The Band Boston Will Play Boston After All

A show this summer will reportedly mark Boston’s first performance as Boston in Boston since 1994. —Michael Marotta

This post originally appeared on Vanyaland.

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Last month, Boston, the legendary classic rock band led and propped up by legendary guitarist Tom Scholz, announced their 40th Anniversary Tour. And Boston, the wicked awesome city we all live in, was oddly left off the itinerary.

That all changed this week as the band tacked on a final and local date, August 14 at the Wang Theatre, reportedly marking Boston’s first performance as Boston in Boston since 1994. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. via the Citi Performing Arts Center box office and

“I’m very excited to bring Boston back to Boston,” says Scholz in a press release. “Music broadcast from Boston got me interested in rock when I was in high school living in Toledo, Ohio. Later, studying and working in this city taught me everything I needed to know to create Boston’s sound in my studio. Our home town fans have always been great, and I could think of no better way to end our 40th anniversary tour than back here in Boston where it all started.”

Boston, known for such rock radio classics like “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Smokin’,” kick off their tour April 29 in Hollywood, Florida.

Joining Scholz in the band for this upcoming tour will be longtime guitarist Gary Pihl (who joined in 1986), as well as vocalist Tommy DeCarlo (who was enlisted after original singer Brad Delp died in 2007), bassist Tracy Ferrie, keyboardist Beth Cohen, and drummer Curly Smith.

Check out their full run of dates below.

Apr. 29 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock
Apr. 30 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 01 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre
May 04 – Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheatre
May 05 – Greensboro, NC – White Oak Amphitheatre
May 06 – Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheatre
May 07 – Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Pavilion
May 18 – Cleveland, OH – Jacob’s Pavilion at Nautica
May 21 – New Buffalo, MI – Silver Creek Event Center
May 25 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
Jun. 24 – Englewood, CO – Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre
Aug. 04 – Baton Rouge, LA – River Center Arena
Aug. 09 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
Aug. 11 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 14 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre