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Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best

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Thu Feb 9th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
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Ryan Hamilton

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Sat Feb 11th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
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Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees

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Thu Feb 16th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
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Anthony Rodia

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Fri Feb 17th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
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Deray Davis

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Feb 18th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
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PRICE:
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Stavros Halkias: The Fat Rascal Tour

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
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Thu Feb 23rd - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
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Sat Feb 25th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
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Sat Feb 25th - 9:45PM Doors Open - 8:45 PM
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Sun Feb 26th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Sun Feb 26th - 9:45PM Doors Open - 8:45 PM
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Steve Morse Band

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Feb 24th - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
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PRICE:
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John Mulaney: From Scratch Live Special Taping

Please Note - These shows are at Boston Symphony Hall

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
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Sat Feb 25th - 10:00 PM Doors Open - 9:00 PM
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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Feb 26th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
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Sun Feb 26th - 10:30 PM Doors Open - 9:30 PM
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Theo Von: Return of the Rat Tour

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Mar 1st - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
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Fri Mar 3rd - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Sat Mar 4th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Mar 4th - 9:45PM Doors Open - 8:45 PM
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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Mar 5th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
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PRICE:
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Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn & Sarah Jarosz: Together In Concert

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Mar 2nd - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $69

Sam Morril: The Class Act Tour

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Mar 10th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Mar 10th - 10:00 PM Doors Open - 9:00 PM
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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Mar 11th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Sat Mar 11th - 9:45PM Doors Open - 8:45 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$33 - $40

Bruce McCulloch: Bravery and Stupidity Tour

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Mar 16th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$42

Fortune Feimster: Live Laugh Love!

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Mar 17th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
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Sat Mar 18th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$38 - $48

Matt Rife

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Mar 22nd - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
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Thu Mar 23rd - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Mar 23rd - 10:00 PM Doors Open - 9:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $75

Chris Distefano: Right Intention, Wrong Move

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Mar 24th - 7:30pm Doors Open - 6:30 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Mar 24th - 10:00 PM Doors Open - 9:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Mar 25th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Mar 25th - 9:45PM Doors Open - 8:45 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $97

Noel Miller: Everything Is F#&ked

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Mar 26th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Mar 26th - 9:45PM Doors Open - 8:45 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $49

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Mar 29th - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 - $99

Kathleen Madigan: Boxed Wine & Tiny Banjos

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 1st - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
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Sat Apr 1st - 9:45PM Doors Open - 8:45 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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CANCELLED – Sibling Rivalry Tour 2023

This show is cancelled. Ticket purchasers will be refunded automatically.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Apr 2nd - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Redhanded: Emptyhanded Tour

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon Apr 3rd - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Boney James: Detour

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Apr 4th - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Trevor Noah: Off The Record Tour

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Wed Apr 5th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
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Thu Apr 6th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Fri Apr 7th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Sun Apr 9th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon Apr 10th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Tue Apr 11th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Wed Apr 12th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$57 - $125

Kenny Sebastian

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 8th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
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PRICE:
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Margaret Cho: Live and LIVID!

Please Note - Mature Content

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Thu Apr 13th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
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Donnell Rawlings

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Fri Apr 14th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
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PRICE:
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Joe List

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 15th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$31 - $41

OBSESSED Presents: DRAGULA TITANS With the Boulet Brothers

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Sun Apr 16th - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
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PRICE:
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Rory Scovel

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Apr 20th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
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PRICE:
$29.50 - $39.50

Pinky Patel: New Crown, Who Dhis Tour

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 22nd - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Janelle James

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Apr 23rd - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Jamie Cullum: US Tour

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon Apr 24th - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $65

And That’s Why We Drink: On The Rocks Tour

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Thu Apr 27th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$43 - $79.50

Martin Sexton & KT Tunstall

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 28th - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
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PRICE:
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An Evening with Amanda Palmer

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Sat Apr 29th - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Chelcie Lynn: 2 Fingers And A 12 Pack Tour

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Thu May 4th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
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Thu May 4th - 10:00 PM Doors Open - 9:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39.50 - $124.50

Paula Poundstone

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 5th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
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PRICE:
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David Cross: Worst Daddy in The World Tour

with Special Guest Sean Patton

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 6th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$42.50 - $142.50

Sasha Velour “The Big Reveal Live Show!”

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon May 8th - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $100

Hannah Berner

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 13th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 13th - 9:45PM Doors Open - 8:45 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Hunting Whitey with Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue May 16th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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An Evening With Neighbor: Album Release Show

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri May 19th - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Partly seated
PRICE:
$30

Tracy Morgan

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 20th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 20th - 9:45PM Doors Open - 8:45 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$65

Samantha Bee: Your Favorite Woman

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun May 21st - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39.50 - $179.50

KevOnStage

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun May 28th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25 - $40

Sam Jay

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 3rd - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$24 - $27

Kevin James: The Irregardless Tour

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 10th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jun 11th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 - $99

Leslie Jones

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Jun 15th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $69

Rafi Bastos – UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY TOUR

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 17th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$30 - $100

Watch What Crappens: The Cheater Brand Tour

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jun 23rd - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$29 - $101

Brian Glowacki

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 24th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$32

Sparks 2023

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 1st - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
PRICE:
$42 - $210

Brad Williams

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Jul 14th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Neal Brennan: Brand New Neal

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 15th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 15th - 9:45PM Doors Open - 8:45 PM
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PRICE:
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CLANNAD – In A Lifetime: The Farewell Tour

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Fri Sep 22nd - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$50 - $310

Eric Johnson’s Treasure Tour (2023)

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu Sep 28th - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $65

JR De Guzman: LATER THAT EVENING

Recommended for Audiences 18+

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 29th - 7:30PM Doors Open - 6:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

Buddy Guy: Damn Right Farewell Tour

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Tue Oct 3rd - 8:00PM Doors Open - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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Steve Treviño: America’s Favorite Husband Tour

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Sat Oct 14th - 7:00PM Doors Open - 6:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

Bio

Fantasia (recorded at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco and featuring special guests Said Chraibi on oud, Abdellah Meri on violin and Tari Ben Ali on percussion).

