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Concert Review: Boston Strong Benefit Concert at the TD Garden

May 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Concert Reviews, Daily Music News

bs Concert Review: Boston Strong Benefit Concert at the TD GardenBoston Strong Benefit Concert
Featuring:
Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block, Dropkick Murphys, Extreme, Boston, Jason Aldean & More
May 30, 2013
TD Garden
Boston MA

Reviewed by: Roger Scales

Boston Strong – This show had the potential to be one for the ages with predominately Boston based musical acts all coming together to help aid our own in the wake of one the most heinous acts of terror we have seen on U.S. soil.  Huge bands, legendary solo performers, some stellar Boston based comics and throw in a few Boston sports legends how can it go wrong?  Trust me there were moments of boredom, bewilderment, and bedlam but there also very touching moments and heartfelt speeches and even a poem prior to the first band playing!  So the biggest question of the night was, WHY was this concert not broadcast on any local channels?  It’s so obvious to me that so much more money could have been raised for the victims if a phone number had been scrolled down the bottom of the screen during the roughly five hour concert.  It’s done all the time..on occasion even helping to aid international tragic events let alone one that hits so close to home as the Boston Marathon bombings.  Whatever the reason it’s just a shame some of the more moving tributes and meaningful gestures were not seen by the millions that were not at the event but only by the thousands of us lucky enough to be there  in person, but could have been very easily.  All in all a very moving event with a few surprises and a “smoking gun” so to speak that occurred in my section.  More on that later. Read more

Gary Cherone of Extreme

May 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Interviews

617083902 4DPbf M Gary Cherone of ExtremeIn 2008, after 13 years apart, Extreme reunited for their ‘Take Us Alive’ world tour, which covered 75 cities and a handful of continents in support of their latest release “Saudades de Rock”.  On the last night of the tour in their hometown of Boston, the band took the stage in front of a sold out crowd at The House of Blues to record what would become their “Take Us Alive” live dvd/cd release that came out this week (May 4th).

The band in its current line-up (Gary Cherone on vocals, Nuno Bettencourt on guitar, Pat Badger on bass and Kevin Figueiredo on drums) took the energy of the entire tour, bottled it and let it all out on stage that night in true Extreme fashion– forever captured for Extreme fans to enjoy for years to come.

Committed to making new music and not just a one time “reunion” tour, Extreme is already working on new music and looking forward to sharing it with their fans in the future.  A few years ago “the future” of Extreme didn’t seem like much of a possibility but a lot can change in a year!

I recently had a chance to talk to frontman Gary Cherone about the band reuniting, their recent tour with RATT and “Take Us Alive”.

Interviewed by:  Roger Scales

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Extreme “Take Us Alive” DVD Teaser

February 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, New England Music

Frontiers Records has just releases a teaser to the upcoming Extreme “Take Us Alive” DVD/CD.  The DVD is expected to feature footage from the band’s last summer appearance at the House of Blues in Boston as well as bonus videos.  Check out the teaser below:

Extreme Concert Photos – Casino Ballroom/Hampton Beach, NH

617083902 4DPbf M Extreme Concert Photos – Casino Ballroom/Hampton Beach, NHExtreme
August 7, 2009
Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH
Photos by Mary Ouellette

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Extreme adds Boston Date to close out co-headlining tour with Ratt

As reported earlier, Extreme will be joining Ratt for some summer tour dates.  What was missing from the list of shows was a hometown Boston show.  It has now been added!  They’ll be finishing up the tour on August 8th at The House of Blues in Boston.

Here is the full list of dates:

The dates are as follows:

Jul. 10 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma **
Jul. 12 – Amarillo, TX – Midnight Rodeo
Jul. 13 – San Antonio, TX – Scout Bar
Jul. 14 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
Jul. 16 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
Jul. 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater
Jul. 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock
Jul. 19 – Anaheim, CA – Grove
Jul. 22 – Denver, CO – Ogdon Theater
Jul. 23 – Kansas City – Crossroads
Jul. 24 – Chicago, IL – HOB
Jul. 25 – Toledo OH – Harley Davidson-LOT **
Jul. 26 – Cheswick, PA – Ches-a-rena
Jul. 28 – New York NY – Nokia Theater
Jul. 30 – Westbury, NY – Westbury Theater
Aug. 02 – Allentown, PA – Crock Rock Festival
Aug. 05 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx ***
Aug. 06 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 07 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
Aug. 08 – Clearfield, PA – ClearfieldCountyFairgrounds **
Aug. 15 – Sky City, NM – Sky City Casino **
Aug. 29 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino **

** RATT only
*** EXTREME only

Ratt & Extreme Announce Summer Tour Dates

RATT and EXTREME have teamed up to bring you this summer’s most rockin’ tour lineup.  The tour, which will feature sets from both bands with Ratt closing, kicks off on July 12 in Amarillo, TX and runs through August 7th in Hampton Beach, NH.  More to be announced soon.  In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their landmark debut Out Of The Cellar, RATT will be playing the album in its entirety.

The dates are as follows:

Jul. 10 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma **
Jul. 12 – Amarillo, TX – Midnight Rodeo
Jul. 13 – San Antonio, TX – Scout Bar
Jul. 14 – Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
Jul. 16 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
Jul. 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theater
Jul. 18 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock
Jul. 19 – Anaheim, CA – Grove
Jul. 22 – Denver, CO – Ogdon Theater
Jul. 23 – Kansas City – Crossroads
Jul. 24 – Chicago, IL – HOB
Jul. 25 – Toledo OH – Harley Davidson-LOT **
Jul. 26 – Cheswick, PA – Ches-a-rena
Jul. 28 – New York NY – Nokia Theater
Jul. 30 – Westbury, NY – Westbury Theater
Aug. 02 – Allentown, PA – Crock Rock Festival
Aug. 05 – Springfield, VA – Jaxx ***
Aug. 06 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Aug. 07 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
Aug. 08 – Clearfield, PA – ClearfieldCountyFairgrounds **
Aug. 15 – Sky City, NM – Sky City Casino **
Aug. 29 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Casino **

** RATT only
*** EXTREME only