Steve Miller, Marty Stuart Hit Road For ‘Americana Tour’ This Summer

Jérôme Brunet
– Miller & Marty
Steve Miller (left) and Marty Stuart (right) perform.

Steve Miller Band has announced a summer jaunt that also features Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives and Gary Mule Deer on the bill.

The “Americana Tour” begins at The Travis County Expo Center in Austin, Texas, on June 13, and concludes at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Wash., on Sept. 4. In the intervening months, the trek will hit American and Canadian venues, including The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif. (July 9-10), The Met in Philadelphia (July 31) and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Aug. 24).

Stuart and Gary Mule Deer won’t appear at four Canadian dates from July 23 to 28 – Matthew Curry will support those shows – and Gary Mule Deer won’t appear at the Austin tour opener. Meanwhile, Brian Wilson and Taj Mahal join Stuart and Gary Mule Deer on the bill for shows at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y., on Aug. 8, and at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J., on Aug. 9.

“Touring with Marty and the Superlatives is inspirational,” said Miller in a statement. “This is undoubtedly one of the most talented touring combinations I’ve ever been involved in. We look forward to continuing working together to explore the roots of American music. Adding the musical comedy of Gary Mule Deer to the show will be an unexpected treat for our fans. I’m delighted to be able to tour with these great artists and to bring the Steve Miller Band audience the best of the best.”

Miller, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 and will be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame just two days before embarking on his 2020 tour, remains a force on the road. Steve Miller Band appeared on Pollstar‘s Year End Top 200 North American Tours chart every year from 2015 to 2018, with an average annual North American gross of $7.73 million over that period. In 2014, the band’s tour with Journey grossed $30.3 million and ranked No. 28 on the same chart.

“Touring with the Steve Miller Band has proved to be magical,” said Stuart, who played several dates with Miller in summer 2019. “It is indeed an honor to go across the nation with Steve and the Steve Miller Band.”

Box office highlights from Miller and Stuart’s 2019 dates include a sold-out gig at Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater in Missoula, Mont., that moved 6,000 tickets and grossed $328,317 on Aug. 17, and a show at Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys in Stateline, Nev., that sold 5,732 tickets and grossed $439,300.

“We’re not there to screw around,” Miller told Pollstar in an April 2018 cover story. “We’re there to play a lot of great music, live music, right in front of them, for real. No samples, no vocal loops or any of that kind of shit. Just perform and play real. Because we kept it real with our audience for 50 years, they keep coming back, I guess. God bless them.”

Find the dates for the “Americana Tour” below.

June 13 – Austin, TX – Travis County Expo Center #
June 15 – Allen, TX – Allen Event Center
June 16 – Sugarland, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
June 19 – Thackersville, OK – Winstar
June 20 – Quapaw, OK – Downstream Amphitheater
June 23 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater
June 24 – Youngstown, OH – Youngstown Foundation Amphitheater
June 29 – Grand Rapids, MI – Meijer Gardens
June 30 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights
July 9-10 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
July 12 – Murphys, CA – Ironstone Amphitheatre
July 14 – Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden
July 15 – Sun Valley, ID – Sun Valley Pavilion
July 18 – Welch, MN – Treasure Island Resort Events Center
July 19 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Concert Cove at Harrah’s Council Bluffs
July 22 – Pikeville, KY – Appalachian Wireless Arena
July 23 – Windsor, ONT – The Colosseum at Caesar’s Windsor *
July 25 – Kemptville, ONT – Kemptville Live *
July 26 – Hamilton, ONT – First Ontario Centre *
July 28 – Orillia, ONT – Entertainment Centre *
July 30 – Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort
July 31 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
August 1 – Sunbury, PA – Spyglass Ridge Winery
August 8 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater **
August 9 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center **
August 11 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
August 12 – Glen Allen, VA – Innsbrook After Hours/Innsbrook Pavilion
August 14 – Westbrook, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
August 15 – Bridgeport, CT – The Ballpark at Harbor Yard
August 21 – Maryland Heights, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
August 22 – Sedalia, MO – Missouri State Fair – Grandstand
August 24 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
August 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden
August 27 – Walla Walla, WA – The Range Amphitheater at Walla Walla
August 29 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
August 30 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
September 1 – Victoria, BC – Save on Foods Centre ***
September 2 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific National Exhibition Fair – Summer Night Concerts ***
September 4 – Puyallup, WA – Washington State Fair ***
# no Gary Mule Deer
* Matthew Curry supporting (no Marty Stuart and no Gary Mule Deer)
** Festival Date (also features Brian Wilson, Marty Stuart, Taj Mahal, Gary Mule Deer)
*** Support TBA