‘Boston’s’ ‘Heaven On Earth’ Hits no.1 on the ‘Mediabase Classic Rock Chart’, North American Tour Kicks of in June


bostonlifelove_600Multiplatinum rock band Boston is conquering the radio airwaves as ‘Heaven On Earth,’ the lead single from “Life, Love & Hope,” captured the #1 spot on Mediabase’s Classic Rock chart this week. Written and produced by Tom Scholz, ‘Heaven On Earth’ features David Victor on vocals with special guest Louis St. August. Additionally, “Life, Love & Hope,” released in the U.S. and Canada on December 3, 2013, debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart, as well as #5 on Billboard’s Rock charts.

Scholz said, “Working for so many years in relative isolation, I had no idea how these songs would be received. It’s amazing to see a Boston song at #1 again! I want to thank Frontiers Records, Azoff Music Management, and my wife Kim for believing in this record and for their extraordinary efforts. l’m also grateful to the many other performers and individuals who contributed to completing this album and making its release possible. All of us in Boston thank our fans for being so supportive over the years.”

More than a decade in the making, “Life, Love & Hope”, the collection of brand new tracks, recorded at Scholz’s very own Hideaway Studio II, was produced, arranged, and engineered by Scholz and is Boston’s first release since 2002’s “Corporate America”. Brad Delp, Boston singer Tommy DeCarlo, David Victor, Kimberley Dahme and Scholz himself, contribute vocals on the new album. Diverse yet cohesive, the long-awaited album has something for everyone and will fulfill the expectations of existing fans, while exposing a new generation to one of rock and roll’s great acts.

A beautiful full-color booklet with notes from Scholz and detailed song credits accompanies “Life, Love & Hope”, available now for purchase at Amazon and iTunes. Additionally, albums purchased at Best Buy contain a bonus track titled ‘Te Quiero Mia.’

To read our review for “Life, Love & Hope” click here.

The “Heaven On Earth Tour” will feature appearances from Doobie Brothers, Cheap Trick and 38 Special on select gigs. Here’s the itinerary:

June 5 – Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Live
June 6 – Clearwater, Fla., Ruth Eckerd Hall
June 7 – Saint Augustine, Fla., St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 10 – Charlotte, N.C., Uptown Amphitheatre At The NC Music Factory
June 11 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Riverbend Festival Grounds (Riverbend Festival)
June 13 – Biloxi, Miss., Hard Rock Live Biloxi
June 14 – Alpharetta, Ga., Verizon Wireless Amph. At Encore Park (38 Special)
June 15 – Southaven, Miss., Snowden Grove Amphitheater
June 17 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (The Doobie Brothers)
June 18 – Allen, Texas, Allen Event Center (The Doobie Brothers)
June 20 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
June 21 – Chicago, Ill., Montrose Beach (The Doobie Brothers)
June 23 – Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 24 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre (Cheap Trick)
June 27 – Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center For The Arts (Cheap Trick)
June 28 – Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Arena (Cheap Trick)
June 29 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center (Cheap Trick)
July 1 – Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater (Cheap Trick)
July 13 – Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center
July 15 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Stage AE
July 22 – Albuquerque, N.M., Sandia Casino Amphitheater
July 25 – Phoenix, Ariz., Comerica Theatre (Cheap Trick)
July 26 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel / Casino (Cheap Trick)
July 29 – Inglewood, Calif., The Forum
Aug. 2 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
(107.7 The Bone Bone Bash) (The Doobie Brothers)
Aug. 3 – Stateline, Nev., Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys (The Doobie Brothers)
Aug. 5 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Usana Amphitheatre
Aug. 6 – Englewood, Colo., Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Aug. 9 – Sparta, Wis., Fort McCoy Army Base
Aug. 12 – Springfield, Ill., Illinois State Fair Grandstand (Illinois State Fair)
Aug. 24 – Vienna, Va., Filene Center At Wolf Trap

Boston burst onto the music scene with their eponymous best-selling debut album in 1976, and never looked back. With over 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits such as ‘More Than a Feeling,’ ‘Peace of Mind,’ and ‘Smokin’,‘ rock staples that are still in heavy rotation today. Their second effort, “Don’t Look Back” was another chart-topper that confirmed their place in rock history, followed by “Third Stage”, which hit #1 on the charts, with the top single of 1986  manda.’ With over 31 million albums sold to date, Boston‘s music has stood the test of time, as evidenced by live Boston audiences that spans generations.

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