WIBA-FM VAN’S SUMMER JAM
Hyper Space Tour
With Special Guest SIMO
Friday, May 26, 2017
Ages: All Ages
Gates: 5:00 pm
Show: 6:30 pm
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
VIP – $226.00
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Gold Circle General Admission – $76.00
General Admission – $46.00
Tickets may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000,
at the Coliseum Box Office, and all Ticketmaster locations.
Handicap seating is available in General Admission Grandstand on first-come, first-served basis.
Infants in arms do not need a ticket.
BOSTON burst onto the music scene with their eponymous best-selling debut album in 1976.
With over 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits such as “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” and “Smokin’,” rock staples still in heavy rotation today. Their second effort, Don’t
Look Back was another platinum chart- topper that confirmed their place in rock history, followed by Third Stage, which hit #1 on the charts, with the top single of 1986, “Amanda.”
With over 31 million albums sold to date, their music has stood the test of time, as evidenced by live BOSTON audiences that span generations.
While the “band” seemingly had overnight success, the timeless music that Tom Scholz created in his crude basement studio, had taken over seven years of writing and recording, and would become far more than a labor of love for an engineering student. While studying Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Scholz picked up a guitar for the first time in his junior year. Having taken piano lessons as a child in a home filled with classical music, Tom was a quick study on guitar, and soon was writing his own music. He wrote hIs first piece, “Foreplay” while still at MIT. After graduating with a Master’s Degree, Scholz worked as a Senior Design Engineer at Polaroid, developing hardware for the world’s first instant movie system. Drawing on his engineering experience, he built a rudimentary tape system in his basement, and with the help of Jim Masdea on drums, and Brad Delp on vocals, he started recording many of the songs he had written, playing all of the instruments himself.
Scholz sent his initial 4-song demo recording to countless record labels, only to receive as many rejection letters. After refining the songs additionally, he sent out the demo once again in a last-ditch effort to get a record deal. This time, two major labels were very interested. Scholz and Delp were signed to a contract with CBS/Epic Records in 1976, Tom left his job at Polaroid, and the whirlwind began. Boston was released in August of that year, and the album quickly became a smash hit. A world tour followed, with the band making their New York debut at a sold-out Madison Square Garden. Two years later brought the release of Don’t Look Back, as well as another world tour. Tom went back into the studio to work on the next album. It would end up taking 8 years, due in part to a monumental legal battle with CBS/Epic Records, who ironically claimed that Scholz was taking too long to produce records. During this time, Tom had started his own company to produce the specialized audio equipment that he had invented. His brand of amplifiers/gadgets, Rockman, became a big hit and business was booming. Gary Pihl was instrumental in helping develop the Rockman products, as well as working with Tom to finish the last song on the third album. Third Stage was released in spite of CBS’s efforts to stop it in 1986. A record- breaking tour of North America followed, with the band performing the album in its entirety. In 1990, Tom Scholz finally prevailed in the CBS lawsuit, forever freeing artists in the recording industry from unreasonable demands from record companies.
Once again, Scholz sequestered himself in the studio for four more years, creating Walk On, which became BOSTON’s fourth platinum album. Two tours followed, in ’95 & ’97. Since the release of Walk On, Tom has taken the band on 7 major tours, released Greatest Hits, as well as two new studio albums, and remastered Boston, Don’t Look Back, and Greatest Hits.
Culminating in the release of Life Love & Hope in 2013, a project 10 years in the making, BOSTON embarked on a world tour this year, ending with their first trip to Japan in over thirty years. Rave reviews have described the show as the best BOSTON show ever!
ABOUT BREESE STEVENS FIELD
Breese Stevens Field is a multi-purpose stadium listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and located in downtown Madison on East Washington Avenue. The facility hosts athletic events, concerts, community events and more annually.
WHERE TO STAY
Traveling to Madison for the concert? Be sure to book a room at the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace with a special Breese Stevens Field Concert Series promotional rate. To book a room using this promotion, please click here.
Adequate free parking will be available – See below for a full parking map.
Concert attendees are also encouraged to bike to the event. Free bike parking is available courtesy of Schwinn.
Order a cab ride from Union Cab to avoid parking all together. Just call 242-2000 or order online at unioncab.com.
Ride the free shuttle from the downtown Great Dane to and from the concert and don’t worry about parking! Enjoy the Great Dane’s hand-crafted beers and fresh, hearty pub fare before and after the show. Late dining until 1 AM! The shuttle will run from 5:00-7:30 PM to Breese Stevens Field and from 10:30-11:30 PM back to the Great Dane. The Great Dane is located at 123 East Doty Street, Madison WI. Visit www.GreatDanePub.com
Keep the party going at the High Noon Saloon on East Washington Ave. with SIMO and special guest Gabe Burdulis! Bring your BOSTON ticket stub for free admission!
PERMITTED AND PROHIBITED ITEMS
Prohibited items that are discovered during inspections at venue entrances must either be returned to the owner’s vehicle or will be discarded. The venue will not provide a storage area for these items.
• Non-professional and disposable cameras
• Small Backpacks, small purses and fanny packs
• Blankets (only in designated area on the back half of the field)
PROHIBITED ITEMS (Including but not limited to)
• Lawn Chairs
• Food & Beverages
• Balloons, Flag poles, Tables, any items to stake into the field
• Coolers, Glass Bottles, Cans, Thermoses
• Large Bags, Backpacks, Briefcases
• Pets (only service animals are permitted)
• Professional cameras, Tripods, Video Cameras, Recording Devices
• Athletic gear
• Any item deemed by management to be dangerous or inappropriate
• Smoking and E-cigs are not allowed within Breese Stevens Field. There will be designated smoking and e-cig areas.
1. Are any food or beverage carry-ins permitted?
One factory sealed water bottle per person will be allowed, no other food or beverage will be allowed inside the stadium.
2. Are dogs allowed inside the stadium?
No. Exception is service animals.
3. Are chairs allowed inside the stadium?
No, chairs, stools, and stadium seats will not be allowed. Blankets are encouraged.
4. Can elderly or injured bring in chairs?
This is judged on a case by case situation.
5. Are umbrellas allowed inside the stadium?
6. Are bikes allowed inside the stadium?
No, bikes must be parked outside of the stadium, bike parking will be available on Paterson Street.
7. Are there assigned seats?
No, seating is first come first serve basis, regardless of what it says on your ticket. There are no official assigned seats.
8. Are wheelchairs allowed inside the stadium?
9. Where is a handicap accessible ramp to get into the stadium seats?
Right next to gate 4 there is a handicap accessible ramp.
10. Where are the restrooms located?
In the stands to the right of gate 4 there are two entrances to the bathrooms. One will be a ramp directly underneath the light pole next to gate 4, the other is a stairway to the right of the ramped entrance.
11. Are ATMs available?
12. Are credit cards accepted?
Credit cards will be accepted at all food stands. Beer stands and kiosks will be cash only.
13. What time does the concert end?
The concert concludes at 10:00pm
14. Is smoking permitted inside the stadium? Vaping?
No, smoking and vaping will not be allowed inside the stadium. A smoking corral will be available outside of gate 3.
15. Will the concert go on if it rains?
The concert will continue rain or shine.
16. Do children need a ticket?
Infants in arms do not need a ticket. All other children will need to have a ticket.
A detailed parking map can be found below. All highlighted lots will be free of charge to park. Parking attendants and signage will direct you into the appropriate lots.
Concert attendees are also encouraged to bike to the event. Adequate bike parking will be provided, courtesy of Schwinn, along N. Patterson St.