Fantasia (recorded at the Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco and featuring special guests Said Chraibi on oud, Abdellah Meri on violin and Tari Ben Ali on percussion).

Growing up in Bergenfield, NJ with the music of Elvis Presley, The Ventures and The Beatles, Di Meola naturally gravitated to guitar as a youngster and by his early teens was already an accomplished player. Attaining such impressive skills at such a young age didn’t come easy for Al, but rather was the result of focused dedication and intensive periods of woodshedding between his junior and senior years in high school. “I used to practice the guitar eight to ten hours a day,” he told Down Beat. “And I was trying to find myself, or find the kind of music that suited where I was going with the guitar.”

His earliest role models in jazz included guitarists Tal Farlow and Kenny Burrell. But when he discovered Larry Coryell, whom Al would later dub “The Godfather of Fusion,” he was taken with the guitarist’s unprecedented blending of jazz, blues and rock into one seamless vocabulary on the instrument. “I used to ride the bus from New Jersey to see him at little clubs in Greenwich Village,” he recalls. “Wherever he was playing, I’d be there.” In 1972, Al enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and by the second semester there began playing in a fusion quartet led by keyboardist Barry Miles. When a gig tape of that band was later passed on to Chick Corea by a friend of Al’s in 1974, the 19-year-old guitarist was tapped to join Corea’s fusion supergroup Return to Forever as a replacement for guitarist Bill Connors.

After three landmark recordings with Return to Forever — 1974’s Where Have I Known You Before, 1975’s Grammy Award winning No Mystery and 1976’s Romantic Warrior — the group disbanded and Al subsequently started up his career as a solo artist. His 1976 debut as a leader, Land of the Midnight Sun, was a blazing showcase of his signature chops and Latin- tinged compositions that featured a stellar cast including drummers Steve Gadd and Lenny White, bassist Anthony Jackson and Jaco Pastorius, keyboardists Jan Hammer, Barry Miles and Chick Corea and percussionist Mingo Lewis. Over the course of six more albums with Columbia

Records – Elegant Gypsy, Casino, Splendido Hotel, Electric Rendezvous, Tour De Force and Scenario – Al established himself as an influential force in contemporary music.

1980 marked the triumph of the acoustic guitar trio with Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin. Their debut recording on Columbia Records, Friday Night in San Francisco, became a landmark recording that surpassed the four million mark in sales. The following year, 1981, Di Meola was inducted into Guitar Player’s Gallery of Greats after five consecutive wins as Best Jazz Guitarist in the magazine’s Readers Poll and winning best album and acoustic guitarist for a total of a record eleven wins. The three virtuosos in the trio toured together from 1980 through 1983, releasing the studio album Passion, Grace & Fire in 1982. In 1995, they reunited for a third recording, Guitar Trio, follow by another triumphant world tour.

In early 1996, Di Meola formed a new trio with the violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and RTF bandmate Stanley Clarke called The Rite of Strings. Their self-titled debut was released in 1995. Di Meola subsequently recorded with the likes of opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, pop stars Paul Simon, classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco, and Italian pop star Pino Daniele. Over the course of his career, he has also worked and recorded with Phil Collins, Carlos Santana, Steve Winwood, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Herbie Hancock, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Milton Naciemento, Egberto Gismonti, Stevie Wonder, Les Paul, Jimmy Page, Steve Vai, Frank Zappa and Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba.

Di Meola’s 2013 release All Your Life was an acoustic tour de force that had him revisiting the music of a seminal influence – The Beatles. “I really credit the Beatles for the reason why I play guitar,” he says. “That was a major catalyst for me to want to learn music, so their impact was pretty strong.” A virtual one-man show of virtuosity, it features the guitar great interpreting 14 familiar Beatles tunes in the stripped-down setting of strictly acoustic guitar.

While currently juggling acoustic tours in Europe and electric tours in the United States, Di Meola arrives at the perfect marriage of the two aesthetics on his latest album, 2015’s Elysium, which finds the guitar great blending the lush tones of his nylon string Conde Hermanos acoustic prototype model and a ’71 Les Paul electric (his Return to Forever and Elegant Gypsy axe) in a collection of songs that are at once invigorating and alluring. “It represents a new composition phase for me, whereby the writing became, in a sense, my therapy during a challenging personal transition in my life,” he said.

Di Meola is currently on tour in Europe and North America. In 2015, he was honored as the 22nd recipient of the Montreal Jazz Festival’s Miles Davis Award, created in 1994 to honor a great international jazz musician for the entire body of his or her work and for that musician’s influence in regenerating the jazz idiom.

During a 40-plus year career marked by hugely influential recordings and worldwide tours, Di Meola has regenerated the jazz idiom three times over while dedicating himself to his art. And at age 63, this guitar hero seems inspired to begin a new chapter in his career with the release of OPUS (EAR Music) in February 2017.

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