The Cars to return to Boston with HOB gig

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The Cars have revealed plans for their highly anticipated reunion tour. The Boston band will return to where it all started with a homecoming show set for the House of Blues on Thursday, May 26. Tickets for the show will go on-sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $51.25 and $76.25.

With a new album on it’s way The Cars’ set list will draw from the band ’s remarkable career and include songs from their eagerly awaited new release, Move Like This. The album, the band’s seventh studio effort and first since 1987’s Door to Door, will hit stores on May 10.

Co-produced by Garret “Jacknife” Lee (R.E.M., U2) and The Cars,  the album brings together founding members Ric Ocasek (lead vocals, guitar), Greg Hawkes, (keyboards) Elliot Easton (guitar) and David Robinson (drums). The Cars original bassist Benjamin Orr died of pancreatic cancer in 2000.

The project’s genesis came in the fall of 2009 as Ocasek considered how to proceed with his latest batch of songs. He realized that his best option was to reach out to his old band mates in Hawkes, Easton, and Robinson, each of who were excited at the opportunity to play together again. “It totally clicked immediately,” Ocasek explained in a press release. “Everybody got right into it as if we had never stopped playing. After two days I thought, ‘Oh yeah, this is going to be cool.'”

Looking forward to the upcoming live performances, Robinson said, “We have such a great catalog of songs to choose from. The new songs should blend in nicely.”

Fans can get a taste of the new material with “Sad Song”, the video for which is streaming below.

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