Steve Miller Band will kick off their North American tour May 21st in Las Vegas in a new show designed by acclaimed Broadway director Rob Roth.
The tour will support his new album BINGO!, which lands in stores June 15th on Miller's Space Cowboy Records in partnership with Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records.
Co-produced by Miller and engineer Andy Johns (Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix), BINGO! is the first of two albums recorded at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch.
The sessions introduced new band member Sonny Charles a veteran vocalist of the Checkmates who will also be on the road this summer with Miller. These were the final sessions by harmonica player and vocalist Norton Buffalo, Miller's "partner in harmony" for 33 years, who died of cancer in October 2009.
While the tour will feature his classic rock anthems "Fly Like an Eagle," "The Joker," "Rock 'n Me," "Take the Money and Run," and "Abracadabra," among others, Miller will also perform selected tracks from BINGO! which echoes his early days on the Chicago scene. On Bingo! Miller has spiced some of the tracks with the Latin percussion battery of conga player Michael Carabello, founding member of Santana, and timbales ace Adrian Areas, son of Carabello's partner from the original group, Jose "Chepito" Areas. Guitarist Joe Satriani traded solos on 'Rock Me Baby' and 'Sweet Soul Vibe' with Miller, whose brilliant guitar playing was a major feature of the sessions.
BINGO! will be released in 2 formats: a 10-track digipack CD and a special edition with 4 bonus tracks and expanded artwork. The album's artwork is a creation of legendary Storm Thorgerson whose album packages for Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd are the gold standard in artistic design. The album is a fully realized mature work of a master craftsman, in a sense, "BINGO!" is the album Steve Miller has been waiting all his life to make.
The Steve Miller Band is a centerpiece attraction of the summer rock concert season playing sixty or more shows every year. He is the Gangster of Love. Some people call him Maurice, the Midnight Toker or the Space Cowboy. And with BINGO!, a masterpiece album by one of the greats, Steve Miller shows he still speaks of the pompitus of love.
DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
May 21 M Resort Las Vegas, NV
May 22 Morongo Casino Palm Springs, CA
May 23 Pima Fairgrounds Tucson, AZ
May 28 Grand Casino Tunica Robinsonville, MS
May 29 Harrah's Louisiana Downs Bossier City, LA
May 30 Riverfest Little Rock, AK
June 2 Cumberland County Civic Portland, ME
June 4 Credit Union Palace Summerside, PE Canada
June 5 Halifax Metro Center Halifax, NS Canada
June 7 Pepsi Center Corner Brook, NL
June 8 Mile One Center St. John's, NL Canada
June 12 Hilton Hotel Atlantic city, NJ
June 13 MGM Grand Mashantucket, CT
June 30 Molson Amphitheater Toronto, Ontario
July 2 DTE Energy Music Center Clarkston, MI
July 3 Taste of Chicago Chicago, IL
July 5 DE Montreal Jazz Fest Montreal, Qc
July 9 Pechanga Resort Temecula, CA
July 10 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
July 11 Greek Theater Los Angeles, CA
July 14 Chateau Ste Michelle Amp Woodinville, WA
July 15 Edgefield Amp Troutdale, OR
July 16 Les Schwab Amp Bend, OR
July 17 Raley Field Sacramento, CA
July 24 PNC Park Pittsburgh, PA
July 25 Churchill Downs Fest Louisville, KY
July 27 Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
July 29 Biltmore Estate Ashville, NC
July 30 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Alpharetta, GA
July 31 Amphitheater at the Warf Orange Beach, AL
August 10 Wisconsin State Fair West Allis, WI
August 12 Eagle River Pavilion Boise, ID
August 14 Mile High Music Fest Denver, CO
Sept 17 Fender Center Museum Corona, CA
Sept 18 Verizon Amphitheater Irvine, CA
Sept 22 Oracle Open World Fest San Francisco, CA
Oct 2 Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL