July 17, 2013
Some people call Steve Miller the “Space Cowboy,” some call him the “Gangster of Love,” and most call him one of America’s greatest rock musicians. On Sept. 27, the Steve Miller Band returns to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Tickets start at $70 and go on sale Aug. 15.
In a career that has spanned more than 40 years, the Steve Miller Band has sold more than 30 million records, and their trademark blues-rock sound continues to dominate classic rock radio with numerous hits, including “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Swingtown” and “Abracadabra.”
They have released 18 studio albums, four live albums and seven compilation albums. Due to the overwhelming success of his catalogue of singles throughout the 70s, the band’s top selling release is the 1978 release “Greatest Hits 1974-1978,” which has sold more than 13 million copies.
Miller struggled to find success during his first six years as a recording artist, releasing seven albums that failed to produce radio hits. The breakthrough finally came in 1973 with the single “The Joker,” which catapulted to No. 1. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release, the band is releasing a new digital remaster for iTunes.
While remaining a constant force on the road, the Steve Miller Band went nearly 20 years without recording a studio album until the 2010 release of “Bingo!” The band followed up with 2011’s “Let Your Hair Down,” which features the last recordings of Norton Buffalo, who played harmonica for the band for 33 years.
For more information on the San Francisco based blues rockers, visit www.stevemillerband.com.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. Ticket prices and information on upcoming shows are available online in The Joint section of www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or by calling (918) 384-ROCK. The Joint box office is open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. All guests must be 21 years of age or older.