Classic rock fans can rejoice, as Waterfront Concerts announced Monday morning that Boston and Cheap Trick will be coming to the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion on Wednesday, July 2. Tickets are $21.75 to $81.75 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21.
Boston was formed in the mid-1970s in Boston by Barry Goudreau, Tom Scholz, Sib Hashian, Brad Delp and Fran Sheehan, and their debut album, “Boston,” sold over 17 million copies and spawned such hits as “More Than a Feeling,” “Smokin’,” “Rock n’ Roll Band” and others, and later hits include “Amanda” and songs from their latest album, recorded after the 2007 death of lead singer Brad Delp, “Life, Love and Hope.” That album came out in the fall of 2013 and is the first new Boston album in more than ten years, spearheaded by guitarist Tom Scholz.
Joining them will be beloved Illinois rockers Cheap Trick, known for their hits like “Surrender” and “I Want You To Want Me” and multi-platinum albums including “The Dream Police,” “In Color” and “One on One.” Anyone familiar with Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” will note that Cheap Trick wrote and performed the theme song. The band was honored in October 2007 by the Chicago Chapter of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences) for their contributions to the music industry.
Tickets for the July 2 concert are available online at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at Mark’s Music in Brewer.