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Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton

Sunday

Jul 16, 2017 – 7:00 PM

2200 Encore Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30009 Map

  • Steve Miller Band
  • Peter Frampton

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Steve Miller Band: Its hard to believe that 45 years have passed since The Steve Miller Band was conceived in San Francisco. During those 45 years, the band has become the archetype for classic rock. Hits like "The Joker," and "Fly Like An Eagle," have kept the band in heavy rotation on classic rock radio for decades now. Steve Miller tour dates are scheduled throughout the 2011 concert season.

After debuting their bluesy sound in Chicago during the late sixties, the band was quickly signed to Capitol Records. They recorded their debut the following year, "Children of the Future," which was released to mediocre sales in 1967. They had more luck with their sophomore album, "Sailor," which reached #24 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and marked the end of Boz Scaggs' contributions to Steve Miller records. The band continued to release material to moderate commercial success that played well to their hard rock oriented audience.

The Steve Miller band reached mainstream success with their 1973 release, "The Joker," which spawned the #1 hit single of the same name. The album marked the band's entrance into a more melodic-blues oriented sound with Steve Miller becoming the self-appointed "Space Cowboy." The rhythms kept on rollin', and in 1976 the band released their most commercially successful studio album to date. The band's ninth album, "Fly Like an Eagle," served up the hit singles, "Rock'n Me," and "Take the Money and Run." The band released subsequent albums including "Book of Dreams," and 1982's "Abracadra," whose title track gave Steve Miller his last #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, the band has focused more on touring than on recording new material. The Steve Miller Band concert schedule during the 1980s and 1990s consisted mostly of national headlining tours that attracted hoards of younger fans just discovering his music.

The band's greatest commercial success is their Greatest Hits (1974-1978) album which has been awarded diamond status and achieved sales of more than thirteen million albums! "Greatest Hits" ranks as one of the top fifty best selling albums of all time and solidified their status as classic rock icons. With over four decades of recording and touring, the Steve Miller Band concert dates have plenty of material to go on.

More recently, the band has recorded, "Bingo!," which is a cover album of R&B classics released in 2010. The album marks the band's first album of new material in seventeen years! Steve Miller has managed to keep himself busy in the meantime with a hectic touring schedule and a stint as Artist in Residence at the USC Thornton School of Music where he teaches music. For their contribution to the recording industry, the Steve Miller Band also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Don't miss out on these living legends when they come to your area. Use Eventful for Steve Miller Band tour dates and concert schedule news.

Peter Frampton: With a career spanning forty years and including sold-out tour dates and over a dozen hit albums, Peter Frampton has earned a place as a rock icon. After rising to fame with the groups The Herd and Humble Pie, Frampton became infamous through acclaimed tour dates and his masterful use of the talk box. Arguably his most successful and groundbreaking album was 1976's Frampton Comes Alive!, which is celebrating a 35th anniversary this year. In honor of the album's lasting legacy, Peter Frampton has a number of tour dates in 2011 where he'll play the album in its entirety to the delight of huge audiences.

Peter Frampton's interest in music began at a young age, becoming the lead singer and guitarist for The Herd at the age of 16. The popularity made Frampton a teen idol, but he left the group two years later and formed Humble Pie with Small Faces alum Steve Marriott. Frampton recorded five albums and performed numerous tour dates with Humble Pie before leaving to pursue a solo career in 1971. His first few solo albums were well received, scoring a hit with "Do You Feel Like We Do." It was Frampton in 1975 that brought the artist solo success with "Show Me the Way" and "Baby, I Love Your Way", as well as showcasing his expert guitar work. It wasn't until these hit singles were featured on the double live album, Frampton Comes Alive!, that Peter Frampton was launched into superstardom

Frampton has continued to release great albums, but recognizes his fans' love for Frampton Comes Alive!. Peter Frampton's kindness towards his fans has led to live performances of the album on 2011 tour dates, which began on July 1. The tour will visit the US, Canada, UK, and a few European nations before concluding on November 23. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Frampton Comes Alive on these 35th anniversary tour dates in 2011.

