|Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 7:00 PM|
CruCon Cruise Outlet Main StageHEAVEN ON EARTH TOUR
Old Salt Band
Presented by Greg and The Morning Buzz
Magic Hat StageCharlie Farren (6:00 PM)
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Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. To date, they have sold over 31 million albums in the United States alone.
Boston's genre is considered by most to be hard rock, while combining elements of progressive rock into their music. Former singer Brad Delp was well known for his extended vocal ranges, shown on hits such as "More Than a Feeling".
Guitarist and primary song writer Tom Scholz' blend of musical styles, ranging from classical to 1960s English pop, has resulted in a unique sound, most consistently realized on the first two albums (Boston and Don't Look Back). This sound is characterized by multiple lead and blended harmonies guitar work (usually harmonized in thirds), often alternating between and then mixing electric and acoustic guitars. The band's harmonic style has been characterized as being "violin-like" without using synthesizers. Scholz is well-regarded for the development of complex, multi-tracked guitar harmonies. Another contributing factor is the use of handmade, high tech equipment, such as the Rockman, used by artists such as Journey guitarist Neal Schon, the band ZZ Top, and Ted Nugent. Def Leppard's album Hysteria was created using only Rockman technology. Scholz' production style combines deep, aggressive, comparatively short guitar riffing and nearly ethereal, generally longer note vocal harmonies. A heavier, lower and darker overall approach came in the next two albums (Third Stage and Walk On). The original track, "Higher Power", on the Greatest Hits album exhibits a near Germanic, almost techno influence with its sequencer-sounding keyboards, a sound most fully realized on Corporate America's title track.
Singer Brad Delp, who was strongly influenced by the Beatles, is also credited for helping to create Boston's sound with his signature vocal style.
Their debut album, “Boston,” released in August 1976, was an enormous success. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and has been certified as selling 17x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album is the second best-selling debut album of all-time in the United States, after Guns N' Roses' “Appetite for Destruction.” The album spawned three singles, "More Than a Feeling" which peaked at #5 on the on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, "Foreplay/Long Time" which peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and "Peace of Mind," which peaked at #38 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Their second album, “Don't Look Back,” was officially released by Epic in August 1978. “Don't Look Back” sold over 7 million copies and has been certified 7x Platinum by the RIAA. The album's title track became a Top 5 hit. Additionally, two other singles, "A Man I'll Never Be" and "Feelin' Satisfied" went Top 40 and Top 50 respectively.
“Third Stage” was finally released in September 1986 and went to #1 on the Billboard 200. The lead single "Amanda" went to #1 on the Hot 100 and became the bands only #1 single. It was followed by the second Top 10 single from the album, "We're Ready," which reached #9.
Eight years passed between “Third Stage” and “Walk On,” which was released in June 1994. “Walk On” was certified platinum by the RIAA, and reached #7 on the Billboard 200. It produced one hit single, "I Need Your Love."
Scholz headed back to the studio in 1998 to begin work on a fifth album, which eventually turned out to be “Corporate America.” November 2002 marked the official release of “Corporate America” on the independent label, Artemis Records. This album featured the largest Boston lineup ever; returning members included Delp and Cosmo on guitar and lead vocals, Scholz on lead guitar and organ, and Gary Pihl on guitar, along with new members Anthony Cosmo on rhythm guitar, Jeff Neal on drums and Kimberley Dahme on bass and vocals. Dahme, Delp and Cosmo all contributed lead vocals to the album. The group embarked on a national tour in support of the album in 2003 and 2004. In 2006, the first two Boston albums appeared in re-mastered form.
In the spring of 2008, Scholz and Sweet introduced a new Boston lineup, which subsequently did a North American summer tour, playing 53 dates in 12 weeks (on a double bill with Styx). Scholz was the only founding member of Boston to play on the tour, although longtime member Gary Pihl was also part of the band, and Dahme and Neal returned on bass and drums, respectively. DeCarlo and Sweet shared lead vocals.
In January 2009, Greatest Hits was re-released as a re-mastered disc.
Michael Sweet left the band in August 2011 in order to focus on Stryper. In 2012, guitarist and vocalist David Victor joined the band, beginning in the studio, where he contributed vocals to several tracks on the album in progress.
Scholz and Pihl led the band on a 2012 North American tour, beginning on June 28, 2012, at the Seminole Hard Rock Live arena in Hollywood, Florida and ending on September 8 at the U.S. Cellular Grandstand in Hutchinson, Kansas. Victor and DeCarlo shared lead vocals, with drummer Curly Smith returning for the first time in over a decade, and former Stryper member Tracy Ferrie on bass. Neither Dahme nor Neal played on the tour. No announcement has been made concerning Dahme's status in the band, although (as of December 2012) her website indicates that she is pursuing a solo career. Her involvement with Boston is spoken of in the past tense: "She toured with Boston playing bass and singing from 2001 until 2012."
