The year of 2015 is all about the good ole US of A for Steve Miller Band. Thus far, the iconic act has scheduled most of March and May to rock the States, both on its own and with the help of support acts Journey and Tower of Power.
The trek will begin on February 19 in Durant, Oklahoma and on February 22 in San Antonio, Texas. After the two warm-up gigs, the group will meet with Journey and Tower of Power and begin a 10-day, seven-date tour across the US on March 5 in Austin, Texas, further making stops in Houston, New Orleans, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach and More.
On May 15, the Steve Miller band will embark on another trek, this time around with no support acts, but once again in the US. “The Joker” hit-makers will additionally visit Kansas City, Cedar City, Sioux Rapids and a few more cities. If you’re in the area, don’t miss ’em!
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Steve Miller Band Tour Schedule 2015
#Feb 22, 7:30PM, San Antonio (TX), Majestic Theatre#
#Mar 05, 7:30PM, Austin (TX), Austin360 Amphitheater#
#Mar 06, 8:00PM, Houston (TX), Bayou Music Center#
#Mar 08, 6:45PM, New Orleans (LA), Smoothie King Center#
#Mar 11, 6:30PM, Columbia (SC), Colonial Life Arena#
#Mar 12, 6:45PM, Jacksonville (FL), Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena#
#Mar 14, 6:45PM, Tampa (FL), The Florida State Fairgrounds#
#Mar 15, 6:45PM, West Palm Beach (FL), Coral Sky Amphitheatre#
#Apr 24, Time TBA, Indio (CA), Empire Polo Field#
#May 15, 7:00PM, Southaven (MS), BankPlus Amphitheatre#
#May 16, 7:30PM, Rogers (AR), Walmart AMP#
#May 19, 7:30PM, Bismarck (ND), Bismarck Civic Center#
#May 20, 7:30PM, Fargo (ND), Scheels Arena#
#May 21, 7:30PM, Sioux City (IA), Tyson Events Center – Gateway Arena#
#May 22, Time TBA, Chillicothe (IL), Three Sisters Park#
#May 27, 7:30PM, Brookings (SD), Swiftel Center#
#May 28, 7:00PM, Valley Center (KS), Hartman Arena#
#May 29, 8:00PM, Springfield (MO), O’Reilly Family Events Center#
#May 30, 7:30PM, Kansas City (MO), Starlight Theatre#
#Jun 04, 8:00PM, Midland (TX), Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center#
#Jun 19, 8:00PM, Lincoln (RI), Twin River Events Center#
#Jun 21, 8:00PM, Hyannis (MA), Cape Cod Melody Tent#
#Jul 14, 7:00PM, Saint Charles (MO), Family Arena#
#Jul 24, 8:15PM, Costa Mesa (CA), Pacific Amphitheatre#
#Jul 30, 8:00PM, Scottsdale (AZ), The Pool at Talking Stick Resort#
#Aug 05, 7:30PM, Wenatchee (WA), Town Toyota Center#
The band’s first two albums, 1968’s “Children of the Future” and “Sailor” scored only mild success, spawning hit single “Living in the USA.” Things began to heat-up with 1969’s “Brave New World,” which featured contributions of a man called Paul Ramone, also known as The Beatles co-founder Paul McCartney. The record’s biggest hit, “Space Cowboy,” wasn’t written by Macca, but still scored a solid success.
It took four more mildly-successful albums for the mainstream crowd to begin opening to Steve Miller and co. In the meantime, Miller broke his neck in a car accident in 1971, nearly ending not only his musical career, but his life.
But the boys have managed to recuperate. Their eighth album, 1973’s “The Joker,” peaked at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart and went on to sell over a million units in the States, mostly thanks to the power of title track single.
This is when the band entered their most successful era. 1976’s “Fly Like an Eagle” delivered “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me” and the title track, earning a quadruple-platinum certification. “Book of Dreams” followed in 1977, fetching a triple-platinum sales certificate thanks to his singles “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love,” and “Swingtown.”
But the band’s top-selling effort to date was yet to drop, and it wasn’t even packed with fresh material. Much like The Eagles, Steve Miller Band’s highest-selling album is a best-of compilation. The mix was released in 1978 under a simple title of “Greatest Hits 1974 – 78.” In the US alone, the album sold over 13 million units to date, establishing SMB as one of the staple bands of ’70s rock in the US.
Apart from 1982’s “Abracadabra,” which went platinum in the States, none of the band’s records from the ’80s and ’90s scored major success. But there wasn’t much need for it to begin with, as the past catalogue was already rich enough for a lifetime of successful touring and constant fanbase growth.
However, the group hadn’t become a cliché oldies act either, as they still churn out studio albums on a regular basis, and intensively tour the world. In 2011, Steve Miller Band released their 17th studio album “Let Your Hair Down.” By this time, the group had sold over 24 million records in the US alone.
But much like any journey, this one had troubles of turmoil as well. The band keeps undergoing constant lineup changes and had featured about 40 musicians in its roster. Founding drummer Tim Davies passed away in 1988 due to diabetes complications at the age of 44. The band additionally lost three of its members to cancer – Norton Buffalo, John King, and James Cooke.
But this tour de force of US rock keeps going strong. Steve Miller might have been born way back in 1943, but the power is still strong in him, and as long as Uncle Steve can deliver the goods, Steve Miller Band train will keep a-rolling.