Boston Have More Than a Feeling for Quebec

Boston Have More Than a Feeling for Quebec

Main pic: Boston, Festival d’Été de Québec, 13 juillet 2015, Scène Bell des Plaines d’Abraham. Crédit photo: Renaud Philippe.

Festival d’Été de Québec – 300 Shows – 10 Stages – 11 Days of music.

Plains of Abraham in Quebec City were already full – the excellent performance from The Doobie Brothers seeing to that.

The crowd ready for another installment of wonderfully loud rock music, Boston, headlining the evening duly delivered. And how!

The group, haling from the American city of the same name opened the show with Tom Scholz showing just what he could do with a keyboard.

Speaking French, he warmed the audience with a quick “Thank you for coming out in Quebec tonight. It’s much appreciated.”

The band then launched into a new track ‘Live, Love and Hope.’

Boston perform on the Plains of Abraham.  Festival d’Été de Québec 2015. Photo credit: Renaud Philippe.

Boston perform on the Plains of Abraham. Festival d’Été de Québec 2015. Photo credit: Renaud Philippe.

Similar to the Doobie Brothers before them, Boston conveyed a wall of electric noise.
Do Not Look Back demonstrated this perfectly.

Power ballad ‘Amanda’ was dedicated to everyone there with the name of the track. Tens of thousands of hands shot up with light flickering from their cellphones. What an amazing sight. What an stunning sound.

Boston followed up with We’re Ready, The Launch and the much awaited-for More Than a Feeling. That was enjoyed by all – everyone singing along.

Boston played a great set, and the encore was just as good.

The group returned to the stage to applause. Guitarist and singer Phil Gary asking (in French) ‘Vous voulez encore de la musique?’

The show ended with with Do not be Afraid and Party.

Thundering rock music at it’s very best!

Full house for Boston. Plains of Abraham, Festival d'Été de Québec 2015. Photo credit: Renaud Philippe.

Full house for Boston. Plains of Abraham, Festival d’Été de Québec 2015. Photo credit: Renaud Philippe.

Festival d’Été de Québec – 300 Shows – 10 Stages – 11 Days of music.
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Andrew Greenfield

Andrew Greenfield moved to Quebec in 2009. He is part of the team responsible for the publishing company behind LifeinQuebec.com and Life in Québec Magazine. He has been involved with online and print media since 2001. He is passionate about cricket, is a qualified coach, and his real ambition is to start a cricket team in Quebec City – something he freely admits is probably beyond him. Follow him on Twitter @GreenfieldAndy

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