“Just 10 months till the end ... at least till the end of the Mayan calendar anyway,” Scholz said in an announcement on Boston’s website. “I wonder, did they mean to prophesize the end of the world, or was the December 21st planetary alignment just a convenient place to stop chiseling stone tablets on a really long calendar project? Some people think it is the same thing, so why take a chance? If I was making a bucket list, it would definitely include going out one more time to play some Boston shows – before time runs out!
“So just to be safe, we are going to do exactly that. I don’t really think the world is going to end this year, but on the off chance the Mayans were on to something, let me take a moment to thank all of you for helping make the Boston experience an awesome ride. One of the best things about Boston to me is its fans; they are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and collectively the best crowds anyone could wish to play for.”
The 2012 tour begins June 28 in Hollywood, Fla., at the Seminole Hard Rock Live. Headline dates are booked through a July 28 show in London, Ontario, at Harris Park, followed by an Aug. 1 appearance at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus, Ohio, and an Aug. 12 set at Bethlehem Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pa.
Additional U.S. headline stops include Clearwater, Fla., at Ruth Eckerd Hall June 29; Valdosta, Ga., at Wild Adventures Theme And Water Park June 30; Florida’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre July 1 and Orlando, Fla., at Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live July 3. Boston also has two more Canadian gigs to do – July 26 in Rama, Ontario, at Casino Rama Entertainment Centre and July 27 in Belleville, Ontario, at Empire Theatre July.
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