By KEN PERROTTE
THE FREE LANCE-STAR


iT WAS DÉJÀ VU all over again when the legendary rock power house Boston took the outdoor stage April 18 as part of the Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series. The weekly summer venue brings touring acts to Glen Allen, about an hour south of Fredericksburg.

Boston founder, producer and creative force Tom Scholz, wearing a baseball hat and a tank top with the word "Crew" posted on the back, slipped on stage with a number of roadies. Picking up a guitar, he fumbled around, eventually striking the first chords of "Rock and Roll Band."

While the rest of the group bounded into position, Scholz gave a big grin and said the band was letting him play a little.

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Boston
August 6, 2004
Chronicle Pavilion, Concord, CA

By Dan Wall

Set List: Rock and Roll Band, Feelin’ Satisfied, Star Spangled Banner, I Had A Good Time, Piece of Mind, I Think I Like It, Living For You, More Than A Feeling, Cryin’, Someone, Don’t Look Back, Cool the Engines, Surrender To Me, Hollyann, With You, Let Me Take You Home Tonight, Walk On, Amanda, Magdalene, Foreplay/Long Time. Encore 1: Something About You, Party. Encore 2: Smokin’. 2 hours, 40 minutes.

Ever since the first time Boston headlined a show in San Francisco, the Bay Area has always been a special place for this melodic rock legend. And being in the right place at the right time had a lot to do with it.

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By Steve Kirchman

If TV and radio bosses hate dead air, you can bet the band Boston positively abhors it. For two hours Thursday night, the arena rockers poured out a blistering, multilayered set at Oneida Bingo & Casino. There were guitars and vocals seemingly everywhere as Boston layed down the music that was virtually inescapable in college dorms or at beer parties during the late 1970s. And there was nary a silent moment during the 18-song set.

Consider the five-guitar attack during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It wasn’t Hendrix, but Jimi never played for a high-definition, digital savvy, crank-it-up-to-11 crowd.

There was a glass-shattering Brad Delp-Fran Cosmo vocal harmony in “More Than a Feeling.”

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