Boston and Joan Jett Touch Down at L.A.’s Greek Theatre for a Night of Classic Rock
With summer just around the corner, L.A.’s Greek Theatre has been in full swing with their concert season, bringing some of the best music acts from today and of the past to the famed venue tucked into the Los Angeles Hills. This past week, classic rock echoed through the mountainside as Boston and Joan Jett performed their countless hits for fans new and old.
A rock-n-roll legend in their own right, Joan Jett and the Heartbreakers were given the honor of opening the evening’s festivities with their own set. Performing hits like “Cherry Bomb,” “Bad Reputation” and “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Jett ensured that her die-hard fans got every dose of songs that brought them back to the days when rock-n-roll was a little bit simpler.
After a solid set from Jett and the Heartbreakers, Boston took to the stage with lead guitarist, Tom Scholz, standing alone under a spotlight in the middle of the stage. As Scholtz began to play the opening notes to “Rock and Roll Band” the band’s iconic logo began to shine behind Scholtz as the rest of the band joined in and was fully illuminated on the Greek Theatre stage. To get the show off to an exciting start, Boston opened with three of the band’s biggest hits and “Feelin’ Satisfied,” and “Smokin’” which was met with a roaring response from the diverse crowd of longtime fans and twenty somethings that had been brought up on the band’s music by their parents.
Throughout the performance, Scholtz was a true virtuoso on stage as he jumped around from playing his guitar to taking on the keyboard and organ, which had an added visual effect of shooting pillars of smoke into the air as he danced around its keys. Lead singer Tommy DeCarlo took on one of the toughest tasks in the band as he took the place of the band’s late lead singer, Brad Delp. DeCarlo’s bravado and powerful voice proved worthy of being Delp’s replacement and delivered a performance that was virtually perfect in belting out some of the band’s biggest hits.
In performing their “‘E’ Jam (Instrumental),” Boston delved into the depths of their music that truly is the heart of their style. Following their touches into their deep progressive rock sound, the band performed “Foreplay” before perfectly segueing into “Long Time” to close the evening. After leaving the stage and a roaring crowd, Boston came back once again to perform their classic hit “Party” before truly providing an end to an amazing evening of rock-n-roll
Boston and Joan Jett brought fans new and old to celebrate classics at L.A.’s Greek Theatre on June 16.