DTE Energy Music Theatre | Clarkston, Michigan
Psychedelic blues-rockers Steve Miller Band are heading to DTE Energy Music Theatre on Friday 24th June 2016 for a night of hits from their illustrious career! The show comes hot on the heels of Miller's induction to the revered Rock and Roll of Fame, after he received a nomination earlier in the year! And to add to the excitement, The Joker will be joined on the DTE stage by blues rock singer, guitarist and brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan!
The Steve Miller Band is well-known for its classic rock radio staples, mostly released in the mid-1970s. Led by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals, the band was formed in 1966, when Miller moved to San Fransisco to be a part of the thriving psychedelic scene. The band's landmark contract with Capitol Records was signed just one year later, and by the end of 1968, they had released their first two albums. Brave New World (1969) featured the hit song "Space Cowboy", as well as "My Dark Hour" which was co-written by "Paul Ramon" (alias Paul McCartney) who also played drums, bass and guitar and sang backing vocals. Four years and five albums later, The Joker was released, marking a change in direction for the band – moving further away from psychedelic influences toward classic rock. The title track became a #1 single and was certified platinum, reaching over one million sales. The Steve Miller Band marked the 40th anniversary of its iconic album, "The Joker", with the digital release of "The Joker Live". The new album – which features exclusive, unreleased tracks – was recorded on the road in 2014.