Boston Announce New Tour Dates
Boston is headed back on the road this spring.
The group has announced the first 10 dates of its Hyper Space Tour 2017, kicking off April 14 in Hollywood, Fla., and playing southern dates in Alabama, Louisiana and Arkansas as well. More dates are expected to be announced soon.
The trek follows Boston’s 40th anniversary tour in 2016, but there’s no word on whether any new music will accompany it. Boston’s last album, “Life, Love & Hope,” came out in 2013 and was the group’s first in 11 years.
Frontman Tom Scholz tells us that he never tries to force a Boston album to a premature conclusion:
“All of these songs, they’re basically done when I don’t think I can express myself any better with that music for whatever I was trying to say musically. That might be either because I’m so burnt on it that I don’t think I can do any better or because I’ve got something I think it would be really dangerous to try to change or it just might make it worse or lose something. So I stop when I don’t think that I can do any better.”
The Boston itinerary so far includes:
April 14 – Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
April 15 – Estero, FL, Germain Arena
April 17 – Sarasota, FL, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
April 18 – Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
April 20 – St Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
April 21- Mobile, AL, Saenger Theatre
April 22 – Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget
April 23- Shreveport, LA, Municipal Auditorium
April 25- Rogers, AR, The Wal-Mart Amphitheatre
April 26 – Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.