Tom Scholz - Boston is touring! They are at Hoosier Park in Anderson August 7th

He is the mad scientist who created the sound that became Boston, which went from nothing to the hottest band in rock and roll in 1976. Tom Scholz and Boston are touring again this summer. They will play Hoosier Park in Anderson on August 7th.

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An Interview with Boston’s Gary Pihl

April 9th, 2015 by Cassie Morien

In the 70s, the most popular city in Massachusetts raised a rock band that stole the city’s name and the hearts of listeners around the world. Now, almost 40 years later, the band refuses to surrender stadiums, airwaves, and their loyal fans.

BOSTON is known for their contagious, ageless singles, like “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” “Rock and Roll Band,” and “Amanda.” Their 1976 self-titled album remains one of the best-selling debut albums in U.S. history. BOSTON went on to release five more studio albums. The band traveled the world with a dreamy spaceship. With them, the world mourned the loss of their original lead singer.

The greatest American rock band continues to conquer the scene.

Founder, guitarist, keyboardist, chief-songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz has performed with many talented musicians who have helped contribute to Boston’s incredible legacy, but no one more than the band’s lead guitarist Gary Pihl.

The endlessly talented and wise Pihl took time out of his busy schedule (preparing for another fantastic tour) to speak with us before Boston’s SunFest debut. In the interview below, Pihl shares with us his path to BOSTON, his philanthropic side projects, and the “glue” that has kept BOSTON in our ears and hearts all these years.

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Heaven on Tour: Designing For Boston

The summer shed season brings out a wide variety of acts, which this year includes Boston’s Heaven on Earth Tour. “Over the years, Boston’s designs have included a lot of the latest technology that was available at the time,” notes Mark Fetto, chief operating officer of Morpheus Lights, the tour’s lighting vendor.

This year, Boston is mixing its old hits with new material, a balance that is reflected in the lighting rig. “The rig is half old-school—that’s why I kept the PAR cans—and half new, with the hip moving light stuff,” explains the band’s longtime lighting designer, Gregg Maltby.

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