Fast on the heels of their latest album, Life, Love & Hope, the boys from legendary rock band Boston have just announced that their summer tour will kick off from the Seminole Hard Rock Live on June 5 in Hollywood, Florida.
One thing that Boston has always been known for is their incredible, high-energy stage show the features fantastic musicianship, sound that has to be heard to be believed and of course some of the most remarkable vocals ever put to vinyl. This year’s tour will be featuring the music from their 2012 album as well as the people that were involved in making it.
Unlike many of today’s newer groups, Boston is extremely proud of the fact that no prerecorded music or technical enhancements whatsoever are used at their live shows. What you hear is what you get, an exceptional sound that’s as faithful as possible to their studio recordings.
It was way back in 1976 that Boston first blasted their way onto the music scene with their self-titled album, Boston. That album sold over 17 million copies and had a slew of popular hits that still find a huge amount of airtime on the radio today, including More Than any Feeling, Smokin’ and Peace of Mind.
Many thought that their first album was a fluke but Boston proved them wrong with Don’t Look Back, a chart topping album that was followed up by Third Stage, their # 1 album that featured their # 1 1986 hit, Amanda. Boston’s music has definitely the test of time and, with over 31 million albums sold, it can truly be said that the group spans the generations and still inspires new rock artists to this day.
To prove that they weren’t out of gas yet, Frontiers Records released Boston’s newest studio album last December. Life, Love & Hope has that unique Boston sound on all 11 tracks as well as the incomparable Tom Scholz’s unique touch.
Scholz, one of the group’s founders, has actually been an advocate of vegetarianism and the vegetarian lifestyle for quite a few years. This year, to raise awareness about cruelty to animals and how to prevent it (and cruelty to humans as well) the group will be promoting the sale of their Greatest Hits CD. All of the proceeds will go to animal cruelty prevention. Everyone who buys a CD will also get a chance to win and Epiphone guitar signed by Scholz, and all of the proceeds will be split between the Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.