Steve Miller Band Announces Summer Tour

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Steve Miller Summer 2016 TourIn December, he was named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2016. Last week came the news about the incredible concert in San Francisco he’s doing with Santana, Journey and the Doobie Brothers. Now, the Steve Miller Band is taking a well-deserved victory lap with the just-announced 2016 North American summer tour. (Complete summer tour itinerary is below; click here for tickets.)

Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late ’60s, perfecting a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music-and society-could be in the years to come.

As he evolved, Miller crafted a stream of radio-friendly hits that scored on rock and Top 40 formats: “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” and “Abracadabra” among them.

Click here to read about the all-star concert on September 4 in San Francisco.

Miller’s parents were jazz aficionados – Les Paul was his godfather – so as a budding guitarist and singer, Miller absorbed valuable lessons from their musical tradition. When the family moved to Texas, Miller deepened his education in the blues, meeting T-Bone Walker and learning to sing and play listening to him and Jimmy Reed.  Miller then moved to Chicago where he played with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Buddy Guy and Paul Butterfield.

The classic rock star will join fellow inductees at the Rock Hall’s 2016 induction ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on April 8.

Steve Miller Band Summer 2016 Tour Dates:
June 17 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock LIve
June 18 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
June 19 – Toledo, OH – Zoo Amphitheater
June 21 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
June 23 – Interlochen, MI – Kresge Auditorium
June 24 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Center
June 25 – Anderson, IN – Hoosier Park Raceway
June 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
June 30 – Ft. Dodge, IA – Shellabration
July 1 – Madison, WI – Breese Stevens Field
July 2 – Highland Park, IL – Ravinia
July 15 – Peachtree City, GA – The Fred
July 16 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
July 17 – Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheater
July 19 – Augusta, GA – Bell Auditorium
July 20 – Tallahassee, FL – Pavilion Centre
July 22 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage Theater
July 23 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
July 24 – San Antonio, TX – The Majestic Theater
July 26 – Austin, TX – Skyline Theater
July 27 – Hidalgo, TX – State Farm Arena
July 30 – Albuquerque, NM – Sandia Resort
Aug 12 – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea – The Cosmopolitan
Aug 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
Aug 14 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles
Aug 16 – Fresno, CA – Table Mountain Casino
Aug 18 – Lake Tahoe, CA – Harrahs Outdoor Arena
Aug 19 – Park City, UT – Deer Valley Amphitheater
Aug 21 – Boise, ID – Botanical Gardens
Aug 22 – Spokane, WA – Northern Quest Resort
Aug 24 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Amphitheater
Aug 26-27 – Woodinville, WA – Chateau St. Michelle
Aug 28 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
Aug 31 – Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
Sept 1 – Jacksonville, OR – Britt Pavilion
Sept 4 – San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park w/Santana, Journey and Doobie Brothers

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