Journey + Steve Miller Band = Co-Headlining Fun

The Journey and Steve Miller Band co-headline tour is sure to be an in-demand ticket for summer 2014.  As if those two groups won’t be enough to fill seats, Tower Of Power will be the special guest.  Ticket sales begin next week.

Photo: Chris McKay / Music Midtown /
Music Midtown Festival, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Ga.

Probably the biggest task for either band will be deciding which songs will not make the evening’s setlist.  With tunes such as “Wheel In The Sky,” “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’,” “Open Arms” and Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey could easily play for two hours without touching on all of the band’s hits.  Ditto Steve Miller Band with that wonderful catalog that includes “The Joker,” “Living In The U.S.A.,” “Fly Like An Eagle” and “Abracadabra.”

Speaking of “The Joker” this year marked the 40th anniversary of the release of the single and album.

Photo: James P. Hendershot
Pier Six Pavilion, Baltimore, Md.

When you look at the numbers you have Journey with more than 80 million albums sold worldwide and Steve Miller Band’s 30 million-plus sold.  How can fans not buy tickets to a stop on this tour?

Well, there’s that old concert devil known as scheduling conflicts.  Maybe that’s why Live Nation released the specs on this tour so early.  This way, folks can lock in their own concert date and schedule other summertime activities such as barbecues, vacations and weddings around the Journey / Steve Miller Band tour.

“I can’t think of a better way for the Joker to celebrate his 40th and the Steve Miller Band to enjoy next summer than playing all our hits for all of our fans as we tour the entire USA with our brother San Francisco bands, Journey and the Tower Of Power,” Steve Miller said.  “This is going to be a not to be missed trifecta of the best of soul, greatest hits and arena rock by three of the greatest bands to come out of San Francisco, clearly a once in a lifetime event. We can’t wait to get started!”

Here are the dates:

May 15 – Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
May 16 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl
May 18 – Phoenix, Ariz., Ak-Chin Pavilion
May 20 – Albuquerque, N.M., Isleta Amphitheatre
May 22 – San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center
May 23 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 25 – Dallas, Texas, Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 27 – Pelham, Ala., Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
May 29 – Raleigh, N.C., Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
May 30 – Atlanta, Ga., Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
June 1 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
June 10 – Scranton, Pa., Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain
June 11 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
June 13 – Mansfield, Mass., Comcast Center
June 14 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 16 – Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
June 17 – Bethel, NY  Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
June 19 – Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
June 21 – Virginia Beach, Va., Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
June 22 – Camden, N.J., Susquehanna Bank Center
June 24 – Darien Center, N.Y., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 25 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
June 27 – Burgettstown, Pa., First Niagara Pavilion
June 28 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
July 8 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center
July 9 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 11 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
July 12 – Tinley Park, Ill., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 14 – Kansas City, Mo., Starlight Theatre
July 16 – Denver, Co., Pepsi Center
July 17 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Usana Amphitheatre
July 19 – Auburn, Wash., White River Amphitheatre
July 20 – Ridgefield, Wash., Sleep Country Amphitheater
July 23 – Paso Robles, Calif., Grandstand @ California Mid-State Fair
July 25 – Wheatland, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 26 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29 – Concord, Calif., Sleep Train Pavilion At Concord
Aug. 1 – Las Vegas, Nev., Mandalay Bay Events Center 

Ticket sales begin Nov. 22.  Opportunities to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan will be available when purchasing tickets (Journey singer Arnel Pineda is from the Philippines). VIP packages are available.  For more information visit and