Mighty Mighty Bosstones plot 14th Hometown Throwdown

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced the dates for their 14th annual Hometown Throwdown. The band will rock a three-night homecoming stand at the House of Blues from December 28 through 30. Tickets for each of the shows will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. though Live Nation for $25 and $35.

At the Hometown Throwdown shows, the band will be support their forthcoming album, The Magic of Youth. Scheduled to hit stores on December 6, the album was produced by Tedd Hutt, who worked on the band’s last release, 2009’s Pinpoints And Gin Joints.

“I think using Ted Hutt as producer helps to keep us younger musically than we probably are,” said frontman Dicky Barrett in a recent interview with Alternative Press. “We really like the way he works, and we like him as a person. Him and his partner Ryan are both a combination of sensitive and thick-skinned, and that’s the combination of personality that it takes to spend the time with the eight/nine of us.”

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 night club. The band has continued to tour and record since.

Most recently, the band played two sold out shows at historic Fenway Park with Dropkick Murphys and Street Dogs in early September.

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