Steve Miller Band: 2012 world tour revealed, dates announced

Get ready to 'Fly Like an Eagle' with 'The Joker' himself, Steve Miller, as the Steve Miller Band is gearing up for a 2012 world tour. The iconic rock band announced plans for a summer showcase this week, revealing a series of concert dates that will begin this summer and run through the fall.

After touring with Gregg Allman in 2011, the Steve Miller Band will be set to fly high like a space cowboy across the countryside with a 2012 world tour. The legendary rock group recently revealed the locations and dates for their upcoming tour, which is expected to make a total of 29 stops across the United States before heading overseas for the final series of concerts.

The Steve Miller Band's 2012 world tour will tentatively begin with an appearance at the Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point, California on May 20th, before setting out on the road starting with a June 16th show at the Freedom Fest in LaCross, Wisconsin. The U.S. portion of the upcoming concert series is expected to stretch through September, with a final stateside show at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas on the 30th of that month.

Following the Austin, TX show, the Steve Miller Band will head across the pond for a series of concerts in Europe, starting with a show at Roundhouse in London, England on October 20th. The UK portion of the 2012 world tour is set to conclude in Vienna Austria with a show at the Gasometer on November 4th.

Tickets for the upcoming Steve Miller Band tour can be purchased on the band's official website, which also contains more information about the upcoming showcase.

The Steve Miller Band has released 18 studio albums and a wealth of classic rock & roll hits over the past four decades. The group's last studio offering, 'Let Your Hair Down', was released in April of 2011 and was recorded alongside the band's previous album, the 2010 joint 'Bingo!'.

Produced by Steve Miller and Andy Johns, a number of classic rock veterans lended their expertrise to 'Let Your Hair Down', including Buddy Guy, Jimmy Reed, Rosco Gordon, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Jimmy McCracklin.

Check out more information regarding the upcoming tour at the Steve Miller Band official website. See the full list of Steve Miller Band 2012 world tour dates below.

Steve Miller Band 2012 Tour - Concert Show Dates

DATE LOCATION COUNTRY VENUE
May 20 Dana Point, Ca USA Doheny Blues Festival
June 16 LaCross, Wi USA Freedom Fest
June 19 Englewood, NJ USA Bergen PAC
June 20 Red Bank, NJ USA Count Basie Theater
June 21 Morristown, NJ USA Mayo PAC
June 23 Cleveland, Oh USA Jacobs Pavillion
June 27 Milwaukee, Wi USA Summerfest
June 28 South Bend, In USA Morris PAC
June 29 Naperville, Il USA Naperville Fest
June 30 Morton, Mn USA Jackpot Amphitheater
July 7 Seattle, Wa USA Chateau St. Michelle
July 8 Portland, Or USA Waterfront Blues Festival
July 10 Fresno, Ca USA Table Mountain
July 14 Mountain View, Ca USA Shoreline Amphitheater
July 23 Oshkosh, Wi USA EAA Air Venture
July 25 Cincinnati, Oh USA PNC Pavillion
July 27 London, Ont Canada Harris Park
July 28 Belleville, Ont Canada Empire Theater
August 3 Mashantucket, Ct USA Foxwoods
August 4 Hyannis, Ma USA Cape Cod Melody Tent
August 5 Gilford, NH USA Meadowbrook
August 8 Glen Allen, Va USA Innsbrook Pavillion
August 10 Vienna, Va USA Wolf Trap
August 11 Vienna, Va USA Wolf Trap
August 30 Pueblo, Co USA Colorado State Fair
September 1 Huron, SD USA South Dakota State Fair
September 2 Grand Island, Ne USA Nebraska State Fair
September 28 Tulsa, Ok USA Hard Rock
September 30 Austin, Tx USA Moody Theater
October 20 London, England UK Roundhouse
October 21 Glasgow, Scotland Scotland Royal Concert Hall
October 23 Brussels, Belgium Belgium Ancienne Belgique
October 24 Tilburg, Holland Holland 013
October 25 Groningen, Holland Holland Oosterpoort
October 29 Frankfurt, Germany Germany Alte Oper
October 30 Munich, Germany Germany Circus Krone
October 31 Berlin, Germany Germany Tempodrom
November 2 Paris, France France Olympia
November 4 Vienna, Austria Austria Gasometer

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