The J. Geils Band add Boston shows to fall tour

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After announcing plans to perform in Connecticut last week, The J. Geils Band have announced they will perform a pair of special homecoming shows in Boston. The legendary classic rockers will deliver a two-night stand at the House of Blues with shows scheduled for Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8. Tickets for each of the shows will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $75 and $125.

The tour will feature original members Peter Wolf (lead vocals), Seth Justman (keyboards), Danny Klein (bass) and Magic Dick (harmonica), alongside longtime associates Duke Levine (guitar) and Tom Arey (drums). The band’s namesake and original guitarist Jay Geils will not participate. According to a press release announcing the tour, Geils will not join the band due to an ongoing legal dispute between he, his record label (Francesca Records), and the band over the “ownership and control of the rights to the name ‘J. Geils Band.'”

These upcoming shows will mark the second time The J. Geils Band have returned to the House of Blues Boston since they christened it by playing the club’s first show in February of 2009. The show also marked the band’s first together in over a decade. Last summer, The J. Geils Band performed two sold out shows in front of their hometown crowd at the Bank of America Pavilion and in 2010, played to a sold out crowd at historic Fenway Park with fellow Boston rockers, Aerosmith.

Much like the band’s recent reunions, fans can expect to hear a set of greatest hits including “Centerfold”, “Give It to Me”, “Love Stinks” and “Ain’t Nothin’ But a House Party”.

The J. Geils Band have also added a New Hampshire stop to the upcoming tour with a show scheduled for Saturday, September 22 at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for $60.

As previously announced, The J. Geils Band will perform at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Sunday, September 16. Tickets for the show are available through Ticketmaster for $30.

The J. Geils Band have not released a new studio album with Wolf since 1981’s Freeze Frame. In 2006, they released a greatest hits compilation called Best of The J. Geils Band.

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