The Brad Delp Foundation has released an announcement, which discusses the release of Brad's solo material, which was brought up last year in the Rock Hard Magazine article Brad Delp's Last Verse.
June 12 of this year marks what would have been my father's 61st birthday, and all of us at the Foundation have been working hard to come up with the perfect way to honor him this year. For starters, we're debuting the first incarnation of the new and improved Brad Delp Foundation website! We hope you enjoy the new pictures and videos, and stay tuned for even more fun new updates still to come in the weeks ahead!
Secondly, as many of you know, we have spent the past few years working on restoring my dad's catalogue of unreleased songs, with the aim of putting them together as an album to release to the public. This has been a MASSIVE undertaking! Many of my dad's master tapes were damaged in a flood that took out a good part of his basement. Thanks to the tireless efforts of his good friend Roger Carmody, who spent many months baking the mold off of the tapes (and getting sick in the process!), we've managed to salvage a great deal of these recordings and are finally now in the home stretch of this labor of love. The completed album will be a compilation of songs spanning from the early 70's through the 90's, in different genres, featuring dad alone and with his closest friends and colleagues. It is our goal with this project to let the public hear my dad as those of us closest to him have always known him. These songs are a glimpse of the man, apart from the band, doing what he was born to do in the purest possible form and I can't wait for you to hear it!
To that end, we've decided that the perfect way to celebrate dad's birthday this year is to give you a little sneak preview of what's to come! The song below is the raw and unmastered version of the upcoming album track “Alone” which my dad wrote back in 1973! It's the oldest recording we have, featuring my dad along with Roger Carmody and Tom Febonio. Listen carefully for the playful banter at the beginning between dad and Roger, and the tiny little “chirp” at the very end, which Roger tells me was actually dad doing his best impression of a parakeet! Classic Brad!
Check out the Brad Delp Foundation website to listen to the track Alone.
Kimberley Dahme has posted a message on her official site:
Summer is here and I'm thrilled. It's fun spending time with my kids and family. It's hard to believe, but my son is turning "16" this month. It's crazy how fast time flies. I'm so proud of him. Happy birthday Kenny!
As most of you know, BOSTON is getting ready to rock and roll you over. There is great line up starting out the summer. Tom Scholz, Gary Pihl, Tommy DeCarlo, Curly Smith, David Victor, and Tracy Ferrie.
Although I wont be touring right now, I'm looking forward to rejoining them again in the near future. Don't miss the chance to go out and see a BOSTON concert.
Currently, I'm preparing new original songs for downloads. Over the last few years I've written a number of songs and I'd like to share them with you. I'm also producing an All Star Band at Kids on Stage here in beautiful Tennessee. I'm taking my kids camping and zip lining. It's all good.
Keep checking in for more information.
Notice the band lineup listed. Drummer Jeff Neal is not joining the band this summer, but instead former member Curly Smith will be back. In addition, Tracy Ferrie from Stryper will be joining the band on bass.
The start of the tour is right around the corner. A total of 39 shows have been announced and tickets for almost all of them are on sale now (Solomons, MD is the last one, with the general sale beginning June 26). The tour will kick off with the first show on June 28 in Hollywood, Florida.
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.
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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