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  • Just Bo

    Bo’s mostly on the road with Blood, Sweat and Tears these days, rocking with the big band. But folks in Michigan got a rare treat yesterday – acoustic Bo. Enjoy.

    Thanks to sjohnston for the video!

    Note to Bo – how about a stageit? We miss hearing you like this, so much.

  • Spinning wheel

    Blood, Sweat and Tears (featuring Bo Bice, of course) has started to post its 2015 tour schedule, and it’s shaping up to be a very good year:

      30 Majestic Star Casino Gary, IN 2 shows
      31 One World Theatre Austin, TX 2 shows

      1 Dosey Doe The Woodlands, TX 2 shows
      14 Lake of the Torches Resort Casino Lac Du Flambeau, WI 1 show
      28 Buffalo Symphony Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

      6 Beavercreek Weekend Jazz Beavercreek, OH 1 show
      20 Union County Performing Arts Center Rahway, NJ 1 show
      28 Paramount Theater Peekskill, NY 1 show

      18 Downstream Casino Resort Quapaw, OK 1 show

      7 Morganton Municipal Auditorium, Morganton, NC 1 show
      15 Ritz Carlton Hotel Sarasota, FL 1 show
      16 Ritz Carlton Hotel Palm Springs, CA
      17 Northern Quest Casino Airway, WA 1 show
      22 Golden Nugget Casino and Hotel Las Vegas, NV 1 show

      13 Indianapolis Motor Speedway-Pavilion 1 show

      10 Kingswood Arts Center Wolfboro, NH 1 show
      24 The Connecticut Convention Center Haryford, CT 1 show
      25 Southern Ground Amphitheatre Fayetteville, GA 1 show

      17 Cape May Convention Center Cape May, NJ 1 show
      22 Orchestra Kentucky SKyPAC Bowling Green, KY 1 show
      31 Alaska State Fair Palmer, AK 1 show

      3-20 Australia/ New Zealand

      23 Wildwood Springs Lodge Steelville, MO 1 show
      24 Wildwood Springs Lodge Steelville, MO 1 show
      30 The Arcada Theatre St.Charles, IL 1show

      4 Birchmere Alexandria, VA 2 shows
      5 The Ramshead Annapolis, MD 2 shows

    I hope there’s a show for every peep!

  • Room with a view

    Last month Bo got the helicopter ride of his life during his Armed Forces Entertainment visit to Afghanistan.

    Looks like fun! (Though I think I’d need more than one strap – do they let you duct tape yourself to the ramp, I wonder?)

    Stars For Stripes has a ton of photos posted here if you want to see more. Thanks to sjohnston (as always!) for turning these up.

  • Safe travels

    Bo’s off to the Middle East for a week-long tour with Armed Forces Entertainment. He’s been eager to get back to the troops the last few years, so it’s no surprise a flight attendant caught him with a big smile:

    Had Bo Bice, the 2005 American Idol runner up to Carrie Underwood and his band on my flight tonight to Kuwait. They’re continuing on to Afghanistan to play for the troops. Didn’t recognize him without the long hair! Fun guys.

    We know you’ll show ’em a good time, Bo and band. Safe travels.

  • Chameleon

    It’s been a while since we’ve seen any official reviews of Bo shows, so what a treat to see two of them this morning. The Central Virginian took in a solo show last week and was charmed by folksy, highly personal Bo:

    The long brown locks may be gone, but the voice that made him one of American Idol’s most popular contestants still remains. […]

    “I like doing this type of show because it’s very much where I came from,” Bice said. “It’s more of an intimate engagement. It’s for the listeners. I get to tell stories of my songs and how I wrote them.”

    It was a format that Bice followed the entire night, with his original songs serving as a glimpse into his own personal path in life. He played “Used To Be Me,” a ballad he wrote for a struggling friend. Other songs, such as “Glory, Hallelujah” from his latest album, “New Soul Revival,” dealt with Bice’s own spiritual and emotional journey since the conclusion of his time on American Idol.

    Just a few days later though, the Allentown Morning Call was quite impressed by how deeply Bo immersed himself into the culture of Blood, Sweat and Tears:

    Perhaps the biggest surprise in the concert Wednesday that had “American Idol” runner-up Bo Bice fronting seminal jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears at Musikfest Cafet at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem was how much Bice suppressed his personality to make his integration into the group seamless. […]

    Instead, he ably assumed the role of the group’s singer, sounding a lot like its classic vocalist David Clayton-Thomas, to whom he was compared on “Idol,” in a 90-minute, 16-song set. That was a good thing. Bice only occasionally crossed over into imitation – far more often sounding inspired but having his own vibe.

    He established his chops immediately , brassy and soulful, on the opening “Got to Get You Into My Life,” the Beatles cover with which Blood Sweat & Tears had a minor hit in 1975. The band also established its chops, as trumpet player Carl Fischer came front and center for a solo.

    When it comes down to it, it’s voice and horns that make Blood, Sweat & Tears, and the lineup had both with Bice and a four-man horn section among its nine members.

    I’m not one of those who think Bo can sing anything, even the phone book (I hate that phrase!), but there’s no doubt he’s the kind of musician who can make himself at home in all sorts of situations. It must be so much fun for him to mix up his performances up like this.

  • Making it his own

    Blood, Sweat and Tears has added that promo video with Bo to it’s website and made it public on youtube, too.

    Out on the road, Bo and BS&T are continuing to get great reviews.

    Blood, Sweat & Tears if not is still as awesome as they were back in the day. Their performance as musicians can’t get any better than that! Bo Bice is a perfect pick for lead singer, his voice is as if he was reincarnated to sing with the band.

    I didn’t think this would be that good without the original band but it was. Bo Brice has a killer voice, is surprising good frontman.

    Did they make you so very happy?
    Yup everyone was happy. Bo Bice Is the Lead Singer. And played guitar. He blew everyone away.

    Blood, Sweat, and Tears put on a great show at One World Theater tonight. Sounded just like they did when I saw them back in the day. The singer was Bo Bice, who almost beat out Carrie Underwood years ago, back when I watched American Idol. He has a big voice, raspy, like David Clayton Thomas had.

    Bo rocked the house down. He makes the perfect front man fit this band. He made every song sound original yet made it his own. What a voice!

    Congratulations, Bo! You’re killin’ it.