thirdstage.ca would like to extend a warm welcome to the newest member of BOSTON: David Victor. David's duties will include guitar and providing vocals, along with lead singer Tommy DeCarlo.
David is a veteran musician, having produced, financed and written his first commercial release Proof Through the Night in 1991. David has been involved with bands like Velocity and the BOSTON tribute band Smokin'. David is currently involved with Platinum Rockstars™ and Bostyx - a BOSTON and Styx tribute band. He has also released a 5-song album Strength Of Conviction, which includes a cover of BOSTON's "A Man I'll Never Be."
The addition of David brings the group back to six members since the announcement of the departure of Michael Sweet last August brought the group down to five members.
For more information on David, and to hear some of his work, check out his website at davidvictor.com.
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The BOSTON 2012 tour is shaping up. Here is a quick summary of the tickets currently on sale, as well as known upcoming on-sale dates. This post will be kept updated as things change, so check back often. You can also get a heads up on these updates by joining our Facebook page or Twitter feed.
[Last Update: June 28]
BOSTON Tickets on Sale Now:
|June 28||Hollywood, FL||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-hollywood [Show Ticket Only]|
|http://3rdstg.ca/tix-hollywood-dp [Hard Rock Dinner Package]|
|June 29||Cleawater, FL||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-clearwater|
|June 30||Valdosta, GA||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-valdosta|
|July 01||St. Augustine, FL||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-staugustine|
|July 03||Orlando, FL||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-orlando|
|July 05||Panama City, FL||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-panamacity|
|July 06||Kinder, LA||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-kinder|
|July 07||Biloxi, MS||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-biloxi|
|July 08||Robinsonville, MS||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-robinsonville|
|July 10||Grand Prairie, TX||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-grandprairie|
|July 11||Austin, TX||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-austin|
|July 13||Newkirk, OK||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-newkirk|
|July 14||El Reno, OK||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-elreno|
|July 20||Mashantucket, CT||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-mashantucket|
|July 21||Atlantic City, NJ||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-atlanticcity|
|July 22||White Plains, NY||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-whiteplains|
|July 26||Rama, ON||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-rama|
|July 27||Belleville, ON||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-belleville|
|July 28||London, ON||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-london|
|July 29||Mount Pleasant, MI||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-mtpleasant|
|August 01||Columbus, OH||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-columbus|
|August 02||Hammond, IN||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-hammond|
|August 03||Milwaukee, WI||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-milwaukee|
|August 04||Morton, MN||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-morton|
|August 06||Bismarck, ND||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-bismarck|
|August 07||Sturgis, SD||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-sturgis|
|August 10||Pittsburgh, PA||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-pittsburgh|
|August 11||Aberdeen, MD||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-aberdeen|
|August 12||Bethlehem, PA||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-bethlehem|
|August 14||Hamburg, NY||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-hamburg|
|August 15||Kettering, OH||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-kettering|
|August 16||Solomons, MD||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-solomons|
|August 29||Red Bank, NJ||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-redbank|
|August 31||Maryland Heights, MO||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-mlheights|
|September 02||Norfolk, NE||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-norfolk|
|September 06||Quapaw, OK||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-quapaw|
|September 07||Kansas City, MO||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-kansascity|
|September 08||Hutchinson, KS||http://3rdstg.ca/tix-hutchinson|
[Short Link: http://3rdstg.ca/tour2012]
The official BOSTON site has been updated with a post from Tom, along with some tour dates. As previously posted, two dates had shown up already for BOSTON to play this summer in Belleville, Ontario and Valdosta, Georgia.
Just 10 months till the end ... at least till the end of the Mayan calendar anyway. I wonder, did they mean to prophesize the end of the world, or was the December 21st planetary alignment just a convenient place to stop chiseling stone tablets on a really long calendar project? Some people think it is the same thing, so why take a chance? If I was making a bucket list, it would definitely include going out one more time to play some BOSTON shows - before time runs out!
