Spanning a career of more than 40 years and over 30 million records sold

Spanning a career of more than 40 years and over 30 million records sold

Gangster of love to visit Penticton

Steve Miller Band scheduled to play the SOEC in April 2014

One of rock music’s all-time greats, the Steve Miller Band, is coming to Penticton.

On April 11, 2014, the Steve Miller Band will bring their 2014 Canadian Tour to the South Okanagan Events Centre and serenade fans with their trademark blues-rock sound.

The Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. In its early years, the Steve Miller Band was a cornerstone of the burgeoning underground FM rock radio stations that were springing up across the country.

The Steve Miller Band’s 1973 single The Joker was an instant anthem, a breakthrough smash that shot all the way to No. 1. He followed that up with a hit single Take the Money and Run in 1976 and it was the first of six consecutive smash hits that would keep the Steve Miller Band in the top 10 beyond the next two years.

His 1978 album, Greatest Hits 1974-78, became one of the best-selling releases of all-time, selling millions every year through the end of the century. At the height of the classic rock movement, the Steve Miller Band was one of the defining figures.

Some people call him the Space Cowboy. Some call him the Gangster of Love. Whatever you call him, Steve Miller is making the best music of his life. In 2010, 17 years after the release of Wide River, the Steve Miller Band released Bingo!. The energetically rendered album was nominated as Blues Rock Album of the year by the Blues Foundation. Let Your Hair Down was released in 2011. The album shines with some of the finest guitar playing ever recorded by the Steve Miller Band. He then made a special appearance with jazz guitar greats Jim Hall, Bucky Pizzarelli and Howard Alden in a concert celebrating the opening of the exhibit, Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen From Italy To New York, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Three custom-made archtop guitars by luthier James D’Aquisto from Miller’s personal collection were included in the exhibit.

Today, the Steve Miller Band and classic rock go hand in hand. The Steve Miller Band is brand-name rock that millions have come to trust.

Hit songs, from 17 studio albums and three live albums, include Rock ‘n Me, Fly Like an Eagle, Jet Airliner, Jungle Love, Swingtown, The Joker and Abracadabra.

Tickets for the show, with special guest Matthew Curry opening, go on sale Dec. 6 at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC, Wine Country Visitor Centre or by phone at 1-877-SOEC-TIX.

 

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