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  • President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war. Democrats have denounced Trump for blaming 'both sides' for deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and, more recently, for defending Confederate monuments. But the party faces a complex task: While addressing race and history in ways that reflect the party's values, Democrats also need to focus on issues like jobs and the economy that resonate with a wider range of voters, including white independents, ahead of the 2018 midterm election. The party has been looking to answer Trump's populism by crafting its own middle-class brand, yet Democratic leaders across multiple states now are pushing to take down Old South monuments like the one that ostensibly sparked the events in Charlottesville, and three rank-and-file House Democrats want to pursue a congressional censure of the president. In interviews this week before his resignation was announced Friday, White House strategist Steve Bannon gleefully suggested Democrats are falling into a trap. 'I want them to talk about racism every day,' Bannon told The American Prospect, a liberal magazine. 'If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.' Trump himself has called Confederate memorials, most of them actually erected decades after the Civil War, 'beautiful statues' that reflect 'our nation's history and culture.' Polls taken after last weekend's violence offer some evidence backing Bannon's and Trump's view. While polls found widespread disgust with white supremacists, a Marist Poll for NPR and PBS found that just 27 percent of adults queried believe Confederate monuments 'should be removed because they are offensive.' About two out of three white and Latino respondents said they should remain, as did 44 percent of black respondents. Andrew Young, a Democrat, civil rights leader and former U.N. ambassador, warned this week that the monuments are 'a distraction.' He told reporters in Atlanta it is 'too costly to refight the Civil War.' Boyd Brown of South Carolina, a former state lawmaker and onetime member of the Democratic National Committee, says Democrats are right to oppose Confederate monuments and criticize Trump's remarks. 'He tweets something crazy, we react — and we're not wrong,' Brown said. But 'we have to talk about a lack of jobs and education in poor districts, voter suppression laws. Ask why Medicaid funding is always the target. And then explain how all those things hurt more than just African-Americans.' Trump upset Democrat Hillary Clinton on the strength of his support from white voters, particularly working-class whites who possessed a combination of economic frustration and racial resentments salved by Trump's promises of immigration controls, law-and-order and a booming economy. Clinton, meanwhile, concentrated so much on Trump's deficiencies and outlandish statements that her own policy proposals received less attention. That's a problem that has beset Trump rivals since he first declared his candidacy: All the attention focused on Trump — even unflattering stories — prevent them from getting out their own messages. Brian Fallon, who was spokesman for Clinton's campaign, said Democrats shouldn't let that happen after Charlottesville. 'As horrifying as what the president has said is, you have to have an affirmative agenda,' he said. Still, Fallon praised Democratic efforts to keep Trump and Republicans on the defensive over the president's response — even if it doesn't help them politically. 'Sometimes it's important to take a stand regardless of the electoral impacts,' he said, noting that Clinton delivered a speech last year warning of white nationalists' rise alongside Trump's campaign. Democrats have tried various tactics to press the Charlottesville issue. Besides the push to censure Trump and remove monuments, they are planning voter organization drives across the United States. Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, and candidate for governor, is among the Democrats calling for monuments to be moved to museums or cemeteries. Gillum, who is black, says Democrats must argue 'these monuments have been weaponized. We can't pretend that didn't happen.' The issue is reminiscent of South Carolina's decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from statehouse grounds in 2015 after a white gunman killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston. Then-Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican who is now Trump's United Nations ambassador, declared the flag untenably divisive after the wide distribution of photos showing the killer clutching it. 'She was focused on leading the state through a grieving process so it could begin healing,' recalls Rob Godfrey, one of her top aides at the time. But Godfrey notes Haley never considered jettisoning other Old South relics. 'That was going to drive people apart,' Godfrey says. ___ Follow Barrow on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/BillBarrowAP
  • Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump's conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff. A favorite in the farther-right portions of the Republican Party, Bannon had pressed Trump to follow through on some of his most contentious campaign promises, including his travel ban for some foreigners and his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement. He returned as executive chairman to Breitbart News, which he led before joining Trump's campaign, and presided at its Friday evening editorial meeting, the news site announced. Trump now has forced out his hard-line national security adviser, his chief of staff, his press secretary (whose last day will be Aug. 31) and two communications directors — in addition to the FBI director he inherited from President Barack Obama. Bannon's departure is especially significant since he was viewed by many as Trump's connection to his base of most-committed voters and the protector of the disruptive, conservative agenda that propelled the celebrity businessman to the White House. 'It's a tough pill to swallow if Steve is gone because you have a Republican West Wing that's filled with generals and Democrats,' former campaign strategist Sam Nunberg said shortly before the news of Bannon's departure broke. 