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Published On: Fri, Aug 22nd, 2014

Concert Review: Boston in Columbus, Ohio – a must see for fans

Wednesday night, I was not sure what to expect when Boston took the stage at the LC Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.  I have been a fan of Boston’s music for decades, but never had the opportunity to see a show.  Now that the music has stopped playing and Boston has already moved on to their next venue, I am not sure if I sit here reeling from all the ganja in the air or all the musical genius that was up on that stage.
Boston Live in Concert, Columbus Ohio   photo/Jeanne Lieb

Boston Live in Concert, Columbus Ohio photo/Jeanne Lieb

Original band member, Tom Sholz (67 and an Ohio native) played hard and made it look easy.  Tom is the inventor of the band writing nearly all Boston’s music ever produced.

Tommy DeCarlo (lead singer since 2008), made an impressive stage performance.  He sang his heart out while signing album covers and waving to fans in the crowd.

All of the band members showed such appreciation for the fans; it was not just the other way around.
Having the opportunity to meet and chat with Tracie Ferrie (Stryper 2004-2009, Boston since 2012}, let me give you some insight on the dedication this guy has to music.  Tracie was doing reverse curls in his work out and injured his elbow badly enough he couldn’t shake hands when we met, but he pushed through to play that bass guitar all night long.
Boston brought out 9th season American Idol finalist, Siobhan Magnus.  She did a sizzling performance of “Walk On” like a pro and retuned to back up for the rest of the show.  There is no doubt she picked the right genre for her music career.
Boston has released a new album named “Life, Love, Hope”.  They played a few new songs from the track list.  It is classic Boston style with a new edge.
It will definitely not be a disappointment.
If you love great rock music, stinging guitar rifts and sing along songs you have known for ages, then it is a must for you to see Boston live when they visit your city.
It is absolutely worth it!

Full list to tour dates, visit Boston’s official site: http://www.bandboston.com/

Check out the PBS/NOVA web-series The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, that recently interviewed Tom in depth about the beginning of his interest in engineering and music. Sharing some never-heard before details, this informative and entertaining series is not to be missed!

Watch it HERE

Upcoming shows listed below:

Aug 28 2014 Cedar Rapids, IA US Cellular Center
Aug 29 2014 Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Aug 30 2014 Bemidji, MN The Sanford Center
Aug 31 2014 Huron, SD South Dakota State Fair
Sep 3 2014 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Theater
Sep 4 2014 Spokane, WA WA Star Theater
Sep 5 2014 Woodinville, WA Chateau Ste Michelle Winery
Sep 6 2014 Wenatchee, WA Town Toyota Center
Oct 2 2014 Tokyo, Japan Budokan
Oct 4 2014 Nagoya, Japan Aichiken Gym
Oct 6 2014 Osaka, Japan Chuo Gym
Oct 9 2014 Tokyo, Japan Budokan

Check out the PBS/NOVA web-series The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, that recently interviewed Tom in depth about the beginning of his interest in engineering and music. Sharing some never-heard before details, this informative and entertaining series is not to be missed!

Watch it HERE

Guest Author: Jeanne Lieb

Boston Live in Concert Columbus Ohio: Left to Right - Kimberley Dahme Singer-Songwriter, Tom Scholz, Gary Pihl and Tracy Ferrie   photo/Jeanne Lieb

Boston Live in Concert Columbus Ohio: Left to Right – Kimberley Dahme Singer-Songwriter, Tom Scholz, Gary Pihl and Tracy Ferrie photo/Jeanne Lieb

Boston set list for Columbus Ohio concert  photo/Jeanne Lieb

Boston set list for Columbus Ohio concert photo/Jeanne Lieb

Tommie DeCarlo, Boston Live in Concert, Columbus Ohio   photo/Jeanne Lieb

Tommie DeCarlo, Boston Live in Concert, Columbus Ohio photo/Jeanne Lieb

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