Boston Announces Initial Dates of 2017 North American Tour


Boston Announces Initial Dates of 2017 North American Tour

–Russell Hall

Boston has announced the first set of dates for a North American tour that will eventually touch down in more than four dozen cities. Dubbed the “Hyper Space Tour,” the initial two-week leg focuses on the south, kicking off in Hollywood, Florida on April 14, and wrapping up on April 26 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Last year, band mastermind Tom Scholz led Boston on an ambitious tour that celebrated the 40th anniversary of the group’s acclaimed debut album. It’s presumed that the 2017 tour will draw from the band’s entire catalog, with an emphasis on such classic-rock Boston staples as “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” “Don’t Look Back” and “Amanda.”

Boston’s most recent album, 2013’s Life, Love & Hope, debuted at Number 37 on the Billboard album chart. At the time of its release, Scholz spoke with this writer about Boston’s distinctive sound. “It’s interesting,” he said. “Whenever I walk into a place where rock and roll is being played in the background, I can tell if it’s a Boston song even before I know which song it is. I can’t explain it. It probably has something to do with working alone, with working in isolation for such a long time. Being left completely to my own devices, I suppose I gravitate toward that same sound every time, as I’m dialing things in. I can’t explain it, but I do feel very lucky things turned out that way.”

For more details regarding the tour, including dates, cities and venues, visit the official Boston website.