2016_dec_now2It’s that time of year again and the Mighty Mighty BossToneS are gearing up to throw the biggest party of the holiday season. The HomeTown ThrowDown has become a BossToneS tradition for the band and fans alike. To make the 19th ThrowDown even more special the BossToneS are giving the show an international vibe inviting support bands that include, The Skatalites from Jamaica and The Planet Smashers from Canada on December 28, The Porkers from Australia and Peelander-Z from Japan on December 29 and The Skints from England and Los Kung-Fu Monkeys from Mexico on December 30.

Friday 12/30 is SOLD OUT but there are still limited tickets for Wednesday and Thursday.

December 28
House of Blues Boston, MA
w/ The Skatalites (Jamaica) & The Planet Smashers (Canada)

December 29
House of Blues Boston, MA
w/ The Porkers (Australia) & Peelander-Z (Japan)

December 30
House of Blues Boston, MA
w/ The Skints (UK) & Los Kung Fu Monkeys (Mexico)


Last but certainly not least, we are excited to tell you about a limited edition 7” single we will be releasing in the new year – our version of the song “What the World Needs Now Is Love” (produced by Lawrence Katz and the Bosstones and mixed by Paul Kolderie) featuring an unreleased original BossToneS song “I Won’t Go Out Like That” as the B-side. “What the World Needs Now Is Love” was originally released in 1965 with lyrics by Hal David and music composed by Burt Bacharach. “It’s a message and/or a reminder that we would like to share with the world for the holidays during these seemingly difficult and trying times. The song doesn’t take a side but it definitely takes a stance.” – says frontman Dicky Barrett

As our gift to thank you for your support we would like to give you a free download of the song.

Please feel free to share!

2016_claddaghOur annual Hometown Throwdown VIP Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Dec. 29 in The Foundation Room at House of Blues. This year the beneficiary will be The Claddagh Fund. The Claddagh Fund is the official charity of the Dropkick Murphys established to leverage the generosity of the fans to raise money for the most vulnerable populations in our community. They focus their support on children’s and veterans’ organizations and providing grants to individuals who are in need of addiction recovery services.

As you may know, MMB has a long history with Dropkick Murphys and we are very proud to be supporting this great organization.

We are selling a very limited amount of tickets to this event available through this link beginning at 10am EST on  Friday, Dec. 23.

Limit 2 per person. Fundraiser tickets are not good for admission to the show at House of Blues.

In addition to a “Meet & Greet” with the band, there will also be an art exhibition set up in the Foundation Room showcasing the amazing art of San Diego based artist Nan Coffey NanWasHere.com. Nan created the brilliant artwork featured in this year’s Throwdown poster.

Our fundraiser sponsors this year have contributed some amazing packages that will be raffled with all proceeds going to the Claddagh Fund.

Thank you to Ernie Boch Jr., Sonos, Fred Perry, Boston Red Sox, The Middle East, Dropkick Murphys, Scalawags, Hot Stove, Cool Music and more!


Dec. 28: The Skatalites (Jamaica) and The Planet Smashers (Canada)
Dec. 29: The Porkers (Australia) and Peelander-Z (Japan)
Dec. 30: The Skints (England) and Los Kung-Fu Monkeys (Mexico)

BossToneS basist Joe Gittleman had this to say: “I literally scoured the globe to bring and eclectic, international array of talent to the HomeTown ThrowDown this year. Please join us in celebrating the whole wide world and let’s ThrowDown again!”

Tickets on sale now!
12/28: TICKETS
12/29: TICKETS
12/30: TICKETS


Hometown Throwdown 19 December 28, 29, & 30 at House of Blues Boston!

December 28
House of Blues
Boston, MA
The Mighty Mighty BossToneS, and more

December 29
House of Blues
Boston, MA
The Mighty Mighty BossToneS, and more

December 30
House of Blues
Boston, MA
The Mighty Mighty BossToneS, and more

Dicky Barrett had this to say:

“Faced with the difficult task of having to follow up last year’s very successful tribute to the historic local punk rock venue The Rat, this year we’ve decided to think internationally, go global and celebrate the whole wide world. We’ll better explain what that means in the weeks to come. In the meantime, snatch up those tickets because like every year it promises to be one of the top three Holiday events of the season.”


We had a blast and truly appreciate your hospitality, energy and support. See you next time!

Attention Argentina: We learned yesterday the venue we were scheduled to play in Buenos Aires was just closed by the local authorities. The new venue for tonight is:
Av. Santa Fe 4389
Buenos Aires

We’re headed to Mexico City next month for the Pepsi Ska Fest!

Saturday, August 13
Pepsi Ska Fest
Pepsi Center WTC
Mexico City, Mexico


August 7
Curitiba, Brazil
Curitiba Music Hall
Tickets on Sale Now!

Saturday, August 6th Sao Paulo, Brazil

August 7th  Curitiba, Brazil

August 9th Buenos Aires, Argentina

August 11th Santiago, Chile

We are excited to announce that we will be playing Artscape (America’s largest free arts festival) in Baltimore, MD!
Saturday, July 16 7:30pm
BGE Main Stage at The Maryland Institute College of Art
Mt. Royal Ave. and Charles St.
Free Show!


New Album!


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