'It would feel like the twilight zone.' From Breitbart, there was a dramatic one-word warning. '#WAR,' tweeted Joel B. Pollak, a senior editor at large at the news site. Indeed, Bannon's nationalistic, outsider conservatism served as a guiding force for Trump's rise to office. He injected a dark populism into the campaign and sharpened its attacks on Democrat Hillary Clinton, encouraging Trump's instinct to fight and counter-punch at every turn. When the release of a 2005 tape, in which Trump can be heard boasting about groping women, threatened to capsize the Republican's campaign, Bannon attempted to turn the tables by gathering a group of women who had accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault and trying to ambush the Democratic nominee at a general election debate. Without him, Trump's agenda is left in the hands of more moderate advisers, including his son-in-law, his oldest daughter and his economic adviser, whom Bannon has slammed as 'globalist.' But Bannon was also accused by many of his critics of leaking to reporters in a bid for self-promotion, and egging on Trump's most damaging impulses. Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Bannon and chief of staff John Kelly, only recently installed himself, had agreed that Friday would be Bannon's last day. 'We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,' she said in the only statement from the White House. A combative and unorthodox Republican, Bannon was a contentious presence in a White House divided by warring staff loyalties. He repeatedly clashed with other top advisers, most notably Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. His puppet-master image also drew the ire of the president, who at times bristled at the perception that Bannon was the mastermind of his winning campaign and the force behind White House policies. One person close to Bannon said he had offered his resignation to Trump on Aug. 7. It was to go into effect a week later, the one-year anniversary of when he officially joined Trump's presidential campaign. But the departure was delayed after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, said the person, who spoke only on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. In fact, Bannon had been on shaky ground for weeks, and his job appeared in jeopardy when Kelly announced that he'd be embarking on a personnel review of West Wing staff. Though Bannon had adopted a lower profile in recent weeks, he again became a flashpoint following criticism from the right of national security adviser H.R. McMaster, which some blamed on him, and Trump's refusal to blame white nationalists for the violence in Charlottesville. Earlier this week, The American Prospect posted an interview in which Bannon contradicted Trump by saying there was no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Just last week, Trump pledged to answer North Korean aggression with 'fire and fury.' Bannon also talked about purging his rivals from the Defense and State departments, as though he were in charge. In recent remarks, the president downplayed Bannon's role in his campaign and passed up an opportunity to express confidence in him publicly. 'He's a good person. He actually gets very unfair press in that regard,' Trump said earlier this week. 'But we'll see what happens with Mr. Bannon.' Trump had recently signaled to confidants that he was going to dismiss Bannon but had not settled on a timeframe, according to another person who had discussed the matter with the president but was not authorized to speak publicly about private discussions and insisted on anonymity. Still, Bannon had been telling people as recently as this week that he believed his job was safe and he would leave only if fired. Several sources said Bannon had been hinting for weeks that he might soon return to the helm of Breitbart News. At one point he casually discussed the matter as though it was a certainty, according to a Bannon associate who demanded anonymity to share private conversations. Bannon told Bloomberg politics in an interview that he would continue to fight the same fights, just from outside the White House. 'If there's any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I'm leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,' Bannon told the outlet. Still, Bannon told allies he intended to hold the administration accountable if it falters on campaign promises. ___ Lemire reported from New York. Associated Press writers Julie Bykowicz and Bradley Klapper contributed to this report.
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  • The Latest on the extradition of a Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University staffer Andrew Warren (all times local): 12:53 a.m. A Northwestern University professor accused with another man in the brutal stabbing death of a 26-year-old hair stylist has returned to Chicago from California to face murder charges. Chicago police escorted 43-year-old Wyndham Lathem to Chicago early Saturday. He and 56-year-old Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, a Michigan native who had been working in Chicago. Authorities say Cornell-Duranleau suffered more than 40 stab wounds to his upper body during the July attack in Lathem's high-rise Chicago condo. Lahtem and Warren surrendered peacefully to police in California on Aug. 4 after an eight-day manhunt. Investigators say Lathem, who was fired after the killing, had a personal relationship with Cornell-Duranleau. ___ 12:03 a.m. An Oxford University employee accused of killing a 26-year-old hair stylist has been extradited to Chicago. Oxford University financial officer Andrew Warren arrived in Chicago just before midnight Friday from California. He and 43-year-old Wyndham Lathem, a former Northwestern University professor, face charges of first-degree murder for the death last month of Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, a Michigan native who had been working in Chicago. Authorities say Cornell-Duranleau suffered more than 40 stab wounds to his upper body during the attack in Lathem's high-rise Chicago condo. Lathem and Warren, 56, surrendered peacefully to police in northern California on Aug. 4 after an eight-day, nationwide manhunt. Investigators say Lathem had a personal relationship with Cornell-Duranleau.