March 9, 2019 8:30pm
Suncoast Showroom Tickets from $19.95
What do you get when you combine all the smash hit music of two great American classic rock artists BOSTON and STYX into one power-packed show? The answer is DAVID VICTOR formerly of BOSTON and the show “The Hits of Boston & Styx”, a completely unique show featuring the feel-good, highly-polished hit music which dominated radio in the 70s and 80s. Fronting the band is a former member of one of these great bands: lead vocalist and guitarist David Victor, formerly of the multi-platinum band BOSTON. David toured and recorded with BOSTON and had a #1 hit single as a lead vocalist in BOSTON with 2014's "Heaven on Earth".
David Victor with BOSTON
David Victor’s journey to rock stardom reads much like a real-life version of Mark Wahlberg’s "Rock Star" movie: BOSTON the band, having recently lost one of their key members, was on the lookout for a guitarist who could also handle the lead vocals of the late Brad Delp, one of the most underrated and talented rock vocalists in history. David was tapped to share lead vocals with singer Tommy DeCarlo while holding down the all-important 3rd guitar slot.
Receiving a surprise call from BOSTON's management, David flew out to Massachusetts and recorded vocals for what turned out to be the new BOSTON album, "Life, Love & Hope". Band leader and founder Tom Scholz quickly invited David to join BOSTON. David toured with the band throughout the U.S. and Canada and was honored to sing some of the band's biggest hits in concert, including "Peace of Mind", "More Than a Feeling" and the band's #1 smash hit "Amanda". David performed with BOSTON at the sold-out Boston Strong benefit in 2013 at the famed "Boston Garden" in front of 20,000 people. The Boston Strong benefit was the first time that BOSTON had played in the city of Boston in nearly 20 years. David Victor helped close the very moving and poignant show with Aerosmith, Jimmy Buffet, Extreme and many other New England area favorites, sharing vocals with Steven Tyler on the epic "Come Together".
The Early Years
DAVID VICTOR formerly of BOSTON and the show “The Hits of Boston & Styx” began in 2011 as “BOSTYX” between BOSTON tours. David and co-founder/co-lead vocalist and drummer Glenn Jost tapped the cream of the crop of LA performing musicians to reproduce the challenging music of two classic rock icons. It was no easy task to reproduce BOSTON's soaring guitar harmonies and lightning-fast keyboard runs, as well as the lush backing vocals and theatrical style of STYX. The band had to perform all the best-loved hits including "More Than a Feeling", "Come Sail Away", "Lady" and "Foreplay / Long Time" and also delve into deeper album cuts like STYX's "Crystal Ball" and BOSTON's "A Man I'll Never Be", a fan-favorite song that BOSTON has not performed live since the 1980s.
DAVID VICTOR formerly of BOSTON “The Hits of Boston & Styx” features a truly unique lineup of musicians and vocalists. Standout drummer/vocalist Glenn Jost is a monster behind the kit, while also deftly handling the operatic vocal stylings of STYX’s Dennis DeYoung. Bluesy blazer Roby Duron performs the most intricate lead guitar work of the ensemble with style and showmanship. Manny Aguirre handles the very complex bass lines of BOSTON and STYX with seemingly effortless dexterity, while keyboardist and rock ‘n roll show pony Victor Bender performs all the incredibly complex arrangements, including the blistering “Foreplay”, with ease. BOSTYX performs this epic music with flair and polish.
Just like in BOSTON, no pre-recorded “backing tracks” are ever used in this performance -- the show is 100% LIVE, featuring four and five-part vocal harmonies, with everything played in real-time and in the original recorded keys.
There’s no “dress-up and make-believe” in DAVID VICTOR FORMERLY OF BOSTON “The Hits of Boston & Styx”. The band knows its audience is smart and appreciates the music for the music’s sake. This is an authentic, fire-breathing five-piece rock band that can hold its own with any other national touring classic rock act in the world. And true to its rock ‘n roll authenticity, the band even writes their own original music that obviously echoes its roots.
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