Steve Winwood Opens Tour With Survey of Hits

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Steve Winwood in 2014 (via his Facebook page)

On opening night of his 2017 tour, at The Space at Westbury, in Westbury, N.Y. on April 20, Steve Winwood gave his fans a tour of his entire career. His 13-song set featured the two big hits that launched his career as a teen prodigy with the Spencer Davis Group, “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man,” and continued into his days with Traffic (a full six songs, including “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” “Pearly Queen” and “Empty Pages”), Blind Faith (“Had to Cry Today” and “Can’t Find My Way Home”) and his solo career (“Back in the High Life Again” and “Higher Love”).

Winwood, who played both guitar and keyboards, in addition to singing, also threw in a cover of Buddy Miles’ “Them Changes,” made famous when the late drummer was part of Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys.

Winwood’s daughter, Lilly Winwood, opened the show, as she will do on all of the tour dates.

Related: Winwood released his debut solo album nearly 40 years ago

Steve Winwood Westbury Set List (with original artists in parentheses)
Back in the High Life Again (from Winwood’s Back in the High Life album)
I’m a Man (Spencer Davis Group)
Pearly Queen (Traffic)
At Times We Do Forget (from Winwood’s Nine Lives album)
Can’t Find My Way Home (Blind Faith)
Them Changes (Buddy Miles cover)
The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (Traffic)
Had to Cry Today (Blind Faith)
Light Up or Leave Me Alone (Traffic)
Empty Pages (Traffic)
Higher Love (from Winwood’s Back in the High Life album)

Encore:
Dear Mr. Fantasy (Traffic)
Gimme Some Lovin’ (Spencer Davis Group)

Watch Steve Winwood perform “Dear Mr. Fantasy” at Westbury

Tickets for many of Winwood‘s U.S. shows are available here and via our re-sale partner, Ticket Network.

Steve Winwood 2017 Tour Dates:

April 21 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
April 22 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
April 24 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
April 25 – Baltimore, MD – Modell PAC @ Lyric
April 27 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
April 28 – Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods
April 29 – Salamanca, NY – Seneca Allegany
May 01 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
May 02 – Richmond, VA – Carpenter Theatre
May 03 – West Palm Beach, FL – Sunfest
May 05 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
May 06 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
May 07 – West Palm Beach, FL – Sunfest
May 09 – Greenville, SC – Peace Center Concert Hall
May 10 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

July 04 – Bristol, UK – Colston Hall
July 05 – London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo
July 11 – Zurich, Switzerland – Kaufleuten
July 12 – Munich, Germany – Tollwood Festival
July 14 – Stuttgart, Germany – Jazzopen Stuttgart
July 16 – Gardone Riviera, Italy – Teatro Vittoriale
July 17 – Pordenone, Italy – Pordenone Blues Festival

Sept 02 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino
Sept 03 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theatre
Sept 05 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
Sept 06 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Sept 08 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau Ste Michelle Winery
Sept 09 – Goldendale, WA – Maryhill Winery
Sept 11 – Santa Rosa, CA – Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
Sept 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl (w/ Mavis Staples)
Sept 14 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
Sept 16 – Denver, CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Sept 17 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Sept 19 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
Sept 20 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Sept 21 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre

Here is Winwood performing “Can’t Find My Way Home” at the tour-opening show

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