Family, friends, supporters of the Mighty Mighty BossToneS and those of you who consider yourselves to be all three– thank you so much for helping to make turning officially old-ass not suck in the slightest. The show in Boston’s City Hall Plaza (aka Dicky Barrett’s Birthday Bash) was an amazing thing to be a part of and quite overwhelming if you happen to be Dicky Barrett. Much love to those of you in attendance. How great was that?
I personally take very little of the credit and give a huge portion of it to my closest friend Joe Gittleman and my other brothers The Mighty Mighty BossToneS. Thank you guys. I’d also like to thank The Gaslight Anthem and Barrence Whitfield and the Savages for joining the party and bringing amazing energy and enthusiasm. Thank you once again to Adam Shaw for all his hard work and for all the care and love he gives to me and the rest of the BossToneS. The same with Darren Hill. Darren, when you were not pulling the hair out of it you were banging your head against the wall quite a bit this time and through all the aggravation and frustration you still managed to be a really great guy. Thank you to Clay, Rooney, Laura, Jay, Stu and the rest of our incredible crew. Thank you to Ellis Carr, Barrett Fitzgerald, Lenny Lashley, Brian Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and the one and only Nate Albert for joining me and The Mighty Mighty BossToneS onstage and adding to the excitement of what was already a pretty damn exciting evening. Jimmy, Danny Ricker, Baby-Doll, and my pal Cousin Sal thank you so much for rolling with me, oh what fun we had. Thank you to Ed Kane and his Empire restaurant. You know what you did. Thanks to my friend Sal Medrano you are a superstar. Thanks to Bill Blumenreich, the folks at the Wilbur Theatre and the Phantom Gourmet — Good luck to you guys in the future. Thank you and I’m so sorry to those of you that I’m forgetting and failing to mention. There’s so many people that played a hand in putting together such a magical time for me. I’d like to give a very special thanks to my lifelong friend Mark (Higgs) Higgins for putting together the birthday montage/tribute video to yours truly. For those of you who weren’t there and did not get see it, as well as those of you who were there and would just like to see it again– here it is. I love you all and my birthday could not have been any better.
We’re getting close to the big day!
Dicky Barret’s Birthday Bash at Boston City Hall Plaza on June 21 with Gaslight Anthem, Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, plus special surprise guests!
If you don’t have your tickets yet, get them here:
We’re also pleased to announce our Way Out West Tour! Tickets go on sale this Friday August 8 Salt Lake City, UT
We’re also pleased to announce our Way Out West Tour! Tickets go on sale this Friday
August 8 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
August 9 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
August 12 Seattle, WA The Neptune
August 13 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
August 15 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
August 16 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
August 17 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
Looking forward, we also have two special dates to announce for September:
We will be playing St. Louis, MO for the first time in a very long while.
Friday, September 12 The Pageant
And on Saturday Sept. 13 we will be returning to Riot Fest in Chicago:
Lineup and tickets here
On June 21 we’ll be celebrating Dicky’s birthday with a special concert on Boston City Hall Plaza. The BossToneS and I are super excited to be throwing this party and we hope you will join in on the fun!
Get tickets before the general public through our exclusive pre-sale starting at 10am EST on Wednesday, April 9 here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004C87C6016466
Enter code: OTIS
A limited number of VIP tickets – including Premium Beer Garden viewing access, VIP BBQ access, and one BBQ dinner are available for $90 per person for guests that are 21 and over.
Those can be purchased here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004C87C6016466?did=vip
Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon EST on Friday, April 11
as part of The Phantom Gourmet BBQ & Music Festival
We thought this would be a fantastic way to kick off the Hometown Throwdown season. Hope to see you on the slopes!
Date: Friday, December 27th
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. sledding time
Guests need to arrive at 1:00 p.m.
All guests are required to sign waivers.
Children under the age of 12 must bring and wear a helmet.
Sleds are available on premises.
Location: Gate B
Suggested donation of $20 to the first 100 fans. (Capacity is 100 for one hour of sledding)
There will be a registration table set up at Gate B to take the donations. Money raised benefits The Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. Visit www.redsoxfoundation.org
We would like to thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for the way you, our loyal friends and devotees, turned out on Boston Common the other night. It was a magical summer evening for all of us and we couldn’t ask for better supporters then the ones we’ve got. Boston is the greatest city on earth and the greatest place on the planet for many reasons but at the top of that list, I put you guys.
Thanks for the love, continue being you.
Dicky Barrett and The Mighty Mighty BossToneS