Boston Teams With Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

For those of you with Boston on the mind, we’ve got something even tastier than a slice of Boston cream pie or a serving of Boston baked beans. Tom Scholz and the band just announced a new run of U.S. tour dates, featuring Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

The summer excursion is part of Boston’s 2017 “Hyper Space Tour,” which promises more than 50 gigs in total. The trek kicks off April 14 in Hollywood, Fla.

The new leg with Jett & The Blackhearts begins June 14 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., and concludes July 30 in Bristow, Va.

“I am thrilled to have Joan and her band on tour with us this summer,” Scholz says. “Not only is she an amazing rock ’n’ roll performing artist, but even more exciting to me is that she is a fellow vegetarian and shares compassion for animal welfare.”

Along with Scholz, 30-year Boston veteran Gary Pihl is a longtime vegetarian.

With regards to animal welfare, Boston is putting its money where its mouth is. The band is continuing its efforts to promote humane treatment for animals by donating one dollar from every ticket sold on the tour to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Mercy For Animals. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s mission is “to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and spices.” Mercy For Animals is “dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.”

John Davisson
– Joan Jett And The Blackhearts
Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Merriweather Post Pavilion,Columbia, Md.

Both Boston and Jett & The Blackhearts released their most recent albums in 2013. Boston’s Life, Love & Hope marks the band’s first LP in 11 years and the first since the death of Brad Delp. His vocals are featured on several tracks.

Unvarnished is Jett & The Blackhearts’ 12th studio album.

Here is the routing for the new dates:

June 14 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 16 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre
June 18 – Chula Vista, Calif., Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
June 28 – Sugar Land, Texas, Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
June 30 – Dallas, Texas, Starplex Pavilion
July 2 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
July 5 – Bay Saint Louis, Miss., Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis
July 7 – Tinley Park, Ill., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 8 – Huber Heights, Ohio, Rose Music Center At The Heights
July 9 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 11 – Toronto, Ontario, Budweiser Stage
July 13 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden
July 19 – Alpharetta, Ga., Verizon Amphitheatre – Alpharetta
July 20 – Virginia Beach, Va., Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater At Virginia Beach
July 22 – Wallingford, Conn., Toyota Oakdale Theatre
July 23 – Wantagh, N.Y., Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater
July 25 – Moosic, Pa., Pavilion At Montage Mountain
July 27 – Camden, N.J., BB&T Pavilion
July 28 – Burgettstown, Pa., KeyBank Pavilion
July 29 – Syracuse, N.Y., Lakeview Amphitheater
July 30 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live

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