The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce Hometown Throwdown plans

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced plans for their annual Hometown Throwdown. The 17th edition of the hometown favorites Holiday concert series will feature three consecutive nights at Boston’s House of Blues, beginning on Friday, December 26. Tickets for each of the concerts will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $25 and $39.50.

In the band’s announcement, they announced thus year’s Hometown Throwdown would feature the return of “The Great Wall of Santas” – a popular stage backdrop they utilized at the same shows in 2010. The band also has big plans for their openers. “We have an incredible line up this year featuring some super special guests and true heroes of ours,” they said. “We will be announcing these details as soon as possible.”

In June, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones celebrated¬† lead singer Dicky Barrett’s 50th Birthday with a special concert at City Hall Plaza as part of the Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Festival.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ last offering of all new material was 2011’s Magic of Youth. The band’s ninth studio effort was produced by Tedd Hutt, who also produced 2009’s Pinpoints And Gin Joints.

Formed in 1983, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones are often credited with the creation of the ska-core genre, a form of music that mixes elements of third wave ska and hardcore punk. The band released seven full-length albums, three EPs and a live album while touring continuously before their announcement of a hiatus in December 2003. They reunited in the fall of 2007, and performed together for the first time in four years at the Middle East nightclub. The band has continued to tour and record since.

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