appearances on Ed Sullivan back in '64.
We originally recorded it at Winterwood Studios (my basement). It was recorded in a morning and hastily mixed to a cassette for him and me to listen to and finish at a later date (hey, we had a tee time).
Unfortunately, the original masters were lost and the cassette also went missing until 2012.
Amazingly, the cassette was in reasonable condition and through the wonders of modern technology available to me at Winding Pond Studios (my basement) I was able to finish it up and improve the sound quality.
It's still a bit rough but I hope you'll enjoy it anyway. Listen carefully, you can hear Brad humming through my piano solo.
I've been sitting on this for awhile but decided what better time than this, the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut in America, to share this with everybody.
BOSTON has posted a message on the official site:
As another year begins, we want to thank all of our fans for their enthusiastic support for BOSTON's new album, "Life, Love & Hope." We will be sure to add a few of the tracks to the set list for this summer's upcoming tour. We are extremely grateful to all of you for making it possible to do what we love to do!
At the inauguration of Boston's mayor Walsh on Monday January 6, Tom Scholz will have the honor of performing a few BOSTON songs with the Boston Pops at the festivities that follow.
In other cool news, "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers," an Emmy-nominated web-series from the acclaimed PBS series, NOVA, will be featuring Tom on an upcoming episode. "Secret Life" profiles today’s leading scientists - and shows what they're like when the lab coats come off - like a biochemist who competed for Miss America and a microbiologist who's a professional wrestler. We will keep you posted once an air date is determined.
For more information on the scientists and engineers profiled in this excellent series, visit: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/secretlife/ or https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Secret-Life-of-Scientists/367919659144 Please "Like" them on facebook, it helps with their funding!
Everyone from BOSTON wishes each of you an abundant and joyful 2014!