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.