So just to be safe, we are going to do exactly that. I don't really think the world is going to end this year, but on the off chance the Mayans were on to something, let me take a moment to thank all of you for helping make the BOSTON experience an awesome ride. One of the best things about BOSTON to me is its fans; they are some of the nicest people I've ever met, and collectively the best crowds anyone could wish to play for.
I regret that we can't play as many shows as we would like, but we will do as much as we can in North America. Check out our tour page for the list of shows that have been confirmed so far, and if you can, come out to enjoy another night of BOSTON's music before the next great coronal mass ejection.
The tour dates are on the official site, they are also being kept up to date on the 2012 Tour Listings page, which will have info about the shows and venues. The band will also be giving fans access to presale tickets (where available). You can check out boston.tickets.musictoday.com to see if the show you plan on going to will be listed.
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Previously it was reported that a show had been announced for July in Belleville, Ontario. There have been no official announcements made of a tour as of yet, however another show date has shown up.
This show is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, GA. This, in addition to the Belleville show, looks like the beginning of a summer tour.
Tickets for this show will be first available to season pass holders as of Feb 13, while availability to the public will be available as of February 20 at 10:00 am. Tickets can be purchased by phone, online or at the park.
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While there's been no word yet of any tour for this summer, it looks like BOSTON will have at least one show.
According to the Belleville Intelligencer and Empire Square Live, BOSTON is scheduled to perform Friday, July 27, 2012 in Belleville, Ontario at Rockfest 2012. The show will also feature the Canadian group 54/40.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 14 @ 11:00am. Prices range from $59 general admission, to $79 VIP. To order, call 613-969-0099 (extension 1), online, or in person.
Update Jan 13: The Empire Theatre site has changed the listing for this show to say "New on sale date for friday night’s show Will be announced in early February." In addition, the ticket page has been changed. Any further updates will be posted here.
Update Jan 21: The Empire Theatre site has updated the listing to say "on sale date for Friday night's show is Saturday, February 11 @ 11:00am."
Update Feb 11: Tickets are now available at www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/4889
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For those that have been following the defamation lawsuit between Tom Scholz and the Boston Herald, there's been another setback, according to an article by the Boston Herald (no other sources available at time of writing this article).
Susan Stenger, one of Tom's lawyers, has been ordered to pay over $17,000 in attorney fees to the Herald for withholding over 19,000 pages of evidence, which a judge ordered Tom to produce in summer of 2010. It appears Tom did produce the documents, but the lawyer did not hand them over to the Herald's lawyers until October of this year. Discovery Master Thomas Maffei determined that the evidence was not intentionally withheld, saying "I find no basis to conclude that the late production of the nine boxes was intentional on Ms. Stenger's part, that she purposely violated a court order, or that she withheld the boxes because Mr. Scholz directed her to do so," Maffei wrote in his Dec. 23 order. "The failure was a mistake, plain and simple."
Full article: news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2011_1228rockers_lawyer_ordered_to_pay_herald_17g/
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You may recall back in 2009 Tommy DeCarlo recorded a Christmas song with The M Players, called I Can't Wait Till Christmas Day. Tommy has recorded another song, this one is called I Miss You Christmas. The song can be heard on the front page of Tommy's official site.
[Short Link: http://3rdstg.ca/dp2011]
The December People, which features BOSTON guitarist Gary Pihl, have a couple shows lined up in time for the holidays. If you haven't checked then out, they released their album Rattle & Humbug last year. You can listen to samples here. If you like it, you can get it on iTunes.
November 12, 2011
2:00pm and 8:00 pm
The December People will be performing at the World Theater. They will be partnering with The Hippo radio for a food drive to support the Food Banks of Monterey and San Benito counties and the SPCA. Five cans of people or dog food will get you a 30% discount on the ticket price. More info can be found at the World Theater site.
December 11, 2011
The December People will be performing a free concert in The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun. Make sure to get there early to get good seats!