Rock & Roll Hall of Famer (and former Dallas resident) Steve Miller returns to North Texas when Lone Star 92.5 presents the Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton Friday, July 27 at Allen Event Center. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster and the Allen Event Center Box Office.
"Music is ethereal it moves back and forth between the past and the future. I'm very excited to announce that 2018 is our 50th anniversary of recording and touring together as the Steve Miller Band and we plan to travel between the psychedelic sixties through the future with a vengeance!"
(New York, NY) Steve Miller has confirmed the dates for the Steve Miller Band’s 2018 North American summer tour. Last summer’s sold-out tour with Peter Frampton has been extended for another 40 dates into 2018. A much-loved summer tradition, the iconic Steve Miller Band has been performing inspired versions of Miller’s incomparable songbook to legions of fans across the globe for 50 years. This year, Miller aficionados will be regaled not only with powerful sets from both the SMB and Frampton’s band but also by the highlight of Miller bringing Frampton onstage midset to create some of the most compelling jamming of the season.
"2017 was an amazingly beautiful, creative and rewarding music experience for our band and our audience," says Miller. "The band and production crew are working on creating an even better concert experience for 2018 and plan on wading even deeper into the musical waters. Peter Frampton and I enjoyed last summer. There is so much to explore and we are really looking forward.”
Frampton adds, "Having had such a fantastic tour together last summer, Steve and I decided to keep going this year! Jamming together each night during Steve's set is one of my favorite moments of the evening. Can't wait to get back out there."
Last September, Miller produced and personally directed the curation and creative process for two new, career-- spanning Steve Miller Band Ultimate Hits collections (Capitol/Ume). Ultimate Hits is available in a 1CD and digital edition featuring 22 essential Steve Miller Band tracks, including three previously unreleased rarities, and in an expanded 2CD and digital deluxe edition with 40 tracks, including the acclaimed band's top hits, live tracks, and eight previously unreleased recordings from the studio and the stage. Both editions are also available on 180--gram vinyl in 2LP and 4LP deluxe packages.
Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected 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.
Then, in the '70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock 'n' roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in an endless flow: "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. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio--and impossible not to sing along with.
Running through Miller's catalog is a combination of virtuosity and songcraft along with melodic vocals and signature guitar riffs. His 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 Steve Miller Band has played to more than 20 million people in the last 20 years. In addition to touring with his band, Miller is also contributing his time to serving on the visiting committee of the Department of Musical Instruments of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, where he curates and hosts shows at both institutions celebrating blues, jazz and early American music. From 2015 -- 2017, Miller and guitar legend Jimmie Vaughan presented seven sold-out shows at JALC: "Ma Rainey Meets Miles Davis," "T Bone Walker -- A Bridge From Blues to Jazz," and, with along with harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite, "The Blues Triangle: Memphis, Texas and Chicago."