BOSTON with STARSHIP
(Cedar Rapids, IA) Tom Scholz’ band BOSTON will embark on a highly anticipated summer tour that is coming to the U.S. Cellular Center on August 28! The 2014 tour is following the successful release of their latest album, Life, Love & Hope. Tickets for their Cedar Rapids show start at $34 and will go on sale Friday, May 2 at 10am at the U.S. Cellular Center box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.
Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage show, out-of-this-world sound, and remarkable musicianship and singing, BOSTON will feature the personnel and music from their highly acclaimed 2012 tour with some exciting additions. The band prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements, delivering the exceptional sound that is faithful to their studio recordings.
BOSTON burst onto the music scene with their eponymous best-selling debut album in 1976, and never looked back. With over 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits such as “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Smokin’,” rock staples that are still in heavy rotation today. Their second effort, 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, with the top single of 1986, “Amanda.” With over 31 million albums sold to date, their music has stood the test of time, as evidenced by live BOSTON audiences that span generations.
Last December, BOSTON released their newest studio album, Life, Love & Hope on Frontiers Records. More than a decade in the making, Life, Love & Hope features 11 tracks embodying the classic and beloved BOSTON sound, as well as the latest in the evolution of Tom Scholz’ musical artistry.
Who: Boston with special guest Starship
When: August 28 @ 7:00 pm
Where: U.S. Cellular Center Arena
On Sale: Friday, May 2 @ 10 am
Tickets: $34, $48, $68, $84
Tickets will be available on Ticketmaster.com, by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000 and the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office.
Scholz has been a longstanding advocate of the vegetarian lifestyle, and prevention of cruelty and suffering to animals both nonhuman and human. This summer, at selected concerts on the tour, there will be a promotional sale of the BOSTON CD, Greatest Hits. Every CD sold comes with a chance to win an Epiphone guitar signed by Tom Scholz. The winner from each show will be announced later that night. Net proceeds of the guitar contest will be split between Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. ”What greater legacy can you leave than because of you a species survived, because of you a habitat was protected,” said Sea Shepherd Conservation Society founder, Captain Paul Watson.
The Shriners operate a network of 22 Hospitals for Children specializing in orthopedic, cleft lip and palette, spinal cord injury and burn care regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.
BOSTON is also offering a variety of VIP packages on their upcoming tour. Packages include premium tickets, pre-show party, exclusive merchandise & more. For more detail, visit www.bandBOSTON.com orwww.facebook.com/bandBOSTON.
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