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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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