The Revivalists, American Authors and New Politics to Headline ALT Rocks Boston 2017

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ALT 92.9, Boston’s Alternative Radio announces The Revivalists, American Authors and New Politics will headline ALT Rocks Boston 2017.

The radio station’s free summer concert series, presented by RCN, will include two shows at Copley Square Park on August 17th and August 31st as well as a first time performance at the SoWa Art & Design District Market on September 9th, 2017. 

“We’re thrilled to bring ALT Rocks Boston 2017 back to the city this summer,” said Ken West, ALT 92.9 Program Director.  “This year’s lineup is one of the best yet, with The Revivalists, American Authors and New Politics all riding the success of some incredible music.  Each of these concerts is guaranteed to be amazing!”

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 5:00PM- The Revivalists 

Copley Square Park, Boston 

Since forming in 2007, this seven-piece New Orleans roots-driven rock band has logged countless miles on the road, cultivating a high octane live show and a studio presence equally steeped in instrumental virtuosity and charismatic vocal magnetism Following two independent releases, 2010’s Vital Signs and 2014’s City of Sound, that time and dedication came to a head on the group’s third full-length album, Men Amongst Mountains [Wind-Up Records]. The Revivalists continue their rise with their hit single "Wish I Knew You,” which reached #1 at Alternative Radio in May with the support of Alt 92.9’s airplay, setting a new record for most single week spins ever at the format. The song is now a hit at Adult Alternative Radio, and breaking within the Hot AC format. 

Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:00PM -American Authors

Copley Square Park, Boston

This New York-based band has Boston roots, having first formed at Berklee College in 2006. They signed to Mercury Records in early 2013 and their debut single garnered attention through alternative rock radio before their second single, "Best Day of My Life" became a hit. In the fall of 2016, the band released `What We Live For. The first single on the record, “I’m Born to Run” has received significant airplay on Alt 92.9.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 11:00AM - New Politics

SoWa Open Market, 530 Harrison Ave, Boston

Consisting of Danish-born, Brooklyn-based David Boyd and Søren Hansen as well as New York native Louis Vecchio, New Politics exploded onto the scene in 2013 with their smash hit "Harlem," with more than 29 million Spotify streams and reaching the top 5 of Alternative Radio. The band first performed for Alt 92.9 in 2014, on the heels of the hit, West End Kids.  The band has since released three studio albums featuring a slew of hit singles, including Everywhere I Go and Tonight You're Perfect.  The band’s latest single One of Us is currently in heavy rotation on Alt 92.9

Rebecca Rutenberg