Brad Delp Tribute Tickets To Go On Sale July 3

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Note: A comment from someone who may be connected with Boston (the band) is stating that tickets will actually go in sale July 9.

Rumors have been swirling around this event with the Boston Herald reporting that there was trouble among the organizers that was casting doubt on whether the event would ever come together successfully.

Now, according to The Herald, former Extreme drummer Paul Geary has been able to smooth things over between the organizers and things are back on track, with tickets “likely” going on sale tomorrow (July 3).

The Herald story also ties Delp’s recent suicide to lingering bad feelings from Boston’s break-up more than 20 years ago. I suspect there is more to the story than just the break-up causing Delp to do what he did, but it saddens me to think that a band break-up could contribute to something like that.

3 Comments

  1. Gail Parenteau July 4, 2007 at 4:46 am

    For the sake of accuracy, we’d like to point out:

    (1) Stated Boston Globe above is actually linked to a gossip column in the Boston Herald.

    (2) Tickets for the “Come Together” event honoring Brad Delp go on sale July 9.(official press release below)

    (3) Most importantly, Brad in his own words via public and private notes he left behind, said that his suicide had nothing to do with any person or any one event. His fiancee that he lived with for nearly seven years at the time of his death said:

    Statement from Pamela Sullivan
    March 22, 2007

    Pamela Sullivan, the fiancee of former Boston singer and guitarist Brad Delp, who committed suicide, issued this statement to the Globe.

    On Christmas Day, 2006, Brad Delp asked me to marry him. Our wedding was to be on August 18th, marking seven years together. We shared a special bond that will be with me all my life. Bradley lived a private life, and I had hoped that his death might also be private.

    But Bradley – his music and his heart – touched many lives, and we all feel the pain of his loss. For many, the loss of a beautiful voice, but more importantly, the loss of a beautiful person. We are all grieving.

    In our grief, we look for answers, for reasons, and perhaps for blame. In the days that have passed since his death there has been a great deal of speculation and rumor put forward by the media and the Boston (band) fan base as to why he chose to end his life. Words have been taken out of context, statements have been misconstrued, and people have been hurt. People are looking for answers, and there are none to be had.

    Bradley blamed no one, held no one accountable, for what was in his own heart. His music, his business, his relationships, these were the things that brought him joy. His sadness came from within; it was his own. He wanted no one to carry his burdens, in life or in death.

    Bradley had the great gift of being able to love all and to understand all: his compassion for everyone he met was the essence of his soul. He would not want anyone to feel responsible for the path his life took.

    I can only ask that we honor his memory, and his great legacy of compassion, and let him rest in the peace he so deserves, as we all begin to heal.

    “COME TOGETHER”
    A TRIBUTE TO THE LIFE OF BRAD DELP
    PRESENTED BY WZLX, BOSTON’S CLASSIC ROCK 100.7FM

    (Boston, MA) The family and friends of Brad Delp will “COME TOGETHER” to share a special musical night honoring and remembering Brad Delp, the extraordinary man and his beautiful music. The iconic song title, “COME TOGETHER,” was selected as the name and theme for the event to highlight Brad’s love of Beatles’ music and also to inspire a sense of collaboration amongst the many musicians, family, friends and community that loved and admired him.

    Hosted by television personality, Lynn Hoffman, The concert will take place on August 19th, 2007 at the Bank of America Pavilion, Boston, MA.

    The “COME TOGETHER” concert was motivated by the adult children of Brad Delp who invited his family, friends, fans, Beatlejuice mates and members of the band Boston, present and past who shared his professional and social life for over 30 years to join them in honoring their father.
    Jennifer Delp, a graduate of the prestigious University of Southern California film school, wrote and directed a film that will be shown during the evening. It features never before seen footage of Brad Delp that expresses not only his role as the lead singer of the hugely successful band BOSTON, but the man himself, and those who loved him.

    During his lifetime, Brad Delp generously supported causes that he believed in such as vegetarian and anti-violence (to people and animals) organizations as well as those that helped hunger and shelter programs. For more than two decades, he helped fund these concerns via donations to the DTS Foundation, founded by his collaborator of 35 years, Tom Scholz. The DTS Charitable Foundation will receive a small portion of the proceeds from the “Come Together “concert.
    Most of the proceeds will go to The Brad Delp Foundation, a new charity being formed by his family members and headed by his children Jennifer Delp, 26, and John-Michael Delp, 22.
    “To further honor our father’s memory, the foundation will give grants to in-need school systems, programs and individuals that provide music education. Funding will also be given to individuals that desire to continue their own musical education,” they said.

    WHO: Performances by ERNIE & THE AUTOMATICS, FARRENHEIT, BEATLEJUICE, GODSMACK, ORION THE HUNTER,
    RTZ, and BOSTON who will be joined by guest vocalists Michael Sweet (Stryper), Mickey Thomas (Jefferson Starship) & Sammy Hagar.

    For the first time in over two decades, former BOSTON band members Barry Goudreau, Sib Hashian and Fran Sheehan have been invited to join BOSTON in playing Don’t Look Back to end this special night

    WHEN: Sunday, August 19th, 2007
    5:30 PM doors open, 6:00 PM Concert starts

    WHERE: Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA

    TICKETS: Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on July 9, 2007 and are priced at $35.00 each plus a $5.00 venue charge. Tickets are available thru TicketMaster and LiveNation.com and at the BOA box office.

  2. Administrator July 4, 2007 at 7:06 am

    Ooops, that’s actually quite correct. For some reason, I seem to have Globe on the brain and I’ve corrected that.

    Thanks again to Gail for her “Just-The-Facts” reporting.

  3. jimmy dempsey March 16, 2008 at 9:01 am

    brad was a terrific musician and he was my and my dads idol we always listened to his music brad rip

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