BOSTON guitarist Gary Pihl has posted an update to the official site regarding the tour, which starts next week:
We're almost on our way ... we'll be packing up the trucks next week and some of the shows are sold out already! It's been great to hear that our friends and fans are looking forward to our summer shows as much as we are. Here's an update of how things are shaping up.
We were hoping to bring back the same band and crew that toured with us last time but, as you can imagine, it's tough to get the schedules to coincide for a dozen or so people on any given summer. Besides Tom and myself on guitars, Tommy DeCarlo will be on lead vocals, sounding better than ever - if that's possible! Curly Smith, our drummer from the '95 and '97 tours will be keeping us in time again. Hot bassist, Tracy Ferrie, will be a great addition to the low end. Tom and I performed with Tracy at the benefit for victims of the Station Night club fire a couple of years ago. The only really new guy that has never performed with us is David Victor, a terrific singer/guitarist. David walked into the first day of rehearsal singing great and he knew how to play all the rhythm and lead guitar parts of all the songs! We know you're going to like him as much as we do. Just to let you know, Kimberley Dahme is producing "Kids on Stage" in Nashville and Jeff Neal is taking some well-deserved time off to spend with his young family. We wish them well and hope to see them return to work with us in the future.
And speaking of returning, we've got almost the entire crew from the last tour. Bill Ryan is back as front of house sound engineer. Gregg Maltby will be on lights and our hard working on-stage crew is back; Buck Burbury, Eric Harris, Rick Pietila, and Alex Wray.
But you are the reason were hitting the road this year! There's nothing better than playing a summer concert and hearing all our friends and fans singing along to BOSTON songs!