Boston and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts will be joining forces for a 21-date summer tour, kicking off June 14 in Mountain View, Calif., and trekking until July 20 in Bristow, Va.
Jett, of course, was playing in the Runaways when Boston released its smash 1976 debut album, and Boston founder Tom Scholz said in a statement that, "I am thrilled to have Joan Jet and her band on tour with us this summer. Not only is she an amazing rock 'n' roll performing artist, but even more exciting to me is that she is a fellow vegetarian and shares compassion for animal welfare."
A dollar from each ticket sold for the tour will go to the non-profit Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Mercy For Animals, both of which work to prevent cruelty to animals.
The full tour itinerary includes:
June 14 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
June 18 - Chula Vista, CA - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
June 28 - Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land
June 30 - Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion
July 2 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
July 5 - Bay Saint Louis, MS - Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis
July 7 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 8 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center At The Heights
June 9 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Juen 11 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
June 13 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
June 19 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre - Alpharetta
Juen 20 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater At Virginia Beach
June 22 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Oakdale Theatre
June 23 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health At Jones Beach Theater
June 25 - Moosic, PA - Pavilion At Montage Mountain
June 27 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Jukly 28 - Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
July 29 - Syracuse, NY - Lakeview Amphitheater
July 20 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.