Boston Add Even More Dates to Hyper Space Tour

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Mark your calendars… In February classic rock legends Boston announced the first ten dates of their Hyper Space Tour. On March 6, they revealed that they’ll be spending the summer with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.

And now, they’ve added another batch of dates that’ll keep them on the road from mid-April through July, adding the slogan: “Where no band has gone before. A small step for a band, A giant leap for Bandkind.” (See the complete itinerary below.)

Fan Club pre-sales have begin; the code for the newly announced shows is Boston17. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.

According to the tour announcement press release, “Boston prides itself on their high-energy stage show, other-worldly sound, and exceptional musicianship, delivering an extraordinary experience that is faithful to their studio recordings. Fans can expect to hear the classic songs they have grown to love, and will be treated to wild Hammond organ work, soaring guitars, and exceptional vocal harmonies, and be treated to Boston’s unique visual stage presentation, from mind-blowing lightning bolts and spectacular lights to an interstellar ‘journey’ from the cockpit of the Boston spaceship, along with plenty of extra-terrestrial sounds heard nowhere else on earth.

“Unlike most bands at the time, all of Boston’s albums were conceived in a basement, written, produced and recorded by Tom Scholz, an MIT graduate who designed specialized equipment to capture the songs that he heard in his head.

“Scholz created his music with the intention of playing it live, in real time with real musicians, making it one of the few bands in history to reproduce seemingly-impossible-to-perform productions on stage, without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements.”

Watch Boston perform a favorite during their 40th Anniversary tour in 2016…

The announcement continues: “It’s been over 40 years since Boston’s self-titled debut album first hit the airwaves and turned the world on to a new kind of sonic experience. With over 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits such as “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” “Foreplay/Long Time,” and “Smokin’,” rock staples that are still in heavy rotation today. Their second album, Don’t Look Back, was another chart-topper that confirmed their place in rock history, followed by Third Stage, which hit #1 on the charts, and contained their biggest chart hit, the #1 single “Amanda.” The band has sold over 31 million albums in the U.S. alone.

As the leader of the Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jett has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” (a #1 pop hit for seven weeks in 1982), “I Hate Myself For Loving You” and “Crimson and Clover.” Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987’s Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show.

Watch Joan Jett & the Blackhearts perform “Light of Day” at Madison Square Garden in 2016…

Boston Hyper Space Tour Opening Dates
Apr 14 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Apr 15 – Estero, FL – Germain Arena
Apr 17 – Sarasota, FL – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Apr 18 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Apr 20 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Apr 21 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
Apr 22 – Lake Charles, LA – Golden Nugget
Apr 23 – Shreveport, LA – Municipal Auditorium
Apr 25 – Rogers, AR – The Wal-Mart Amphitheatre
Apr 26 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena

New Dates
May 03 – Jackson, MS – Thalia Mara Hall
May 04 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
May 05 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
May 06 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Civic Center
May 07 – Montgomery, AL – Montgomery PAC
May 10 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theater
May 11 – Catoosa, OK – Hard Rock – The Joint
May 12 – Newkirk, OK – First Council Casino
May 13 – Shawnee, OK – Grand Events Center
May 21 – Paducah, KY – Carson Center
May 22 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theater
May 23 – Springfield, IL – Prairie Capital Conv. Ctr
May 24 – Cedar Rapids, IA – US Cellular Center
May 26 – Madison, WI – Breese Stevens Field
May 27 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino

June 04 – Topeka, KS – Landon Arena
June 05 – Grand Island, NE – Fonner Park Events Center
June 06 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green
June 08 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
June 11 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
June 12 – Bakersfield, CA – Rabobank Arena
June 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Park Theater
June 27 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre

Boston with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts dates:

June 10 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre (New)
June 14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
June 18 – Chula Vista, CA – Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
June 28 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugarland
June 30 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
July 02 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
July 05 – St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – STL
July 07 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – CHI
July 08 – Dayton, OH – Rose Music Center at The Heights
July 09 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 11 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
July 13 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
July 19 – Alpharetta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
July 20 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 22 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
July 23 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 25 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
July 27 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
July 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
July 29 – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater
July 30 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

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  1. Bill
    #1 Bill 7 March, 2017, 09:01

    Actually “Amanda” was the #50 single of 1986, not the #1 as this article suggests. It was a #1 single, but not THE #1 single of the year.

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