Fort McCoy News July 11, 2014

BOSTON, The Doobie Brothers at Fort McCoy Aug. 9

BOSTON and special guest The Doobie Brothers take the stage for a 7 p.m. performance at Fort McCoy's Constitution Park Saturday, Aug. 9. The concert is presented by Fort McCoy's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

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The rock band BOSTON performs during a recent concert. The band, along
with The Doobie Brothers, will headline a concert at Fort McCoy Aug. 9.

The Fort McCoy concert is part of BOSTON's highly-anticipated summer tour following the successful release of their latest album, "Life, Love & Hope." The band prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements, delivering the exceptional sound that is faithful to their studio recordings.

BOSTON burst onto the music scene with their best-selling debut album in 1976. With more than 17 million copies sold, the band generated hits such as "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," and "Smokin'," rock staples that are still in heavy rotation today.

Their second effort, "Don't Look Back," was another chart-topper that confirmed their place in rock history, followed by "Third Stage," which hit No. 1 on the charts with the top single in 1986.

With more than 31 million albums sold to date, their music has stood the test of time, as evidenced by live BOSTON audiences that span generations.

For more information about BOSTON, visit the website www.bandboston.com.

Also, as durable as American steel, Northern California's four-time Grammy winning Doobie Brothers sound has become part of America's musical firmament, sampled on dance records, reinterpreted on "American Idol," and a fixture on radio formats from top 40 to classic rock. They continue to write and record new material and tour the world, boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music.

The Doobie Brothers have rung up a glittering track record that would be the envy of any band, beginning with their multi-million-selling sophomore collection, "Toulouse Street" (1972). The band has three multi-platinum, seven platinum and 14 Gold albums.

Their "Best of the Doobies" (1976) has sold more than 11 million copies — a rare "diamond record." The Doobies propulsive roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven style has sold more than 30 million albums.

Their No. 1 singles "Black Water" (1974) and "What a Fool Believes" (1979), both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include "Jesus Is Just All Right," "Rockin' Down the Highway," "Long Train Runnin'," "China Grove," "Take Me In Your Arms," and more. In all, the Doobies have tallied up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits.

For more information about The Doobie Brothers, visit the website www.doobiebros.com.

The opening act is Patrick Simmons Jr., son of The Doobie Brothers founder Patrick Simmons.

Tickets can be purchased for $40 at Market Bar in Sparta; Fox Hole Pub, Sparta; Ace Hardware Tomah and La Crosse; Festival Foods, Onalaska; and on post at McCoy's Community Club, building 1571; Pine View Campground, building 8053 and the Recreation Center, building 2000. Tickets also can be purchased online at

https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/mccoyrectrac.html or by calling 877-864-4969.

Tickets will be $45 the day of the show. Tickets are subject to availability.

More information about the concert is available at the website http://mccoymwr.com/home/concert-tour-home.html.

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(This article includes information from news releases provided by BOSTON and The Doobie Brothers.)