Boston's 6th album was released on December 3, 2013, by Frontiers Records. Life, Love & Hope includes lead vocals from Brad Delp, Tommy DeCarlo, Kimberley Dahme, David Victor, and Tom Scholz. Work on the album started in 2003. On 11th December 2013, Boston released a Christmas song, God Rest Ye Metal Gentleman.
Night Ranger is an American rock band from San Francisco that gained popularity during the 1980s with a series of albums and singles. The band's first five albums sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. The quintet is perhaps best known for the power ballad "Sister Christian", which peaked at No. 5 in June 1984.
In 1982 the band changed its name to Night Ranger after a country band, The Rangers, claimed a trademark infringement. By this point, they had recorded Dawn Patrol for Boardwalk Records and done opening stints for ZZ Top and Ozzy Osbourne; the latter had employed Brad Gillis as a stand-in guitarist for the recently deceased Randy Rhoads in the spring and summer of 1982. After Boardwalk folded, producer Bruce Bird secured Night Ranger a deal with MCA on their Camel subsidiary in 1983.
Their first three albums struck a balance between hard rockers laden with sexual innuendo and accessible pop ballads to guarantee airplay. Dawn Patrol, Midnight Madness, and Seven Wishes all reached RIAA Platinum status and garnered the band international fame. 1987's Big Life fell short of Platinum at around 800,000 copies.
Dawn Patrol's first single, "Don't Tell Me You Love Me", received a boost through its MTV video airplay and peaked at No. 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Sing Me Away," a concert favorite, was also featured on MTV. Night Ranger's hold solidified with their second album, Midnight Madness, which pushed the band from opening act to headliner status by the summer of 1984. Apart from "Rock in America," Midnight Madness spun off two hit ballads: "When You Close Your Eyes" (#14) and "Sister Christian," (#5) written and sung by Kelly Keagy for his younger sister, Christine. "Sister Christian" proved to be the band's milestone.
Like Midnight Madness, Seven Wishes was also blessed with three hit singles: "Sentimental Street" (#8); Jack Blades' mid-tempo rocker "Four in the Morning (I Can't Take Anymore)" (#19), the title describing the time of night Blades wrote the song; and the pleasant, acoustic-flavored "Goodbye" (#17).
Between 1984 and 1987, Night Ranger branched out into soundtracks, recording or contributing songs to several teen oriented films. In 1984 the band released "Interstate Love Affair." In 1985 they also contributed another Seven Wishes track, "This Boy Needs to Rock," to the soundtrack of Explorers. The band also received exposure on two Anthony Michael Hall vehicles, Sixteen Candles (1984) and Out of Bounds in (1986). "Rumours in the Air" from Midnight Madness appeared on the former, while the latter featured "Wild and Innocent Youth," a rollicking Blades-Keagy composition that has still never been released on a Night Ranger album or compilation.
The reunited group recorded Feeding off the Mojo in 1995.
In 1996 they released two studio albums on CMC Records. The ballad, "Forever All Over Again" (from Neverland) became a minor Adult Contemporary hit in the States. The band continued to tour in between solo albums and projects, mostly on the summer festival circuit. Jack Blades also began a stint serving as chief counselor for the Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp.
In 1999 they joined other 1980s bands in the second installment of the Rock Never Stops Tour.
Hole in the Sun was released overseas in April 2007 but did not appear in the U.S. until July 2008.
In January 2008, in a podcast interview with Stuck in the 80s, Jack Blades said the band's latest album -- Hole in the Sun—would be released in 2008 and would be supported by a national tour. In addition, Blades said the band was flying to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in late January to play a special show for the Navy and Marines troops on the island. To date Night Ranger have sold 16 million albums worldwide.
Night Ranger released its new album, Somewhere In California on June 21, 2011. The video for the first single Growin Up in California can be seen on YouTube.
On March 25, 2012 Night Ranger gave an a cappella performance of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
On June 4, 2012 Night Ranger returned to the Islington Academy in London for the second headlining show in twelve months at the 800 capacity venue. And on July 13, 14 and 15th of that same year Night Ranger performed in the small Midwestern town of Woodhaven, Michigan for the Uncle Sam Jam.
On July 12, 2012 Night Ranger opened for the German band The Scorpions, at its US Farewell "Get Your Sting and Blackout" Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. Alongside their major hits, the band also commemorated Brad Gillis's brief stunt with Ozzy Osbourne's band with a cover of "Crazy Train."
On September 1, 2012 Night Ranger performed as the headlining act for the "River Days" festival in Portsmouth Ohio.