Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Keep On Rockin' Me

It’s been 30 years since the release of the Steve Miller Band’s seminal Fly Like An Eagle. To mark the date (and possibly because they’re hoping sales will be reflective of the band’s Greatest Hits 1974-78 which, with over 13 million copies sold, continues to be one of the biggest selling catalog pieces in the industry) Capitol Records is releasing Fly Like An Eagle, The 30th Anniversary Edition.

The deluxe set includes the original album in its entirety as well as demo recordings for the album’s major hits, a 5.1 surround sound mix of the album, plus a bonus DVD featuring an interview and recent concert performance by the Steve Miller Band filmed in September 2005 at Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheater. (Here's a bit of QuickTime video from Shoreline.)

"With the Surround Sound mix,” says Miller, “people will finally hear the album the way I originally intended it to be heard.” Miller notes that the album’s original recording was done for quadraphonic sound systems. The DVD also contains an exclusive interview with Miller on the making of the record.

On May 25th, The Steve Miller Band launched a tour in support of the album that will keep them on the road into November.

"We just love to play," says Miller. "This tour will be a blend of everything – we’ll do our greatest hits, some acoustic stuff and we’ll also be mixing in a lot of jazz and blues."

Fly Like An Eagle was originally released in May of 1976 and went on to produce three hit singles and sell more than four million copies. The 30th Anniversary Edition streets on June 27th.

Steve Miller Band – 2006 Tour Dates

5/25 Sonoma, CA Sonoma Jazz Plus, Field of Dreams Park
6/24 Murphys, CA Ironstone Amphitheatre
7/8 Muskegon, MI Muskegon Summer Celebration, Heritage Park
7/10 Lansing, MI Common Ground Festival, Adado Riverfront Park,
7/12 Walker, MN Moondance Jam 15, Hwy. 200 & Onigum Rd.
7/14 Costa Mesa, CA Orange County Fair & Expo, Pacific Amphitheatre
7/18 Highland Park, IL Ravinia Festival, Pavilion
7/21 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days
7/22 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair, Main Grandstand
8/3 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair
8/7 Sturgis, SD Rock’N The Rally, Glencoe Camp Resort
8/17 Danbury, CT Ives Concert Park
8/18 Augusta, ME Augusta Civic Center
8/19 Hyannis, MA Cape Code Melody Tent
8/20 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook Farm
8/23 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap/The Filene Center
8/25 & 26 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
8/28 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
9/2 Kelseyville, CA Konocti Harbor
9/3 Salem, OR Oregon State Fair
9/16 Pierre, SD Vietnam Vet’s Festival
9/17 Hutchinson, KS Kansas State Fair
9/29 Selma, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
9/30 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Pavilion
11/4 Phoenix, AZ Arizona State Fair

Additional dates to be announced.

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