Polaris Books First-Ever Tour, Including Northampton Date


It’s no surprise that Polaris never went on tour: the band was an ad hoc Miracle Legion offshoot that performed music for the mid-’90s Nickelodeon show “The Adventures of Pete & Pete.” They released one album, “Music From the Adventures of Pete & Pete,” in 1999, and then went their separate ways: singer and guitarist Mark Mulcahy to a solo career, and drummer Scott Boutier and bassist Dave McCaffrey to a stint with Frank Black & the Catholics.

After performing as Polaris a couple of times in 2012, Mulcahy, Boutier and McCaffrey have booked the first-ever Polaris tour, starting Oct. 5 in Providence, R.I. The itinerary includes a stop Oct. 11 at Pearl Street in Northampton before they wrap up Nov. 29 in Baltimore. To sweeten the deal (as if that were necessary), they’ll also release “Happy Green Moon Face,” a new single to coincide with the tour. It will be the first new Polaris music since “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” went off the air in 1996.

Miracle Legion, of course, was the Connecticut’s indie-rock standard-bearer in the ’80s. Formed in 1983, the group released a steady stream of seven-inches, EPs and LPs until the band — which also included lead guitarist Mr. Ray Neal — petered out in the early ’90s.

Tickets for Polaris at Pearl Street are $17.50 in advance, available here.

  1 comment for “Polaris Books First-Ever Tour, Including Northampton Date

  1. August 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    The Hammerstein Ballroom show will also include live music by the guys who did the music for Doug (incl The Beets), a live podcast of The Adventures of Danny & Mike (Pete/Pete) and a Classic Nick celebrity guest panel. http://www.Facebook.com/NickOralHistory

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