Mighty Mighty Bosstones 'Throwdown' Again Nov 15, 2007 Story by: Matt Kiser Link
After a near four-year hiatus, ska-core rude boys the Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced they will play a string of shows in late December for their 10th Annual Hometown Throwdown at the famed Middle East Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The band hasn't announced a full reunion, tour or new studio record yet, but they're not ruling it out either. "Long-terms plans would've equaled short-lived Bosstones," says singer Dicky Barrett.
When tickets went on sale October 19, they quickly sold out, leading to price gouging by what Barrett calls "ticket douche bags" to the tune of more than $400 per ticket on eBay and upward of $900 at StubHub for the final New Years Eve show—a far cry from their original price of $25. During the World Series the Boston Herald even said to "Forget World Series tickets. For music fans, the toughest ticket to get in Boston right now is for the Hometown Throwdown."
The band will, however, release Medium Rare, a B-sides/rarity compilation that includes three new studio tracks in time for their December shows via their vanity imprint Big Rig Records. "We always had these Bosstones scraps and left over songs that fans of the band were desperately trying to collect good versions of," Barrett says.
Tour Dates For The Mighty Mighty Bosstones:
12/26 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
12/27 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
12/28 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
12/29 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
12/30 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle Eas