Sunday, May 11, 2008

More Stryper, Rapid City, SD

My second post on this show from October 5, 1988 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. Found some more photos, so you get a second look at it.
This was the "In God We Trust" tour for the religious rockers from LA, which explains the giant $100 bill backdrop.







Lead singer Micheal Sweet featured in these pictures is currently on tour with Boston as one of two lead singers replacing Brad Delp, who died in 2007.

Check the Artist Photo List at the right for the first post on Stryper.

4 comments:

Steve Ballmer said...

ugly

Chad Coppess said...

Well, thanks for reading anyway.

Anonymous said...

Band BOSTON Kicks Off Summer Tour on June 6, 2008
Remastered Greatest Hits CD Release from Sony Legacy


The legendary band BOSTON will headline the outdoor festival at Marina Park on Friday, June 6 in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The show kicks off a summer of stadium, concert and festival dates that will span the United States and Canada.

Seasoned Stryper frontman Michael Sweet and new fan phenom Tommy DeCarlo join BOSTON veterans Jeff Neal, Kimberley Dahme, Gary Pihl and of course, Tom Scholz on stage this summer. Gary, the longest reigning member of BOSTON next to Tom, joined the band in 1985 to help complete “Third Stage,” and through his efforts, the band reemerged in 1987 for the Third Stage Tour, which set stadium records across the US.

In the mid-70’s, Tom Scholz withdrew his life’s savings and used it to record several songs which he had written. By the process of overdubbing, Tom played all the instruments except drums, which were played by his friend Jim Masdea, and Brad Delp sang all of the vocal parts. The resulting demos included 4 songs which attracted the attention of three major record labels and two managers. Following completion of two additional demos which included “More Than a Feeling,” Brad and Tom were signed to Epic Records, which released the first album under the name BOSTON in 1976. The album, most of which was recorded by Tom in his basement studio included 5 of the 6 songs embodied on those demo tapes, and became the highest selling debut album of all time.

Many remember where they were when they first heard “More Than a Feeling” or “Hitch a Ride” on the airwaves back in 1976. BOSTON’s self-titled first album has sold over 17 million copies to date, and has seen a resurgence in sales after it was remastered by Scholz, along with their second album, “Don’t Look Back,” in 2006. “Amanda,” from Third Stage in 1986, shot to the top of the charts and held a record-breaking stay at #1, in spite of being the only hit single that year not accompanied by a TV video.

With over 30 million albums sold worldwide, hits like “Peace of Mind,” “Smokin',” and “Rock & Roll Band” are still as ubiquitous on rock and roll radio as they were when they were new. Coinciding with the summer tour is a fully remastered Greatest Hits CD (Sony Legacy.) Lead-off singles from all five BOSTON albums will be included, as well as new photos from throughout the years and liner notes written by Tom Scholz.

BOSTON will be performing many of their classics this summer, including some fan favorites that have not been on the set lists for many years. For complete show itinerary updates, band bios and photos, visit www.bandboston.com.


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Chad Coppess said...

Thanks for the info Anonymous. (Brett is that you, because I can't believe it's Michael or Tom.)

Too bad Boston and Michael Sweet will not be in South Dakota on this tour, but they will be in the Twin Cities area.